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Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Symposium August 2015
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Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Symposium

You are invited to participate in a newly created curriculum highlighting lifestyle medicine competencies, the recommended foundational approach to preventing and treating the majority of chronic diseases affecting Americans.

This 2-day symposium, with special key modules in nutrition and weight management, was developed from a complete lifestyle medicine curriculum recently created by the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

August 23-24, 2015
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD


Online registration is now closed.

To register, bring a completed print form to on-site registration.

Course Material

Boost your knowledge, practice and understanding of lifestyle medicine in this symposium, just one segment of a comprehensive course that will serve as the foundation for recognition and future certification in the field. Key modules in nutrition and weight management will be covered as well as the 15 physician lifestyle medicine competencies identified by a national blue ribbon panel and published in JAMA. The competencies focus on the clinical processes that ensure quality lifestyle interventions for prevention, treatment, and reversal of chronic diseases.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Describe the fifteen LM competencies for providing quality lifestyle medicine services and explain how to integrate the competencies into clinical practice
  • Apply practical solutions and tools for competency implementation
  • Perform lifestyle assessments and evidence-based lifestyle prescriptions
  • Establish effective relationships with patients and caregivers
  • Use quality improvement clinic systems to optimize care
  • Leverage community and professional resources to support lifestyle change
  • Personally practice healthy lifestyles
  • Understand how to prescribe nutrition for basic disease processes
  • Summarize nutrition prescriptions for the most common chronic diseases
  • Summarize the major nutrition studies and evidence-base for nutrition prescriptions
  • Describe medical risks and complex etiology associated with overweight and obesity
  • List national guidelines for clinical management of obesity with lifestyle therapy
  • Identify essential elements of successful weight management program design and implement key weight management skills

Lifestyle topics beyond nutrition and weight management will be covered in other segments of the curriculum available later in 2015.

The American College of Preventive Medicine would like to thank our generous sponsor of the 2015 Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Symposium.

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) was responsible for all decisions regarding educational content and the allocation of funds from sponsors.



Who Should Attend

Initially designed for physicians, many different practitioners and medical professionals across sectors could benefit from this symposium, including but not limited to: physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, students, residents, dieticians, chief medical officers, health insurance and wellness directors, health coaches, chiropractors, and fitness and nutrition advisors.


Registration includes up to 12 hours of CME and MOC fees, refreshments, and all learning materials. Attendees also receive a 15% discount on the full course covering our Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum. Early registration ends August 10.


   Early       Onsite   


Non-Members Early Onsite
Non-physician  $384 $434 
Residents/Students $236 $286 


Online early registration is now closed.

To register, bring a completed print form to on-site registration. 


Unable to attend?
Stay informed about lifestyle medicine curriculum opportunities from ACPM by completing the contact form below.
ACPM does not accept registrations or payments over the phone. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing on or before August 1, 2015 by email at jspicer@acpm.org or by fax to (202) 466-2662. A $150 cancellation fee will apply. No refunds will be issued after August 1, 2015.


Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, August 23

9:00–10:00 am Registration
9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine and the Competencies
10:30 am The Foundation of Lifestyle Medicine
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Effective Clinical Processes in Lifestyle Medicine
3:00 pm Break
3:15–5:00 pm Critical Issues in Weight Management

Monday, August 24

7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Nutrition Prescription Basics
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Review and Highlights from Key Nutrition Studies
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Essential Skills in Facilitating Behavior Change
2:15 pm Physician Health and Physician Advocacy for Healthy Environments
2:45–3:30 pm Closing and Evaluation




Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


A comfortable urban hotel on the Inner Harbor waterfront, the Hyatt Regency Baltimore features more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space connected to the Baltimore Convention Center. After a day of convening and connecting, enjoy a swim in the indoor pool and get energized in our StayFit™ Gym, open 24 hours for when then the mood strikes. Stay in touch in our business center or discover the spirit of Charm City.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Preventive Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Dr. Liana Lianov serves as the lead faculty for the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum. Her company HealthType™ develops innovative personalized, digital programs to facilitate health behavior change. She is currently the Immediate Past President on the board of the ACLM and recently completed two terms as General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Regent on the board of the ACPM. She also chaired the Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Working Group led by ACPM. Dr. Lianov previously served as the Director of the Healthy Lifestyles Division at the American Medical Association and as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Public Health at the University of California Davis. She is board certified in both preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine and has completed a consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship.
Wayne Dysinger, MD
Dr. Dysinger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine principles along with a direct primary care funding mechanism. He is also Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and an active faculty at Loma Linda University. He consults, teaches and participates in research on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world. Dr. Dysinger was previously Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University. He is a past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and has worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1986), and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (1990). He has previously worked in Guam, Atlanta and Dartmouth.

Ingrid Edshteyn, DO
Ingrid Edshteyn is a Preventive Medicine physician completing her Executive MPH in Healthcare Policy & Management at Columbia University. She has been involved with Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine for several years, embracing this niche within medicine that encompasses disease prevention and health promotion for individual patients and populations. As ACPM's Wellness Chair, she believes in Lifestyle as Medicine, and is devoted to the reconstruction of our health care system by "Treating the Cause."

Dr. Michael Greger
Michael Greger is a physician, founding member of ACLM, 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, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. Hundreds of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine is a defined scientific approach to decreasing disease risk and illness burden by utilizing lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, smoking cessation, avoidance of alcohol abuse, and rest. Lifestyle medicine is the recommended foundational approach to preventing and treating the majority of chronic diseases currently facing the United States and most Western based cultures.

Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to help prevent, treat and even reverse the progression of many chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes.

Learn more about our Lifestyle Medicine programs and opportunities, and feel free to contact Danielle Pere with any questions.


About the Organizers

The American College of Preventive Medicine is the national medical specialty society of physicians dedicated to disease prevention, health promotion and systems-based health care improvement. ACPM is the leading U.S.-based physician organization focused on practice, research, publication, and teaching of evidence-based preventive medicine.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the professional association of physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the advancement and practice of lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system. The ACLM annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2015: Integrating Evidence into Practice, will be held November 1-4, 2015, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN.

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