This year’s event focuses on neuroplasticity and how it revolutionizes brain health. Attendees at IFM’s 2017 Annual International Conference (AIC) will be presented with the most recent scientific evidence on the ways in which neuroplasticity can be harnessed and optimized to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases, brain injury, stroke, and mental disorders.
This will result in clinically actionable steps clinicians can take with patients who have these conditions as well as for those who are concerned about or at risk for neurodegeneration. The conference will also discuss the factors that promote neurodegeneration and present clinical steps to help patients avoid, minimize, or mitigate their impact.
Why Functional Medicine?
- Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
- The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as a heart attack or a broken leg.
- Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
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