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Lifestyle Medicine Education from Public Health to Specialist Level in the US and Internationally
Welcome Message

Preventive Medicine 2020 Online brought together leaders from medicine and public health to examine the most pressing issues in healthcare today, and how the Nation’s healthcare system can be transformed around prevention. This virtual meeting offered high-quality medical education programming, networking opportunities, and the recognition of the best in the profession.

The meeting was organized around critical topics including innovations in community health, public health policy, evidence and practice, health systems transformation and lifestyle medicine. Each meeting day was themed around two critical topics, with distinct sessions addressing shared themes in the practice of prevention.


Preventive Medicine 2020 Online focused on big, bold, upstream ideas and the people, places, and programs that are making them a reality today. Transformation is only possible with a clear vision, audacious goals, an innovative mindset, and the will to implement new policy and practice, honestly evaluate change, and engage stakeholders at every level.

Over 110 years before the American Association of Medical Colleges recognized Lifestyle Medicine as an emerging specialty, Loma Linda University (LLU) included required coursework in cooking and gardening for medical student trainees. This approach to clinical care is deep in our institutional DNA, but mainstream medical education has drifted away from emphasizing the role of lifestyle in chronic disease and our own school was not immune to these trends. Over the past 10 years, LLU has developed a plan to strategically reincorporate lifestyle medicine as a thread woven through every year of training. We will discuss practical approaches we have used at our own institution to enhance demand and buy-in, along with strategies that have maximized lifestyle medicine integration into the existing curriculum. Next, we will discuss how any residency training can be revolutionized to include lifestyle medicine and learn how residents can become board eligible in LM. Lastly, we will talk about the international initiatives that are taking place in the field.
Outcome Objectives
  • Define and discuss the current initiatives nationally and internationally in Lifestyle Medicine (LM) in relation to medical education.
  • Consider the best practices for curriculum and program development in LM including essential content.
  • Describe how residency programs can integrate LM into their curriculum and graduate board-eligible residents.
Dr. Beth Frates

Dr. Deepa Sannidhi

Dr. Tonya Cramer, MD, MPH, Dipl ABPM, ABLM, ABOM

Dr. Karen Studer, MD, MBA, MPH, FACPM

Dr. April Wilson, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACLM
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Sep 24, 2023
Cost: Non-Member: $45.00
Student/Resident Member: $35.00
ACPM Subscriber: $35.00
Member: $35.00
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 MOC Point

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