Dear MGH Lifestyle Medicine Symposium 2020Guest,

After much thought and consultation with our organizational leadership and the local health department, we have sadly been mandated to postpone the conference. Our first concern is the health and safety of our guests and staff.With the uncertainties of the Coronavirus, we feel this is the appropriate response.

We are currently looking at future dates for which to hold the conference and more information will be forthcoming once determined.

We appreciate your understanding and partnership while we await additional information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our team at


The inaugural MGH Lifestyle Medicine Symposium will be an opportunity for all members of the MGH community interested in healthy lifestyle change to convene and learn from each other. The event will highlight current programming utilizing healthy lifestyle change for improved health by representatives from cardiology, oncology, primary care, and psychiatry. As an initial step towards organizing hospital wide, participants will also share perspectives on best steps for connecting, communicating, and collaborating to expand lifestyle interventions at MGH.

Lifestyle Medicine, as defined by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life. Examples of target patient behaviors include, but are not limited to, eliminating tobacco use, improving diet, increasing physical activity, and moderating alcohol consumption. To learn more, visit

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the definition of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Compare various clinical programs at MGH offering Lifestyle Medicine interventions
  • Explain how lifestyle medicine initiatives can improve patient health
  • Design next steps for broadening the impact of lifestyle medicine at MGH
  • Identify key members of the MGH community who are advocating for lifestyle medicine initiatives

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physical Therapists


  • Director of Research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    Psychiatrist at MGH
    Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
    Senior Advisor in the MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency Research Concentration Program
  • Assistant Director of Cancer Rehabilitation
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    Director of Behavioral Interventions, Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program
    Staff Psychologist, Behavioral Medicine Service
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician and Co-Director of CORE Health, Revere HealthCare Center
    Medical Director, Revere HealthCare Center Food Pantry
    Mind Body Medicine Consultation Physician, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
    Director of Clinical Innovation, Division of General Internal Medicine Healthy Lifestyle Program
  • Director of Lifestyle Medicine, MGH Cancer Center
    Associate Director of Survivorship, MGH Cancer Center
    Medical Oncologist in the Multiple Myeloma Disease Center, MGH Cancer Center
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Lecturer, Part Time, Harvard Medical School
    Medical Director, Synergy Private Health
  • Physical Therapist
  • Senior Clinical Dietitian, Oncology Nutrition at MGH
  • Revere Clinic Adult Medicine Unit Chief and Co-Director CORE Health (Center for Organized Research and Education for Health)
  • Oncology Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Director of Breast Cancer Survivorship at MGH Cancer Center Waltham


MARCH 18, 2020

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Plant-Based Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM


9:00 - 9:30 AM

Session 1 - Benson-Henry Institute

9:30 - 9:45 AM


9:45 - 10:15 AM

Session 2 - Cardiology

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Session 3 - Cancer

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Tai Chi

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Session 4 - General Medicine

11:45 - 12:00 PM

Plant-Based Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Session 5 - Open forum

1:00 PM



Additional Live Conferences

We offer other live conferences on various facets of mental health in addition to the conference you are currently viewing.

View a full list of our mental health conferences

Registration Instructions

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  3. Enter the registration code in the purchase window.

In case of technical difficulties please call Liz McShane at (617)724-2040

CME Information

Live Event Date: March 18, 2020






AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Application for psychologists CE credits has been submitted. Please contact
us atmghcme@mgh.harvard.edufor the status of psychologists CE accreditation.


Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 3.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Social Workers

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact
us for the status of social work CE accreditation.



Other Professions

This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Jacob Mirsky, MD, Elizabeth O'Donnell, MD, Kimberly Parks, D.O., F.A.C.C.
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Susan E. Sprich, PhD psychologist reviwer

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest (COI)

McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.

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