elcome New Members
in alphabetical order
Mark Buchanan, MD, Director of Worklife Initiatives, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Melinda Cavicchia, MD, MPH, OTSG, Preventive Medicine Physician, US Army
Jan Paolo Dipasupil, MD, Physician
Quezon City, Philipppines
Katherine Edwards, RN, MSN, FNP Student, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Mary Lou Fusi, MSN FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Matrix Medical
Christle Guevarra, MS, BS, Osteopathic Medical Student, Western University of Health Sciences
Bob Hobbs, MSN, MBA, RN, BS, CEO, Louisville Lifestyle Medicine
Ramesh Kumar, MD, Physician, Private Practice
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Deborah Lee, PhD, RN, President, Better Choices Wellness
Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA, Physician, Grand River Hospital
Hilary Metcalf, MB, BCh, BaO, Physician, Bell Medical Family Medicine
Andrea Morgan-Bedasse, Hospitalist & Medical Director, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Erica O'Neal, MD, Physician, TMPG, Inc.
Santa Rosa, CA
Naomi Parrella, MD, Clerkship Director for Family Medicine/Primary Care, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL
Avinash Patwardhan, MD, MS, CEO, AVIYOGA
Sabrina Perrino, MD, Resident Physician, Loma Linda University
San Diego, CA
Beverly Pittman MSS, MBA, PhD, Professor, Northern Virginia Community College
William Remling, DC, Doctor of Chiropractic
Joan Ryan, MD, MPH, Physician, Consultant
Old Lyme, CT
V Bea Snowdon, MS, ACN, CHC, Nutritionist-Coach-Educator, Private Practice
Blecenda Varona, RD, Board of Directors; Lecturer, NeedHealth
Pasay City, Philippines
Gerard Abidor, DO, Physician, Southwest Community Health Center
Barbara Brown, MD, Physician, Princeton Lifestyle Medicine
Mona Cuthbert, MD, Physician, Kalispell Regional Hospital
Kim Eskridge, AA, AS, BS, Kinesiotherapist, Veteran's Health Administration
Elizabeth Giles, MD, Fellow, Jamaica Medical Center - Palliative Medicine
Forest Hills, NY
Adrian Hitt, MScN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
David Jones, PhD, Counselor, David B. Jones, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Lynne Kossow, MD, Physician, Princeton Lifestyle Medicine
Meghan Markson, OT-MA, Occupational Therapist, Regions Hospital
Saint Paul, MN
Lydia Miller, MSN, ARNP, Advanced Women's Health
Regina Offodile, MD, MMHC, MHPE, Resident, Meharry Medical College
This 2-day symposium, with special key modules in nutrition
and weight management
, was developed from a complete lifestyle medicine curriculum.
August 23-24, 2015
ACLM's annual conference, featuring 30+ industry leaders and luminaries, along with 35 exhibitors, and 700 healthcare professionals from around the world.
Nov. 1-4, 2015
Physician at Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center
Interested and qualified should apply by
TrueNorth Fasting Center with the subject line:
Medical Director at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Hiring for Medical Director to treat patients at the new primary care medical clinic based in Washington DC and to oversee the clinic's administration.
If you're a physician with a passion for plant-based nutrition and at least 7 years of practice experience, send your cover letter and résumé to email@example.com.
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
The Lifestyle Medicine Wave
Those of you who attended our annual conference last year in San Diego don't need me to tell you
how special it was
. You felt it, as did I. I have long lost track of the number of medical conferences I've attended over the years, but no inventory is required to tally those that were more redolent with enthusiasm, hope, passion, and promise. Exactly none.
The palpable energy of our meeting was in a class of its own in my experience, and with good reason. Nothing else in all of medicine can advance the human condition as lifestyle medicine can. Where people live the longest, get sick the least, and most often manage to go peacefully and gently into that good night in the fullness of time- they have neither pharmacotherapy nor advanced medical tech to thank for it. They have lifestyle, carried along in the salutary currents of Blue Zone culture.
The timing of this column is ideal to highlight our upcoming
Lifestyle Medicine 2015
conference in Nashville. If you plan to attend, I look forward to seeing you there. If you don't, permit me to suggest you reconsider. The energy you felt (or missed) in San Diego was merely the early coalescence of this mighty, global wave. Over the intervening year, it has swelled impressively.
Leadership in Lifestyle Medicine: Bringing Vision to Life!
Chair, Nominating Committee
It has been a privilege to serve in a leadership capacity for ACLM these past few years. We now have the opportunity for others who share the passion for Lifestyle Medicine to become part of this organization-driving transformation in our healthcare system. We've recently opened our call to ACLM members for nominations for the upcoming fall Board and Officer elections.
How was my passion for Lifestyle Medicine first sparked?
It was a serendipitous day several years back when I first, quite fortunately, quite randomly, discovered the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Could it be possible? Could there truly be a group of dedicated physicians who practice the principles of wellness in their personal and professional lives? What struck me the most was the sense of inclusiveness, the sense of community, and of genuine people making a substantial difference in their clinical practices and personal lives. It resonated to the core of who I was, and who I saw myself becoming as a physician. From the moment I was introduced to this group, it felt like finding medicine's best kept secret. It was everything I had been hoping to find-an evidence based foundation for the science of living well-and applicable from primary to tertiary prevention.
Save 20-30% on registration, now through 8/31 with our special Summer Savings Discount!
Award Nominations: Coming Soon!
American College of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to announce the establishment of annual awards, to be presented at our conference. These awards have been created to recognize individuals and organizations that are making contributions to the field in various ways. As part of our inaugural year, two awards will be given in conjunction with the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation (LMF) at Lifestyle Medicine 2015: The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Trail-Blazer Award.
We will be putting out a call for nominations to the lifestyle medicine professional community, including the ACLM membership and LMF supporters in the next couple of weeks. We will soon have a dedicated webpage for awards with additional details including a nomination form. Please stay tuned, and in the meantime start thinking of individuals you consider worthy to be recognized by the college and the foundation.
Medical Fitness Workshop at LM2015
Come join what will be an informative, fun, and interactive experience that will benefit both Fitness Professionals and Physicians. Only 30 spots are available, so sign up today.
6 Continuing Education Credit hours available
(NASM, ACSM, BOC-AT or AKTA CECs)
Healthways & ACLM Present:
Masticating the Truth and Refusing to Swallow
Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
Presenter: David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Dr. David Katz will help participants take a closer look at the body of evidence that connects dietary pattern to human health. He'll also make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species, despite endless debate about the details of optimal diets and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets.
European Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Obesity Prevention Webinar
ESLM's latest webinar in collaboration with Elsevier 'Lifestyle Medicine Strategies for Obesity Prevention' is available for free streaming! Learn more and check it out now.
ACPM & ACLM Present:
Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Live Symposium
Date: August 23-24, 2015
Location: Hyatt Regency Baltimore
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.
FOOD DAY - Mark Your Calendars for October 24th
We invite you and your organization to join the Food Day Green Meal initiative! Up to the challenge? Mark your calendar now for Food Day on October 24, and join millions of Americans across the country in celebration of real food.
Fill out this form to sign up and participate
in the Green Meal initiative or learn more on the Food Day website.