• Lifestyle Medicine Live Course

    Thursday, October 27—Saturday, October 29, 2022

    Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa 
    Naples (Bonita Springs), FL

    Save $100 when you register by September 27.
     

    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    A Foundation for Optimal Health

    Nearly 80% of all chronic disease is preventable, and lifestyle behaviors are responsible for 40% of all premature deaths. Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and reversing disease progression by replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones.

    Join us at the magnificent Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Naples (Bonita Springs), FL for this new 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.

    You’ll participate in a series of interactive lectures and small-group sessions that facilitate peer-to-peer learning, practice applying key concepts, and feedback from expert faculty. Sessions include a patient or patient representative for an even richer learning experience.

    Designed specifically for family physicians, learn the latest from experts and board-certified Lifestyle Medicine family physicians.

    Topics include

    • Practical application in the clinical setting
    • Diabetes/prediabetes
    • Obesity
    • Cardiovascular/hypertension/dyslipidemia
    • Substance use (case studies on tobacco/COPD; alcohol and/or opiates)
    • Mental health (anxiety/depression)
    • Cancer
    • Social determinants of health

    Optional workshops

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

    About the Course

    You’ll participate in a series of interactive lectures and small-group sessions that facilitate peer-to-peer learning, practice applying key concepts, and feedback from expert faculty. Sessions include a patient or patient representative for an even richer learning experience.

    Learning Objectives

    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 disease.  Identify and apply lifestyle medicine evidence-based recommendations to care for patients of all age 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. 
    • Collaborate 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.

    Other Resources

    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. 

    Learn more about Health Lifestyle.
     

    Schedule                                                                                              

    Thursday, October 27, 2022
    6:30 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast Provided
    7:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview
    7:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m. General Sessions
    12:15—1:45 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
    1:45—5:45 p.m. General Sessions


     

    Friday, October 28, 2022  
    6:30 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast Provided
    7:40—11:30 a.m. General Sessions
    11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
    1:00—5:30 p.m. General Sessions


     

    Saturday, October 29, 2022
    6:30 a.m. Breakfast Provided
    7:40 a.m.—12:15 p.m. General Sessions 
    12:15 p.m. Regular Sessions Adjourn
    12:15—1:45 p.m. Lunch on Your Own or Optional Workshop*
    2:00—5:00 p.m. Optional Workshops*


     


    * Separate registration and fee required.

    The schedule is subject to change.

    Registration Fee*

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends Sept. 27)
    $895 $845 $645 $895 $1,195
    Standard $995 $945 $745 $995 $1,295


    A printed syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 during registration. All registrants will have access to an online version of the syllabus at the course.

    *Separate registration and fee required to attend a workshop.

    To register by fax or mail, download the registration form.
     

    Optional Workshops

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

    Saturday, October 29, 2022

    #1 Culinary Workshop: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Health Thyself
    12:15—1:45 p.m.
    $120

    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). This session will feature a LIVE cooking demo and sampling. You will leave this session with a few culinary tips, recipes to try, as well as information about how to prescribe for patients.

    • 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
    2:00—4:00 p.m.
    $160

    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 Lifestyle Medicine practice plan.
    • Compare and contrast reimbursement experiences of at least 2 successful Lifestyle Medicine providers.
       

    #3 Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing Workshop
    2:00—5:00 p.m.
    $240

    Motivational Interviewing (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, you 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 techniques discussed.
       

    Invited Faculty

    Amy Mechley, MD, FAAFP, DipABFM, DipABLM, Course Co-chair, Co-founder and CEO, Integrated Family Care; Volunteer Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Beth Polk, MD, FAAFP, DipABLM, RYT-500, Course Co-chair, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia.

    Brenda Rea MD, DrPH, PT, RD, FACLM, DipABLM, Course Co-chair, Program Director, Family and Preventive Medicine Residency & Lifestyle Medicine Intensivist Fellowship; Core Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium.

    David Donohue, MD, FACP, FACLM, DipABLM, Co-owner and Chief Medical Officer of Progressive Health of Delaware, chairs the Lifestyle Medicine Provider Network with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine since 2018, a Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Poplar Lifestyle Medicine Network. 

    Meagan L. Grega, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer of the Kellyn Foundation, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Faculty, St. Luke’s University Health Network – Anderson Campus, Clinical Assistant Professor, Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

    Erika Jackson, MCC, NBC-HWC, Chief Coaching Officer for Wellcoaches, Instructional Design Consultant of ImprovEdge, Volunteer Instructional Designer of Braver Angels.

    Anthony Lim, MD, JD, DipABLM, Medical Director, The McDougall Program, Santa Rosa, California

    Hotel

    The following hotel is available for accommodations during the course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay. Making reservations early is encouraged.

    Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

    5001 Coconut Road
    Bonita Springs, FL 34134
    Phone: (800) 233-1234

    Rate: $219 Single/Double Occupancy 
    + current tax rate
    + discounted resort fee of $5 per day (reg. $37)

    Accommodation Cutoff: September 28, 2022


    Reservations Include:

    • Internet access in sleeping rooms
    • Access to the fitness center
    • Complimentary self-parking
    • Boat shuttle to the hotel's beach island
    • Access to pools and lazy river
    • Shuttle transportation around the resort
    • Admission to rock climbing wall
    Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed Lifestyle Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 24 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/27/2022 to 10/29/2022. 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.


    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.