Evidence-Based Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Healthy Behaviors
Lifestyle Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.
This immersive two-day 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.
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.
Reasons to Attend in 2023
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 prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic diseases. That is precisely what is offered at Lifestyle Medicine in 2023.
Highlights of the 2023 program include:
- Integrative medicine
- Microbiome and health
- Happiness and positive psychology
- Treating obesity
- Culinary medicine
- Health and wellness coaching
- Promoting physical activity
- Exercise prescription
- Improving stress resiliency
- Interventions for sleep problems
- Nutrition: evidence-based recommendations
- 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
Recognized experts in the fields of lifestyle medicine, behavior change, health coaching, exercise, stress management, obesity, and nutrition provide guidance and innovations for:
- Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your current practice
- Improving patient communication
- Building an effective lifestyle medicine team
- Engaging resistant patients
Optimized for Immersive, Interactive Remote Education
The 2023 program has been enhanced for distance learning, preserving many of the highly participatory and immersive techniques that are hallmarks of our in-person course. All presenters will appear in real time to facilitate live Q&A, moderators will tend to ongoing chat and audience polling, and participants will have the chance to interact in smaller groups to practice their skills. In addition, all sessions of this program will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 90 days after the end of the course.
Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching
There is a strong correlation between home-cooked meals and healthier eating habits and lifestyles. In this new culinary medicine program, clinicians get education, skills development, and resources to improve nutrition through home cooking.
CHEF Coaching training is a 2-part program: Part 1 - CHEF Coaching—The Basics and Part 2 - CHEF Coaching—Beyond the Basics. Graduates of both receive a Certificate of Completion in Culinary Coaching form the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching—The Basics
Part 1 of the 2-part CHEF Coaching Program
Thursday, June 8, 8:30 am - 4:40 pm
This one-day intensive program introduces participants to the skills, concepts, and resources to:
- Quickly and effectively educate patients on the health benefits of home-cooked meals
- Provide guidance to patients for shopping, food storage, and meal preparation
- Learn from master chefs who provide step-by-step guidance to develop your own culinary skills
- Translate culinary medicine knowledge and skills into coaching practices to improve the health and nutrition of your patients
All sessions of the one-day program CHEF Coaching—The Basics will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 90 days after the end of the course.