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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificient Mile | Chicago, USA
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Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Sep, 14, 2017 to Sep, 16, 2017
Location: Chicago, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 2250 to 2500 USD
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Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and MMI. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 21.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

ACPEGlobal Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 21.0 contact hour(s) (2.10CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-xxx-xx-xxx-xxx)

This is a knowledge based activity.

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For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

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Event Overview
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A core module in the Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, this course provides comprehensive metabolic, functional and nutritional approaches to gastrointestinal dysfunction and diseases. Topics will include physiology & pathophysiology, GI microbiome & dysbiosis, gut permeability, diet, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the gut-immune-brain connection, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive and glandular disorders are highlighted.

Learn factors associated with intestinal permeability

Discuss the consequences of inflammation on the neurological system

Look at the effects of endocytic receptors, scavenger receptors & RAGE's have on the inflammatory response

Learn the importance of the gastrointestinal tract's role in the immune system

Know the crucial role that neurotransmitters have in the body & how they impact various organ systems


Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DCBN, ACN

Lindsey Berkson, MA, DC, CNS, DACBN, ACN is a known as a thought leader in functional medicine with an emphasis on hormones, nutrition, and digestion Berkson has been a distinguished scholar at an estrogen think tank from Tulane University, a best-selling author such as the first gut/body/mind/nutrition book (Healthy Digestion the Natural Way, Wiley, 1998) and the break through book on endocrine disrupting compounds (Hormone Deception, McGraw-Hill 2000)

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM

Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, IFMCP, completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center. In 2006 she was voted by faculty to receive the Resident Teacher of the Year award and elected to Central Illinois 40 Leaders Under 40. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).

Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

Andrew Heyman, MD MHSA, is an internationally recognized expert in Integrative Medicine. He is currently the Program Director of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine at The George Washington University. Prior to assuming this role, he spent 16 years at the University of Michigan, serving to build one of the largest and most successful academic-based Integrative Medicine programs in the United States.

Todd LePine, MD

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. Additionally, he has advanced clinical training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. LePine is a staff physician with Dr. Mark Hyman at The UltraWellness Center located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Prior to joining the UltraWellness Center Dr. LePine worked as a staff physician at Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts consulting with patients from around the world looking for optimal health. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition he is a clinical speaker for Genova Diagnostics Laboratory and Designs for Health. His areas of interest within medicine include: The Human Microbiome and its effect in health and disease, the neurobiology of mood and cognitive disorders. NutriGenomics, Optimal Aging, Autoimmune diseases and Detoxification.

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, BCHN, LDN

Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN, BCHN, LDN is a Professor and the Director of Academic Development for the graduate programs in Nutrition & Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with specialization in Integrative Medicine from the Union Institute, three board certifications in clinical nutrition and one in functional medicine. She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program, and the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Neurological Health Foundation, advisory board for Certified International Health Coaches, and of the Autism Hope Alliance.

Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

Dr. Rahbar is a holistic and an integrative gastroenterologist in Los Angeles. He practiced traditional gastroenterology until 2006, when he realized the need for bringing a functional model of care into his GI practice. In 2007 he completed Integrative Medicine training and obtained ABIHM status. He then completed additional training in Anti-aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and achieved FAARM board certification through A4M. Afterwards, he completed additional training in functional medicine through IFM, Institute for Functional Medicine.

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Chicago Marriott Downtown

540 North Michigan Ave

Chicago IL, 60611

Phone: 877-303-0104

Rm Rate: $288/night

Room Rate Expires: 8-23-17

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A4M conferences and exhibitions aim to ensure that all medical professionals are up-to-date with the latest scientific research and the most recent medical and surgical advances that collectively work to prevent and treat the effects of aging.

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Phone: 888-997-0112


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