Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Discontent is the First Necessity of Progress: Why Lifestyle Medicine is the Missing Piece of our Healthcare Toolkit

Featured Council Member: Dr. Meagan Grega
In response to the escalating epidemic of chronic disease in our community, Kellyn Foundation (www.kellyn.org) will hold the inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Symposium in the Lehigh Valley on April 6, 2019, entitled “Discontent is the First Necessity of Progress:  Why Lifestyle Medicine is the Missing Piece of our Healthcare Toolkit”. 

It will be a one day event on Saturday, held at the Llantrisant Retreat and Wellness Center (www.llantrisantretreat.com), offering CME credits along with fabulous, plant-based food for the attendees.  The goal is to introduce more members of our healthcare community to the science and potential of Lifestyle Medicine and to start building a cadre of clinicians willing to push forward with disease treatment reversal programs.  We are thrilled that Dr. Bonnie Coyle and the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network is partnering with us to provide this educational and networking opportunity.

Confirmed featured speakers include John Kelly, MD, MPH, Founding President and Director, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Meagan L. Grega, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Kellyn Foundation; Bonnie Coyle, MD, MS, Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network; Ron Weis, MD, Founder of Ethos Health; Stephen Olex, MD, Department of Cardiology at St. Luke’s University Health Network specializing in MBSR therapy; Hans Diehl, DrHSDc, MPH, Founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP); Allison Hess and and Michelle Ann Passaretti, RN, representing Geisinger’s Food Farmacy; Kathy Parmele, MD, certified CHEF Coach, Triathlete and Founder of HealThySelf, HealThyWorld; Alan Remde, MD, Department of Family Medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network , and Jane Esselstyn, RN, Founder of Health Care is Self Care and host of the annual “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women” conference.  Lectures will present current evidence for diabetes and cardiovascular disease reversal programs, lifestyle medicine prescriptions, Food as Medicine, cultivating resilience, mindfulness stress reduction strategies and the return on investment for Lifestyle Medicine programs in a value-based healthcare environment.  Please save the date and plan to join us! 

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