Nutri-Link’s Clinical Education Division in conjunction with The Institute For Functional Medicine is Responsible for the management and organisation of the Advanced Practice Modules® (AMPS)in the UK and EU.
The Clinical Education division is responsible for the organisation of the APMS-UK in conjunction with their colleagues at The Institute for Functional Medicine. Their role is to ensure that intensive training programmes reflects the aims and objectives enshrined in the practice of functional medicine and make it relevant to the UK and EU attendees. Supported by the University of Westminster through their Nutritional Therapy education team, we are committed to exceeding your expectations.
We are dedicated to ensure all attendees experience the very best outcomes and the smoothest of registration and care possible. This is an exciting programme for both organisations as all involved are passionate about the role of the functional medicine model in assisting practitioners and their patients achieving the best health outcomes possible. Our collective experiences and drive will, we believe, produce a learning experience that fulfills your expectations, and assists you with furthering the care you offer your patients, producing a greater degree of clinical satisfaction for all parties.
The Clinical Education team is also responsible for the management of postgraduate educational credits and the securing of appropriate CPD awards. Dan Lukaczer and Claire Bain are working to achieve a smooth transfer between different organisations of the credits awarded to ensure all attendees are able to apply them to their principal professional practice CPD annual requirements.
The day-to-day management of the APMS events and the care and support of the attendees will be managed by the key team members, and will be supported by the exhibitor and sponsor team headed up by Adele Wolstenholme.
Nutri-Link Clinical Education Team
- Registered and insured with the General Osteopathic Council & The British Naturopathic Association.
- Registered Medico Legal Expert in Osteopathy/Naturopathy
- Registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy
- Registered with The Nutritional Therapy Council
- Registered with The Complementary & Natural Health Care Council
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an elected member of the RSM’s Food and Health Council
- Fellow of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition
Michael is a member of:
- The Society of Mucosal Immunology
- The American Academy of Science
- The New York Academy of Science
- The Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society
- The Institute for Functional Medicine
- British Society for Environmental Medicine
- The British Holistic Medical Association
- The Institute of Directors
Practitioner, Education and Media Coordinator:
Claire is responsible for organising the venue, managing the registrations, and keeping our social media up to speed. The day-to-day running of the AFMCP™-UK, planning, liasing with IFM, and generally keeping the essential aspects of the administration under control.
Institute for Functional Medicine Education Team
The IFM educational team is tasked with a number of key components to ensure that the training of attendees in the principles and practices of Functional Medicine is comprehensive. IFM is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to serve the highest expression of individual health through wide spread adoption of Functional Medicine as the standard of care. Following are some of the pressing problems facing health care today, and functional medicine’s responses to these problems:
- The cost of managing complex, chronic disease will bankrupt healthcare systems as our population ages unless we help people maximise healthy aging and reduce their expenditure on drugs.
- There is a long (sometimes decades-long) gap between the emergence of research pointing to new treatments and their adoption by the practitioner community, particularly for the nutritional and dietary interventions.
IFM helps to shorten the lag time by emphasising the absolute necessity of understanding the emerging research in biochemistry and physiology in the context of the clinical setting, with a focus on diet and lifestyle.
- Health and disease prevention are largely the results of healthy living, but the healthcare system does not focus on lifestyle change or the underlying cause of disease.
IFM helps clinicians teach their patients to make lifestyle changes that are essential to their future wellbeing.
Associate Director of Medical Education:
DAN LUKACZER, ND
Dan received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1991. He is past Director of Clinical Research at Metagenics’ Functional Medicine Research Centre where he was the principal investigator on various clinical trials. Dr. Lukaczer has taught, lectured and written extensively on botanical and nutritional medicine. He is currently in private practice in Fife, Washington, and Associate Director of Medical Education at The Institute for Functional Medicine.
Executive Director of IFM:
LAURIE HOFMANN, MPH
Laurie Hofmann, MPH is the Executive Director of The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and an advisor and consultant to several public healthcare and health education initiatives across the country. She has been a leader in IFM since its inception, serving as a member of the founding Board of Directors, Board Vice-Chairman from 2006‒2008, and Director of Marketing and Development from 2008 to January 2010, when she assumed the role of Executive Director. She has been instrumental in helping The Institute for Functional Medicine move forward with national and international strategic partnerships, global outreach, pilot programs, and new functional medicine education initiatives.
What Else Does Nutri-Link’s Clinical Education Team Do?
Postgraduate Clinical Education
We organise international and national seminars, as well as provide electronic access to recent research papers and provide professional-to-professional clinical support.
We recognise that there is an inevitable ‘tension’ between education and marketing, both real and perceived. To meet this as fairly as we can, we continue to evolve the following model to achieve the best educational outcome for the attending healthcare practitioners: We offer our international seminars as platforms for scientists and practitioners who have a comprehensive knowledge of nutritional medicine based on their research and/or clinical experiences. These seminars attract CPD accreditation; recognising bodies may include the Royal College of Physicians and the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy.
National seminars are presented using UK practitioners with expertise in areas of health management and, where possible, research as well. These courses are more focused on the developing ideas in clinical practice and have a mix of case histories and science. The seminars attract CPD credits from the British Association of Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary Medicine Association.
What Can You Expect?
International seminars presented by outstanding speakers from the world of nutritional medicine. Topics cover either established or brand new interventional strategies using nutrition as a key lifestyle modifier to optimise health. All our seminars are supported by professional materials: relevant documents, protocol summaries, product information and charts. All our events are recorded so you can benefit from them even if you cannot attend.
Regional practitioner workshops providing an ideal environment in which to learn about how and why to use Nutri-Link products with your patients.
Latest and most relevant information from the world of nutritional medicine. News, Abstracts and Reviews are added to our ever-evolving web site: www.nleducation.co.uk,on an ongoing basis in our resources section providing you with up-to-date content from leading scientists around the world.
Clinical Education Technical Support Team:
- Antony Haynes BA (Hons) Dip ION mBANT mCNHC
- Karen Devine Dip N. TH Dip N. MED Dip Homotox mCHNC
- Leonie Ash Dip ION mBANT mCNHC
- Miller Rogers Dip N. TH. Dip N. MED mCNHC m BANT
- Christine Bailey BSc(Hons) MSc PGCE mBANT mCNHC
- Jane Nodder Dip ION MSc (2011) mBANT mCNHC
Web and Literature Designers:
- Katarzyna Stecko BSc (Hons)
- Mike Ward BSc (Hons)