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Sunday, November 1
 

9:00am

Medical Fitness Workshop (separate registration required)
Our inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Fitness event!

Attendees will experience a light, interactive "example medical fitness training session." This informative session will include exercises that are safe for the knees, hips, low back, and shoulders. You'll also learn how sessions are adjusted for individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical maladies. A safe, effective progression model will also be explained, and there will be plenty of opportunity for question and answer.

Come experience first-hand the application of medical fitness in this unique event!
This activity is accredited for 6 CE Credits:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • NASM, ACSM, BOC-AT, COPS-KT
Separate registration is required. Register here.

Sunday November 1, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Belmont Room

5:00pm

Welcome Reception, Research Posters & Exhibitor Pavilion
Come meet 25+ industry exhibitors and network with fellow attendees at the Welcome Reception.  

There will alsobe a showcase of nearly 20 research posters all pertaining to the field of lifestyle medicine.

Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
West Ballroom

5:00pm

Attendee Registration
Welcome to Lifestyle Medicine 2015! Check in at the registration desks and join us for the evening Welcome Reception

Sunday November 1, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

6:30pm

Opening Expert Panel
The expert panel presentation will address the role that LM plays in the transformation of our disease care system to a system of health care and how this translates into population health management. Current payment models that support LM and models for how LM can lower per capital health care costs will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Porter, JD, MBA

Bob Porter, JD, MBA

Managing Director, The Ornish Program, Healthways
Robert (Bob) Porter joined Healthways early in 2013 after a long and distinguished career in health system leadership, predominantly with SSM Health Care.   In September of 2014, Bob assumed the role of Managing Director of the Ornish Program.  His responsibilities include collaborating... Read More →
avatar for Amy Mechley, MD

Amy Mechley, MD

Medical Director of Wellness and CPCI Transformation, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Dr. Mechley is a board certified family medicine physician and Medical Director of The Wellness Division at The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati Ohio. She also serves as adjunct professor of clinical family medicine with the University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency... Read More →
avatar for Bob Boone, MBA, MHA

Bob Boone, MBA, MHA

President & CEO, Medical Fitness Association
Robert (Bob) D. Boone is President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).  As a pioneer in the Wellness and Fitness Industry, he brings a wealth of experience including over twenty-five years as a hospital executive in operations to add to his extensive knowledge on creating... Read More →
avatar for Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Sr. Medical Director for Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
Dr. Parkinson is the Senior Medical Director overseeing employer health and productivity strategies for UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners. He formerly was Executive Vice President, Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos, a national pioneer of consumer-directed health plans acquired... Read More →
avatar for Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH

Chief Medical Director, Cummins, Inc.
Dr. Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH is the Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Benefits, Health and Wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy. He has distinguished himself as a recognized leader in his profession... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
East/Center Ballroom
 
Monday, November 2
 

7:00am

Breakfast & Exhibitor Pavilion
Glad you're here! Grab a plate and join us for breakfast.

Monday November 2, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
West Ballroom

8:00am

Lifestyle Medicine, From Cause to Consensus
Dr. Katz will deliver an update on the GLiMMER project and the True Health Coalition’s progress to date. The emphasis will be on the value of expressing public consensus about the fundamentals of lifestyle medicine.

Speakers
avatar for David Katz, MD, MPH

David Katz, MD, MPH

President, ACLM
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984; in 3 years); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 8:00am - 9:45am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

9:45am

AM Break & Exhibitor Pavilion
Join us for the morning break after the keynote, check out the exhibitor pavilion, network with fellow attendees and grab a healthy snack!

Monday November 2, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
West Ballroom

10:15am

Neuroscience and Personalized Counseling for Health Behavior Change
Join us for an insightful discussion about individual cognitive differences and how to apply them in your lifestyle medicine practice. Several major constructs are consistently demonstrated in health behavior theory and applied in evidence based counseling, such as readiness to change, self efficacy, personal beliefs, social/environmental influencers. Yet the lifestyle medicine community continues to be challenged to facilitate effective, sustainable behavior change. Hence innovation in tailored approaches is needed. This session will review the key evidence based constructs for facilitating behavior change and introduce a new framework that builds on them, integrating positive psychology, strength based approaches and neuroscience. The audience will participate in case exercises and learn how to enhance traditional coaching skills with these leading edge constructs.

