Lifestyle interventions can prevent and address the majority of chronic illnesses. However, their effectiveness often depends on patients’ willingness to let go of the deeply rooted values and preferences that fuel their behavioral choices. In her keynote address, Dr. Georgiou will explain why establishing lifestyle medicine as the foundation of health will require a cultural shift for both patients and professionals. She will describe how clinicians can drive this transition and propose the rationale and framework for moving toward a “patient as expert” culture. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the current healthcare culture impacts the adoption of Lifestyle Medicine
  2. Understand the rationale and dynamics of a “patient as expert” healthcare culture
  3. Learn basic techniques that clinical professionals can use to engage patients in lifestyle medicine interventions


The date


Tue, 29 Oct 2019