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CME : 24 | Credits : 24

Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change 2020

Jun 12 - 13, 2020   |   Boston, Massachusetts  United States Of America
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Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jun 12 - 13, 2020 at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. 

Who Should Attend:
• Physicians
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• Dietitians
• Dentists
• Educators
• Health Coaches
• Exercise Physiologists
• Physical Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Fellows
• Residents
• Medical Students

• 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 24.00 AAFP Prescribed credits

Course Description:
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 upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes.

This course has sold out each of the past 5 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.

According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of all disease worldwide will soon 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 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.

Our daily work as healthcare professionals increasingly involves caring for patients with diseases that are ultimately caused by or exacerbated by poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, inadequate sleep, and smoking. Yet professional training does not sufficiently prepare us to leverage our position of trust to help patients initiate health-promoting behaviors. At the same time, we are seeing payment structures rapidly evolve to reward clinicians based upon our patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes. These factors have given rise to an overwhelming demand for evidence-based lifestyle medicine practices that have been shown to reduce patient risk for chronic diseases. That is precisely what is offered at Lifestyle Medicine in 2020.

Reasons to Attend in 2020
Highlights of the 2020 program include:

• Treating obesity
• Nutritional counseling
• Health and wellness coaching
• Promoting physical activity
• Exercise prescription
• Improving stress resiliency
• Interventions for sleep problems
• Nutritional reversal of cardiovascular disease
• Advising patients on vitamins and supplements
• Physical activity and brain health
• Leveraging mindfulness as a lifestyle medicine tool
• 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
• Positive psychology and the evolving science of happiness

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
• 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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize that lifestyle choices 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.
• Counsel patients on the importance of lifestyle changes.
• Develop strategies to encourage patients to make and meet their new lifestyle goals.
• Define the relationship between home cooking and health, and explain the rationale for the importance of patients’ culinary behavior.
• Employ strategies for facilitating patient-centered culinary knowledge and skills, and describe strategies for empowering patients to adopt home cooking.
• Describe and demonstrate the spirit of motivational interviewing (MI) and its four processes (engaging, focusing, evoking, planning).
• Utilize patient-centered MI skills to help elicit and strengthen the internal motivation for change.
• Adapt the MI skills to fit into participants’ current practice setting and target behaviors.

Optional Workshops:
• Clinicians in the Kitchen - Wednesday, June 10, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
• Mastering the Principles of Motivational Interviewing - Thursday, June 11, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
• Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching –The Basics - Thursday, June 11, 8:00 am - 5:05 pm
• Optional Culinary Medicine Distance-learning Series Chef Coaching—beyond the Basics

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Michelle McMacken
Michelle McMacken

Internal Medicine


Carolyn Riederer Annerud
Carolyn Riederer Annerud

Emergency Medicine


Nancy Giunta
Nancy Giunta

Orthopedic Surgery

Kelsey  Smithart
Kelsey Smithart

Occupational Medicine

Carolyn Riederer Annerud
Carolyn Riederer Annerud

Emergency Medicine

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Registration Desk

Contact No. : 617-384-8600


Registration Type Last Date Price
Course - Early Fee 15 Apr,2020 USD 695.00
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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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Session Details

Session Topic Start Time End Time Location Speakers

Workshop Details

Title Start Time End Time Workshop Fee
Clinicians in the Kitchen Fee 10 Jun 2020 11:00 AM 10 Jun 2020 02:00 PM USD 350.00
Clinicians in the Kitchen Fee 10 Jun 2020 05:00 PM 10 Jun 2020 08:30 PM USD 350.00
Mastering the Principles of Motivational Interviewing Fee 11 Jun 2020 08:00 AM 11 Jun 2020 05:15 PM USD 350.00
Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching –The Basics Fee 11 Jun 2020 08:00 AM 11 Jun 2020 USD 350.00

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