Developments in Lifestyle Medicine
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  • 14 Jan 2015 12:15 PM | Grace Stillar (Administrator)

    American College of Lifestyle Medicine President David Katz, MD, MPH ranks in the top 25 of this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness and intends to use this influence to rein in chronic disease through the GLiMMER Project and True Health Coalition.

    David Katz, MD, MPH, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, was recognized for the third year in a row amongst the top 25 in this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.

    It’s evident that this is a man on a mission. “My hope is to leverage every increment of influence I have, and to rally colleagues, to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do. We could add years to lives, and life to years by doing so, and I am totally devoted to advancing that mission.”

    In his role as ACLM president, Dr. Katz speaks often of the pressing need to turn what we know about lifestyle in medicine and lifestyle as medicine into routine action, resulting in our ability to slash global rates of all major chronic diseases by as much as 80 percent.

    To read the press release in its entirety, click here

  • 04 Aug 2014 1:48 PM | Grace Stillar (Administrator)
  • 22 Apr 2014 2:24 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    ACLM President, David Katz was featured on MPR News on April 21st, 2014 with the talk entitled, "Feet, Forks and the Fate of our Families: Fighting Childhood Obesity". In this speech given at the Clinton School of Public Service, Dr. Katz says the power of lifestyle is so strong, it can refashion our fate.

    To listen to the audio of the interview, click here.
  • 16 Apr 2014 1:18 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    Join a movement of certified CHIP facilitators who have transformed the lives of more than 65,000 Americans over the past 25 years through disease prevention and reversal.

    Attend Lifestyle Medicine Institute's workshop on October 22nd & 23rd, immediately following Lifestyle Medicine 2014, and become a certified CHIP facilitator in order to bring CHIP to your community, workplace, or medical facility.

    5 CME/CE credits available for an additional $50 charge

    For more information, please click here.

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  • 09 Apr 2014 4:13 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)

    Dr. David Katz has begun his two-year term as president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The election of Dr. Katz, an internationally recognized advocate and thought leader of lifestyle medicine, coupled with the appointment of Susan Benigas, a seasoned marketing strategist and communications expert as ACLM's new executive director, positions ACLM to promote healthy living habits to a wider audience and move lifestyle medicine solidly into the mainstream of health care and society.

    Commenting on his election as ACLM's new president, Dr. Katz said, “This is a wonderful opportunity. The very name of this organization places an emphasis on the key issue for medicine in our time. There is a lot of focus right now on health care reform, but that is merely reforming a disease care system. If we really want to value health, we must develop strategies to shift to lifestyle medicine. Our biggest challenge is affecting culture change, not just in medicine, but to lifestyle as medicine.”

    In addition to Dr. Katz assuming the President's role, the ACLM Leadership Team has been strengthened with the appointment of Susan Benigas as Executive Director. Benigas brings to her new role with ACLM over 25 years of experience in project and organizational management, as well as marketing and communications expertise. The ACLM Board selected Benigas because of her impressive credentials and track record, coupled with her passion for the field of lifestyle medicine.

    One of the strategic initiatives that Katz and Benigas will focus on in the months ahead is moving forward ACLM's leadership efforts to develop a comprehensive lifestyle medicine curriculum. This curriculum will cover guidance for implementing the lifestyle medicine competencies and in-depth reviews of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, emotional well being, and management of substance use.

    Join both Dr. Katz and Susan Benigas this fall in San Diego at ACLM’s annual conference, Lifestyle Medicine 2014 in San Diego, CA!

    To read the news release in its entirety, click here.

  • 08 Apr 2014 11:00 AM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    The agenda for this year's two-day conference focuses on how to counsel and support your patients to improve their overall lifestyles through stress management, nutrition, and exercise. The course will also cover how to code and bill for lifestyle medicine. 

    The ILM is also offering an exclusive discount to ACLM community members. When you register, use the code: THC-ACLM50 for a $50 discount!

    For the complete agenda and registration information please click here.

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  • 02 Apr 2014 2:28 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition will take place on September 26, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

    This is a golden opportunity for you to find out the latest information on plant-based diets with respect to clinical nutrition, the effects of diet on chronic disease prevention and control, and on designing an optimum plant-based diet. This is a professional conference, offering continuing education credits for many medical professionals, but others with strong interests in health and diet issues are welcome to attend.

    To learn more, visit their site.
  • 25 Mar 2014 2:00 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    Past President, Liana Lianov will be speaking at the upcoming Doctors 2.0 conference this June 5 - 6, 2014 in Paris, France. 

    Dr. Lianov wants to especially extend her special 20% discount to all ACLM community members to watch her and many other industry luminaries speak at the conference! 

    To receive Dr. Lianov's discount, visit their website to register and enter Lianov14 as your discount code. 

    To learn more about upcoming Doctors 2.0 conference, to view the schedule and other speakers, visit for more information. 
  • 12 Aug 2013 4:18 PM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    The American College of Lifestyle Medicine's (ACLM) annual conference series is proving to be the premier event for anyone interested in natural, root cause approaches to health care. Based on sponsors in place to date, exhibitors planning to be on hand and attendee registration that is far outpacing sign-up rates for last year's event, the conference, scheduled to take place October 27 – 30, 2013 at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia, is expected to be the year's top gathering of people interested in sharing the benefits of lifestyle medicine.

    Sponsors Expand Their Reach
    Sponsors of Lifestyle Medicine 2013 include leading organizations such as the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Full Plate Living, the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation/CHIP Program, Juice Plus, Bragg Live Foods and the Bragg Health Institute. Supporting partners include the American College of Preventive Medicine, The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, the European College of Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine and Loma Linda University. Exhibition space for the event is in high demand, and is limited to new sponsors only.

    The sponsors of the conference are particularly excited by the fact that most of the speakers scheduled to present plan to stay for the entire event. This is significant because these top luminaries in the field have their own practices and outreach programs which often involve other collaborative partners. This makes Lifestyle Medicine 2013 a great venue for follow-on discussions for everyone in attendance, particularly sponsors and exhibitors who may want to explore follow-on opportunities with other leaders in the movement.

    Benefits of sponsorship include prime visibility to conference attendees via on-site verbal acknowledgement, logo placement on the conference program and event website, exhibition space, and multiple event admissions. ACLM strives to bring value and mutually beneficial return on investment to its sponsors and exhibitors and custom sponsorships are available. Organizations are encouraged to ask about in-kind and custom sponsor packages by contacting ACLM's Director of Events, Lisa Gregory, at

    To learn more about Lifestyle Medicine 2013, visit our website:

    To read the press release in its entirety, click here.
  • 24 Jul 2013 11:35 AM | Lisa Gregory (Administrator)
    Access these audio files to hear concise discussions by ACLM experts of timely health news and topics of general interest to the lifestyle medicine community.

    Wes Youngberg, DrPH, FACLM, a founding director and fellow of ACLM talks about the Lifestyle Medicine approach to defining, detecting, defying and defeating diabetes.

    To Listen to the podcast, click here.

    July 2013
    Dr. David L. Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and President-elect of ACLM discusses: is obesity a disease?

    To listen to the podcast, click here.
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