PH hosts first Southeast Asian Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice conference
In the Southeast Asian region, the Philippines is leading the way in Functional Medicine, which is becoming a recognized practice in the country. Last year, the LifeScience Institute (LSI) conducted the Advancing Functional Medicine (AFM) Conference, the first of its kind in the region. More than 240 delegates from the US, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore, and the Philippines attended the two-day conference, which brought to fore the role of Functional Medicine in addressing complex chronic diseases and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This year, LSI once again sets out to advance Functional Medicine education with the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) Conference that will take place from April 29 to May 4 at the Manila Marriott Hotel. This is the first AFMCP Conference in Southeast Asia. The AFMCP Conference is a five-day extensive training program. It will take practitioners through a deep-dive into the leading-edge advancements and research across the field of chronic disease as they relate to the following: 1) biochemical and physiologic interconnections of the gastrointestinal tract, 2) immune system, 3) hormone and signaling system, 4) biotransformation and elimination processes (detox), 5) cardiovascular and metabolic function, and 6) mitochondrial health. Attendees will also learn the Functional Medicine model of assessment and intervention. Moreover, the courses and training at the event will equip them with practical tools to prescribe personalized treatments in today’s 21st-century medicine landscape.