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Our Conference: International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Our Courses: Functional Inflammology, Cardiology, PsychonNeuroImmun, and more!

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About our Organization:

Chief Executive and Contact:

  • Director: Dr Alex Vasquez DC ND DO FACN   Faculty profile, articles, CV
  • Leadership: linked below
  • Email:
    • ICHNFM at gmail. com
      • Why gmail?  Easy to use across various mobile platforms, easy to reply, easy to delete messages and maintain organized inbox.
  • Skype: DrAlexVasquez_global
  • Mail addresss -- available per need: ICHNFM maintains physical mailing addresses in three continents but does not post these addresses publicly in order to discourage unnecessarily solicitations and wastes of paper, postage, and staff time; correspondence is virtually completely by email/website and phone/voicemail.
  • Telephone -- available per need: Please note that email to ICHNFM@gmail.com is the preferred means of correspondence and initial communication. 
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Formal entity name:

  • International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, LLC
  • Abbreviations include ICHNFM, for example: ICHNFM.org

Infrastructure:

  • Intellectual infrastructure: International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine is an organization of international experts in Human Nutrition, Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry, and various clinical disciplines including Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine.
  • North America (United States): As a Limited liability company (LLC), the company has elected to indemnify its members, managers, employees, agents for liability and related expenses under ORS 63.160.
  • Europe (Spain): Established and registered business entity which happily pays taxes and provides appropriate employment.

Statements:

  • Statement of Mission, Vision, Goals: [High-level expertise] International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine is an organization of international experts who seek to develop their individual and collective expertise to the highest possible level and then [global dissemination] disseminate this expertise globally via peer-reviewed scientific publications, evidence-based textbooks, medical/clinical symposia, and lectures available by distance learning and internet-based technologies. [Scientific advancement, medical education, societal benefit] International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine seeks to compile, organize, and integrate into cohesive and durable (patho)physiologic models massive amounts of credible peer-reviewed scientific data to effect conceptual and paradigm-shifting scientific advancement with the ultimate goal of furthering the education of physicians/clinicians and healthcare policymakers to culminate in the enhancement of societal health.
  • Statement on human rights (drafted and posted 2015 Jan): ICHNFM extends the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Articles 1-30 listed below) to include access to 31) clean water, clean air, and clean food, 32) adequate nutrition and healthcare, and 33) basic education as basic human rights; to hold an opposite opinion is to enslave, indebt, or erase people and/or populations. (Alternate wording: the denial of these rights weakens the well-being, freedom, and self-determination of people and/or populations.)
    • Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
    • Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
    • Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
    • Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
    • Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
    • Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
    • Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
    • Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
    • Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
    • Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
    • Article 11. (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
    • Article 12. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
    • Article 13. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
    • Article 14. (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
    • Article 15. (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
    • Article 16. (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
    • Article 17. (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
    • Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
    • Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
    • Article 20. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
    • Article 21. (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. (2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
    • Article 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
    • Article 23. (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
    • Article 24. Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
    • Article 25. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
    • Article 26. (1) Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. (2) Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
    • Article 27. (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. (2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
    • Article 28. Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
    • Article 29. (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. (2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
    • Article 30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
  • Statement on organic foods, sustainable agriculture, the overuse of pesticides and genetically manipulated organisms (drafted and posted 2015 Jan): ICHNFM advocates organic foods and sustainable agriculture; ICHNFM opposes the overuse of toxic pesticides and the inappropriate use of (including the forced consumption of) genetically manipulated organisms/foodoid products. While all toxic chemicals are obvious causes of concern, glyphosate warrants particular concern due to its widespread distribution, political misuse, genotoxic effects, mitochondriopathic effects, cyp450 inhibiting effects, and reproductive toxicity.
  • Statement on corporate and governmental responsibility to reduce the population's exposure to xenobiotics, metal and chemical toxins, and POPs--persistent organic pollutants (drafted and posted 2015 Jan): ICHNFM sees that xenobiotics/pollution/toxins released into the environment are directly contributing to the worldwide burden of disease. As such, all people/industries/corporations/governments should seek to reduce use and release of such chemicals; specifically, governments should use their appropriate authority and obligation to protect their citizens in this regard. 
  • Statement of social responsibility and contextualization (drafted and posted 2014 Aug): ICHNFM requires that educational materials be socially contextualized with a humanistic emphasis; humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and requires critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism). In direct opposition to any notion that science and intellectual work are and should be separate from the goal of benefiting human life (ie, profiteering, or political misuse of science), we affirm that work in the sciences, healthcare, and medicine should hold preeminent the goal of providing benefit to humanity at large and not primarily for private or political interests, in particular what we have defined as the goals of healthcare: physical health and psychosocial freedom, both of which are required for the optimization of human potential and human culture. Likewise, faculty members and teaching staff are required to model and embody beneficence, nonmaleficence, ethics, and justice; repeated violations of these ethical considerations will result first in conversation and if not resolved will result in termination of any working relationship because ICHNFM will maintain its ethics and integrity and will not be tainted by affiliation with faculty or presenters who are socially reckless or maleficent, regardless of the scale or medium (ie, including private emails and public/social conversations and comments). ICHNFM will maintain the highest standards of science, clinical applicability, ethics, and social effect/influence/beneficence.
  • Statement on vaccine enforcement and dependence (drafted and posted 2015 Jan): Given that vaccines are neither universally safe nor completely effective, mandating their use is both unscientific and unethical. Recent data correlating vaccine mandates with increased mortality give all healthcare providers and policymakers legitmate cause for concern, and until and unless these issues are resolved, ICHNFM supports 1) the rights of pateints/persons to make their own decisions about vaccinations and 2) the clinical and population-wide use of protocols to improve immunity via more safe and comprehensive means as discussed in the 2014 publication describing a comprehensive antiviral strategy: Unifying Antiviral Strategy published by ICHNFM (English and Spanish, PDF).

