February 20-22, 2025  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY


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Wednesday February 22, 2023

9:00am – 5:00pm

Sponsored Pre-Conference

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
Christopher Celio, MD
Moderator: Amy Mack

10:30am – 11:00am - Coffee Break  - Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:00am – 12:00pm

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

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

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

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

12:15pm - 1:00pm - Movement Class - Nia
12:00pm– 1:30pm - Break & Sponsored Lunch and Learn Presentations

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Uric Acid and Metabolic Mayhem
Speaker: David Perlmutter, MD

“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 - Coffee Break - Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:45pm - 3:45pm

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

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

Treating Long COVID through the Fascial Lens
Speaker: Angeli Akey, MD, FACP

3:50pm – 4:00pm - Award Presentation- Peter D'Adamo

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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

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

8:30am – 9:45am

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

9:45am – 10:45am - Exhibit Hall Open & Coffee Break Sponsored by Life Extension

10:00am – 10:30am

Ask the Expert: Aging
Featuring: Mark Hyman, MD

10:45am - 11:45am

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

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

Impacts of Covid-19 on Healthcare Practitioners Self-care and Practice Recommendations
Speaker: Lise Alschuler, ND

12:00pm – 1:30pm - Break & Sponsored Lunch and Learn Presentations

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm – 3:30pm -Exhibit Hall Open & Coffee Break Sponsored by Life Extension

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Ask the Expert: Digital Health Innovations
Featuring: Greg Elliott, MS, CEP, DO(MP) & Sean Young PhD

3:30pm - 5:00pm

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

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

5:15pm – 6:15pm - Sponsored Evening Symposia

Saturday, February 25, 2023
7:30am – 8:30am - Sponsored 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

9:30am – 10:00am - Exhibit Hall Open & Coffee Break Sponsored by Life Extension

10:00am - 11:00am

Panel: Personalized Nutrition: An Integrative Practitioner's Super Power
Ashley Koff, RD
Myles Spar, MD
Tom Blue

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

11:00am - 12:00pm - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Practices and Inquiry
11:00am – 12:30pm - Break

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

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

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

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

1:30pm -2:00pm

Ask the Expert: Integrating Digital Tools into Your Practice
Featuring: Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, Ashley Koff, RD, Tom Blue, Laurie Hofmann

1:30pm – 2:00pm - Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Mental Health and COVID: Evidence-based Strategies
Speaker: Jeffrey Rado, MD

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

3:45pm - 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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