State of the Specialty: The Time is Now for LM

State of the Specialty: The Time is Now for LM

Part of LM2021 On Demand: Patient Centered. Value Based. Outcome Driven. Virtual Conference

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount.

Nonmember - $100
Member - $80

2 CME/CNE/CE Credits
2 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)


Recent events and developments have cemented the urgency of lifestyle medicine as the foundation of health and all health care. The time is now to go beyond clinical disease management to health restoration for all. This dynamic session will serve as the level-set for LM2021: “patient-centered, value-based, outcome-driven,” featuring ACLM leaders as they showcase significant developments in the lifestyle medicine education, employers and payers, research and clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the growth of lifestyle medicine education, training and certification
  • Explore employer and payer strategies for lifestyle medicine reimbursement, adoption, and replication
  • Provide an overview of how physicians and health professionals are successfully incorporating lifestyle medicine at the provider, health system, and population health levels
  • Share historical ground-breaking lifestyle medicine research and what opportunities lie ahead for lifestyle medicine


Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM | Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Adventist Health

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, FACLM, DipABLM, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Community Wellbeing and the Blue Zones Institute for Adventist Health, a nonprofit integrated health system serving communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Dr. Shurney is ACLM’s immediate past-president. Previously, he held the position of Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Foodsmart by Zipongo; Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Health Benefits for Cummins, Inc.; and Chief Medical Director, Employee Health Plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. At Vanderbilt he also held joint faculty appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor and Adjunct Faculty, Owens Graduate School of Management. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer and VP of Medical Affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He attended Loma Linda University, and received his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. He holds Masters’ Degrees in Business and in Public Health and is a fellow in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.

Cate-CollingsCate Collings, MD, FACC, MS, DipABLM | Medical Director - Lifestyle Medicine, El Camino Medical Associates - Silicon Valley Medical Development; President (2020-2022), American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Collings is board certified in both Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine.  She is currently director of Lifestyle Medicine at Silicon Valley Medical Development and medical director of Cardiopulmonary Wellness at El Camino Health in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Dr. Collings also is president-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, which is a medical professional society recognizing that just as lifestyle is the primary driver of our chronic disease epidemic, providing evidence-based lifestyle solutions is the most effective way to achieve high quality and value-based care.  Dr. Collings has over 30 years of clinical experience in Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and Lifestyle Medicine and is an ardent patient advocate. In her capacity as Director of Lifestyle Medicine for Silicon Valley Medical Development, she is building Lifestyle Medicine into the fabric of a new primary care model as a means of further focusing on the quadruple aim in her medical community and the broader Bay Area.  She believes the use of teaching kitchens, selective use of digital technologies, and approaching clinical encounters through a coaching mindset are key elements to successfully transition patients to a healthy lifestyle. In service to ACLM, Dr. Collings has chaired the Education Committee, bringing education to practicing physicians and into medical, residency, and fellowship curriculum, and co-authored ACLM Standards.  She also has participated in the Lifestyle Medicine in Health Systems Task Force, among other roles.

Beth-FratesBeth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM | Harvard Medical School Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Beth Frates, MD, is trained as a physiatrist and a health and wellness coach. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of ACLM from 2016-2019 and was voted President-Elect in 2020. She was 1 of 4 item writers for the ABLM. She is an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School, where she is assistant clinical professor. She developed and taught a college lifestyle medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School and that lifestyle medicine syllabus, which can be downloaded through the ACLM website, in hopes that her work can serve as a template for other instructors and professors. Along with colleagues and staff at ACLM, she created the LM 101 Curriculum, which can be downloaded through ACLM website. Dr. Frates co-authored the Lifestyle Medicine Handbook published in 2018 by Healthy Learning, which is ranked 51 out of the top 100 medical books ever from Book Authority. In addition, she created and implemented a group lifestyle medicine wellness program called PAVING the Path to Wellness, which she now delivers virtually. Most recently, Dr. Frates was recruited to be the first Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness for the Department of Surgery at MGH.

Dean-OrnishDean Ornish, MD, FACLM | President & Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD. He received his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine, was a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address. For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program. He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer. His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology). He is currently directing the first randomized controlled trial to determine if comprehensive lifestyle changes can reverse the progression of early Alzheimer’s disease. He is the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. UnDo It! (co-authored with Anne Ornish) was published by Random House as their lead nonfiction title in January 2019. His three main-stage talks have been viewed by over six million people. The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Cardiology, The Lancet Oncology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of their work was broadcast on NOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers' PBS series, Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report. He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, and was Medical Editor of The Huffington Post 2010-2016. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health; and by Governor Newsom to the Governor’s Brain Trust on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Preparedness. He is also a member of The Lancet Oncology “Moonshot Commission.” He has been a member of the boards of directors of the San Francisco Food Bank and the J. Craig Venter Institute. Dr. Ornish and colleagues established a lifestyle medicine clinic at the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in San Francisco where over 30,000 homeless people were treated. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by a panel of experts at U.S. News & World Report for nine years from 2011-2020. He co-chaired the Google Health Advisory Council with Marissa Mayer 2007-9. He received the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin; the University of California, Berkeley, “National Public Health Hero” award; the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology; a U.S. Surgeon General Citation; a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association; the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases; the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine” award from California Pacific Medical Center; the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition; the Glenn Foundation Award for Research; the Bravewell Collaborative Pioneer of Integrative Medicine award; the Sheila Kar Health Foundation Humanitarian Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Plantrician Project Luminary Award; and others. Dr. Ornish has been a physician consultant to President Clinton since 1993 and consulted with the chefs at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One to cook more healthfully (1993-2000). Dr. Ornish was recognized as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”

LM2021 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.

2 hours

Assessment and Measurement
A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.

This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval
July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2025

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends July 1, 2025.

Accreditation Statement
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Designation Statement:
Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 nursing contact hours.

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based internet enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours for pharmacists.

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 2.0 CE credits in psychology.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 2.0 CPEUs.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live/internet enduring material/enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 2.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.

The AAFP has reviewed LM2021 On Demand: Patient-Centered. Value Based. Outcome Drive. Virtual Conference and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 07/01/2023 to 07/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 2.0 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - State of the Specialty: The Time is Now for Lifestyle Medicine. 

Faculty Disclosures
As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.

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Individuals in control of content have disclosed the following:

Dean Ornish, MD, FACLM | Royalty, Random House; Stockholder, Beyond Meat; Consultant, Beyond Meat
Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM | Advisory Board, obVus Solutions

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. The remaining course directors, planners, faculty, and reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

7/1/2022 - 7/1/2025 11:59 PM

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