This is the schedule from the 2023 course. 2024 schedule not yet available.





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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Optional Pre-Course Workshop
8:30am to 5:10pm
Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching—The Basics

Friday, June 9, 2023

9:00am to 9:30am
The Fundamental Shift in Lifestyle Medicine: Moving from the Why to the How

Edward Phillips, MD

9:30am to 10:30am
Special Keynote Presentation: The Goods in Everyday Love: Implications for Mental, Physical, and Public Health

Barbara Fredrickson, PhD

10:30am to 10:45am
10:45am to 11:45am
2023 Perspectives on Clinician Self-Care: What It Is and Why It Matters

Suzanne Koven, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm
Stress, Mindfulness, and Meditation

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

12:45pm to 1:45pm
1:45pm to 2:45pm
Obesity Medicine: Proven Strategies for Daily Practice

Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH

2:45pm to 3:30pm
Health and Wellness Coaching in Day-to-Day Practice: Who, What, Why, When, and How

Elizabeth Frates, MD

3:30pm to 3:45pm
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Sleep Problems: The Most Effective Lifestyle Medicine Interventions

Param Dedhia, MD

4:45pm to 5:45pm
Special Keynote Presentation: The Role of Diet on the Human Gut Microbiota

Erica Sonnenburg, PhD

Saturday, June 10, 2023

9:00am to 10:00am
Special Keynote Presentation – Cutting through Controversies: An Evidence-Based Guide to Nutrition in 2023

Walter Willett, MD, DrPH

10:00am to 10:45am
Culinary Medicine for Our Children: Evidence-Based Nutrition, Health, and Social Benefits of Preparing Meals with Children

Ran Polak, MD, Chef, MBA

10:45am to 11:30am
Whole Health: Bringing It to Life in Your Practice

Kavitha Reddy, MD

11:30am to 11:45am
11:45am to 1:00pm
Incorporating Basic and Advanced Lifestyle Medicine Principles into Your Practice

Victor Peña-Araujo, MD, Amy Comander, MD, and Damian Folch, MD

1:00pm to 2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Special Keynote Presentation: Integrative Medicine

Andrew Weil, MD

3:00pm to 3:45pm
Lifestyle Medicine for Underserved Populations

Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA

3:45pm to 4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Exercise Is Medicine

Jennifer Trilk, PhD

5:00pm to 5:15pm
The Exercise Prescription: Getting Your Patients (and You) Moving

Edward Phillips, MD

5:15pm to 5:30pm
The New Data on the Benefits of Resistance Training

Edward Phillips, MD

5:30pm to 5:45pm
Transforming Knowledge into Action

Edward Phillips, MD

Optional Post-Course Workshop

Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching—Beyond the Basics

Five 90-minute, weekly, distance-learning sessions (several time options available in July/August 2023, January/February 2024, April/May 2024)

CHEF Coaching—Beyond the Basics is now offering a Spanish-speaking group.

CHEF Coaching—Beyond the Basics ahora ofrece un grupo de habla hispana. 

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