Speakers
avatar for Liana Lianov, MD, MPH

Liana Lianov, MD, MPH

Founder, HealthType
As an innovative physician leader in preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine, Dr. Lianov has advanced the lifestyle medicine movement in the US and internationally. She received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

10:15am

The Culinary Medicine Movement: Strategies, Successes and Challenges
The substantial toll on Americans’ health and healthcare expenditures from the obesity and nutrition-related chronic disease epidemics are heightened by the lack of evidence-based, scalable nutrition education curricula in medical schools.  In 2012, Tulane University School of Medicine launched the nation’s premier medical school-based teaching kitchen, The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine (GCCM). The center focuses on teaching medical students, medical professionals and the community culinary skills and evidence-based nutrition practices to incorporate into everyday practices. In three short years, GCCM has licensed the curriculum out to over a dozen medical schools around the country and expanded its prospective observational cohort study of 1200+ medical students in hands-on cooking and nutrition education. Those receiving GCCM education have shown statistically significant improvements in propensity score and panel data analysis on student dietary habits, attitudes and competencies (DACs) in nutrition counseling for patients over students receiving traditional clinical education. Additionally, diabetics participating in the hands-on cooking classes have statistically significant improvements in lipids and blood pressure over those receiving standard medical nutrition therapy. Here we will discuss the principals of culinary medicine and the movement that has begun to spread across the nation. 

Speakers
avatar for Leah Sarris

Leah Sarris

Program Director & Executive Chef, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Chef Leah Sarris has worked in diverse areas of the foodservice and related industries from restaurants, to instructing culinary arts at a prestigious university, foodservice consulting, farming and community outreach to improve school nutrition. Currently, she is the Program Director... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 2 Fisk Room

10:15am

Successful ITLC Billing and Reimbursement
Intensive therapeutic lifestyle change (ITLC) programs have been shown to significantly reduce chronic disease risk factors in short periods of time. One of the greatest challenges to incorporating ITLCs into every day practice has been finding a solid reimbursement mechanism for this unique clinical care set of activities. We share a method for creating ITLC billing through medicare using medical nutrition therapy codes that now has a three year history. More recently, an Oregon Medicaid program with over 100,000 enrollees has agreed to incorporate an ITLC program as part of its care standard, allowing full reimbursement for the ITLC cost. Participants will learn the specifics of ITLC billing within Medicare and Medicaid populations.

Speakers
avatar for John Gobble, DrPH, RD

John Gobble, DrPH, RD

President and Founder of Medical Nutrition Therapy Northwest, MNT Northwest
John E. Gobble is president and founder of Medical Nutrition Therapy Northwest. He earned a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Preventive Care and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in both Public Health Nutrition and Health Education from Loma Linda University School of Public Health... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

11:30am

Delivering the Behavioral Side Of Lifestyle Medicine: Wellness Coaching Skills & Concepts
Recognize the opportunities where being more coach-like will lead to more effective behavioral change and greater adherence to both the “lifestyle prescription” and treatment recommendations. Acquire fundamental wellness & health coaching concepts and skills to enhance patient/client success with lifestyle improvement. Gain key skills in communication that increase patient/client engagement and enhance self-efficacy. Learn how to integrate the resource of wellness/health coaching into your practice or environment. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Arloski, PhD

Michael Arloski, PhD

CEO and Founder, Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc.
Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC, CWP, is CEO of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc., (www.realbalance.com) Dr. Arloski’s perspective on wellness coaching comes from his pioneering work training thousands of wellness and health coaches worldwide, authoring the field’s foundational... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

11:30am

Meditation for Helping Build Stress Resiliency
Discussion on Meditaiton Research During the first half of the presentation, I will be discussing the research and evidence found on meditation and the effect it has on our mind and body. These studies will be driven from the Massachusetts General Hospital explaining how eight weeks of meditation can reshape our brain. Group Meditation For the last half of the presentation, I will guide the audience through a meditation lasting for 15 – 20 minutes. The focus being on breathing techniques and mindfulness. This meditation will allow the participants to apply these techniques to their lifestyle.

