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ACLM Reveals Hybrid 2023 Annual CME/CE-Accredited Conference Speaker Roster and Presenting Sponsor, Scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 1

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Announces Speaker Lineup and Presenting Sponsor for Hybrid 2023 Annual CME/CE-Accredited Conference Oct. 29 to Nov. 1

As the demand for lifestyle medicine continues to grow, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) has announced the keynote speaker lineup for its 2023 Lifestyle Medicine Annual Conference. The conference will be held from October 29 to November 1 in person at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, CO, as well as virtually.

The hybrid event will showcase practical ways in which lifestyle medicine is changing the face of medical education and clinical practice to restore health to those living with chronic diseases.

Sponsored by Lore Health, an ACO that uses an online community to help patients discover, create, and share ideas to change their lifestyles in ways right for them, the conference is primarily targeted towards primary care and specialist MDs and DOs, physician associates, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech audiologists, psychologists, health coaches, healthcare executives, students, medical residents, and others seeking to learn more about lifestyle medicine and establish or grow lifestyle medicine practices.

Featured Keynote Speakers and Topics

Some of the notable keynote speakers and topics for the conference include:

– Dean Ornish, MD, FACLM: Alzheimer’s research and the unifying theory of lifestyle medicine
– James Gordon, MD: Mental health, trauma, and resilience
– Christina Economos, PhD: Pediatric health and behavior change
– Anna Lembke, MD: Addiction medicine
– Walter Willett, MD, DrPH; Frank Hu, MD, PhD; and Neha Pathak, MD, DipABLM: Nutrition for optimal human and planetary health
– Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipALM; Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, DipACLM, FACLM; Ruth Wolever, PhD; Mark Faries, PhD; and Joe Kvedar, MD: Behavior change
– Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, DipABLM: Nutrition and longevity
– Cedric Bryant, PhD, FACSM; Dan Bornstein, PhD; Col. Mary Anne Kiel, MD, FAAP, DipABLM; Bryant Webber, MD, MPH; and Rob Wilkins: Physical activity and military health
– Padmaja Patel, MD, DipABLM, FACLM; Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP; Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FACLM; and Bharati Kolte, MD, DipABLM: Transforming primary care

The conference will also include concurrent sessions, pre- and post-conference workshops, an exhibitor pavilion, the annual Lifestyle Medicine Awards Celebration, and networking opportunities with medical professionals and industry leaders.

Concurrent Sessions and Workshops

Concurrent sessions for the in-person event will be offered in four tracks: Allied Health Professionals, the Business of Lifestyle Medicine, the Science of Lifestyle Medicine, and the “How” of Lifestyle Medicine.

The Allied Health Professionals track will have topics of relevance to the clinical practice of registered dietitians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, behavioral health providers, and health and wellness coaches.

The Business of Lifestyle Medicine track will have presentations designed to demonstrate the value of LM approaches to health systems executives, employers, insurance companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, as well as presentations on clinical models that are creating improved health outcomes while being financially sustainable.

The Science of Lifestyle Medicine track will provide attendees with innovative, evidence-based scientific updates to incorporate into practice, to educate patients and colleagues, and to advance their own research projects.

The “How” of Lifestyle Medicine track will have presentations related to implementation of lifestyle medicine services in practice, including shared medical appointments, team-based care, and health equity programs that reach vulnerable populations.

Pre- and post-conference in-depth workshops will be offered in-person and virtually as part of the registration process, covering implementing lifestyle medicine in several areas, such as the evaluation and management of sleep disturbances, interventions for sarcopenia, and much more.

Related Facts

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine is the medical association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to a lifestyle medicine-first approach to healthcare. ACLM has members and partners in 49 countries, representing medical and health professionals in over 45 varied specialties.

The term “lifestyle medicine” refers to an evidence-based medical approach that encourages interventions focused on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, and avoiding risky substance use behaviors, as primary modulators of chronic disease.

Key Takeaway

Lifestyle medicine is increasingly becoming an essential component of clinical practice worldwide, and the 2023 Lifestyle Medicine Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for medical professionals and healthcare practitioners to learn and share practical tips and ideas on incorporating this approach into their practice.


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s 2023 Lifestyle Medicine Annual Conference is set to be an informative, useful, and engaging gathering of medical professionals and practitioners from various backgrounds. With a balanced mix of keynote speeches, concurrent sessions, and workshops, the conference is poised to share practical approaches to living healthily and reduce the impact of chronic diseases. Finally, in-person and virtual attendance options provide more significant opportunities for both physical and remote participants to learn and connect with others.

Denk Liu
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