Unique Continuing Medical Education Program Addressing Integrative Pediatrics and Autism Spectrum Disorders Comes to Chicago in May 2016!

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Twenty continuing medical education credits offered at AutismOne 2016 Conference -- board certification in integrative pediatrics also available!

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This one-of-a-kind educational program aims to educate healthcare professionals in state-of-the-art approaches to integrative pediatrics and current science as it applies to autism spectrum disorders.

AutismOne is pleased to announce the AutismOne 2016 International Continuing Medical Education Program, a joint collaborative initiative of AutismOne, the American Association of Integrative Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy. This innovative educational program offers multiple days of learning, with 20 credit hours available for doctors, nurses,* and healthcare professionals* (AMA accepted credits).

This one-of-a-kind educational program aims to educate healthcare professionals in state-of-the-art approaches to integrative pediatrics and current science as it applies to autism spectrum disorders. This includes a review of evidence-based approaches and examination of cutting-edge and innovative therapies currently being researched. This educational offering will create and enhance a knowledge base in the area of integrative pediatrics for the healthcare professional and, thereby, increase their understanding and knowledge of integrative pediatrics. This will, in turn, increase a practitioner's ability to understand current complementary therapies the patient is using as well as to augment the practitioner’s ability to advise or implement integrative approaches that will benefit patients.

Faculty members for this program are comprised of credentialed physicians and researchers.

Thursday, May 26, 2016, will offer information on topics including the following:

  • Biomedical interventions for pediatrics and autism
  • Review of complementary/alternative medicine, including homeopathy and herbal medicine
  • Review of environmental medicine and its role in integrative medicine.
  • Integrative approaches to diet/nutrition, including fatty acid metabolism, the microbiome, and fecal microbiota transplantation
  • Endocannabinoid medicine
  • Evidence-based approaches: a review
  • Gastrointestinal pathology, intervention, testing, and research
  • Manual therapies, including osteopathy
  • Integrative pediatric immunology including mast cells and immune activation
  • Methylation system mechanics and MTHFR
  • Integrative metabolic medicine including mitochondrial disorders and integrative management
  • Integrative neurology, including seizures

Friday, May 27, 2016, will consist of an innovative think tank format in which top clinicians and researchers will present short presentations on up-to-date aspects in the areas of pediatric integrative medicine and autism. After each presentation, the various panel members will discuss, comment, and suggest other areas of innovation and research.

Friday will offer information on topics including the following:

  • Metabolic issues (oxidation-reduction issues in neurodevelopmental disorders, methylation disorders, role of dopamine, B12)
  • Immunological issues including Lyme disease
  • Gastro-neuro-immunology, role of the gut/brain connection, latest findings concerning nagalase inhibition and GcMAF
  • Foundational role of the gut: gastrointestinal pathology, biofilm, probiotics, diet, fecal microbiota transplantation
  • Cutting-edge interventions, including stem cell and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Environmental medicine, glyphosate, mercury, aluminum, environmentally derived retroviral exposure
  • Toxicity and detoxification
  • Neurology/genetics/mitochondrial issues
  • Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)
  • Cerebral folate deficiency and its treatment
  • Complementary/alternative medicine: neurological issues suggesting an herbal approach and implementation for symptoms
  • Manipulative therapies and their role in treatment of the whole child
  • Endocannabinoid system in relation to interventions, with focus on inflammation

The credit total for Thursday and Friday is 17 CME units.

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, there is an optional 3-hour endocannabinoid medicine seminar. Professionals must have attended the Thursday and Friday CME program days to receive CMEs for Saturday.

The credit total for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is 20 CME units.

Preregistration by March 15, 2016, is required for the CME program.

CME Credit/Accreditation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Descriptions and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Institute for International Medicine and Autism International Association (DBA AutismOne).

Physicians: Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Institute for International Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Board Certification in Integrative Pediatrics (BCIP): For those clinicians (MD, DO, DC, ND, OMD, etc.) with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the field of integrative medicine, the American Association of Integrative Medicine is offering board certification credentialing in integrative pediatrics. The BCIP is a new credential, and there is a 2-year “grandfathering in” period whereby practitioners who meet minimum requirements will receive certification. Applicants must have attended Thursday and Friday and completed the exam as well as hold a current unrestricted license in their field of expertise (e.g., medicine, chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, nursing, etc.). BCIP certificate holders who have attended AutismOne will be listed on the AutismOne website as a service to families seeking integrative care.

Endocannabinoid Medicine Seminar Only: For healthcare providers who only would like to attend the 3-hour endocannabinoid medicine seminar on Saturday, AutismOne will issue an AutismOne Certificate of Attendance for this 3-hour seminar.

Please see the AutismOne website for further essential information about the CME program and registration parameters.

INMED provides credit to MDs and DOs. However, INMED can provide a Certificate of Completion to anyone who states the activity was accredited. It is up to the learner to submit to their boards to request credit. For example, a nurse or nurse practitioner would be able to submit to their accrediting body (which requires AMA-approved credits) to request credit.

This program will be held at the beautiful Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. Basic registration to the AutismOne 2016 Conference is currently discounted. For further information, please visit http://www.autismone.org.

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