American College of Lifestyle Medicine Launches Learning Management System with CME Accreditation by Lee Health

This CME program will add a novel approach to traditional health care by focusing on how we can all stay well and lower the risk of chronic disease and cancer.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) today announced its new online Learning Management System for physicians and allied health professionals is live, beginning with two course offerings in partnership with its CME accreditation provider Lee Health, the largest health system in Southwest Florida.

The two courses are the documentary Forks Over Knives, featuring Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, winners of the 2016 and 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Lifetime Achievement Awards, and a 2.25-hour course by 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award winner, ACLM Founding Member and Fellow Michael Greger, MD, called How to Be an Evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine Clinician. Both courses, and a pipeline of others soon to debut, can be accessed at http://LifestyleMed.education.

While all clinicians are urged to access the portal and its course offerings, members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine receive exclusive member-only discounts.

“ACLM is committed to helping fill the gaping void that currently exists in medical education related to evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine therapeutic approaches that are efficacious in prevention, treatment, and often even reversal of the chronic disease that’s all too prevalent in our U.S. population and in many others around the world,” said ACLM Executive Director Susan Benigas. “We will continue adding more CME-accredited content to the new portal as we provide leadership in paving the way for Lifestyle Medicine to become the foundation of a transformed and sustainable system of health care delivery.”

Lee Health Chief Acute Care Officer Scott Kashman said, “These on-line CME courses will be valuable to any health care provider who is interested in learning more about Lifestyle Medicine and how to incorporate it into their individual practice of medicine.

“We are pleased to have this great collaboration with ACLM,” Kashman continued. “In partnership, Lee Health and the ACLM will move the country from managing a system devoted to care of the sick to a system focusing on keeping…

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