 

Selected Audiences:

  • Primary care, specialist physicians, and other clinicians and health professionals: allopathic medical physicians, osteopathic medical physicians, nurses and nurse practicioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacists, and others.
  • Medical schools
  • Hospitals, medical offices, healthcare systems
  • Medical students
  • Institute of Medicine (I.O.M.)
  • World Health Organization (W.H.O.)
  • Nobel Prize Committee

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Accreditation:

  • Course accreditation varies per audience, location, country, and topic; see course details for specific information.
  • Example of accreditation for our 2013 International Conference:

Accreditation for continuing medical education (CME) for medical doctors: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston www.utmbhealth.com and International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation for continuing education for dieticians: Dannemiller www.dannemiller.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dieticians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive [approximately 30-35] continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this material.

Accreditation for continuing education for chiropractors: University of Western States www.uws.edu is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and will provide at least 36 (thirty six) hours of continuing education. States approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MA, ME, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, Puerto Rico, Nova Scotia. CCE college sponsored programs are accepted for continuing education in CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OR, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY, BC.


  • Dr Alex Vasquez (USA, Colombia, Spain), Director

  • Dr Kenneth Cintron (USA & Puerto Rico)

  • Dr Michael Gonzalez (Puerto Rico)

  • Dr Annette D'Armata (USA)

Alex Vasquez D.C., N.D., D.O., F.A.C.N.,

     Director, ICHNFM

  • Biographical sketch: Dr Vasquez graduated from University of Western States (Doctor of Chiropractic), Bastyr University (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine), and University of North Texas Health Science Center (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and has written approximately 100 articles, numerous audios and videos, and more than10 books, including:

    • Books: Integrative Orthopedics (2005, 2007, 2012), Integrative Rheumatology (2007), Musculoskeletal Pain—Expanded Clinical Strategies (continuing medical education [CME] peer-reviewed monograph published by the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2008), Integrative Medicine and Functional Medicine for Hypertension (2011), Integrative Chiropractic Management of High Blood Pressure and Chronic Hypertension (2010, 2011), Integrative Orthopedics Third Edition (2012), Migraine Headaches, Hypothyroidism, and Fibromyalgia (2012), Chiropractic and Naturopathic Mastery of Clinical Disorders (2009), Functional Immunology and Nutritional Immunomodulation (2012), Fibromyalgia in a Nutshell (2012), Integrative Rheumatology, Nutritional Immunomodulation, and Functional Inflammology (2013).

