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CME : 29.25
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Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held during Jun 22 - 23, 2018 at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Educators, Health Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Residents, Fellows. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors

This immersive, two-day Harvard Medical School CME course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based strategies, tools, and techniques to effect healthier changes in patients (and ourselves), including nutrition, exercise, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based on patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes.

This course has sold out each of the past 3 years. Past participants report a renewed passion for practicing medicine and reduced personal stress as they themselves learn to enhance their own health and to serve as role models for their patients.

Course Description :
According to the World Health Organization, by 2020, two-thirds of all disease worldwide will be the result of lifestyle choices. Currently, the leading causes of death in the United States are lifestyle related: poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, tobacco use, and overconsumption of alcohol. This course is designed to change your competence and performance-in-practice by increasing your knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine and helping you develop strategies to incorporate it into patient care, providing the newest science of nutrition, physical activity, and management skills. The course will focus on effectively counseling your patients to improve their overall lifestyle, including stress management, diet, and exercise. You will also have the opportunity to commit to improving your personal health practices so that you can serve as a better role model for your patients.

Reasons to Attend in 2018 :
Highlights of the 2018 program include:
• The strategies that produce the best results for stress resiliency, sleep quality, nutrition, and weight-loss counseling
• Guidance to prescribe exercise and perform risk assessments
• Health coaching (it’s not “eat less; exercise more”)
• Clinician self-care: what it is and why it matters
• What really gets patients (even reluctant ones) to make healthy changes
• Leveraging lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, dementia, certain cancers, and sexual health issues
• When, why, and how to incorporate lifestyle medicine for underserved populations
• Pre-and post-course workshops on Motivational Interviewing and Culinary Medicine

Learning Objectives :
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize that lifestyle choice are the root cause of the majority of disease, death, and healthcare cost.
• Utilize evidence-based practices in health coaching to support initial behavior change and to sustain the new behavior.
• More effectively and efficiently counsel patients on the importance of lifestyle changes.
• Develop strategies to encourage patients to make and meet their new lifestyle goals.

Skills Advancement and Networking :
Recognized experts in the fields of lifestyle medicine, behavior change, health coaching, exercise, stress management, and nutrition provide guidance and innovations for:

• Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your current practice
• Improving patient communication and motivational interviewing
• Building an effective lifestyle medicine team
• Engaging resistant patients
• Safely and effectively prescribing exercise or increased physical activity
• Persuasively approaching nutrition counseling
• Efficiently navigating the changing insurance landscape

You are actively encouraged to pose questions to and network with faculty as well as with fellow participants-like-minded health professionals who are seeking to promote lifestyle medicine as their practice pattern.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Registration Desk

Contact No. 617-384-8600,
CEPrograms@hms.harvard.edu, hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu

Conference Fee Details

Conference Fee : USD $775.00
Early Fee : USD $675.00
Early Fee Last date : Apr 30, 2018

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Venue Address

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

Official Hotel

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel,

606 Congress Street,

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02210,

+1 617-338-4111

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