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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

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IFM's Certification Program

Our educators bring in-depth knowledge and clinical experience honed by years of practice and scholarship in core, science-based concepts, tools, and applications.

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IFM sets the gold standard for Functional Medicine education and training, synthesizing the latest medical research with a personalized, effective model of care.

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10 Things People Love About AFMCP

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) integrates the latest medical research with a model of care that accounts for each patient’s individual history, genetic makeup, and lifestyle factors. As a result of attending this course, clinicians will be able to design effective, personalized treatments for every patient. We provide the top 10 reasons why you should attend this premier, five-day foundational course in Functional Medicine.

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Rising Rates of Alzheimer’s

As the world population continues to age, the cumulative growth of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the high levels of comorbidities present in these patients present an increasing challenge for caregivers and clinicians alike. Functional Medicine is especially well equipped to identify and address the underlying causes of a patient's cognitive dysfunction, slowing or preventing the course of cognitive decline.


The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Amy R. Mack as Chief Operations Officer

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) welcomes Amy R. Mack as its new chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Mack will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Laurie Hofmann, MPH, on the organization's overall strategy and execution.


The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Patrick Hanaway, MD, as the 2017 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

Patrick Hanaway, MD, receives this award for his innovation in medical education and pioneering work in clinical outcomes research.