For our May show, the Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to be heading to Minnesota, MN for the first time, the site of the largest Functional Forum Meetup to date. So far in 2017, we have focused each episode on medical specialties, where the functional medicine operating system could be beneficial in going upstream and solving the root causes of those disease categories.
Primary Care, however, is where we believe is the rightful place for functional medicine not only for the best clinical outcomes, but also for the positive economic impact for payers and patients alike. During the episode we will not only be looking at the clinical models, but also evolved delivery models including micropractices, membership models and episodes of care.
Furthermore, the Evolution of Primary Care is about all different professions coming together to serve patients on the front lines, helping people create and maintain health. To this end, we'll be featuring a variety of guests from across the professions set to this evolution.
Featured in this episode are leaders in the space who are already bringing functional medicine to the masses. First we welcome, Dr. Thomas Sult who brings decades of experience treating tough cases. He's on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and will be sharing insight from his clinic "Third Opinion".
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kristi Hughes for her Functional Forum debut. Dr. Hughes is one of the most popular educators with the Institute for Functional Medicine and has a successful functional medicine practice. She be sharing a mix of clinical and practical pearls about operating a functional medicine practice on the front lines.
We're also very excited to welcome Dr. Sachin Patel of the Living Proof Institute as our other keynote speaker. Dr. Patel is running of one of the most innovative functional medicine practices in North America. His Living Proof Institute is expanding rapidly. Dr. Patel has been innovating the group structure, marketing, and patient acquisition. We're very excited to share his vison of the future of primary care.
Also, joining this group of practitioners is journalist, Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor of Experience Life magazine who has been covering the emergence of functional medicine for more than a decade.
6:00PM - 6:45PM CDT: Pre-reception & Book Signing at Memorial Hall (Food, Drinks, & a copy of James Maskell's Evolution of Medicine included in ticket)
The Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to announce a new theme for our Functional Forums in 2017. Each monthly episode will focus on a different medical specialty and connect the value of a functional medicine approach to its evolution. This comes at a time where use of specialists is becoming an ever more costly drag on medical systems worldwide.
Each Forum will provide practitioners from all walks of medicine, not only Primary Care and Family Medicine, but all the integrative professions, with the clinical keys and practical emerging models to deliver truly effective predictive, preventive and participatory medicine.
With our unprecedented global meetup infrastructure, we will also seek to create new relationships locally between current specialists and with integrative providers in order to stimulate the creation of the specialty centers of the future.
Who Should Attend?
Any practitioner who is curious about addressing the root cause of chronic disease
Any health professional who practices: Functional Medicine Preventative Medicine Integrative Medicine Holistic Medicine
Digital Health Innovators
Health Professionals: MD, DO, ND, PA, DC, RN, RD, NP, LAc., CHT, CCN, DDS, Midwives, PharmD, Pharmacist, Vet, Colon Hydrotherapist, Health Coaches etc.
About The Show
The Functional Forum is a monthly “medutainment” web show for health professionals and industry insiders who are passionate about the evolution of medicine.
Curating the industry’s leading innovators, the Functional Forum brings together the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice development and health technology in an upbeat, entertaining way.
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