LM CURRICULUM PILOT WEBINAR SERIES Using Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to Promote Health
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When: August 5, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT

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You are cordially invited to the third session of ACPM’s Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum pilot series on Tuesday, August 5th at 12pm EDT. ACPM in conjunction with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), is developing a comprehensive 30 hour CME curriculum in lifestyle medicine, and we need your feedback! This material may be used as part of a program that will eventually provide formal lifestyle medicine training and to create general lifestyle medicine competence among physicians.



Mindfulness Meditation is a way to quiet and calm the mind by paying nonjudgmental attention to your moment-to-moment experience. It helps restore and maintain a sense of personal balance and develop the skills to avoid emotional and physical depletion.  This is important for persons who want to avoid physical or professional burnout and vital to professional health and longevity.  Learn how this 2,500-year-old practice has been adapted for use in modern medicine by the seminal work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Through numerous research studies on his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction model, mindfulness skills have been consistently documented as profoundly beneficial for the treatment and prevention of stress-related illnesses and conditions


This webinar is the third in a series that will occur between July – October 2014. Webinars may cover topics related to nutrition, weight management, physical activity, tobacco, alcohol, emotional wellness, mindfulness based stress reduction, sleep, as well the importance and role of lifestyle medicine in clinical care. This webinar on Prescribing Exercise is just one module of the larger curriculum being developed.



Tuesday, August 5th at 12pm EDT

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will be able to:

      Report how mindfulness-based stress reduction contributes to medicine and healthcare.

      Identify manageable elements of pathogenic stress reactions.

      Report how skills of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can help patients intervene in stress reactions and better care for themselves.

      Describe the integral and essential elements of MBSR.

      List conclusions from salient research in MBSR.

      Describe mindfulness skills that enable presence, clarity and curiosity in the clinical encounter.

      Employ mindfulness skills that enable empathy, attunement and resonance in the clinical encounter



Steve Flowers, MS, MFT

Steve is the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic at the Enloe Medical Center in Chico, California. Steve is a long time practitioner of meditation and has been teaching MBSR since 1997. He has provided training in mindfulness to thousands of people. He pioneered MBSR online programs that make full 8-week MBSR programs available to persons all over the world. As a licensed psychotherapist in private practice Steve specializes in the treatment of stress related conditions, anxiety and depressive disorders and couples therapy.


Steve provides training in mindfulness-based psychotherapy for mental health professionals and provides fully accredited mindfulness retreats for physicians and other health professionals in workshops, seminars and retreat settings with his dear friend and partner Bob Stahl, Ph.D. through Mindful Living Programs.

Through his corporate programs, Steve provides workshops and seminars for diverse corporations such as Genentech, Johns Manville, Blue Shield and Sierra Nevada Brewery and also provides these same resources to hospitals, businesses, universities, colleges and city, state and the federal government employees onsite at their places of employment as well as on retreat settings.



Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
Chair, American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) , Lifestyle Medicine Competencies Work Group and Coordinating Faculty for the ACPM and ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum Project.

Dr. Liana Lianov serves as the General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Regent on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis. She is board certified in both preventive medicine/public health and internal medicine and has completed a psychiatry fellowship.



CME/MOC credit is available through the live webinars for one month. Once the webinars are archived, CME/MOC credit is available through the end of the project period December, 2014). One CME/MOC credit is available per webinar at no charge to ACPM members and for $10 to non-ACPM members. Be sure to keep the above webinar link handy to request CME/MOC credit after the webinar and remember to complete all four CME/MOC steps to ensure your request is processed correctly. Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website.

Accreditation Information

ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.


  • Mr. Flowers has disclosed no financial relationships.


  • Dr. Lianov has disclosed no financial relationships. 

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet



Privacy Policy

The American College of Preventive Medicine collects personal information from participants in this online activity for purposes of assigning CME credit only. We will not share or sell your contact information and your answers to maintenance of certification questions and feedback forms will be kept confidential.


Copyright Information

This material is copyright of the American College of Preventive Medicine.


ACPM and Lifestyle Medicine

ACPM has been actively exploring the scientific basis, best practices, and need for education in lifestyle medicine, including behavioral change, risk reduction, and the prevention and treatment of disease through lifestyle approaches.  Lifestyle medicine is a competency of preventive medicine, and to that end ACPM plays an important role in ensuring that lifestyle medicine programs are based on proven and effective methods of preventing and controlling disease.  We are uniquely positioned to bring value and meaningful health improvement in the national struggle against rising health care costs and illness burdens through a synergistic combination of clinical and population-based prevention approaches to lifestyle issues.


To get involved or learn more about ACPM lifestyle medicine projects and initiatives, please contact Dani Pere, Associate Executive Director for Programs and Operations at dpere@acpm.org.

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