Speakers
avatar for Mija Speakman

Mija Speakman

Wellness Technician, The Christ Hospital
Mija Speakman is a stress management, meditation and yoga teacher working with The Christ Hospital Health Network Wellness Services. Here she leads meditation courses, and stress management presentations for large corporations. Mija received her Bachelors at the University of Cincinnati... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 2 Fisk Room

11:30am

Bringing Lifestyle Medicine in to the Workplace
Lifestyle choices are heavily influenced by the community and culture in which we live. A large portion of Americans spend most of their waking hours at work, making the workplace a significant influence on health. Physicians have the opportunity to take a leadership role in helping employers create healthy work environments, so it's easy for employees to make healthy choices. During this session, participants will learn how to apply lifestyle medicine to the workplace with the goal of positively influencing the behavior of an entire population.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Safeer, MD

Richard Safeer, MD

Medical Director, Employee Health & Wellness, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Richard Safeer, MD, FAAFP, FACPM Medical Director, Employee Health & Wellness Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine Johns Hopkins University Richard Safeer, MD, FAAFP, is Medical Director of Employee Health & Wellness at Johns Hopkins HealthCare... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch & Exhibitor Pavilion
Grab a plate, join us for lunch & visit with the exhibitors and fellow attendees.

Monday November 2, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
West Ballroom

2:00pm

Leveraging Time with Group Visits
The AAFP concludes that “group visits can provide an improved quality of care and a higher level of patient and physician satisfaction. Group visits have proven to be an effective way to improve patients’ dietary compliance and intermediate markers for diabetes and coronary artery disease.” Furthermore, AAFP urges that “Group visits are one component of the system changes needed for the new model of care.” Implementation of lifestyle medicine group visits allows a physician or educator to spend 90 minutes with small groups discussing and sharing the necessary details and behavior tools to implement lifestyle strategies like healthy eating, exercise, stress management and sleep hygiene. The model is embraced and promoted by insurers and employers for obvious fiscal benefits of disease reversal. But best of all, group visits help patients attain clinical and social well being while improving the operational and financial health of a physician’s practice.

Speakers
avatar for Shilpa Saxena, MD

Shilpa Saxena, MD

President, n1Health SevaMed Institute
Shilpa P. Saxena, MD is a Board-Certified Family Practice physician whose passion and purpose come to life through her experiences with education and empowerment to attain extraordinary life outcomes for her patients and community. In addition to over 15 years of progressive patient... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

3:15pm

PM Break & Exhibitor Pavilion
Join us for the afternoon break after the keynote, check out the exhibitor pavilion, network with fellow attendees and grab a healthy snack!

Monday November 2, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
West Ballroom

3:45pm

Lifestyle Medicine: Making it Work Clinically and Financially
Although the evidence base for Lifestyle Medicine is strong, and the national need for Lifestyle Medicine implementation is enormous, financially viable models for delivery of Lifestyle Medicine by private health care providers remain scarce.  We discuss a new Lifestyle Medicine practice model that is based on a Direct Primary Care reimbursement approach.  Specific components of the clinical model will be covered, including:  incorporation of health risk assessments, other focused LM diagnostic tools, LM customized electronic medical records, personalized health goals, behavioral counseling, group visits, ITLCs, and other LM clinical resources.  Details of the financial model will also be reviewed, including:  determining panel size, calculating rates, creating schedules, staffing patterns, marketing, locating financial partnerships, billing resources and other components of successfully operating the business of LM.  Although we are still in the early stages of implementing this practice, we believe that what we are learning has value as we look for ways to bring the Lifestyle Medicine choice to the average patient and health care provider. 

Speakers
avatar for Edward Phillips, MD

Edward Phillips, MD

Founder & Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
Edward M. Phillips, MD, is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and is Founder and Director of The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at the Joslin Diabetes Center. www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org. In his work at the ILM he... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH

Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH

Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, CEO
Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH is the previous Chair of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and previous Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute at Loma Linda University Health. Although he is now primarily developing new Lifestyle Medicine practice models... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 2 Fisk Room

3:45pm

Age Gracefully by Quelling the Fire of Inflammation
An interactive, engaging and entertaining evidence based overview of Mind Body Medicine peppered with several mind body exercises during the presentation. Quick Easy Practical strategies providing a toolbox of meditation techniques. Mind body skills for mental sharpness, optimal wellness and peak performance. In this is hilarious presentation, Dr. Vij takes a serious look at humor as a powerful antidote to the damaging effects of our stressful and toxic environment. Using an evidence based approach he goes over the neuro-anatomy, and physiology of how and why humor is therapeutic. Using concrete examples from the medical literature, he presents humor as a cornerstone in the mind body approach to prevent and reverse age related physical and mental decline. Emphasizes the LM componenets of stress, sleep and love.

