• Lifestyle Medicine Live Course

    Monday, March 18, 2024—Wednesday,
    March 20, 2024

    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    Newport Beach, CA

    Sorry, this course is SOLD OUT.
    Onsite registration is not available. 

    A Foundation for Optimal Health

    This Lifestyle Medicine Workshop: A Foundation for Optimal Health is approved as a CME Event prerequisite for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine exam for 2024.

    Nearly 80% of all chronic diseases are preventable, and lifestyle behaviors are responsible for 40% of all premature deaths. Lifestyle medicine offers a proactive, holistic, and sustainable approach to health care that focuses on prevention, well-being, and improving the overall quality of life for your patients.

    Join us at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for this popular course from the AAFP. Enhance your practice as you learn to emphasize the use of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and oftentimes reverse chronic disease. 

    This course will include Problem-Based Learning (PBL), which allows you to practice applying key concepts learned via team-based problem solving, facilitated by expert faculty. In the end, you will be able to write a brief action plan for implementing a key concept into practice.

    Key topics include:

    • Diabetes/prediabetes
    • Obesity
    • Cardiovascular/hypertension/dyslipidemia
    • Substance use 
    • Mental health
    • Cancer
    • Social determinants of health
    • Practical application in the clinical setting

    Optional Sessions (separate fee required):

    • Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing Workshop
    • Payment for Lifestyle Medicine Workshop
    • Culinary Workshop: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Heal Thyself

    Improve your patient counseling and health coaching skills and learn well-being concepts that are also applicable to staff and physician well-being. Designed specifically for family physicians and led by experts.

    After February 18:

    Member: $995
    Student or Resident: $745
    Other Health Care Professional: $995
    New Physician: $945
    Nonmember: $1,295

    *Separate registration and fee required to attend a workshop.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Continuing Professional Development is working in collaboration with the AAFP Foundation to provide Lifestyle Medicine scholarships. This scholarship program provides financial support for US-based residents to attend the Lifestyle Medicine live course, March 18–20, 2024 in Newport Beach, California.

    Scholarship Category: Residents

    Residents must complete an online application with three essay questions by January 18, 2024, and winners will be notified by January 29, 2024.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must be an AAFP member (resident category only) and must be a PGY1-PGY4 resident during current academic year.

    Scholarship Information

    • Scholarship applications are reviewed by Lifestyle Medicine course co-chairs.
    • All scholarship recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to cover costs associated with course registration fees and travel costs for attending the Lifestyle Medicine live course on March 18–20, 2024.
    • All scholarship checks will be dispersed onsite at the Lifestyle Medicine (LM) course. If you are unable to attend, your scholarship will be forfeited.

    Submission Guidelines

    The online scholarship application must be completed and submitted by January 18, 2024. Winners will be notified by January 29, 2024.

    It is strongly recommended that you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your online application.

    • Contact information (including AAFP login)
    • Please review all auto-populated data and provide personal email address as medical school/residency email systems often have spam filters/firewalls that hamper the receipt of external emails.
    • You are encouraged to give considerable thought to the essay questions and draft your answers in a separate document prior to beginning your application.

    If you have questions about this Lifestyle Medicine scholarship, email Nina Carnoali at ncarnoali@aafp.org.

    Monday, March 18, 2024

    6 a.m. PT

    6:30–7:30 a.m. PT

    7:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. PT

    12:15–1:45 p.m. PT
    Lunch Break

    1:45–6:15 p.m. PT

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024

    6 a.m. PT

    6:30–7:30 a.m. PT

    7:40–11:30 a.m. PT

    11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. PT
    Lunch Break

    1–5:45 p.m. PT

    Optional Workshop*

    7–9 p.m. PT
    Resistance Training for Health in the Primary Care Setting
    Andrew Mock, MD, MPH
    No CME Credit, No Additional Fee, Pre-registration Required

    Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    6 a.m. PT

    6:30–7:30 a.m. PT

    7:40–11:45 a.m. PT

    Optional Workshops*

    12:15–1:45 p.m. PT
    Culinary Workshop: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Heal Thyself
    Amy Mechley, MD, FAAFP, DipABFM, DipABLM

    2–5 p.m. PT
    Payment for Lifestyle Medicine Workshop
    Meagan Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM

    2–5 p.m. PT
    Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing Workshop
    Charles Inniss, Jr., DPT, PCC, NBC-HWC

    *Separate registration and fee required to attend a workshop.

    The schedule is subject to change.

