Upcoming ACLM Educational Webinars
The Healthy Healthcare Work Place: A Competitive Advantage 

Description: Understanding the evidence for employers and health care organizations to improve health, reduce excessive medical costs and optimize productivity is essential to produce high performing people and companies. Impacting the behavioral and environmental drivers of poor health and business performance by addressing the root causes of disease, disability and total productivity costs will be discussed. The emerging and important roles of health coaching, epigenetics and lifestyle medicine will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe how employer best practices in aligning health and productivity with business success can be applied to health care organizations.
2. Discuss the Employer Health and Productivity Roadmap(TM) which addresses how an integrated, data-driven approach with aligned incentives can improve health, reduce excessive medical costs and optimize productivity.
3. Demonstrate how health coaching, epigenetics/lifestyle medicine, built environment, "whole person-family" approaches and behavioral economics are being incorporated into integrative, best practice employer models. 

Speaker BioDr Parkinson is Principal of P3 Health and works with employers and organizations to improve health and competitiveness. He serves as the Senior Medical Director overseeing employer health and productivity strategies for UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners. Mike is a Past President of the ACPM and former EVP, Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos. A retired Air Force colonel, he served as associate director of medical programs and resources in the Office of the Surgeon General. He served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on NASA employee health programs, and as faculty for the 14-cities Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Aligning Forces for Quality” project. He now serves on the Policy Committee of the AHA and the (DoD) Health Board Healthcare Delivery Subcommittee. He obtained his AB from Cornell, MD from George Washington, family practice training at the UCLA and his MPH, preventive medicine residency and chief residency at Johns Hopkins.

How to Expand Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups to Unite Professionals in Training 

Description: Creating Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs) within health profession schools and training programs serves as a method to increase awareness and understanding of Lifestyle Medicine at the student and trainee level. LMIGs also unite students, interns, residents, and fellows across all healthcare fields and medical specialties worldwide. This webinar will discuss the important functions that LMIGs serve, highlight examples of successful LMIGs around the world, and explain how to create a successful LMIG at your institution. It will also explore the role of the ACLM Professionals in Training Executive Board and describe resources to promote the creation and maintenance of LMIGs.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe the mission of a Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group (LMIG).
2. Present the current state of LMIGs across the country and showcase examples of LMIGs.
3. Explain how to create an LMIG at your training program. 
4. Address common challenges and pitfalls experienced during the creation and maintenance of an LMIG. 
5. Discuss the support and materials provided by the ACLM Professionals in Training Board for LMIGs. 
6. Highlight opportunities for LMIGs and trainees offered through the ACLM Professionals in Training. 

Speaker Bios
Dr. Paresh Jaini, DO is a first-year Psychiatry resident physician at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. He serves as Co-Vice President of Development in the ACLM Professionals in Training Executive Board and is a 2017 Donald Pegg Award recipient. His involvement with LM began in medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX and includes research publications as well as serving as student founder of the Preventive & Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group. He aims to practice Lifestyle Psychiatry, utilizing lifestyle interventions as a component of treatment of mental illness.

Rich Wolferz Jr. is a third-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) in Newark, NJ. He currently serves as Co-Vice President of Development in the ACLM Professionals in Training Executive Board as well as an executive member of the NJMS LMIG. His involvement in LM at NJMS includes founding the Newark Walk with a Doc chapter, co-creating an after school LM workshop series for middle and high schoolers, and establishing an annual spring break service learning trip for medical students to teach culinary medicine courses in Williamson County, Tennessee. He plans to pursue a career in primary care with strong focus on lifestyle medicine and community engagement.

Archived Webinars (Available in the Members-Only Section)

"Don't "Manage" Diabetes -- Reverse It with Lifestyle! The Latest Research Reveals How" By: John Kelly, MD, MPH, DABLM
"Calorie Density: The Key to Sustainable Weight Loss and Optimal Health"
By: Anthony Lim, MD, JD
"Empowering Patients to Engage in (and Actually Enjoy) Exercise" 
By: Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC
"The Role of Connectedness and Positive Psychology"
By: Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACLM
"What is Lifestyle Medicine? "
By: Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM
"Lifestyle Medicine on the Global Stage"
 By: Margarete Ezinwa, MD, MPH

"How to Effectively Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine in the Academic Setting" By:Beth Frates, MD

"Making Lifestyle Medicine Financially Rewarding for Health Care Providers - An Actuary’s Perspective" By: Ken Beckman, ASA, ACAS, MAAA, CFA

"Health Immersion Programs: A Tool in the Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox" By: Michael Klaper, MD, John Kelly, MD, MPH, Scott Stoll, MD

"Addressing our Nation's Crises of Poor Health & Clinician Burnout: A Primary Care Physician's Personal and Professional Transformation" By: Dr. Steven Lawenda, MD, ABFM

"Group Visits: Leveraging Time for Clinical, Operational & Financial Success" By: Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena, MD, IFMCP

"Treating the Root Cause to Prevent and Reverse Obesity, Heart Disease and Diabetes" By: Dr. Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP

"The Role of Plant-Based Nutrition in Reversing Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Type 2 Diabetes" By: Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

"Coaching & Lifestyle Medicine: A Marriage Made in Health" By: Margaret Moore, MBA

"Bringing Plant-Based Nutrition into Clinical Practice" By: Dr. Robert Ostfeld, MD, MSc

"Advances in the Detection and Reversal of Atherosclerosis" By: Dr Joel Kahn, MD, FACC

"Physical Activity Assessments for Seniors" By: Anthony J. Wall MS, CPT

"How Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Strategies can Prevent and Reverse Memory Loss in ALzheimer's Disease" By: Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, FACLM

"How to Integrate Behavioral Health Into Your Lifestyle Medicine Practice" By: Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, MS, FACLM, LMFT, CHES, HAPM


Sample Webinars


What is Lifestyle Medicine

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM