Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Sep 30, 2023 Open Medicine Nursing

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium


About 80% of our current ~$3.4 trillion healthcare expenditure is spent on chronic diseases such as diabetes, HTN and dyslipidemia and ~80% of our chronic diseases are rooted in poor lifestyle choices. The current "pills and procedures" healthcare paradigm is simply not working, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and increased stress has stretched many healthcare providers to a breaking point. We must help each other and our patients adopt and sustain healthy lifestyle behaviors that improve health and quality of life and allow us as providers to reconnect to the true joy of practicing medicine. Come join us at the 2023 Lifestyle Medicine Symposium to learn how you can eat better, move more, stress less, and sleep better. Do it for yourself, your family and your patients!

Target Audience

MD, DO, PA, NP, Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals


  • Review why a whole food, plant-based diet is the foundation of optimal health and prepare together a simple and delicious meal (doctors and dietitian to present together).
  • Review the myriad ways in which "exercise is medicine" and review practical tools for incorporating more movement into our daily lives.
  • Understand the stress response and how and why chronic stress is deleterious to health. Learn about and practice stress management techniques that restore balance to the autonomic nervous system and directly impact our health outcomes.
  • Discuss how and why restorative sleep is the foundation of optimal health both physically and mentally, and review sleep hygiene tips that have shown measurable benefit in both deep and REM sleep.


  • Brian H. Asbill, MD, FACC, DipABLM
  • Lisa McDowell, RDN, CSSD, DipACLM
  • Brett B. Senor, MD, DipABLM
  • Melissa Sundermann, DO, FACOI, DipABLM
  • Robyn Tiger, MD, DipABLM


Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

9/30 8:00 AM–4:30 PM


.700 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.7 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

7.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.0 Contact Hours.

7.000 Nursing Contact Hours

Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.

7.0 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-2126 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

7.000 CME for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 7.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

7.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


$165.00 Registration Fee - MD, DO

Applies 9/24/23–9/30/23

$140.00 Registration Fee - PA, NP

Applies 9/24/23–9/30/23

$115.00 Registration Fee - Nurses and other healthcare professionals such as Dietitians, PTs, OTs

Applies 9/24/23–9/30/23

$60.00 Registration Fee - Students and MAHEC employees

Applies 9/24/23–9/30/23

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