March 2020 Functional Forum: Getting Functional Medicine to Medical Students

Monday, March 2, 2020
5pm PDT, 7pm CDT & 8pm EDT


  • Jennifer Addleman
  • Dr. Jeffrey Egler
  • Dr. Eric Hassid
  • Dr. Katie Long
  • Dr. Nicole Shorrock

Evolution of Medicine is thrilled to announce our 75th Functional Forum, on a topic that has been boiling under the surface for years and one of the biggest issues facing the growth of functional medicine. Health professionals, particularly doctors, must undertake further education outside their core training to learn, and in some cases, unlearn some of what they learned in medical school, to be able to practice functional medicine.

This Functional Forum is possible because of the innovation of Jennifer Addleman, an undergraduate student at University of California-Davis. Jennifer is a regular attendee of the Folsom Functional Forum meetup and having met so many great doctors at the meetup, decided to put on a conference at UC-Davis. What you’ll see at this conference is not only some great speakers and some great content, but we’re also going to talk about how you can help to organize this at a medical school near you. Because ultimately, we need to expand it. And the good news is that the factors you might think would stop it from spreading might not be that insurmountable after all.

You’ll hear from the organizer, Jennifer Addleman, as she shares her strategy for getting this event organized at UC-Davis. You’ll also hear from a number of the speakers, including Dr. Jeffrey Egler, who was recruited by the Adventist Health System to bring functional medicine to their organization, which includes more than 20 hospitals, 300 clinics and 30,000 employees in four states. Dr. Eric Hassid will discuss the six parts of optimal vitality. You’ll also hear from pediatrician sisters, Dr. Katie Long and Dr. Nicole Shorrock, who will talk about their practice and their work as functional medicine-trained pediatricians. Other physicians who presented at the conference will also share their insight.

One of the most interesting things about this group of doctors is that they’re not all in private practice. Most of the doctors who are speaking work at the major medical institutions in the Sacramento area, which showcases a new, exciting future for functional medicine in which it’s not just being delivered in private practices for cash, but also available on insurance inside medical systems and inside health plans.

Make sure to tune in! This is a great show to watch with your Functional Forum meetup to get some ideas about how you can start to execute this in your city. We look forward to welcoming you!

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About The Functional Forum

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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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
  • Medical Stakeholders
  • Health Professionals:MD, DO, ND, PA, DC, RN, RD, NP, LAc., CHT, CCN, DDS, Midwives, PharmD, Pharmacist, Vet, Colon Hydrotherapist, Health Coaches etc.

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