|Welcome New Members|
|in alphabetical order: |
Thomas Bottiglieri, DO, Sports Medicine Specialist
Staten Island, NY
Diane Diehn, ND, Integrative Medical Specialists
Jordan Keys, DO, Practitioner, NY Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
David Kroska, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
St. Cloud, MN
Anne Marie McDonagh, MD, General Psychiatry Practice, Private Practice
Osteopath, Southampton Hospital
Nse Onyebuchi, MBBS, Student of pathology and microbiology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital
John Schmitz, MD, General Adult Psychiatrist, St. Cloud Hospital
St. Cloud, MN
Joel Spalding, MD, Behavioral Health/Psychiatry, St Cloud Hospital
St Cloud, Minnesota
Lorraine Abaro Thomas, BA, Preventive Care Intern, Student, Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Albert Tsai, MD, FACOG, FACS Consultant to Life Management, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital
Hong Kong, China
New ACLM Twitter Handle
ACLM is pleased to announce our updated Twitter handle, ACL
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Thank You Conference Volunteers
ACLM would like to extend a special thank you to our many Lifestyle Medicine 2012 conference volunteers; Joyce Benson-Fox,
Wellness Coach & TrainerLori BramanEd Dodge, MDIngrid Edshteyn, DOLeti Fanning,
Nutritional ConsultantSteven JacobsKathleen Jones, MAClaudia Morales, MPH, CPHJanel Schrader, MS, CHES
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
The President's Report
Our recent ACLM conference and practice management workshop were a smashing success! Both were attended by an amazing group of providers, as well as our first consumer/advocate participant--all bringing tremendous energy and passion for learning high quality Lifestyle Medicine (LM). Attendance doubled since last year! And early returns on the evaluations are very positive.
The meeting kicked off with a keynote address by the luminary Dean Ornish. His 35 year dedication to LM and successful research is awe inspiring. Not only was he a pioneer in showing how LM can reverse heart disease, but also how LM can treat early prostate cancer and influence gene expression. He reminded us of the message of hope offered only through LM--that our genes do not need to be our destiny!
Dr. Ornish pursued national legislators for 16 years in order to get the act of Congress passed that was literally required to secure Medicare reimbursement for LM in treating heart disease. His story shows the kind of persistence it sometimes takes to promote what is best for our patients. He reviewed how physicians can receive reimbursement by offering intensive cardiac rehabilitation to eligible patients. He is continuing to work to change reimbursement by advocating to broaden eligibility to patients with prostate cancer and diabetes.
Lifestyle Medicine "Movement"
Marc Braman, MD, MPH
ACLM Executive Director / Past President
"Our time has come!" proclaimed Dean Ornish in his keynote address at ACLM's annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2012, "Treating The Cause." He was saying that the circumstances are finally coming together such that evidence-based lifestyle medicine has opportunity to come out of the shadows and fringes and enter the mainstream. While his words resonated with the health care professionals in attendance, it was more than just a concept we agreed with or that we believed in. There was a palpable passion and sense of excitement that was translating into action.
We had begun developing the concept of a lifestyle medicine "movement" internally prior to the conference. The conference solidly confirmed this concept. Many amazing opportunities,
connections, resources, volunteered expertise, etc., was pouring out of those in attendance. Things have definitely started "moving" in ways that they had not thus far. There are many forces pushing things toward filling the vacuum that exists for Lifestyle Medicine. What is needed is a professional body to lead and serve as the nidus to coalesce these forces into a productive process -- ACLM.
While it is too soon to announce many of these, we can announce one of the primary events we are formally engaging on: a Lifestyle Medicine Movement Event. Next year, instead of just a professional conference, ACLM will convene a professional and public "event" with the theme of "The Lifestyle Medicine Movement". Our Advisors will be the core and have indicated a strong level of support. We will invite other leading health care professionals and professional health care organizations, engage major media, invite the multiple documentary films calling attention to the need for better health care (and their audiences), politicians, etc. There will be a national spotlight and dialogue about fundamentally changing the substance of health care in this country to something that makes sense -- "treating the cause" as the basis of health care.
ACLM is pleased to help promote Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
How You Can Get Involved?
Be a cornerstone of the Real Food movement: Host an event at your organization! Bring the celebration to your community by holding a Food Day event on October 24.
Want to attend a Food Day event? You can become part of the celebration with just a few clicks of a mouse.To search for events in your area visit www.foodday.org
Help spread Food Day's message! They depend on people like you to spread Food Day's message far and wide via social media.
For more information, visit their new website, www.foodday.org
Lifestyle Medicine Textbook
Discount for ACLM Members
CRC Press has offered ACLM members a 20% discount
on the purchase of Dr. Rippe's upcoming book,
The retail price is $149.95. The price with the 20% discount will be $119.95.
ACLM Members: to order the discounted textbook, log in to ACLM's website and go to the members-only section to locate the discount code.
|CME, CEU, CEC Opportunity: |
Nov 28-Dec 1 2012
|Harvard Medical School presents...|
Transforming Ourselves and Our Patients
November 9-10, 2012
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA
Seeking: Nurse Practitioner or Physician versed in Integrative/Functional Medicine to join our growing practice.
Begin Your Dream Lifestyle Medicine Practice
Turnkey health and wellness facility in an affluent community in
Dallas, Texas is available for lease.
Want to place an Employment Opportunity?
|Employment listings are free for ACLM members, and are also posted on our website. Others may post opportunities for a modest fee.|