20ID010 - 2019 Lifestyle Medicine Symposium Events

Aug 1–Aug 2, 2019 Closed Allied Health Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

20ID010 - 2019 Lifestyle Medicine Symposium Events


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A vast majority of chronic disease, when directly related to poor lifestyle choices, is reversible and preventable through the proper choices in nutrition, exercise, and stress management. The growing field of lifestyle medicine—an essential foundation for the prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and other chronic medical conditions — makes available the necessary evidence-based solutions for providers to counsel patients and improve patient outcomes.

2 Educational Options
The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) of Asheville, North Carolina, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Asbill, is providing the following two excellent educational options:
Culinary Medicine
Redefining "Health" Care
Everyone Welcome!
A workshop for community members and anyone interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle
Everyone Welcome!
A symposium tailored to healthcare providers and anyone interested

Each training will address Lifestyle Medicine within Buncombe County and Western North Carolina. The purpose of this program is to connect healthcare providers, city and government officials, and community members with the knowledge and tools to practice healthy lifestyles and to engage patients in the necessary solutions for improved patient outcomes.

Target Audience

Thursday - Culinary Medicine
Anyone interested in adopting and sustaining healthy behaviors.

Friday - Redefining “Health” Care
Physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs, PT/PTAs, Dietitians, Chiropractors, Psychologists, Health Administrators, other healthcare professionals and anyone interested in adopting and sustaining healthy behaviors


  • Cite evidenced-based data supporting specific lifestyle changes resulting in positive effects on patient outcomes
  • Implement healthy behaviors foundational to disease prevention and health promotion
  • Synthesize and prescribe skills in food selection/preparation and stress management
  • Develop an action plan and assist in patient's behavioral change with motivational interviewing and effective counseling techniques
  • Collaborate with patients to create actionable exercise plans to gain and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors


  • Ben A. Aiken, MD, MSPH
  • Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC
  • Allison Bowersock, PhD, CSCS, ACSM-EIM
  • Garth Davis, MD, FACS, FASMBS
  • Michelle Fletcher, BA, C-IAYT
  • Mary E. Haddad, MD
  • Mary L. Jackson, RD, LDN
  • Cindy J. Libert, MD, ABFM, IFMCP
  • Danna M. Park, MD, FAAP, FACP
  • Reza Setayesh
  • Veena Somani, MD, ABIHM


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