Upcoming ACLM Educational Webinars

Mediterranean Diet: Lessons from A Plant-Based Dietitian 

Description: The Mediterranean diet has been considered the gold standard dietary pattern for decades, and with good reason: it has been linked with lowered risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. In this talk, Julieanna demonstrates why olive oil, fish, and red wine are not the secret to health and longevity, but, rather, that by focusing on whole-plant foods that promote long-term wellness and ideal weight management, you can reap the benefits of the most researched and beloved diet—made even healthier.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the rise of chronic overnutrition and its health sequelae.
2. Critique myths related to the Mediterranean diet.
3. Analyze the lipid hypothesis.
4. Describe "macroconfusion".
5. Illustrate five reasons for the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet.
6. Implement the lessons learned from the Mediterranean/Vegiterranean diet in patient care.

Speaker Bio
As a Registered Dietitian, Julieanna Hever has authored four books, including the new Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide) 2E, The Vegiterranean Diet, and two peer-reviewed journal articles on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals (in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology and Permanente Journal), and is the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Past projects have included being the host of What Would Julieanna Do?; giving a TEDx talk; co-starring on The Chef and The Dietitian; and teaching the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program. She has recently appeared on Harry, The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Reluctantly Healthy, The Marie Osmond Show, The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show, and E! News, and shares all things nutrition and food around the world by speaking, presenting, and helping a wide variety of clients achieve their goals.

How to Write and Publish Lifestyle Medicine Case Reports

Description: Join us for a how-to webinar to empower physicians and allied health professionals to effectively contribute to the emerging literature on lifestyle medicine interventions. The objective of this webinar is to empower attendees to share the important results made possible by lifestyle medicine practice in medical journals. This webinar will cover the nuts and bolts of successfully publishing case reports. Material covered will include key data to present, best practices (dos and don'ts) of writing case reports, reference managers and citation styles, recommended journals, and a step-by-step outline of the submission and review process.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify potential patients to serve as case report subjects
2. Utilize proper, high quality evidence-based scientific writing skills
3. Use reference managers to apply correct citation styles
4. Describe the process of submission to a peer-reviewed journal
5. Identify appropriate matched journals for their case reports

Speaker Bios
Micaela Karlsen, PhD, MSPH
Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium@American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Micaela Karlsen, PhD, serves as Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Economic Research Consortium from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, as a member of the Lifestyle Medicine Expert Panel, and as co-investigator on the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Study from Tufts University. She is also Adjunct Faculty for the University of New England Master’ Programs in Applied Nutrition and Global Public Health. Dr. Karlsen is the author of A Plant-Based Life and a contributor to the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. She created and maintains PlantBasedResearch.org, an online library of original, peer-reviewed research studies relevant to plant-based nutrition. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science. She lives near Ithaca, NY with her husband and daughter.

Kara Livingston Staffier, MPH
Sr. Project & Data Manager
Kara Staffier is a consultant specializing in scientific writing and editing. She is currently a Senior Project & Data Manager in the Nutritional Epidemiology Program at the Tufts University JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. In her current role at Tufts, she is involved in all stages of the research process, including drafting manuscripts, reports, and funding applications, cleaning and analyzing data, and preparing academic journal submissions. Kara received an MPH in Epidemiology from Yale University and was then awarded a competitive Applied Epidemiology Fellowship from the Centers for Disease Control and the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists. As a fellow, she worked at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene in the Immunization Division, conducting outbreak investigations and vaccine-effectiveness studies. She received a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross, where she worked as a writing tutor.

Archived Webinars (Available in the Members-Only Section)

"Cardiac Rehabilitation: An Underutilized Lifestyle Medicine Service" By: Cate Collings, MS, MD, FACC, DipACLM and Quinn Pauly MD, FAAFP
"How to Expand Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups to Unite Professionals in Training" By: Melissa Mondala MD, MHA and Richard Wolferz
"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