Momentum Builds for Lifestyle Medicine 2013: The Treat the Cause Movement Begins

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Top sponsors lining up, exhibition sold out and registrations set record pace as American College of Lifestyle Medicine gears up for annual conference.

Sponsors of Lifestyle Medicine 2013 include leading organizations such as the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Full Plate Living, the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation/CHIP Program, Juice Plus, Bragg Live Foods and the Bragg Health Institute.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine's (ACLM) annual conference series is proving to be the premier event for anyone interested in natural, root cause approaches to health care. Based on sponsors in place to date, exhibitors planning to be on hand and attendee registration that is far outpacing sign-up rates for last year's event, the conference, scheduled to take place October 27 – 30, 2013 at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia, is expected to be the year's top gathering of people interested in sharing the benefits of lifestyle medicine.

A stellar line-up of lifestyle medicine experts from around the world will be on hand to address how collaborative patient-provider relationships and positive, evidence, based lifestyle-changes serve as the empowering basis for the highest quality health care.

One of the speakers at the conference will be David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, the founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and president elect of ACLM. Says Katz, "We have known for literally decades that lifestyle is the best medicine, with unrivaled potential to add both years to life and life to years. But how best to address lifestyle in the modern practice of medicine, and get clinicians and patients aligned to advance this critical mission remains far from clear. The Lifestyle Medicine conference addresses this directly, bringing together the best, brightest and most devoted in the field, and focusing on both the big picture, and the details of implementation. Lifestyle IS the best medicine; anyone wanting to get better at getting that medicine to go down ought to join us at LM2013!"

Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH currently serves as Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Track of the Family and Preventive Medicine Residency at Loma Linda University. He is the immediate past president of ACLM and is serving as this year's conference committee chairperson.

“Lifestyle Medicine 2013 has put together the most significant slate of world renowned Lifestyle Medicine speakers ever assembled,” says Dysinger. “This event would be great if just one of the luminaries such as Ornish, Esselstyn, Katz, Greger, Rippe, and McDougall were speaking…but when they’re all there, plus many more, it becomes a ‘can’t miss’ event. This year the ACLM conference adds a whole series on the science behind Lifestyle Medicine, and expands the practical workshops on practicing Lifestyle Medicine in real life that have been so popular in previous Lifestyle Medicine meetings.”

Sponsors Expand Their Reach
Sponsors of Lifestyle Medicine 2013 include leading organizations such as the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Full Plate Living, the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation/CHIP Program, Juice Plus, Bragg Live Foods and the Bragg Health Institute. Supporting partners include the American College of Preventive Medicine, The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, the European College of Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine and Loma Linda University. Exhibition space for the event is in high demand, and is limited to new sponsors only.

The sponsors of the conference are particularly excited by the fact that most of the speakers scheduled to present plan to stay for the entire event. This is significant because these top luminaries in the field have their own practices and outreach programs which often involve other collaborative partners. This makes Lifestyle Medicine 2013 a great venue for follow-on discussions for everyone in attendance, particularly sponsors and exhibitors who may want to explore follow-on opportunities with other leaders in the movement.

Benefits of sponsorship include prime visibility to conference attendees via on-site verbal acknowledgement, logo placement on the conference program and event website, exhibition space, and multiple event admissions. ACLM strives to bring value and mutually beneficial return on investment to its sponsors and exhibitors and custom sponsorships are available. Organizations are encouraged to ask about in-kind and custom sponsor packages by contacting ACLM's Director of Events, Lisa Gregory, at lgregory(at)lifestylemedicine(dot)org.

More than 250 physicians, health care professionals, prominent leaders in lifestyle medicine, supporting organizations, press, politicians, leadership volunteers from throughout the US and other parts of the world and the general public interested in making a difference in their health and the health of others are expected to attend Lifestyle Medicine 2013. For a look at the complete schedule of events, please visit

About Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle medicine is based on the use of lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation and a variety of other non-drug modalities in the treatment and management of chronic, lifestyle related diseases. A growing body of scientific evidence has demonstrated that lifestyle medicine should be the foundation of treatment for chronic disease. It can often be even more effective than medication, but without the risks and unwanted side-effects.

About ACLM
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the first national specialty society for clinicians emphasizing the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease. With members across the United States and international membership growing rapidly, ACLM answers the need for quality education, the development of formal certification for the practice of clinical Lifestyle Medicine, and the necessary support and advocacy functions for this new field. ACLM membership is comprised of health care professionals of all types, including primary care physicians, specialists, researchers, professors, students, public spokespersons, hospital administrators, nutritionists, public health professionals and many others.

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