Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders

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November 29, 2023
Noon to 1 p.m.
Event category: Other
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The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special interactive discussion: 

Lifestyle Medicine for Leaders

This presentation will demonstrate the power of the six pillars of lifestyle medicine including exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress resilience, social connection and avoiding risky substances.  These pillars are evidence based and interact with one another.

Learn more in this educational session that will help patients and clinicians alike.

Learning Objectives

  • Review and define effective methods of incorporating lifestyle medicine for leaders in an academic setting.
  • Understand and identify the six pillars of lifestyle medicine.
  • Review the literature supporting the six pillars.


Teena Chopra, MD, MPH
Assistant Dean of Faculty Development and Coaching, Clinical Professor and Director of Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship

Guest Speaker:

Beth Frates, MD FACLM DipABLM is a trained physiatrist and a health and wellness coach, with expertise in Lifestyle Medicine. She has received several teaching accolades from Harvard Extension School and Harvard Medical School, where she is an assistant clinical professor. Dr. Frates is one of the first Fellows of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a pioneer in lifestyle medicine. In 2008, Dr. Frates created the first Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group at Harvard Medical School. In 2014, she developed and taught a college Lifestyle Medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School, and it is still one of the most well-received courses offered at the school. She was voted president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in August 2020. Dr. Frates serves as President-Elect until November 2022.

Speakers: Have no commercial/financial relationships

Planning Committee Members: Basim Dubaybo, M.D. (Activity Director), Claire Pearson, M.D., Kate Laimbeer and Kailah Weatherspoon have no commercial/financial relationships.

Target Audience: Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, staff, medical students, fellow and residents

The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: This program is not related to specific diseases or conditions but rather deal exclusively with medical education. Therefore, there are no potential conflicts of interest with ineligible companies as defined by ACCME and there is no need to identify, disclose or mitigate commercial conflicts of interest.

November 2023