The Functional Forum is the world’s largest integrative medicine conference. On the first Monday of every month, this new concept in practitioner education, “medutainment”, brings together the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice development and health technology in an upbeat, entertaining way.
We curate the industry’s leading innovators in a mixed-media format that combines interviews, TED-style talks, videos, audience interaction, and music, all archived for free forever on our Youtube Channel.
We scale our influence through empowering community in every corner of the globe, encouraging and facilitating meetups around this monthly content. Our live meetup is held at the magnificent “Neuehouse” in NYC, with dozens of others running concurrently around the world.
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
- Health Professionals
- Digital Health Entrepreneurs
James Maskell has been looking for levers to create significant positive change in healthcare for a decade. Following education in healthcare economics, James has played a part in building a number of successful businesses in the integrative medicine space.
James has lectured to audiences of physicians on three continents, including four years on faculty of “Heal Thy Practice”, Integrative Health Symposium and George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute.
James has been featured on platforms at diverse at TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx and more, as well as writing for blogs like Huffington Post, KevinMD, thedoctorblog and MindBodyGreen. He sees a unique aperture to help fuse the massive potential of digital health and functional approaches to accelerate the evolution of medicine.
Functional Forum Co-Founder Gabriel Hoffman has been passionately involved in health and wellness counseling since his inspiring recovery from cancer 12 years ago. His extensive research and education in nutrition and lifestyle management has contributed to his development of an innovative approach to healthcare. Gabriel combines Integrative Nutrition, individual coaching, a natural pharmacy and non-invasive biofeedback technology to help clients achieve optimal health and desired life goals.
In addition to his practice his latest focus is to bring awareness to the needed shift of the standard patient to doctor relationship. He believes the future of medicine will be built on a foundation of teamwork and empowerment shared between the doctor and patient, rather than the current patriarchal model.