Practice Implementation Sessions

These five, half-hour sessions will help you translate your functional medicine education into action! Each presentation will include clinical, technological, or business innovations to support the success of your functional medicine practice.

Increasing Patient Activation and Engagement With Virtual Group Visits

Virtual group visits provide a new care delivery model to help practitioners innovate and better meet their patients’ needs. This allows practices to better serve their communities and improve their businesses’ bottom lines.

Shilpa SaxenaShilpa P. Saxena, MD

Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, is a board-certified family practice physician whose passion and purpose come to life through sharing innovative patient education and practice management solutions in her classic ‘keep it simple’ style. She is the chief medical officer of Forum Health, the first nationwide network of integrative medicine providers.Read More >

Innovations in Care Models Using Health Coaching and Remote Wellness Technology for Better Patient Outcomes

Collaboration between practitioner, health coach, other care team members, and the right technology can improve health outcomes and foster a sense of empowerment for your patients.

Nikki Cohn-ByrdNikki Cohn-Byrd

Nikki Cohn-Byrd is an MBA recipient, TEDx speaker, and empowered health consumer advocate. She currently runs a healthcare-focused newsletter.Read More >

David KorsunskyDavid Korsunsky

David Korsunsky has 15 years of experience working for industry-leading technology firms, most recently as director of technical alliances at VMware, Inc.Read More >

Sandra ScheinbaumSandra Scheinbaum

Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum trains people to become functional medicine health coaches and helps practitioners find coaches for their practices.Read More >

Leveraging Technology to Improve Treatment Adherence in Functional Medicine

This session will highlight several considerations for improving patient engagement, with a particular focus on using technology to facilitate adherence strategies in integrative and functional medicine practices.

Alex Keller, NDAlex Keller, ND

Dr. Alex Keller, ND, is a practicing naturopathic doctor in Ottawa, Canada. He serves as the medical director at Fullscript and oversees its +20-member integrative medical advisory team (IMAT), which produces educational resources for integrative practitioners and manages Fullscript’s community development efforts.Read More >

Revolutionizing Nutritional Assessment in the Functional Medicine Practice

Assessing nutrition status often provides the basis for a successful treatment protocol. Learn how to get a full, accurate assessment of diet while providing a fun and engaging experience for patients. This new nutrition assessment method is effortless, effective, and almost instantaneous.


David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, is a specialist in preventive and lifestyle medicine, with particular expertise in nutrition. He earned his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988 and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health in 1993. Dr. Katz is the founder and former director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.Read More >

Functional Medicine Case Studies at Your Fingertips

The Clinical Education Forum facilitates an information exchange group for like-minded colleagues to safely discuss complex patient cases and provide clinical feedback and recommendations.

Michael Ash. DO, ND, BSc, RNTMichael Ash. DO, ND, BSc, RNT

Michael Ash, DO, ND, BSc, RNT, has been in practice for over 35 years. He graduated from ION in the 1980s and also sat as a governor, chair, and until recently as a fellow. Building one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in the southwest of England, he embraced the concepts of functional medicine and has applied them in his clinical development since 1991.Read More >