February 23-25, 2023  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY

Conference at-a-Glance

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Thursday February 23, 2023
9:00am – 9:15am - Opening Remarks

9:15am – 10:30am

Plenary: IFM Presents: Innovations in Healthcare
Kristina Conner, ND, MSOM, LAc
Marcia Prenguber, ND, FABNO
Nancy Ann Cotter MD, CNS, IFMCP
Robert G. Penn, M.D., FACP, FSHEA FIDSA

Moderator: Amy Mack

10:30am – 11:00am - Break

11:00am – 12:00pm

Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing
Speaker: James Gordon, MD

CME: The Neurobiology of Addictions in 2023
Speaker: Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Dying Well
Speaker: Amy Siple, APRN, FNP, GS-C

Effective Treatment of Long COVID through the Fascial Lens
Speaker: Angeli Akey, MD, FACP

12:00pm– 1:30pm - Break

12:00pm– 1:30pm - Lunch and Learn

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Uric Acid and Metabolic Mayhem
Speaker: David Perlmutter, MD

CME: “It Must Be My Metabolism” Nutrition to Maintain Muscle Mid-Life and Beyond
Speaker: Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN., FACSM

Clinical Acupressure for Patients and Providers
Speaker: Elizabeth Monson, MA, MS, NP

The Role of Sleep: A Cornerstone of Integrative Medicine
Speaker: Shane Creado, MD

2:30pm – 2:45pm - Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Usefulness of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine for Post-COVID Pandemic Healthcare Challenges
Speaker: Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc

CME: Understanding Bias & Mistrust in Communities of Color and Applying Sensible Solutions for Improvement
: Gregory L. Hall, MD

The Neuro-Inflammasome and TBI: Decreasing Inflammation For Neuroprotection and Repair
Speaker: Michael Lewis, MD, MPH

Thriving in the 21st Century
Speaker: Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, CCN

3:45pm – 3:50pm - Break

3:50pm – 4:00pm - Award Presentation

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Plenary: To Whisper Sweet Nothings: My Journey from Sugars to Glycomics
Speaker: Peter D'Adamo, ND

5:0pm – 7:00pm - Meet the Speakers Reception & Book Signing

Friday, February 24 2023
7:30am – 8:30am - Breakfast Symposia

8:30am – 9:45am

Keynote: Young Forever: The Emerging Science of Longevity
Speaker: Mark Hyman, MD

9:45am – 10:45am - Break

10:00am – 10:30am

Ask the Expert: Aging
Featuring: Mark Hyman, MD

10:45am - 11:45am

Autonomic Rehabilitation: A Novel Approach to Quantify the Biopsychosocial Model of Health
Speakers: Gregory Elliot, MS, CEP, DO(MP); Behnad Honarbakhsh, DOMP, MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, CGIMS

CME: From Germ Theory to Germ Therapy: Evolving Therapeutic Directions in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Neilanjan Nandi, MD

Dexter Levy, MD, L.Ac

Annatto’s Anti-Aging Benefits – Harnessing Ancient Phytonutrients for Modern-Day Rejuvenation
Barrie Tan, PhD

Evidence-Based Racial/Ethnic Differences in Nutritional Supplement Needs – More Isn’t Always Better
Speaker: Gregory L. Hall, MD

11:45am – 1:30pm - Break

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Ask the Expert: Gut Health
Featuring: Robert Rountree, MD, Neilanjan Nandi, MD

11:45am – 1:30pm - Lunch and Learn

12:00pm – 12:45pm - Movement

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: A Multi-Omics Approach

CME: Social Media and Technologies in Medicine
Speaker: Sean Young, PhD

Is There Such a Thing as “Anti-Nutrients”?
Deanna Minich, PhD

Your Past Does NOT Have to Predict Your Future: How Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) May Be the Single Most Unaddressed Public Health Crisis in the United States
Speaker: Dani Williamson, MSN, FNP

Healing Trauma with Acupressure
Speaker: Elizabeth Monson, MA, MS, NP

2:30pm – 3:30pm - Break

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Ask the Expert: Medical Technologies

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Plenary: Calming the Gut on Fire: Personalized Integrative Medicine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Speaker: Robert Rountree, MD

CME: Sports Nutrition in Practice
Speaker: Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM

5:15pm – 6:15pm - Evening Symposia

Saturday, February 25, 2023

7:00am – 8:00am - Morning Yoga

7:30am – 8:30am - Morning Symposia

8:30am – 9:30am

Plenary: The Emerging Field of Environmental Medicine: A Necessity for Patient Care in the 21st Century

Lyn Patrick, ND

Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Anne Marie Fine, NMD, FAAEM

10:00am - 11:00am

Panel: Personalized Nutrition: An Integrative Practitioner's Super Power

Ashley Koff

RD Myles Spar, MD

Tom Blue

CME: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Initiating and Sustaining Lifestyle Interventions
Speaker: Aaron Sutton, LCSW, BCD, CAADC

The Gut-Skin Connection: Analyzing Stool Tests and OATs to Treat Derm Patients
Speaker: Julie Greenberg, ND

Advanced Course: GLP-1 Agonists - The Future of Metabolic, Autoimmune, and Cardiovascular Diseases
Speaker: William Seeds, MD

Workshop: Practical Tools for Healing Our Patients’ and Our Own Trauma
Speaker: James Gordon, MD

11:00am – 12:30pm - Break

11:00am – 12:30pm - Lunch and Learn

11:15am – 12:00pm - Movement

11:15am – 12:30pm - Advisory Board Meeting

11:30am - 12:00pm

Ask the Expert: Environmental Medicine
Featuring: Joseph Pizzorno, ND Lyn Patrick, ND Anne Marie Fine, NMD, FAAEM

12:30pm - 1:30pm

IFM Presents: Beyond Fertility: Subfertility as a Marker for Female Health and Longevity
Speakers: Kalea Wattles, ND, IFMCP and Monique Class, MS, APRN, BC

CME: Through the Looking Glass of GI Nutrition
Speaker: Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, AutoImmunity and The Microbiome. A Functional Medicine, Research Based Approach to Healing the Body by Healing the Gut
Speakers: Jason Sonners, DC, PhD(C), DCBCN

WholeHealthED: Solving the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
Speaker: Lawrence Rosen, MD

1:30pm – 2:00pm - Break

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Mast Cell-Microbiome Connection and the Development of Autoimmunity
Speaker: Tania Dempsey, MD, ABIHM

A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmune Disease with Case Studies
Speaker: Michael Jurgelewicz, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, CNS

Clinical Pearls in Integrative Oncology
Speaker: Lise Alschuler, ND

3:10pm - 3:40pm

Ask the Expert:

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Plenary: The What, How, Why and When of Inflammation in the 21st Century and Its Management
Speaker: Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB

4:45pm-5:00pm - Closing Remarks

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