The Future is Functional

Southeast Regional Integrative Medical Conference

Asheville, North Carolina
August 13-15, 2021

On-Demand Registration

Featuring 8 Expert Speakers giving you the inside scoop!

Hosted by North Carolina Integrative Medical Society

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Start:Aug 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am
End:Jan 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:$19 - $39


Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville blends New Age hipness with historical architectures such as Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical, to create a fun, earthy and eclectic vibe. With a variety of locally owned restaurants, shops and galleries, your activity choices will be hard to narrow! Relax and rejuvenate at a Himalayan Salt spa, sample local kombucha brews, enjoy local cuisine at farm-to-table restaurants, discover local artisans, white water raft the French Broad River, or hike one of 75 trails around this vibrant mountain city.


Phone : (919) 344-9000
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A discounted group rate has been arranged at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Details will be emailed to you when you register for the conference.

All conference attendees will be required to follow the county mandated hotel protocols. For more information on these COVID-19 measures, please click here.



The North Carolina Integrative Medical Society (NCIMS) is a non-profit membership society for functional/integrative medicine practitioners committed to offering safe and effective patient-centered care.

We offer clinically-based educational Grand Rounds events and an annual accredited CME conference to help you further your practice and help you and your patients thrive!

NCIMS is dedicated to serving you, the healthcare providers striving to work in partnership with your patients to address myriad root causes of health conditions to alleviate symptoms, decrease risk of future chronic disease, and restore wellness through functional/integrative medicine approaches.

Join us to help transform the future of medicine!

Membership Has Benefits!

You can save over $250 by signing up by June 1 as a member!

Speaker Highlight

Conference Schedule

Friday, August 13, 2021

7:00 am – 8:15 am
*Special New Practitioner Breakfast (sign-up required)
Join our board members to learn more about NCIMS and evolution of functional medicine in NC!
8:15 am – 9:00 am
JJ Skyler & Sachin Patel, NCIMS Creating Our Functional Present
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Robert Feeley, MD Healing Breaths: Proven BREATHWORK Techniques for Practitioners and Their Patients
10:30 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cheryl Burdette, ND Chronic Conditions & Cytokines
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Lindsey Berkson, MA DC CNS Estrogen Vindication and Need for Hormones in Today’s Toxic World
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jim LaValle RPh Longevity 2.0: The Coming Age of Omics
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Integrative Medicine IMPACT Awards Reception
Join us as we honor a few special practitioner-leaders in the evolution of functional/integrative medicine and celebrate the many transformations along our history!
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner Downtown (on your own/small groups – sign up at Registration to join in!)
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Special Relaxation Breathwork Session Wind down and discover the gentle power of breathwork with our Healing Breaths presenter!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast/VIP Breakfast/Exhibits
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Mark Houston, MD Nutritional and Supplemental Therapy for Dyslipidemia
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutritionist: 3 Roots Many Branches – A Remedy for the Autoimmune Epidemic
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Optional 30 minute Outdoor Yoga Class
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Annual Meeting: Come learn more about NCIMS from its volunteer board & committee members
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
David Rakel, MD Enhancing the Clinician Effect through Compassion and Clinical Pearls
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
David Friedman, DC The Evolution of Obesity
5:15 pm
Closing Remarks

Sunday, 8/15: VIP Mindset & Integration Mastermind

When you attend a conference and get loads of great clinical pearls, do you immediately find ways to digest and implement them in a coherent way? Even great information can seem overwhelming when you are returning to the “real life” busy, post-conference! If you’ve struggled to convert great ideas and strategies into growing your purpose-aligned practice, spend your Sunday morning with us! Invest time immediately following the conference to strategically explore what you’ve taken away from this year’s conference, identify any limiting beliefs/mindset, and insure that this year is truly more functional by the time you leave Asheville. Only available for the first 25 NCIMS Members who sign up for this special integration session.

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