Nov 7 2019
Nov 7 2019: 5:00pm–8:30pm

Lifestyle Medicine Symposium

Gastroenterology, Medical Education, Nutrition


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 Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center, is intended for members of the Rhode Island health care community including: primary care providers, family practitioners, internists, specialists, nurses, dietitians, medical and nursing students. 

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.
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.
Fibromyalgia and Movement: A Lifestyle Medicine Approach

Mariah Stump, MD, FACP
Attending Physician, Women’s Primary Care, Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Acupuncturist, Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
The Gut Microbiome

Colleen Kelly, MD, FACG
Gastroenterologist, Lifespan Physician Group-Gastroenterology and Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Associate Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

7:45 - 8:15 p.m.
Fermented Foods

Jonathan Poyourow, MA, RD, LD, CSCS
Registered Dietitian and Chef
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

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