Upcoming ACLM Educational Webinars
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. Melissa Mondala is currently a Lifestyle Medicine Fellow at Loma Linda University and completed her family medicine residency at Loma Linda University. She currently serves as President of ACLM Professionals in Training. Her initial work in lifestyle medicine includes smoking cessation scholarly projects and the development of lifestyle medicine curriculum for medical residencies. She serves as Junior Attending/Faculty in the Preventative Medicine Department where she aims to bring lifestyle medicine principles at the forefront of educational training. She received her medical degree and masters of health administration at Chicago Medical School (Rosalind Franklin University). She has worked in low resource settings in China, Guam, and San Bernardino, California. She is passionate about treating the underlying cause of disease, prescribing lifestyle prescriptions for disease prevention and reversal, and teaching transformative healthy lifestyle behaviors.

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.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: An Underutilized Lifestyle Medicine Service

Description: Cardiac Rehabilitation is an underutilized Lifestyle Medicine resource for patients despite reimbursement under Medicare and many insurance plans. It is a means for Lifestyle Medicine practitioners to impact patients of the highest disease risk. In this webinar, we will review research supporting cardiac rehabilitation. Components of intensive and traditional cardiac rehabilitations programs and their implementation will be discussed. For Lifestyle Medicine practitioners with existing exercise based cardiac rehabilitation program in their region, means to expand lifestyle services in nutritional and emotional wellbeing will be offered.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Review current utilization patterns of cardiac rehabilitation services.
2. Describe research outcomes from cardiac rehabilitation participation for treatment of heart disease.
3. Identify patients covered by Medicare and insurance plans for cardiac rehabilitation services. 
4. Distinguish intensive cardiac rehabilitation and traditional exercise rehabilitation.
5. Discuss steps to initiate a program in your region and/or to bring intensive Lifestyle Medicine services to an existing program in your region.

Speaker Bios
Dr. Collings has dual board certification in Cardiovascular Diseases and Lifestyle Medicine and is President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has a Master’s degree in exercise physiology, 25 years in clinical cardiology, as well as professional culinary and wellness coaching certification. She currently directs Lifestyle Medicine at Silicon Valley Medical Development, El Camino Physician Associates, and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at El Camino Hospital in the SF Bay area of California. Her education spans between the Midwest and California including the University of California, Davis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Stanford University Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys several active sports, plant based cooking, and adventure travel with family and friends.

Quinn Pauly is Program Director of Renown Healthy Heart Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) Program, Treasurer/Director at American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Section Chief for Renown Health Wellness Network, President for the Nevada Physician Wellness Coalition, Chair of the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Program Certification Task Force and a practicing Family Physician. Dr Quinn Pauly is passionate about making Lifestyle Medicine available to the masses and strongly believes Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation and the numerous Lifestyle Medicine community-based programs are excellent vehicles to deliver Lifestyle education to large groups. Dr. Pauly is also a strong advocate of live group-based education as an intervention for promoting the Multiple Health Behavior Change that is so needed in our modern world.

Archived Webinars (Available in the Members-Only Section)

"The Healthy Healthcare Work Place: A Competitive Advantage" by Michael Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM
"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