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Functional Forum: Accelerating the Evolution of Medicine

May 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

“Functional Forum is an indispensable resource for practitioners. I felt inspired to apply the valuable practice tips I learned there to reinvigorate my approach to day-to-day patient care as well as my health messaging.”

– Dr Ronald Hoffman, Veteran Integrative Physician and Broadcaster

On May 7th, we are taking on the mother of all topics, The Future of Medicine. Functional Medicine and digital health are on the cutting edge of taking medicine forward, and you will hear from some incredible doctors on the leading edge of the health revolution.

Dr Mark Hyman is the leading voice in Functional Medicine. A mutliple NYT best selling writer and storied physician, Dr Hyman is a passionate advocate for medical evolution.

Dr Jeffrey Gladd has built a cash only Functional Medicine practice in one of the poorest zipcodes in the country. He is a digital health enthusiast, creator of Mytavin and is passionate about helping physicians overcome the fear of stepping outside insurance and focusing on the patient.

Dr Andrew Heyman is the Director of the first program to Board Certify doctors in Integrative and Metabolic Medicine, with the support of George Washington University. As well as Functional Medicine, Dr Heyman has lead the field by studying a diverse range of techniques, and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

Erik Goldman is Founder of Heal Thy Practice, a conference for doctors looking to switch to integrative medicine. Erik is also editor of Holistic Primary Care and collects data on attitutde and changes in professionally delivered holsitic medicine. Hear the data on the evolution of medicine!

You can sign up for the live video streaming BY CLICKING HERE!

We have an awesome lineup of speakers and panelists, featuring some of the most forward thinking doctors in medicine including…


Mark Hyman MD – Functional Leader

  • What are the drivers of change in medicine?
  • How can we work to reverse chronic disease?
  • What role do community and connectivity play in scaling change?

Jeffrey Gladd MD – Digital Innovator

  • How will Functional Medicine reach the masses?
  • What is standing in the way of physicians serving patients, not the system?
  • How can physicans overcome fear and innovate in the new paradigm?

Andrew Heyman MD – Authority on Stress Response

  • Is adrenal fatigue scientific? Can it be justified by the medical literature?
  • Is there much more to the stress response than just adrenaline?
  • Are examples like this holding holistic medicine back from mainstream acceptance?

Erik Goldman – Data Gatherer and Publisher

  • What are the trends signalling the Evolution of Medicine?
  • What role with doctors, nurses play in the future of medicine?
  • What do the most recent numbers say?

 PANEL DISCUSSION – Ask your questions on twitter with #functionalforum

  • Ask your questions to our great speaker and panelists

The Functional Forum is a monthly education and networking event for health professionals who are passionate about the evolution of medicine. Set in the fabulous Helen Mills theater in the heart of Manhattan, this new concept in practitioner education brings together the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice development and health technology in an upbeat, entertaining way.

The Functional Forum curates the industry’s leading innovators in a new mixed-media format that combines interviews, TED-style talks, videos, audience interation, and music. Our sponsors bring you the best healthy snacks and refreshments.

This comes at an exciting time for functional and integrative medicine, not only clinically, but also in the innovative business models being developed around the country. With health politics raising more questions than answers and with technology changing the healthcare landscape for good, there has never been a more ripe time for health innovation.


Who should attend? Medical Stakeholders and Holistic Health Professionals: MD, DO, ND, DC, RN, NP, LAc., DOM, CCN, etc

Event Timing

7.30pm – Doors Open

Networking and refreshments from our sponsors

8pm – Show starts

9.30pm – Show ends

Thanks to our sponsors