Functional Medicine in Practice: The Reality

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Functional Medicine in Practice: The Reality
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Nutri Advanced are delighted to bring you a day of case based training and patient centred functional medicine as presented by the UK IFM Certified Practitioners Group. This exclusive group of 13 UK based practitioners have completed and passed the rigorous examinations set by the Institute for Functional Medicine, and have several years of applying these principles in practice. The group are of multiple different disciplines meaning that they are viewing functional medicine from many different angles giving attendees different experiences and understanding of how the functional medicine model fits into clinical practice.

This event is also available for ROI Health Professionals & Student Health Professionals

If you're a Student Health Professional you can receive an extra 20% off the standard Early Bird discounted price, please call us on 0800 043 5777 to book your place.

Functional Medicine in Practice – the Reality! Is a recognised IFM Educational Event

The Institute for Functional Medicine recommends this education event for those interested in exploring the application of the Functional Medicine Matrix Model. Through the process of case-based learning, those attending this day-long event will advance their understanding of the foundational tools and resources used by seasoned IFM Certified Practitioners (IFMCP). This clinical and teaching team comprised of Pete Williams, Jo Gamble, and Robyn Puglia will share their decades of knowledge and experience as they model strategies of clinical implementation using the Functional Medicine approach.



9.00- 9.30        
Introduction – The Art and Science of the Patient - Clinician Relationship. How to build a successful Functional Medicine Practice.

9.30 – 11.00      
Jo Gamble – Case studies exploring the role of detoxification, hormones and the gut.

Case 1. A functional approach to IBD

Case 2. Immune suppressed individual with coeliac disease negative to TTG but genetically positive

Case 3. Endometriosis 

11.00- 11.30      
Break: Rest the mind, Eat and drink whole foods while you network.

Robyn Puglia –Using the Functional Medicine timeline and matrix to approach a complex case. A case study involving chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, methylation, chronic Lyme, hepatic and neurological dysfunction and more! 

Lunch: Protein dense, good fats and Phytochemical rich carbs.

Pete Williams – 3 case studies that showcase Functional Medicine thinking. 

Case 1. A rare example where exercise and environment become detrimental to a patient’s health. Exploring the role of movement, genomics, environmental toxins and free radical exposure.

Case 2. Sometimes the best medical interventions are the ones that require friendship, physical touch and the decision to move house. Pete explains the relationship between social isolation, socio-genomics and depression.   Can hormones such as Oxytocin and Dopamine be manipulated to help?

Case 3. How an IPhone application changed the health of a stubborn 76year-old. An example of movement medicine, socio-genomics and some targeted nutrition changes.

Break: Love your caffeine, fruit and nuts. Great time to share business cards.

Expert Discussion Group – “The Clinical pearls of functional medicine in practice” with open floor for questions. Your chance to pick the brains of 7 IFM certified practitioners: Anne Edwards, Sarah Green, Dr Adigo Atabo, Tanya Borowski, Tracey Randell, Alex Manos & Deirdre Nazareth.

 6 CPD hours have been confirmed for this event.


Pete Williams, M.Med.Sci, CSCS, IFMCP

Pete is an Exercise Physiology and Medical Science graduate of Liverpool and Sheffield Universities. Pete is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the UK Register for Exercise Professionals. Pete is part of the 2013 cohort of IFM Certified Practitioners and is considered a “Clinical Innovator” by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Pete has a private practice in central London where he specializes in Lifestyle Medicine within a Functional Medicine framework. He is also interested in optimal aging, specifically the influence of exercise and genomics on ageing. He is an internationally recognized thought leader in applying the Functional Medicine model to health and fitness and lives in London with his wife and two boys, Tom and Jesse. 

Robyn Puglia FdSc DipION IFMCP

Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, chronic infections and complex health issues such as ME, chronic Lyme and fibromyalgia.

Robyn runs a busy private practice in London and additionally sees clients in Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people who are unable to visit her in person. She also provides technical support and clinical education for Regenerus Laboratories and mentors other nutritionists and physicians on all aspects of nutrition and Functional Medicine.


Jo has been a behavioral therapist for the last 15 years where she has specialized in children with autism and complex learning difficulties. Jo uses her skills and experience to compliment her nutritional therapy; this is particularly beneficial for the children she works with.

Jo has now chosen to add to her specialties by pursuing her passion for making a difference to people with cancer, working alongside them on their journey, leaving no stone unturned.  Jo works with many children through the charity KICT and Alfie’s Trust, and adults around the country and internationally.

Jo is now a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and is board certified with the Academy of Anti Aging Medicine in the USA.

Jo’s passion to educate both her clients and other practitioners had led to becoming a senior lecture for The College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as regularly lecturing for Nutri Advanced.

Meet the panel…

Our expert panel of UK IFM Certified Practitioners – Dr. Adigo Abato, Deirdre Nazareth, Alex Manos, Tracey Randall, Tanya Borowski, Ann Edwards and Sarah Green will host a dedicated session just for answering those niggling questions you have about practicing functional medicine with your patients when you are back at your clinic. These 7 experts include an osteopath, a doctor, and several nutritional therapists with special interest fields such as gut, movement therapy and chronic fatigue. They understand that there are hesitations, blocks and bumps along your personal road to functional medicine practice and so they can share their experiences with you, whether that is about patients and cases or about your “behind the scenes” choices.


Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London. W1G 9DT

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