Apr 26 2018
Apr 26 2018: 5:00pm–8:30pm

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health, Nutrition, OBGYN and Women's Health


Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus
265 Harborside Boulevard
Providence, RI 02905
Note: Do not follow GPS. 

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Lifestyle Medicine is the evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health and quality of life. Mark your calendars for this opportunity to learn how to use Lifestyle Medicine principles to enhance the care of your patients.

This symposium, hosted by the Women's Medicine Collaborative, is intended for members of the Rhode Island health care community including: primary care providers, family practitioners, internists, specialists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, medical and nursing students. Applications will be submitted for continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and social workers.

Registration Information

The fee to attend is $45 per person, which includes a light plant-based meal and continuing education credits. Please note that there are no refunds and no registrations will be accepted at the door. 

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Symposium Schedule: At a Glance

Time Event
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Registration, Networking and Healthy Dinner
5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Welcome / What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

Peg Miller, MD, FACP
Chief, Women’s Medicine, Lifespan Physician Group
Director, Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Director, Lifestyle Medicine Center, Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Associate Professor of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Intuitive Eating: Science & Application

Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, CEDRD-S
Registered Dietitian
Co-pioneer of Intuitive Eating

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Behavioral Sleep Medicine: Better Sleeping Through Psychology

Jared Minkel, PhD
Psychologist, Lifespan Physician Group, Psychology
Director, Adult Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, Rhode Island Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Take Comfort in Plant-Based Cuisine

Allison Acquisto, MA, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietitian
Associate Professor, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Jonathan Poyourow, MA, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian
Assistant Professor, College of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University
Chef/TV Host, Changing the Way the World Eats, NBC 10-TV

8:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Evaluations

Peg Miller, MD, FACP

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For more information, including being added to the mailing list, please contact Gwen Lariviere at 401-793-7817 or by email at Glariviere1@lifespan.org.

Learn more about the Lifestyle Medicine Center at the Women's Medicine Collaborative »