Speakers
avatar for Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP

Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente & UCSF
Dr Vij is a strong proponent of improving health span, not just life span by promoting a low glycemic, anti-inflammatory diet, regular physical activity, meditation and sleep. He has a strong interest in Mind-Body medicine, stress management and mindfulness as ways to turn the body... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

3:45pm

A Physician-Initiated and Technology-Supported Innovation to Support Patient Engagement and Behavior Change
Improving health behaviors, increasing patient self-management and reducing preference-sensitive surgeries represent key strategies for achieving the Triple Aim and optimizing provider and patient engagement as health care systems move toward an ACO model of care. Building on the AHRQ “Prescription for Health” findings, UPMC has applied Six Sigma tools to optimize a process to support providers in practicing lifestyle medicine. The model focuses on physician initiation with a prescription for healthy behavior change and care engagement, with a referral to a health coach for follow-up support. Building on known best practices, the process has applicability across practice settings (primary and specialty care) and EMR systems as a practical method for physicians to address key drivers of health and cost in population health management, while minimizing patient barriers to accessing support. This case study summarizes the approach, designs, early outcomes and lessons learned for this system-wide innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Maners, RD, LDN

Rebecca Maners, RD, LDN

Sr. Clinical Product Analyst, UPMC Health Plan
Rebecca is a Sr. Clinical Product Analyst in UPMC’s Insurance Services Division, serving as a liaison between clinical staff and technical teams to design and implement optimal IT solutions to support population health and care management programs, with special emphasis and involvement... Read More →
avatar for Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Sr. Medical Director for Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
Dr. Parkinson is the Senior Medical Director overseeing employer health and productivity strategies for UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners. He formerly was Executive Vice President, Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos, a national pioneer of consumer-directed health plans acquired... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

5:30pm

5K Run
Throw on your running shoes and join us for a 5K through Nashville, put on by ACLM's Professionals in training group. We'll meet in the Grand Ballroom foyer at 5:30 and we'll take off!

Monday November 2, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00pm

Documentary Showing: Plant Pure Nation
We'll be showing the documentary Plant Pure Nation on Monday night – come check it out!

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. After renowned nutritional scientist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell gives a stirring speech on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, his son, Nelson, and Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner work together to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Once the legislation goes into Committee, agribusiness lobbyists kill the plan. Undeterred, Nelson decides to try his own pilot project in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. 

Monday November 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
East/Center Ballroom
 
Tuesday, November 3
 

6:30am

Morning Quick Fix: 30 Minute Interval Workout and Stretch
Wake up with some exercise before we kick-off day 1 of sessions at Lifestyle Medicine 2015!

Space is limited, so make sure you get there early for a spot. 

Tuesday November 3, 2015 6:30am - 7:00am
Belmont Room

7:00am

Breakfast & Exhibitor Pavilion
Glad you're here! Grab a plate and join us for breakfast.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
West Ballroom

8:00am

Blue Zones: The Secrets to a Long Life – Presented by KIND
To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100. What should you be doing to live a longer life? Dan Buettner debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.

A big thank you to KIND Snacks for sponsoring Dan Buettner's session. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner

CEO, Blue Zones
Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. His New York Times Sunday Magazine article, “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” was the second most popular article of 2012. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 8:00am - 9:45am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

9:45am

AM Break & Exhibitor Pavilion
Join us for the morning break after the keynote, check out the exhibitor pavilion, network with fellow attendees and grab a healthy snack!

Tuesday November 3, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
West Ballroom

10:15am

Why We Don't 'Just Do It' – Understanding the Intention-Behavior Gap
Intention poorly predicts only about 30% of actual health behavior change – now coined as the "intention-behavior gap". In other words, just because someone intends to change and maintain their behavior, the data suggests that the majority will not follow through with their intention. Current research, including my own, as uncovered a novel understanding of the key factors that moderate the intention and health behavior gap. These key variables allow the lifestyle medicine practitioner to (1) understand the difficulties in changing patient behavior, and (2) apply strategies to encourage successful change and maintenance of healthy, lifestyle behavior in their patients.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Faries, PhD

Mark Faries, PhD

Associate Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University & Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Mark D. Faries, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Stephen F. Austin State University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the College of Medicine and Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Faries... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 2 Fisk Room