    • More than 100 articles and letters: JAMA—Journal of the American Medical Association, BMJ—British Medical Journal, The Lancet.com, JAOA—Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Nutritional Perspectives, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, The Original Internist, Integrative Medicine, Holistic Primary Care, Nutritional Wellness, Dynamic Chiropractic, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Arthritis & Rheumatism: Official Journal of the American College of Rheumatology.

    Dr Vasquez lectures to doctors and healthcare professionals internationally and has taught Pharmacology at University of Western States; he practices in Oregon as a naturopathic physician. Dr Vasquez has worked with the Institute for Functional Medicine since 2003, first as Forum Consultant, then as Faculty for the AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) course; Dr Vasquez currently co-teaches the Advance Practice Module (APM) "The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders."

   
   
Kenneth Cintron M.D.
  • Biographical sketch: Dr. Cintron is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1990 and completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 1995. He fulfilled a Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. Dr. Cintron is Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Preventative, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and an Advanced Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. As a former owner an operator of BodylogicMD of Puerto Rico he dedicated his practice to helping women and men overcome health challenges associated with aging, using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) integrated with customized nutrition and fitness programs. He is author and co-author of several published articles related to both Orthopaedic Surgery and Integrative Medicine. During his career he has worked as Team Physician of professional basketball, baseball and volleyball teams as well as in Central American and Panamerican Games and 1996 Olympics. He is past President of the Puerto Rico Orthopaedic State Society and former member of the Board Of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

   
Michael J. Gonzalez M.S., M.H.S.N., D.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.C.N.
  • Biographical sketch: Dr. Michael J. Gonzalez is Professor at the Nutrition Program, School of Public Health in the Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Chemistry (Catholic University), a Masters in Cellular Biology and Biophysics (Nova University), and another Masters in Nutrition and Public Health (University of P.R.). He has a Doctorate in Nutritional Medicine (John F. Kennedy University). He also has a Doctorate in Health Sciences (Lafayette University), and another Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry and Cancer Biology (Michigan State University). He completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Gonzalez is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and has authored over 150 scientific publications. He has serve as a member on several scientific journal Editorial Boards, such as Biomedicina, the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and Alternative Medicine Reviews. As a consultant for several companies, he has been responsible for designing formulations of nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products. He has been a consultant for The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning (now Riordan Clinic), in Wichita, Kansas. He has obtained several research awards for his work on Nutrition and Cancer. He is currently Co- Director of RECNAC II project, and Research Director of the InBioMed Project Initiative. Dr. Gonzalez also serves as a nutrition consultant to the Puerto Rican Basketball National Team and is part of the Medical Commission of the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation. Doctor González and Dr. Jorge Miranda-Massari, founders of InBioMed, are leaders in the development of non-toxic chemotherapy treatments for cancer. The findings of their work with Intravenous Vitamin C as an anti-cancer agent, published in 2002, were confirmed by the NIH in 2005. They published the first Phase-I clinical study utilizing Intravenous Vitamin C for treatment of terminal cancer patients in 2005, and also published in 2005 the most comprehensive review on Vitamin C and Cancer, as a follow-up on the work of two times Nobel Laureate, Dr. Linus C. Pauling. They have brought many new concepts into the field, such as the Bioenergetic theory of carcinogenesis, the systemic saturation phenomenon of intravenous vitamin C, the metabolic correction concept for disease treatment and prevention.
    • Book: Drs Gonzalez, Miranda-Massari, Saul’s. I Have Cancer What Should I Do: The Orthomolecular Guide to Cancer Management provides evidence-based recommendations for an integrative approach for those dealing with cancer and seeking to improve quality of life and survival.
    • 2012 landmark publication: Gonzalez MJ, et al. The bio-energetic theory of carcinogenesis. Med Hypotheses. 2012 Oct;79(4):433-9 The altered energy metabolism of tumor cells provides a viable target for a non toxic chemotherapeutic approach. An increased glucose consumption rate has been observed in malignant cells. Warburg (Nobel Laureate in medicine) postulated that the respiratory process of malignant cells was impaired and that the transformation of a normal cell to malignant was due to defects in the aerobic respiratory pathways. Szent-Györgyi (Nobel Laureate in medicine) also viewed cancer as originating from insufficient availability of oxygen. Oxygen by itself has an inhibitory action on malignant cell proliferation by interfering with anaerobic respiration (fermentation and lactic acid production). Interestingly, during cell differentiation (where cell energy level is high) there is an increased cellular production of oxidants that appear to provide one type of physiological stimulation for changes in gene expression that may lead to a terminal differentiated state. The failure to maintain high ATP production (high cell energy levels) may be a consequence of inactivation of key enzymes, especially those related to the Krebs cycle and the electron transport system. A distorted mitochondrial function (transmembrane potential) may result. This aspect could be suggestive of an important mitochondrial involvement in the carcinogenic process in addition to presenting it as a possible therapeutic target for cancer. Intermediate metabolic correction of the mitochondria is postulated as a possible non-toxic therapeutic approach for cancer.

