Prescribing Excercise
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Session 2: Prescribing Exercise: Getting You & Your Patients Moving


Date: Friday, July 25th at 3:30pm EDT


Nearly 80% of our patients (and most physicians) do not fulfill the recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. This module teaches how to access Physical Activity Vital Signs within the clinical encounter and how to negotiate and write a basic exercise prescription to improve patient’s physical activity levels. The profound impact of the personal health behavior of the prescribing clinician on patient behaviors is highlighted.

This webinar is the second in a series that will occur between July – October 2014. Webinars may cover topics related to nutrition, weight management, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol, emotional wellness, mindfulness based stress reduction, sleep, as well the importance and role of lifestyle medicine in clinical care. This webinar on Prescribing Exercise is just one module of the larger curriculum being developed.


Friday, July 25th at 3:00p EDT.

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Access physical activity as a vital sign and track patient’s activity levels.
  • Advise patients on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
  • Negotiate and write an effective exercise prescription.



Dr. Edward Phillips

Dr. Phillips is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of Outpatient Medical Services of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network in Boston, Massachusetts. Phillips founded and directs The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School,

Additionally, Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serves on the Executive Council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™global initiative. He is co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, The Clinician’s Guide to the Exercise Prescription (Lippincott, 2009) and is chair of the Exercise is Medicine Education Committee. Phillips is an active clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally guiding a broad based effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs through clinician directed interventions with patients. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM with its Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, and in Time Magazine.


Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Chair, American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) , Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Work Group and Coordinating Faculty for the ACPM and ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Project.

Dr. Liana Lianov serves as the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Regent on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis. She is board certified in both preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine and has completed a psychiatry fellowship.

CME/MOC CREDIT is no longer available for this webinar.

Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.


  • Dr. Phillips has disclosed no financial relationships.


  • Dr. Lianov has disclosed no financial relationships.

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ACPM and Lifestyle Medicine

ACPM has been actively exploring the scientific basis, best practices, and need for education in lifestyle medicine, including behavioral change, risk reduction, and the prevention and treatment of disease through lifestyle approaches. Lifestyle medicine is a competency of preventive medicine, and to that end ACPM plays an important role in ensuring that lifestyle medicine programs are based on proven and effective methods of preventing and controlling disease. We are uniquely positioned to bring value and meaningful health improvement in the national struggle against rising health care costs and illness burdens through a synergistic combination of clinical and population-based prevention approaches to lifestyle issues.

To get involved or learn more about ACPM lifestyle medicine projects and initiatives, please contact Dani Pere, Associate Executive Director for Programs and Operations at





Danielle Pere
Associate Executive Director
Programs & Operations
American College of Preventive Medicine
455 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Ph: (202) 466-2044 ext. 105
Fax: (202 466-2662

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