FUNCTIONAL
MEDICINE

Determines how and why a disease is produced, and restores health when the fundamental causes of the complaints are addressed instead of the symptoms.

The model of individualized medicine, is centered on the patient and it is based on science that addresses the causes instead of the symptoms getting professionals to be oriented to identify the complexity of the disease, could find that one condition has many different causes, just like a cause could result in many different conditions. It allows patients and professionals to work together to address the underlying causes of the disease and promote optimal well-being.

For more than 25 years, the IFM works to promote the maximum expression of the individual health protecting functional medicine as the standard of care. It contemplates moving from a model of fight against diseases, based on drugs that worked on the 20th Century, to a clinically oriented model that centers on the patient, designed to revert the increasing epidemic of chronic diseases.

WHY IS FUNCTIONAL
MEDICINE
IMPORTANT?

The effect and the cost of chronic diseases are still increasing

Functional medicine has proven to reverse this tendency when providing better results and costs savings for the patients and the health system in the long term.

of deaths in Latin America are caused by non-transmissible chronic diseases.

of people within 30 and 60 years have, at least, one chronic disease.

will be the increase of people with diabetes worldwide by 2030, of which, 81% will live in poor countries.

Source:

- The economic dimensions of non-transmissible diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. (Pan American Health Organization, 2017).
- Aging and dependency in Latin America and the Caribbean. (BID, 2018).

AGREEMENT

USIL - IFM

San Ignacio de Loyola University and its new Faculty of Health Sciences signed an institutional agreement with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) of the United States of America in order to promote and develop technical formation and practical application of functional medicine in Latin America and Spain.

The agreement was subscribed by USIL CEO, Luciana de la Fuente, and the president of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Laurie Hofmann, in the presence of the president founder from USIL corporation, Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, the director of Research in Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Patrick Hanaway, and the President of San Ignacio University, Federico Martínez.

The agreement was signed in the frame of the annual event of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Friday May 31st, in San Antonio, Texas (United States).

AFMCP IS A 5-DAY
PROGRAM

THAT LEADS PARTICIPANTS TO A DEEP IMMERSION IN RESEARCH AND ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF CHRONIC DISEASES.

OBJECTIVES

Learn new, preventive, therapeutic and diagnostical strategies.

Know and use innovative functional-clinical, assessment tools.

Develop methods to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship.

PROGRAM

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN THE MODEL OF EVALUATION AND INTERVENTION OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE,

as well as, be equipped with practical tools to prescribe personalized treatments in the 21st Century Medicine Panorama.

UNITS

  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction and its bonds with chronic diseases.
  • Food sensitivity, allergies and intolerances.
  • Inflammation, immune imbalance and autoimmune reactions.
  • Toxins, toxicity and biotransformation alteration.
  • Resistance to insulin and cardiometabolic syndrome.
  • Hormonal imbalance, which includes suprarenal, thyroid and sexual hormones.

DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL
EXHIBITORS

Certified Doctors by IFM.

Dr. Patrick
Hanaway

Director of Research in Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Shilpa
Saxena

Professor of Functional Medicine at the IFM (USA) and in the Academy of Integrative & Holistic Medicine
(USA).

Dr. Vincent
Pedre

Medical Director of Pedre Integrative Health (USA) and founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness
(USA).
Author of the book “Happy Gut”.

Dr. Kristi
Hughes

Founder of the Center of Natural Healing Arts
(USA).

Monique
Class, Ms.

Clinical nurse specialized in holistic health and education of well-being in The Center for Women's Health
(USA).

Dan Lukaczer,
ND

Director of medical education at the Institute for Functional Medicine and he maintains a private practice in Tacoma, WA.

HOW TO CERTIFY IN
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE BY THE IFM?

FIRST YOU MUST TAKE THE
INTERNATIONAL COURSE OF
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE AFMCP.

At the end, register in the six units of advance practice for functional medicine, that are of short length.

GI. Restoration of gastrointestinal balance, practical applications to understand, evaluate and treat intestinal dysfunction.

Detox. Comprehension of biotransformation and recognition of toxicity, evaluation and treatment in the model of functional medicine.

Immune. The faces of immune deregulation and chronic inflammation: chronic infections, atopy and immune disorders.

Hormone. Restoration of hormonal balance in the hypothalamic, pituitary, suprarenal, thyroid and gonadal axis.

Cardiometabolic. Transformation of the evaluation, prevention and treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular chronic disorders.

Energy. Lighting the spectrum of energy: emerging evidence and clinical solutions to control pain, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.

The IFM Certification Program, in Spanish, is in the final stages of planning. Currently, the IFM Certification Program is only offered in English. The Certification consists in taking the AFMCP course and 6 units of advanced practice. The requirements of eligibility for English of IFM include the approval of the application and obtaining an approving grade in a written exam and the report of the case.

* It is planned that San Ignacio University would be the headquarter of two APM by the end of 2020. The dates and location are to be determined.

REMEMBER THE BEST MOMENTS OF THE FIRST COURSE OF FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

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