2020:The Functional Medicine Approach and Solutions
Sept 19th and 20th, 2020 – Dublin, Ireland.
Theme to be announced very soon
"The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference of the Year"
What is Functional Medicine?
2018 Conference Ireland
Two Day Practitioner Training
The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference is unlike any other conference of its kind in Ireland. We welcome clinicians, nutritional professionals, healthcare practitioners to gather together and learn from experts in the field, earn CPDs, meet your community and grow your network.
Lifestyle and Functional Medicine doctors focus on recognising the underlying cause for a condition and work on remedying it. Often, this is much more effective than a quick medicinal fix for the symptoms of a problem. Learn from our experts. Book Your Ticket
This event will help you gain clarity on how to address hormonal dysregulation and provide a unique case-based, clinically practical experience from which you will acquire the tools you need to apply a comprehensive Functional Medicine approach to hormone dysfunction (metabolic health) in your patients.
2020 Topics – Announced Soon
Chronic Stress Alters Hormone Production
The microbiome and adrenals have a powerful effect on all other hormones. Stress can both predispose patients to and precipitate hormonal imbalances. Stress also increases symptoms for patients with hormone imbalances. When treating hormone imbalances, a Lifestyle Medicine tenet says to, “Start with the mitochondria, the gut and adrenals.”
Evaluation of stress and stress management strategies offers a low-harm, high-benefit intervention that can assist with downstream thyroid and sex hormone production, transport, and processing. The steroidogenic pathways are modulated by many factors, and stress is just one example.
Advancing nutritional knowledge to improve health, wellbeing and community.
The goal of the event is to educate, empower and inform active healthcare practitioners and students on hormonal health (male and female) using evidence based medicine and innovation.
We are very excited to bring together the world’s most respected educators and thought leaders in Lifestyle and Functional Medicine to share their best practices and clinical pearls. See Disclaimer in FAQs
2020 Topics to be announced soon.
The theme for our 2019 event is The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Approach to Hormonal Health. Our world class medical doctors and speakers travel internationally and give lectures on these areas.
More men and women than ever are struggling with a form of hormonal dysregulation yet many are not aware how nutrition and lifestyle choices can impact hormonal health and overall wellbeing.
As professionals we can all play a role in bringing the research and understandings of how lifestyle and diet play a pivotal role in our health and our mission as a conference is to help and support you make changes in your own life and that of your community, health clinic and family.
See schedule for full details
The Most Awaited
of the Year
Our 4th Annual Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference was an enormous success, and this year we are going BIGGER.
This year, explore the inner-workings of leading educators of health, nutrition and functional medicine. Meet with fellow members of the community and healthcare attendees in an interactive setting. This years event includes practitioner sessions, advanced labotorary testing, panel Questions and Answers, tasty nutritious lunches and refreshments.
Our 2019 SpeakersMajor speakers below, see all list on the speakers page
Overall brilliant event with fantastic speakers. Gets you to look at health/disease from a different perspective. Very motivational to consider change in my GP work.
It was exhilarating being part of a group of people whose sole purpose was to educate people about nutrition.
Amazing, inspiring speakers at the top of their game. Definitely, a yearly event to be put into the calendar. Not to be missed!
Simply outstanding conference bringing the latest scientific, evidence-based clinical information on nutrition, lifestyle and preventative medicine to Irish healthcare professionals – delivered by expert lecturers whose ease of delivery of complex information was both highly relevant and inspirational.
FMC Ireland was absolutely outstanding – venue, speakers and content plus the food, wine and beverages provided made the exceptional value for money and I will most certainly be booking a seat at the next event in 2018 the moment I know it’s happening! Huge well done to all involved.
– Brief Introduction to HPA Axis (Adrenal imbalance, thyroiditis, and sex hormone imbalances leading to PCOS, fibroids and fibroadenomas).
– The Gut brain axis and its effect on hormones.