10:15am

Coach-Facilitated, Self-Directed Neuroplasticity
The practice of coaching can be defined as a process of helping others initiate and sustain positive change in mindset and behavior. Coaching science is the foundation of evidence and theory that supports coaching practice. As the biological processes of neuroplasticity become better understood, coaching science is expanding to address conditions that can help optimize positive neuroplasticity. This session will describe and exemplify coach-facilitated, self-directed neuroplasticity, including a suite of brain states that can generate mindfulness, autonomy, self-awareness, rapport, compassion, curiosity, purpose, creativity, confidence, and self-regulation in self and others.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Moore, MBA

Margaret Moore, MBA

CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation
Margaret Moore/Coach Meg, MBA, a 17-year veteran of the biotechnology industry, founded the Wellcoaches School of Coaching for health professionals in 2002, which has trained more than 8,000 coaches in more than 45 countries. Margaret is co-founder and co-director of the Institute... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

10:15am

Culinary Medicine – From Evidence to Practice
Robust correlations exist between food preparation skills and improved health and dietary quality. Additionally, physicians who adopt healthy behaviors are more apt to discuss healthy behaviors with their patients. Experts are suggesting that nutritional counseling should include food-oriented education emphasizing skills such as shopping, food storage, and meal planning and preparation. The purpose of this session is to both improve providers’ self-care, and counseling competencies by providing food based nutritional education, and culinary medicine skills and tools. The session includes a short cooking demonstration, providing skills and tools aimed to improve participants’ personal health behavior; and a presentation aimed to 1) introduce the gaps in both medical and patient’s education regarding food, 2) provide tools on how to incorporate Culinary Medicine into lifestyle medicine, primary care, and other specialties practices, and 3) share resources of where to refer patients that are interested in improving their culinary skills.

Speakers
avatar for Rani Polak, MD, MBA

Rani Polak, MD, MBA

Research Fellow, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
Dr Rani Polak is currently a research fellow in the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center, Department of Pm & R, Harvard Medical School. Prior to this position he completes his residency in Family Medicine in the Hebrew University Medical School. Rani had the good... Read More →
avatar for Robert Graham, MD, MPH

Robert Graham, MD, MPH

Co-founder, Farewellness
Robert E. Graham is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and only one of 100 physicians Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY and completed his residency... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

11:30am

Listen To Your Heart: Turning Physiological Data Into Lifestyle Guidelines
The heart is regulated by the autonomic nervous system, beat-by-beat, to respond to the body’s changing needs. By measuring heartbeats and analyzing heart rate variability (HRV), we get a vast amount of data about human physiology, such as autonomic balance, respiration and oxygen uptake. By integrating this data into mathematical algorithms it is possible to create a digital model of the body’s physiological functions and use it to evaluate stress reactions, recovery, sleep quality and physical activity in daily life. This constitutes a powerful preventative approach to lifestyle management - integrating real-life physiological data into practice and helping people take charge of their own health and well-being by offering individually meaningful insights about lifestyle. In this presentation I will discuss the background of how HRV analysis can be utilized in lifestyle coaching and share the main findings and lifestyle trends based on a database of over 180 000 measured days.

Speakers
avatar for Tiina Hoffman, MSc

Tiina Hoffman, MSc

Exercise Physiologist, Firstbeat Technologies Ltd.
Tiina Hoffman is a Wellness Expert currently working as an Exercise Physiologist at Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. She has an M.Sc. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and a B.Ed. from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Tiina has previously worked as... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 2 Fisk Room

11:30am

Giving from an Empty Cup: Stress and Performance in the Medical Profession
The evidence is quite clear that unmanaged stress leads to detriments in performance, professionally and personally. High rates of burnout, depression, and performance impairments (e.g. decision-making, communication, and surgical errors) make it apparent that both medical practitioners and students need to learn strategies for effectively managing their stress. This presentation provides a novel and innovative model derived from proven techniques utilized by elite athletes for reducing stress and optimizing performance. Interestingly, like elite athletes, physicians and medical students might not like to admit that they are negatively impacted by stress (e.g. for fear of appearing weak or incompetent). However, it is often these attitudes that exacerbate the experience of stress, and subsequent negative outcomes. This talk will guide the practitioner through the evidence on stress and performance, the importance of managing stress, as well as teach the techniques for managing stress to optimize performance in the delivery of lifestyle medicine.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Gnagy, PhD

