elcome New Members
in alphabetical order
Alison Allman, BSN, ICF Health Coach, Pyramid Health Coaching
Saint Louis, MO
Fulgencio Antuna, MD, Physician, Optum Medical Partners
Agnes Chan, PhD, Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
Bradley Dyer, DO, Hospitalist Physician, Mosaic Life Care
Petr Hora, MD, Medical Doctor, Medical Beauty: Clinic of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine
Plzeň, Czech Republic
George Motto, MD, Founder, The Metabolism, Weight, & Lifestyle Institute, Ltd.
Arlington Heights, IL
Lidia Nelkovski, MD, Medical Director, Interactive Health
José Neves, MD, Medical Director, Private Clinic
São Paulo, Brazil
Willard Schuler, MD, Owner, Cutting Edge Enterprises, LLC
PA-C, Physician Assistant, Alliance Medical Center
L. Nathan Thomas, MS, Associate Professor, Salt Lake Community College
South Jordan, UT
Abeer Alharthi, BSN, Nurse Intern, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
Springfield Gardens, NY
Evan Allen, MD, Medical Director, Dr. Allen Wellness and Medical Center
Carol Ash, DO, MBA, Corporate Director for Sleep Medicine, Meridian Health
North Brunswick, NJ
MaryElizabeth Bissell, MD, Physician: OB/GYN, Boulder Medical Center
Sheree Chambers, BS Nutrition, Health Coach, EHE International
Charles Evans, MD, PhD, Physician/Medical Director, The Institute for Lifestyle, Preventive and Family Medicine
Steven Feyrer-Melk, PhD, Director of Patient Wellness, Optimal Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center
Paula Gates, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Slainte Family Clinic LLC
Katrina Hamilton, Heritage Fellow, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Frances Ilozue, MD, Practice Owner, Rapha Family Medicine, PC
Alison Ozgur, BS Dietetics, Registered Dietitian, Private Practice
Karen Prieto, RN, BSN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Michael Reid, BMBS, PhD, Director, McLaren Vale Family Practice
South Australia, Australia
Gregory Steinke, MD, MPH, Family and Preventive Medicine Physician, Adventist Health Tillamook
Sandra Telesmanic, B.S. Pharm, Pharmacist/Prinicpal, HealthWell Corporate Solutions, LLC.
Port Washington, NY
Wan Himratul Azliza Wan Harun, MBBS, Consultant Physician, Tropicana Medical Centre
Stewart Wilkey, DO, Family and Preventive Medicine Resident, Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Bill Williams III, MD,
EVP, NAMCP Medical Directors Institute
Glen Allen, VA
Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention
This forum will focus on promotion of optimal metabolic health, building on input from several complementary disciplines.
April 16, 2015
New York, NY
CHIP Facilitator Training Workshop
Attend a training workshop to become a certified CHIP facilitator and impact lives in your community and workplace.
May 11-12, 2015
Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
Change your competence and performance-in-practice by increasing your knowledge of lifestyle medicine.
June 26-27, 2015
Lifestyle Medicine 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
Join the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in its support of GLiMMER.
Founded by ACLM President David Katz, MD, the GLiMMER Initiative's ultimate mission is to spark a rally cry that will unite us in reducing the prevailing burden of chronic disease by up to 80%-adding years to life and life to years. The potential strength of GLiMMER derives from an unprecedented unity of voices.
Please click here and add your voice to the True Health Coalition.
Lifestyle Medicine in Action
David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Lifestyle Medicine: Spate of Communion
Presidents are supposed to give periodic status reports about the unions they steward. In our case, I am privileged to be in that position of stewardship as our union not only thrives, but unites with other, likeminded unions. So the best way to characterize the state of our union is to describe the recent spate of our communions.
We are quite far along the path of communal effort with the American College of Preventive Medicine. Conjoining these two organizations in a manner that lends the strength of each to the other while preserving their important distinctions and character has long been an aspiration of the leadership in both camps. There are some details to be worked out still, but the effort now seems certain of success. I expect our College to be the stronger for it.
