|Welcome New Members|
|in alphabetical order: |
Stephen Bernstein, MD MPH FAAFP
Family Practice, Aerospace/Preventive Medicine physician
David Bishop, MD
Physician, The Women's Clinic of Vancouver
Jonathan Bonnet, MD
Resident, Duke University, Family Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Sandra Darling, DO
Osteopathic Resident, O'Bleness Hospital, Family Medicine
Jane Denay, RN, CFNP, MSN
Nurse Practitioner, Harbor Arthritis Center
Samina Khwaja, MD
Physician, Training as a Wellness Coach
Mary Larson, PhD, MPH, LRD
Registered Dietitian, Family HealthCare Center
Fargo, North Dakota
Carrie Moss, MD
Medical Director of Reneau Medical
Carol Penfield, R.N., MS, NPc
Program Director, Nurse Practitioner, Chatham Health and Swim Club, Chatham, Massachusetts
Cora Spaulding, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Alaska Family Medicine
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|President's Desk Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Lifestyle Medicine Connections
Across the Globe
As we grow and promote our lifestyle medicine community here in the US, several other countries are beginning to do the same. During his tenure, our immediate past president, Wayne Dysinger, had communications with a number of countries, including Israel, India, England, Ireland, Canada, Botswana, Sweden, Mexico, and Philippines about lifestyle medicine. He also presented at the conference of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association in the fall of 2011. I communicated with Brazil on possible lifestyle medicine physician training programs.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to make a presentation in South Korea at the first lifestyle medicine symposium held in that country last December. More than a dozen physicians and scientists affiliated with the Chonbuk University Medical Center have banded together to start a research program dedicated to lifestyle medicine. The textbook by Egger was recently translated into Korean. It is being used by the first year medical students as part of the first medical school curriculum in lifestyle medicine. Plans are also underway to develop a book targeting lay audiences.
What We Have in Common
The health care systems and reimbursement models differ across countries, but what we have in common is the need to support patients to live healthy lifestyles. Chronic diseases are the number one cause of morbidity and mortality burden in developed countries, and these diseases are escalating in developing countries. In fact, interest in lifestyle medicine is rising among the latter. ACLM was recently contacted by the family medicine faculty group of the West African College of Physicians expressing its eagerness to collaborate with us.
Spotlight: Collaborations on Lifestyle Medicine
Collaborations on Lifestyle Medicine
Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM
Since its inception, ACLM has been spearheading the specific focus on lifestyle medicine, but not without with the help of key partners. The American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM, of which ACLM is now an academy) and the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) have shown a long standing interest in lifestyle medicine. Our collaboration has helped promote this area significantly. The AMA's large physician membership, ACPM's Lifestyle Medicine Initiative and Task Force -- comprised of leaders in preventive medicine, and ILM's educational programs make our joint efforts powerful.
During its last session in June 2012, the AMA House of Delegates set another landmark by passing a resolution introduced by ACPM that supports the lifestyle medicine competencies. Now the competencies are incorporated into AMA policy, another big step forward in gaining recognition of the need for physicians to offer the services, skills and training required for providing quality lifestyle medicine services. As the term lifestyle medicine becomes more popular across the broader wellness community, one new challenge will be to clearly and scientifically define the latter and develop effective training programs.
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|ACLM's Annual Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2012
Practice Management Workshop
October 3, 2012
Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Englewood, CO
|CME, CEU, CEC Opportunity: |
Nov 28-Dec 1 2012
MFA is offering a special discount to ACLM members: Use this form to register at the ACLM member price.
|Harvard Medical School presents...|
Transforming Ourselves and Our Patients
November 9-10, 2012
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA
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