Erik Gnagy, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas, at Austin
Erik O. Gnagy, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA). Dr. Gnagy is one of a very small and elite group of PGA Professionals... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

11:30am

Digital Tools for Weight Management
We are living at the dawn of the information age, in which digital tools are increasingly been used to assist in lifestyle change and weight management. The tools available, which include apps, wearable trackers, automatic nutrient trackers and online tools are growing exponentially and clinicians are often overwhelmed by this and don't know how to best utilize these tools in practice. In this session, we will review the scope of existing tools focusing on tools for adults aimed at modifying diet and exercise patterns, summarize the evidence about their effectiveness, explore design trends that will shape these tools in the years to follow and also offer practical advice for how to best use these tools in clinical practice.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Berman, MD

Mark Berman, MD

Director of Lifestyle Medicine, One Medical Group; ACLM
Mark Berman MD trained in physical therapy (McGill), medicine (Yale) and primary-care internal medicine and population medicine (Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital). He completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at UCSF and spent time at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch & Exhibitor Pavilion
Grab a plate, join us for lunch & visit with the exhibitors and fellow attendees.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
West Ballroom

2:00pm

Controlling the Global Obesity Epidemic: From Science to Policy
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. Obesity is also rising rapidly in developing countries. The major drivers of obesity include dramatic changes in diet and lifestyle, unprecedented pace of urbanization, and genetic susceptibility in certain populations. Although globalization has improved quality of life for many individuals, it has also created access to low-cost foods that are low in nutritional value and high in energy, increased the consumption of such processed and convenience foods and sugar sweetened beverages and decreased physical activity levels. Effective strategies to address obesity on a global scale are likely to require sustained population-wide interventions and evidence-based policies. Population-based approaches should focus on three aspects: education, regulations, and financial incentives/disincentives. Sustained public health campaigns in combination with policy changes are needed to shift socio-cultural norms around food, influence eating behaviors, and ultimately, help curb the growing global obesity epidemic.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Professor, Harvard University
Dr. Frank Hu is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Hu is Co-director of the Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention at Harvard. He also serves as... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

3:15pm

PM Break & Exhibitor Pavilion
Join us for the afternoon break after the keynote, check out the exhibitor pavilion, network with fellow attendees and grab a healthy snack!

Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
West Ballroom

3:45pm

The Power of Health Coaching Conversations: Going from the Expert Approach to the Coach Approach
Knowledge is power, but it is not powerful enough to instill lasting change. In order to empower our patients to adopt healthy habits for a lifestyle we need a fresh approach to behavior change conversations and new tools for our lifestyle medicine tool box. With a combination of motivational interviewing, self determination theory basics, and health coaching concepts, we can do more than order or advise patients to change, we can negotiate, collaborate, guide and hold our patients accountable for healthy habits. There is an evidence base to support this new way of communicating. In addition, there is also research to support the fact that our habits matter to our patients. Thus, practicing what we preach and prioritizing self care enables and empowers us to be the change agents that we strive to be.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Frates, MD

Beth Frates, MD

Director of Wellness Programming, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Pegg Frates, is a physician as well as a certified health and wellness coach. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, as a double major in psychology and biology. Then, she attended Stanford University Medical School where she chose the specialty... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 2 Fisk Room

3:45pm

Concepts in Medical Fitness – Program Design and Application
This presentation for healthcare providers and fitness professionals highlights how to apply the medical fitness model, specifically, the initial assessment/consultation, program design guidelines, and evidence-based recommendations for progressing individuals with chronic disease and/or orthopedic issues. Learning objectives include: 1. Gathering the relevant patient history as it relates to the presenting conditions (disease/orthopedic) 2. Safely setting up the initial program - recommendations that apply to nearly all types of chronic disease and/or orthopedic issues 3. Guidelines for safe and efficient progression 4. Using effective strategies for networking between healthcare providers and fitness professionals

Speakers
avatar for Bob Boone, MBA, MHA

Bob Boone, MBA, MHA

President & CEO, Medical Fitness Association
Robert (Bob) D. Boone is President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).  As a pioneer in the Wellness and Fitness Industry, he brings a wealth of experience including over twenty-five years as a hospital executive in operations to add to his extensive knowledge on creating... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Young