 

 

   
   
Annette J. D'Armata, N.M.D.
  • Biographical sketch: Dr. D'Armata earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of St. Thomas, studied graduate Sociology at the University of Houston, and earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. While at SCNM, she obtained additional clinical training in the integrative treatment of mental illness under Katherine Raymer, MD, ND, was asked to teach neuroanatomy as assistant to Thomas Richards, PhD, and was honored with an Outstanding Leadership award by her faculty and colleagues. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. D'Armata volunteered to intern with Adelfo Yescas, M.D. (Internal Medicine), on rotation at Hospital San Martin in Oaxaca and at General Regional Hospital No. 25 in Mexico City, working with patients with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, infectious disease and advanced cancers. She was offered a post-doctoral residency in naturopathic internal medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska and, upon completion, went on to open and run a successful, multi-practitioner clinic serving that community for three years. She is the author of "Dr. D'Armata's Top Ten Tips for Immediately Improving Your Health," a practical health primer for adults. Dr. D'Armata has been a frequent guest lecturer on radio, in health facilities and in the community, presenting: "Integrative Approaches to Autoimmune Conditions," "Inflammatory Breast Cancer: An Integrative Case Report," "Clinically Effective Natural Treatment of Infectious Diseases," "Neuropsychiatric Effects of Gluten Sensitivity," "Naturopathic Care of Older Adults," "Integrative First Aid" and "Natural Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder." Additionally, she has provided medical review and editing for various texts by Dr. Alex Vasquez. Dr. D'Armata is in private practice in Tempe, Arizona, specializing in psychoneuroimmunology. She has proposed original research on obsessive compulsive disorder using Quantitative EEG and Low Resolution Brain Tomography (LORETA). Dr. D'Armata is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. (OncANP).

 

   

Additional information:

Education delivery formats:

  • Books, articles, private consulting, video presentations, recorded live presentations, live classes via the internet, interactive forums, on-site seminars and symposia.

Products, Pricing, and Policies:

  • Videos: Pay-per-view paid on our website and delivered via Vimeo.
  • Live sessions with Professors: Pay-per-session; courses are pre-paid via our website and are delivered via live interactive format. Videos are archived and available postproduction via pay-per-view.
  • Books, printed/physical materials, shipping policy: Shipped directly via the publisher internationally with tracking and exceptionally low shipping costs due to bulk discount pricing.
  • Professional consultations: Paid via website per customized agreement, scope, terms, importance, complexity, and duration.
  • Refund/Return policy: Because we deal with intellectual property, we do not provide refunds because the intellectual property is delivered-in-full at the moment of delivery/access; once the information is delivered, no refund is appropriate. The only exceptions to this policy apply to 1) partial returns on large bulk-discounted orders for bookstores and large educational events, and 2) cancellation of attendance prior to live seminars, either on-site or via the internet. In these situations, return credits are subtracted from by any administrative, shipping/stocking, and bank fees.
  • Ownership and right of use and sale: Except for articles/videos/materials that are open-access, publicly available, or used with owner's permission, all informaiton contained in ICHNFM's various websites is owned by ICHNFM and protected as intellectual propery. Additional protections such as copyrights and trademarks have often been secured to provide additional protections and means by which to seek financial compensation for the technical/strategic damages incurred by misuse of our material. ICHNFM reserves the full right to its material, the design of its courses, and to deny services to persons who evidence unprofessional behavior or mis-use of ICHNFM's materials, works, events, forums, etc.

Privacy policy:

  • General: We collect emails to provide updates and announcements. We do not store credit card information on this website, and we never share our contact email list.
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