We are an integral part of a fast-growing coalition of lifestyle medicine organizations all around the world as a founding partner in the Global Lifestyle Medicine Association. We have our friend and colleague, Dr. Michael Sagner, President of the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine, to thank for the heavy lifting that set this in motion- but ACLM has been engaged from the start. The awareness of lifestyle medicine as a global movement has inspired the creation of new organizations around the world. In recent weeks, we have learned, for instance, of just such efforts in Canada, Korea, and Brazil.
Our spate of good ties and tidings includes our evolving relationship with the Blue Zones. We have the public support of Blue Zone founder and CEO, Dan Buettner, for the GLiMMER Initiative, and can all look forward to Dan as a keynote speaker at our conference in Nashville. Dan and I just shared the podium at a conference in San Diego, and I am pleased to report we are all in for a treat.
Read complete article at lifestylemedicine.org
A Culinary Medicine Revolution
VP & Medical Director, Healthways
ACLM Member/Former Board Member
In the most recent study of nutrition education in U.S. medical schools, Kelly Adams and her colleagues at the University of North Carolina Department of Nutrition concluded, "The teaching of nutrition in U.S. medical schools still appears to be in a precarious position, lacking a firm, secure place in the medical curriculum of most medical schools." Indeed, the 2010 study published in Academic Medicine found that only 27% of 105 medical schools responding to a survey met the minimum requirement of 25 hours established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1985.
Not so at Tulane! In August of 2014, the Tulane University Medical School opened its new 4,600 sq. ft. Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, the first-of-its-kind medical school teaching kitchen, for the nutritional education of medical students, residents, practicing physicians, and community residents. The kitchen is led by Dr. Timothy Harlan, an internist and the Executive Director of the Goldring Center.
A professional chef by passion and training who subsequently pursued a career in medicine and assumed the identity of Dr. Gourmet, Harlan realized at the beginning of his medical career the powerful influence that food has on health and disease. In addition to his role as an Assistant Dean, Harlan has guided the creation of a culinary medicine program at Tulane that has achieved an impressive number of firsts:
- 1st teaching kitchen in a medical school
- 1st and only medical school with a chef as a full-time faculty member
- 1st medical school to license its culinary medicine curriculum to other medical schools (12 schools and counting)
- 1st medical school to incorporate culinary medicine into its core curriculum for all medical students
Speak at Lifestyle Medicine 2015
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The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation:
An Official CME Accreditation Provider
One of the hindrances to moving Lifestyle Medicine forward has been that pioneering LM organizations have been dependent on CME-accreditation sources to provide CME credits for conferences, seminars, and other educational offerings. With the goal of providing CME from within the LM professional community, the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation is actively working toward becoming an official CME accreditation source - fulfilling its mission of changing healthcare through education, including efforts toward formal certification.
Through your tax-deductible contribution, we invite you to be part of the solution in bringing regular, high quality, CME accredited Lifestyle Medicine education to the professional medical community: Donate for CME Accreditation.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
The American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (AJLM) is a close partner of ACLM, and would like to open the chance for the ACLM community to submit a paper for consideration, to appear in the AJLM.
Lifestyle Medicine Strategies in Obesity, Weight Management & Prevention
Date & Time: May 5th @ 10 am EST / 7 am PST
Join the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the lifestyle medicine community in bringing awareness about the potentially disastrous effects of the obesity epidemic.
The webinar is an introduction to lifestyle medicine strategies in weight management, obesity prevention, and treatment.
Reduce Federal Debt and Create Jobs by Improving Health
The folks over at Health Promotion Advocates are putting on a webinar to address the issue of our federal debt, based upon the Congressional Budget Office's prediction of the debt rising to almost $50 trillion by 2035, if current trends continue.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 14th @ 1 pm EST
Harvard Medical School Presents:
Tools for Promoting Healthy Change
This immersive two-day course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based tools and techniques for effecting healthy changes in diet, physical activity, sleep, weight loss and stress management.
Register early and save!
NutritionFacts.org DVD: Volume 23
Get your FREE copy today!
Our friends over at NutritionFacts.org want to give ACLM community members access to Dr. Greger's
Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 23
free of charge.
To get your complimentary copy, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify whether you'd like a physical DVD, video download, or both!