– Brain & Bone health associated with hormone levels
– Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, Obesity as predisposing factors for PCOS, fibroids and fibroadenomas
• Interconnecting imbalances
– Commensal Bacteria and Hormone Clearance, Gall Bladder function key to fat soluble nutrient absorption; cortisol and catabolic physiology leading to leaky gut through glutamine uptake
– Impact of gut inflammation on hormones: fatty acid absorption
– Omega 3 and Omega 6 assessment; assessing damage to EFA’s through assessing Lipid Peroxidation
– Liver clearance of hormones: Phase 1 and Phase 2 liver detoxification.
– Tyrosine, thyroid hormone production and PKU
Learning Objectives Coming Soon
• Impact of Estrogen as a growth factor for female reproductive organs
• Sources of Excess Estrogen.
• Factors affecting Estrogen Metabolism ( genes, enzymes and phase 3 detoxification)
• Metastatic Potential of Endometriosis and its similarity with Cancer.
• Lifestyle & Naturopathic Approaches to Modulate Estrogen Metabolism.
– Assessing insulin resistance, mitochondrial function and neurotransmitter production
Afternoon Break – Meet exhibitors and sponsors
Dr Wafaa Learning Objectives:
– SIBO/ Thyroid/ Fibroids
– Laboratory workup, ultrasounds, GI tests, 4 point salivary test and Detoxigenomics.
2017 & 2018 Annual Conferences
Number of participants is limited!
Don't miss your seat. Join us in October 2019 in Dublin, Ireland
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get a certificate?
Yes you receive a Certification of Attendance from The Functional Medicine Conference Limited Organisation.
Who can attend the two day practitioner training?
The Lifestyle and Functional Medicine conference is for healthcare practitioners who are already qualified in a core discipline and applicants/attendees must be a graduate of an accredited medical, naturopathic, dietetics, osteopathic, chiropractic, homeopathic, acupuncture, pharmacy, physiotherapy or nutritional therapy programme. If you have any doubts you may contact us to discuss your case [email protected] See next question if you are a student. Previous training in functional medicine is desirable but not essential. A good understanding of the role nutrition plays in health is also helpful.
I am student medicine / nutrition / science, can I attend the practitioner day?
Please email [email protected]
What course material will I receive?
You will receive downloadable copies of all the slides in a PDF format, audio recording (after 1 month). The speakers and FMC retains copyright over the slides, and therefore these are for personal use, and may not be repurposed for commercial activities.
How many practitioners should I expect?
Non Irish Practitioners
If you are planning to attend from other countries outside Ireland please discuss with your national registering body if they are prepared to accept a cross transfer of self-accredited CPD credits and or the Nutritional Therapy of Ireland (NTOI).
CPD Credits are provided from:
- Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI).
- Others, as required, will be considered.
- Nutritional Therapists: CPD Credits have been applied for from the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI).
- Naturopaths: Please contact your own registering board to ascertain if these recognising authorities are compatible.
- Nursing Professionals: Please contact your own registering board to ascertain if these recognising authorities are compatible
Can I purchase a single day ticket?
You can not purchase a one day ticket for the practitioner event. The course in an integrated learning programme and is not designed as a ‘stand alone’. If having paid for the full course circumstances mean you have to miss one day, the CPD credits will be altered, accordingly, and audio of the lectures will be provided for review, but no CPD allowance.
If you are within the 14 day cooling off period, we will refund 100% of ticket price at time of purchase within 14 days.
We do not offer refunds on tickets, however please email [email protected] if you wish to transfer ticket to another name holder.
I am flying into Dublin. What is the best way to the hotel?
Can my Company Sponsor the event?
Yes. We have limited availability in our exhibition hall. Please email [email protected] to request your prospectus
Disclaimer: the information shared on this site and at the conference is for educational purposes only. Information shared is not intended to serve as a substitute for a diagnosis, advice or treatment from a qualified licensed medical professional. Any diet, health or nutritional protocol you undertake should be discussed with your primary healthcare provider or other licensed medical professional.