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Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change - LIVE STREAMING

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Overview / Abstract:

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors

This immersive two-day Harvard Medical School CME course"among Harvard’s highest-rated CME courses"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 reduce patient risk for chronic diseases. That is precisely what is offered at Lifestyle Medicine in 2023.

Highlights of the 2023 program include:
• 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

Skills Advancement
Recognized experts in the fields of lifestyle medicine, behavior change, health coaching, exercise, stress management, and nutrition provide guidance and innovations for:
• Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your current practice
• Improving patient communication and motivational interviewing
• 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 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 will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 90 days after the end of the course.


Jun 30, 2023


Athletic Trainer , Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Nurse Practitioner , Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE


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Credits / Hours



ACCME, Harvard Medical School, AAFP

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?


Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Behavioral Medicine, Cardiology / Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nutrition / Dietary, Obesity / Weight Management, Preventive Care, Psychiatry / Mental Health, Rehabilitation / Therapy

Keywords / Search Terms

The Penzias Group Harvard, CME, Lifestyle Medicine, exercise, nutrition, stress management, motivation, culinary medicine, prevention, chronic conditions, health coaching, sleep resilience, strength training, weight loss, counseling, self-care, mindfulness, health Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

06-09-2023 - 06-10-2023

Live Streaming
United States of America

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