SANTA FE, N.M., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) presented the first Grand Rounds on Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic on June 10, 2014. Presenters were Mark Hyman, MD, the board chair of IFM, founder of the UltraWellness Center in Lenox, MA, and best-selling author of books such as The Blood Sugar Solution and The Daniel Plan; and Patrick Hanaway, MD, director of medical education at IFM and program chair of IFM's recent Annual International Conference, "Functional Perspectives on Food and Nutrition: The Ultimate Upstream Medicine."
The primary focus of the Grand Rounds was to present the Functional Medicine model to health professionals from all disciplines. Those attending were introduced to:
1. The Functional Medicine GOTOIT operating system of patient management 2. Seven core clinical imbalances used to develop treatment plans for patients with chronic disease 3. Antecedents, triggers, and mediators critical when creating effective, individualized assessment and treatment plans 4. The fundamental lifestyle components contributing to chronic disease
For Information: http://www.functionalmedicine.org
About The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM): IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine education. The mission of IFM is to serve the highest expression of individual health through the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care.
Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working collaboratively to address the underlying causes of disease. The primary drivers of the chronic disease epidemic are the daily interactions among an individual's genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. Functional Medicine addresses these underlying causes of disease and equips healthcare professionals to help their patients manage this complex, interconnected web. For more information about IFM, visit www.functionalmedicine.org.
SOURCE Institute for Functional Medicine