Jeff Young

Fitness Coordinator, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing
Jeff Young, Kinesiologist, CSCS, USAW has served as the Fitness Coordinator at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Center for Health and Healing – the most comprehensive academic Integrative Medicine and Medical Fitness facility in the U.S. -- from 2006 to 2010, and 2011 to present, transitioning... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

3:45pm

Changing Communities Through Intensive Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Programs
Intensive therapeutic lifestyle change (ITLC) programs can be used to successfully change the paradigm of an entire community. Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cancer cause significant morbidity and mortality in the Wallowa region of Eastern Oregon. In a collaboration between private Lifestyle Medicine physicians and Wallowa Memorial Hospital, a successful local grant request funded pilot ITLC sessions. $40,500 was awarded to provide three separate 18-session (2 month) intensive lifestyle change programs. Each program enrolled 50 participants with a total of 30 hours of instruction. Participant blood sugars dropped an average of 9.5% and LDL cholesterols dropped an average of 13.1%. Average weight loss was 7.8 lbs. The community is now looking at the value of lifestyle differently. This session will discuss the skills of grant writing, local politics, and ITLC marketing and implement

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Rose, MD, FACS

Kenneth Rose, MD, FACS

General Surgeon, Wallowa Memorial Hospital
Dr. Rose has served as General Surgeon at Wallowa Memorial Hospital since 2009. His interest in lifestyle medicine has gone back for several years, but more recently has been involved in conducting multiple therapeutic lifestyle change programs in Wallowa County. With the rise of... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 3 Music City Ballroom

5:15pm

Annual Membership Meeting & Reception
ACLM members are invited to gather together for netowrking with fellow members and exhibitors, before ACLM President David Katz gives his state-of-the-industry address to the college.

Tuesday November 3, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Music City Ballroom

7:00pm

Banquet & An Interview with a Centenarian
Special guest and centenarian Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, MD will be interviewed by Hans Diehl of CHIP Health at our Lifestyle Medicine 2015 banquet presentation.  

They’ll discuss topics ranging from why the cardiothoracic surgeon decided to retire at 74 and how he managed to continue counseling until the age of 95. They’ll also dive into the implications of a person’s diet and exercise regimen, as well as what that has looked like over the past few decades.

There will also be a special presentation of the inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer and Lifetime Achievement Awards, along with recognition of the distinguished Fellows of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 

Moderators
avatar for Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH

Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH

Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, LLU School of Medicine
Hans Diehl holds a doctorate in health science with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine and a master's degree in public health nutrition, both  from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. He is the founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and the Lifestyle Medicine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ellsworth Wareham, MD

Ellsworth Wareham, MD

Centenarian and heart surgeon Ellsworth Wareham, MD is living proof that lifestyle is the best medicine.Haling from Loma Linda, CA, Dr. Wareham is still going strong at 101 years of age. He was among the earliest practitioners of open heart surgery and established the open heart surgery... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom
 
Wednesday, November 4
 

7:00am

Breakfast & Exhibitor Pavilion
Glad you're here! Grab a plate and join us for breakfast.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
West Ballroom

8:00am

The Power of Personalized Lifestyle Changes and Love
We tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure, something high-tech and expensive. This presentation will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measures to prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancient interventions. Also, the lecture will describe proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes as well as how to personalize a way of eating and living based on an individual’s needs, genes, and preferences. Finally, the presentation will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Ornish, MD

Dean Ornish, MD

President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

9:30am

AM Break & Exhibitor Pavilion
Join us for the morning break after the keynote, check out the exhibitor pavilion, network with fellow attendees and grab a healthy snack!

Wednesday November 4, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
West Ballroom

9:45am

The Nutritional Resolution of Cardiovascular Disease
Coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

Physician, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute
Twenty-three years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, general surgeon Caldwell B. Esseistyn, Jr., M.D., grew disappointed in the way he and his colleagues were treating cancer and heart disease. Relying on pills and procedures despite their side... Read More →
avatar for Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Mladen Golubić, MD, PhD joined Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in 2009 after completing residency training in internal medicine at Huron Hospital. He is currently the Medical Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Golubić is a graduate of the University of Zagreb... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

11:00am

Evidence-Based Nutrition
Coming soon!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Greger, MD

Michael Greger, MD

Founder, NutritionFacts.org
A proud founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom