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About the Functional Forum

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 local community events around this monthly content.

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 better time for health innovation.


Who should attend?


  • Conventionally trained practitioners interested in functional integrative medicine
  • Generalists (primary care, family medicine)
  • Integrative Medicine (chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, dentists)
  • Specialists (psychiatrist, pediatrician, cardiologist, etc.)
  • Food focused practitioners (registered dieticians, nutritionists)
  • Lifestyle medicine, precision medicine and naturopathic medicine practitioners
  • Health coaches
  • Medical stakeholders
  • Digital health entrepreneurs


James Maskell

James Maskell co-founded the Functional Forum with the late Gabriel Hoffman in New York in 2014. James has lectured to physician audiences on four continents and innovating at the cross section of functional and medicine ever since. The Forum became part of the Evolution of Medicine™ a best selling book and organization whose mission is to support practitioners in falling back in love with medicine and practicing on their own terms. His second book "The Community Cure" shined a light on the emerging model of group medical visits, with a specific focus on functional medicine.

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 lives in California with his wife and two daughters.

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