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Utilize lifestyle medicine principles to counsel patients and families effectively in the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease. 
    • Identify and apply lifestyle medicine evidence-based recommendations to care for patients of all ages in collaboration with their health care team.
    • Identify family, social, behavioral, and genetic determinants that factor into lifestyle-related diseases and efficiently apply the principles of motivational interviewing to help overcome resistance to change.
    • Identify health inequities and social determinants of health that negatively impact a patient’s lifestyle habits.
    • Synthesize with an integrated, in-depth medical and personal knowledge of the patient, family, and community to determine, develop, and implement lifestyle treatment plans that positively impact the individual, family, and community.

    Separate registration and fee are required to attend a session. Select a session during registration.

    Tuesday, March 19

    Resistance Training for Health in the Primary Care Setting - Andrew Mock, MD, MPH
    7–9 p.m.

    During this 2-hour experience, participants will explore the health benefits of resistance training, discuss strategies for assessing physical activity in the primary care clinic, and practice writing an individualized physical activity prescription for primary care patients regardless of age or health status. This session will include a practical application component where participants will be guided through performing resistance training using compound movements with various tools such as free weights (dumbbells and barbells) and exercise bands.

    • No CME Credit
    • No Additional Fee
    • Pre-registration Required

    Wednesday, March 20

    #1 Culinary Workshop: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Heal Thyself - Amy Mechley, MD, FAAFP, DipABFM, DipABLM
    12:15–1:45 p.m.

    This workshop will explain the science behind culinary medicine and the optimal food-as-medicine plan for preventing and treating most diseases (i.e., heart disease, cancer, diabetes). Participants will leave this session with a few culinary tips, recipes to try, as well as information about how to prescribe for patients. This session will feature a LIVE cooking demo. Lunch will be provided, along with pre-set salads.

    • Discuss the science supporting culinary medicine for the prevention and treatment of disease.
    • Point out strategies to implement culinary medicine into a busy schedule. 
    • Select at least one strategy to implement. 
    • Consider prescribing a food-as-medicine plan for self and for patients. 

    #2 Payment for Lifestyle Medicine Workshop - Meagan Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM
    2–5 p.m.

    In this highly engaging workshop, faculty will teach strategies and best practices for payment for evidence-based, lifestyle medicine interventions in family physician practices. Multiple practice settings will be included as we discuss Lifestyle Medicine delivery in fee-for-service, value-based contracting, and direct care models. 

    • Identify the basic requirements for health plan reimbursements.
    • Distinguish between at least 3 reimbursement models.
    • Recognize appropriate billing and diagnosis code requirements for successful claims.
    • Build a reimbursement proforma appropriate for a profitable LM practice plan.
    • Compare and contrast reimbursement experiences of at least 2 successful LM providers. 

    #3 Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Charles Inniss, Jr., DPT, PCC, NBC-HWC
    2–5 p.m.

    This workshop will cover Motivational Interviewing (MI.) MI is a collaborative method of communication that has emerged as one of the most critical and effective evidence-based approaches when working with patients to promote behavior change. It is a critical skill in practicing Lifestyle Medicine. In this intensive 3-hour workshop, participants learn state-of-the-art principles and practices for health coaching and motivational interviewing for physicians.

    • Identify the key components of the definition, spirit, and focus of motivational interviewing. 
    • Describe the skills used to facilitate behavior change through conversation.
    • Utilize one strategy for enhancing motivation with patients.
    • Role-play with other participants to practice the techniques discussed.

    The following hotel is available for accommodations during the course. Making reservations early is encouraged.

    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

    1107 Jamboree Rd
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Phone: (949) 729-1234

    Rate: $259 Single/Double Occupancy 
    + $20 discounted resort fee per room, per night
    + current tax rate

    Accommodation Cutoff: February 26, 2024

    Reservations Include:

    • Access to the fitness center
    • Internet access in guest rooms
    • Self-parking discounted to $15 per vehicle per night

    The AAFP has reviewed Lifestyle Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 24 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 3/18/2024 to 3/20/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

    A new series of lifestyle medicine resources are available for AAFP members courtesy of a grant from the Ardmore Institute of Health. 

    Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine Into Everyday Practice, a free online CME program. An accompanying lifestyle medicine implementation guide of the same name. This guide provides members with clinically relevant information on the topic, along with the opportunity to earn CME credits.

    We strongly encourage course participants to review the implementation guide and to participate in this CME program prior to attending this Lifestyle Medicine course. 

    New Tools Guide Lifestyle Medicine Integration for FPs

    Learn more about Healthy Lifestyle.

    For Exhibit and Sponsorship details, contact Laura Leibman at lleibman@aafp.org or 913-906-6044.