Webinar Series

Join us as we build momentum for lifestyle medicine education and the future of health care through our upcoming webinars. We will focus exclusively on developing and advancing leadership in lifestyle medicine curricular education.

Questions about the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative’s webinar series? Contact info@lifestylemedicineeducation.org

Current Webinars

Registration for our April 25th webinar is now open. The webinars are free, but registration is required and availability is limited. Each webinar will be 30 minutes in length and archived to allow viewing at a later date.

Applying and Practicing Lifestyle Medicine in Residency
Tuesday, April 25 at 2pm ET
LMEd Host: Eddie Phillips, MD
Presenters: Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, PT, RD and Regan Stiegmann, DO, MPH

Webinar presenters Brenda Rea and Regan Stiegmann will share stories of how Lifestyle Medicine-based practices have been successfully integrated into various residency education programs. In addition, the presenters will discuss how they personally apply the concepts of Lifestyle Medicine into their own lives.

The Webinar is free and we will have time for Q and A.


About the Presenters
About Eddit Phillips, MD
LMEd Host

Edward M. Phillips, MD, is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org and Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Additionally, Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serves on the executive council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™globalinitiative. He is co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription (Wolters-Kluwer, 2009) and is chair of the Exercise is Medicine Education Committee. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM with its Community Leadership Award.

Brenda Rea, MD, DrPH, PT, RD

Brenda Rea has consistently pursued professional training and experiences to develop knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to lifestyle medicine. She obtained her Master’s in Physical Therapy and DrPH in Preventive Care from Loma Linda University (LLU). Working several years as a physical therapist with neurologically impaired and cardiopulmonary clients led her to a strong desire to prevent the debilitating effects of poor lifestyle behaviors. She subsequently transitioned into public health and nutrition where she developed and implemented lifestyle educational interventions in the School of Public Health at LLU and became a founding member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Rea’s desire to broaden her expertise and influence in the field of lifestyle medicine led her to complete medical school and residency at LLU with board certifications in Family and Preventive Medicine. She is currently Medical Director of the Employee Wellness program and Associate Program Director of the Family and Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

Regan Stiegmann, DO, MPH

Dr. Regan A. Stiegmann is in her final year of Preventive Medicine residency training at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. In 2016, she was elected as the Young Director for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Board of Directors. She is a Captain in the United States Air Force. She received her medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) in Parker, CO including amilitary medicine honors track. She completed a traditional rotating internship at Columbus Regional Health, Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA. She has a strong passion for Lifestyle Medicine and the promotion of mindfulness and metacognition in health care. Dr. Stiegmann’s professional interests include positive psychology, health careefficiency, mental health & sexual health, as well as the study of philosophical, quantum, and anthropologic medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys photography, gardening, cooking, and adventuring. After graduating from Preventive Medicine residency, she is planning for her first tour at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO as a flight surgeon. As a Denver native, she is ecstatic to return to Colorado to further pursue her career in Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine.



Past Webinars

  • Teaching Doctors to Practice Value-Based Health Care and Population Health Management: The Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative
    Presenter: Jennifer L.Trilk, PhD
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2pm EDT

    Synopsis: This webinar showcased the overview, mission and vision of the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd), the accomplishments to date, and LMEd’s goals in 2016 to align medical schools to work together to improve the nation’s practice of value-based care by teaching lifestyle and preventative medicine. We are grateful to the Ardmore Foundation, Physician’s Committee on Responsible Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and many others for their support and expertise.


  • Medical Students as a Key Partner in the Co-creation of Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Medical School Education
    Presenter: Edward M. Phillips, MD
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2pm EDT

    Synopsis: The second webinar in our series showcased the critical involvement of medical students in Lifestyle Medicine Education. Each year, students have pointed to a lack of lifestyle medicine knowledge due to a gap in the traditional curriculum. Particularly there is a lack of content surrounding topics such as physical activity, nutrition and behavior-change strategies, despite a call by students indicating that the inclusion of this knowledge skills are an important component of medical education. Specifically, this webinar focused on incorporating students at all levels of curriculum integration – from student interest groups to fully incorporated classroom based education. We discussed the need for four essential components necessary to implement a Lifestyle Medicine from a student perspective including: A Champion Mentor, Interested Students, Recognition from the Medical School, and Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Syllabus. We are grateful to the Ardmore Foundation, Physician’s Committee on Responsible Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and many others for their support and expertise.


  • Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative Mentoring – Assisting Medical Schools in Lifestyle Medicine Student Education
    Presenter: Dennis Muscato, MS
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2pm ED

    Synopsis: Our third webinar showcased how we assist medical schools in the step-by-step process of adding Lifestyle Medicine Education to the student education and experience.  More than 70 schools have joined LMEd, and they are at varying levels of integration of Lifestyle Medicine across the country and the globe.  We offer phone and virtual coaching sessions, a Dropbox of key resources, and network of medical professionals in lifestyle medicine that support each other collaboratively.  We also have many others already in residency and in medical practice as well from a variety of medical professionals and undergraduate universities.  We are grateful to the Ardmore Foundation, Physician’s Committee on Responsible Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and many others for their support and expertise.Download/View Recording   Download/View Powerpoint


  • The Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative Partners with AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL to Provide Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine Curricular Resources
    Presenter: Jennifer L.Trilk, PhD
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2pm EDT

    Synposis: In our final webinar, we highlighted LMEd’s partnership with the AAMC’s publishing suite, MedEdPORTAL Publications (www.mededportal.org). MedEdPORTAL maintains a rigorous peer review process based on standards used in the scholarly publishing community. Each submission is scrutinized by editorial staff and independent reviewers using a standardized review instrument grounded in the tenets of scholarship. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. MedEdPORTAL publications are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions. The AAMC manages a database of trained, content expert reviewers, puts forth a call for submissions to all medical schools, tracks submissions through the publication process and supports an Associate Editor for the collection. As such, the Lifestyle Medicine Collection curated and housed at MedEdPORTAL will include material vetted by Lifestyle Medicine content-expert reviewers and an Associate Editor that will guarantee the collection to be of the utmost quality of material for educators to use in teaching. Finally, as MedEdPORTAL is an international publication of peer-reviewed curricula and resources, authors who develop evidence-based, Lifestyle Medicine material are encouraged to submit to the collection. In summary, by distributing high-quality curriculum and incentivizing faculty, this collaboration will “raise the bar” of making available, evidence-based LM medical education for medical schools to utilize. We are grateful to the Ardmore Foundation, Physician’s Committee on Responsible Medicine, American Council on Exercise, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and many others for their support and expertise.Download/View Recording   Download/View Powerpoint


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