We are excited to announce the upcoming 25th Annual Spring Congress will take place on April 7-8, with pre-conference symposiums on April 5-6. The event will provide the latest research in preventive and functional medicine through educational sessions, interactive lectures, and an exhibit hall hosting 250 exhibitors with products ranging from aesthetic devices and equipment to high-tech medical products. The conference also offers opportunities for continuing education, board and diplomate certifications through oral and written exams.
The Congress will feature 38 lectures, 40 speakers, 8 learning tracks, 5 sponsored workshops, and several product presentations. This year’s keynotes include renowned doctors and lecturers from across the globe, all of whom will be speaking about the most recently developed practices and protocols in modern integrative medicine. Dr. Alessio Fasano, a pediatric gastroenterologist who runs the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital, will examine celiac disease and the impact of nutrition on the microbiome and intestinal permeability. Dr. Heather Tick will discuss holistic pain health, and the ways in which to manage pain through nutrition and an anti-inflammatory diet. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, an integrative gastroenterologist, will focus on the interface between genetics and the microbiome.
Further topics to be addressed are epigenetics, traumatic brain injuries, hormones, stem cell therapy, and aesthetics. In addition to keynote lectures and afternoon sessions, there will be three specialty pre-conference workshops, designed to provide additional clinical education. The Chronic Infections workshop concentrates on inflammation, biotoxins, and the emergence and treatment of current chronic infections. The Pain Management & Sleep Disorders symposium will provide education surrounding functional medicine approaches to treating both chronic pain and sleep disorders. A Peptides Therapy workshop will discuss the functionality and purposes of peptides and other related compounds. An additional two-day Practice Enhancement Training workshop is also being introduced, engineered to assist practitioners in the business and marketing of a functional medicine clinic.
The Spring Congress is the optimal platform for healthcare practitioners to establish new professional contacts, receive comprehensive and thorough education, and network with other medical professionals from an array of disciplines and fields. Attendees will emerge armed with increased education, insight, and an arsenal of necessary tools to advance and progress in the ever-changing field of healthcare.