The American College of Lifestyle Medicine,
May 6, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
May 7, 8am - 5:00pm
Health Discovery Building
One interventional modality that is not well-integrated into health care and is underrepresented in health education programs is emotional well-being, also referred to as happiness, flourishing and resilience. Yet the evidence is mounting that it is a critical element for securing improved health outcomes—a key lever to boost and support health care systems in an era shifting towards value-based care.
Emotional well-being, not only provides the underpinnings for achieving and sustaining healthy habits, but also has a direct physiologic impact. Hence the burgeoning science of positive psychology can be harnessed in total healthy lifestyles prescriptions.
Moreover, physician burn-out is on the rise. Personal application of empirically-supported resilience interventions and empathetic clinical encounters, based in positive psychology, are crucial to support the health care workforce.
Therefore, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Dell Medical School are proud to announce the convening of health care innovators, lifestyle medicine and positive psychology experts, clinicians, and other key stakeholders to address this issue.
The luminaries Dean Ornish and Barbara Fredrickson will inspire us by laying out the foundation of the current science and future vision for harnessing positive psychology into health care to support total health.
The remainder of the event will focus on panel discussions and engage all participants, each representing the spectrum of key stakeholders.
This event is by invitation-only due to limited space and aim to convene a balanced representation of stakeholder groups and areas of expertise. Please complete the brief information section in the registration link.
We aim to:
Dell Medical School Auditorium
May 6-7, 2018
Lifestyle medicine—Dean Ornish
Positive psychology—Barbara Fredrickson
Additional brief talks and exercises to engage the participants in key pillars of emotional well-being: meaning/purpose, connectedness, mindfulness, self-compassion, and gratitude.
Using appreciative inquiry process, discuss strategies for implementing these interventions into health care to benefit patients and health professionals
|6:30pm||Introductions and keynote by Ed Diener
|8:15pm||Optional session: Well-being of health care workers|
|8:10||Plenaries by Dean Ornish and Barbara Fredrickson: Healthy Lifestyles and Positive Psychology—The Interlink|
|9:10||Panel 1: Terms and definitions, followed by open discussion|
|10:40||Pillar 1 talk and exercise|
|11:10||Panel 2: Role of health care systems, followed by open discussion|
|1:10||Pillar 2 talk and exercise|
|1:40||Panel 3: Role of providers and health care teams, followed by open discussion|
|3:10||Pillar 3 talk and exercise|
|3:40||Panel 4: Community resources for health teams, followed by open discussion|
|4:30||Review and highlight action items with final open discussion|
The aim of this event is to convene individuals who can provide expert opinion and participate in a consensus process that will result in expert recommendations and that will be published. In order to avoid the perception of commercial influence, we are not accepting commercial exhibitors or sponsors. We are charging a nominal registration fee to help defray the costs of conducting this meeting.
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Reminder: This event is by invitation-only due to limited space and our aim to convene a balanced representation of stakeholder groups and areas of expertise. Please complete the brief information section in the registration link by March 9, 2018. We will notify you of acceptance by March 16, 2018. After being notified of your acceptance, you will then be able to register for the event. The registration fee is $99 to cover basic expenses, including your meals.
The link to submit the request may close sooner, if the limited spaces are filled.