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LM CURRICULUM PILOT WEBINAR SERIES Understandings Sleep's Role in Health Promotion & Chronic Disease
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When: September 10, 2014
3:00-4:30 PM EDT

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Understandings Sleep's Role in
Health Promotion & Chronic Disease

You are cordially invited to the fourth and last session of ACPM’s Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum webinar pilot series on Wednesday September 10th at 3pm EDT. ACPM in conjunction with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is developing a comprehensive 30 hour CME curriculum in lifestyle medicine, and we need your feedback! This material may be used as part of a program that will eventually provide formal lifestyle medicine training and to create general lifestyle medicine competence among physicians.


Quality sleep is a key component of healthful living and lifestyle medicine. Recent scientific studies are demonstrating that poor sleep is associated with many more adverse effects than fatigue, and include cardiovascular disease, metabolic dysfunction, mood disorders, learning impairment, aberrant DNA repair, and reduced stamina. In this Lifestyle Medicine webinar Virginia Gurley, MD, MPH and Liana Lianov, MD, MPH will review sleep physiology with a focus on the affects of basic lifestyle factors such as diet, activity, coping and living environment on sleep quality. This review will serve as the foundation for understanding basic sleep quality assessment, differential diagnosis and lifestyle counseling to enhance sleep quality and health.

This webinar is the fourth 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.



Wednesday September 10th at 3pm EDT

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

Understand sleep’s role in health & chronic disease

Identify key factors that differentiate patient subpopulations with insufficient or poor quality sleep

Identify lifestyle-based activity, dietary, environmental & coping behaviors that can improve sleep health


Virginia F. Gurley, MD, MPH
Founder and President, AuraViva LLC

Virginia has been a researcher in a wide range of institutions including the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Stanford University, School of Medicine; Department of Community, Family and Preventive Medicine at Stanford. She was the Director of Applied Research and Clinical Applications for Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and she was Vice President and Sr Medical Director of Innovation & Outcomes Research for Healthway’s Center for Health Research. Virginia has received research funding from wide variety of organizations including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Cancer Institute. Her work has been published in journals including CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Psychological Society Observer, Clinical Research and Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.

In 2009, Virginia launched AuraViva based in Boulder, Colorado. AuraViva is dedicated to translating the science of circadian physiology into health promotion and disease management tools for individual, organizations and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Gurley received her BA from Reed College. She received her MD degree, Alpha Omega Alpha, from University of California, Davis. She received her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University. She earned her MPH degree, Delta Omega Alpha, and completed her Preventive Medicine and Public Health residency at Johns Hopkins University.



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 available through the live webinars for one month. Once the webinars are archived, CME/MOC credit is available through the end of the project period December, 2014). One CME/MOC credit is available per webinar at no charge to ACPM members and for $10 to non-ACPM members. Be sure to keep the above webinar link handy to request CME/MOC credit after the webinar and remember to complete all four CME/MOC steps to ensure your request is processed correctly. Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine.Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website.

Accreditation Information

ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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. Gurley has disclosed no financial relationships.


  • Dr. Lianov has disclosed no financial relationships.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Privacy Policy

The American College of Preventive Medicine collects personal information from participants in this online activity for purposes of assigning CME credit only. We will not share or sell your contact information and your answers to maintenance of certification questions and feedback forms will be kept confidential.

Copyright Information

This material is copyright of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

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 dpere@acpm.org.



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