May 4 2017: 5:00pm–8:30pm

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Medical Education

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 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 health care professionals.

Registration cost is $25. A plant-based boxed meal will be provided. (Substitutions not available.)

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Symposium Schedule: At a Glance

Time Event
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration and Healthy Dinner
5:30 - 5:40 p.m. Welcome / What Is Lifestyle Medicine?

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

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Motivational Interviewing

Lucy Rathier, PhD
Director and Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Clinical Services, Lifespan Physician Group
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School

6:35 - 7:20 p.m. Intuitive Eating: Get off the Dieting Rollercoaster

Elizabeth Fayram, RDN, LDN, CEDRD
Dietitian, LizFayramRDN Nutrition Counseling

Brooke Huminski, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, private practice Primary Therapist, Walden Behavioral Care Clinician, Butler Hospital

7:25 - 8:10 p.m. The Heart Has Its Reasons: Can Negative Emotions Cause Heart Disease?

Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology (Research), Alpert Medical School
Centers for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

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

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