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IFM Announces its 2024 Annual International Conference

Longevity By Nature

IFMThe Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has announced its 2024 Annual International Conference (AIC), Repair, Restore, Regenerate: Healing of the Micro and the Macro Through Functional Medicine happening May 29-June 1, 2024, at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. A limited livestream will also be available to ensure health care providers from all care settings can discover new ways to support patient health and healing.

As the largest functional medicine event of the year, AIC brings together experts from all medical disciplines to review advancements in clinical research and explore new perspectives for delivering transformative care. Now in its 31st year, AIC provides an opportunity to learn about new evidence-based functional medicine approaches, share expertise, strengthen relationships and create new connections and collaborations with practitioners from around the globe.

“While scientific advances in medicine offer life-changing options in acute care, life expectancy continues to decline, mental health needs are rapidly increasing, chronic disease is on the rise, and patients are more ‘health-vulnerable’ than ever before due to nutrient-poor diets, increasingly sedentary lifestyles, chronic stress, environmental toxins and poor sleep habits,” stated Amy R. Mack, MSES/MPA, IFM chief executive officer. “AIC emboldens health care practitioners with the knowledge and innovation needed to confront these pressing issues, offering a transformative approach to health and well-being through functional medicine.”

This year’s event will explore a range of topics, including:

  • Applying new insights about the vagus nerve and its effects on inflammation
  • Artificial intelligence challenges and opportunities in health care
  • Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and new insights on applying precision medicine
  • Boosting longevity and cultivating compassion
  • The phytobiome, regenerative agriculture and the health of the planet
  • Enhancing preconception and raising healthy children
  • The oral microbiome in children and adults
  • New insights on exercise, sarcopenia, and protein requirements
  • The effect of circadian rhythms on health
  • And more!

For the first time ever, IFM will be offering an exclusive pre-conference event with two of the most prominent thought leaders in functional medicine, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, and Mark Hyman, MD. Featuring dynamic presentations, discussions, and Q&A sessions, attendees will gain deeper insights into the principles and practical applications that define functional medicine in the context of today’s complex health challenges.

AIC 2024 will also feature advanced sessions curated by the American Nutrition Association (ANA) that explore personalized nutrition. Other curated sessions will include lectures on pediatrics and preconception care and functional medicine foundational concepts and applications. Poster sessions at the conference will provide a platform for clinicians, researchers, and students to showcase their research findings or clinical experiences and present on innovative topics in functional medicine.

For more information, visit https://aic.ifm.org.