Friday, November 8, 2019
15.30 – 17.00

Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Training Program: overview, methods, resources and implementation
Lilach Malatskey (Israel), Jumanah Essa-Hadad (Israel)

Considering Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Training Program?

Learn about how you could do it at minimal (or even no) cost and time

We will provide knowledge, tools, and our experience with developing and implementing Lifestyle Education Programs, discussing audiences for LM learning, what and how we should teach, efficient credentialing, freely-available supportive educational resources, our LM teaching experiences, and together begin building an action plan for LM educational programs in your own community/university/country.

Together we will outline a preliminary plan for an LM training in your community, discussing strategies with your peers, with the guidance of the workshop facilitators

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
1.    Identify and appropriately address audiences interested in learning about LM
2.    Know where to find and how to use resources to build your educational program
3.    Build a successful action plan for educational program in your community/university/country with a “to do list”, timetable, targets, and research outcomes
16.15 – 17.00
Workshop II

Workshop with the DANCING DOCTOR Ági®
Agnes L. Nagy (Hungary)

One possibility of the non-pharmacological stress management is DANCE. It is scientifically proved that DANCE can be the suitable and fun therapy as well for:
  • reducing the risk of dementia
  • preventing osteoporosis and fractures
  • managing depression and anxiety
  • lowering the risk of different types of cancer (breast and colon)
  • decreasing the risk of premature death
It is a well-known fact that stress appears in all fields of our everyday life. Men and women encounter and develop internal stress in the course of carrying out their tasks, which require individual management strategies.

My favorite music is the latin type and the dance steps are SALSA and BACHATA. I started my dance therapy sessions around ten years ago in Hungary.

If you are interested of my „Healthmaking Happy Dance Method”, please come and try it. No previous experience, no extreme physical conditions and no excellent sense of rhythm are needed. What you do need are openness, good mood and a lot of drinking water.

The workshop takes 30minutes, preferably red T-shirt, sport dress and a big SMILE is recommended for the registration.

Let’s meet at my Healthmaking Happy Dance Method workshop and have fun together!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
09.00 – 10.30
Workshop III

#DrBalanicaMethod - case reports from a multimodal lifestyle intervention
Florin-Ioan Balanica (Romania)

In this workshop we will present #MetodaDrBalanica and its applicability in the reversibility of chronic pathologies such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and metabolic syndrome. #MetodaDrBalanica is the only Romanian method of prevention, therapy and weight management registered and certified internationally.

The presentation will be an interactive one divided into three parts:
1.  Presentation of #DrBalanicaMethod 
2.  Presentation of selected clinical cases (patient with Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension) 
3.  Q & A and practical part
  • calculate calories or not to lose weight
  • low carb diet in diabetes
  • how we use intermittent fasting in diabetes
  • types of food menus
  • what can happen during the program (constipation, bloating, abdominal discomfort, dizziness, sweet appetite)
Participants will receive a form that includes, besides presentation of the method, the opportunity to bring improvements to the method and the approach of these chronic pathologies specific to modern people through lifestyle interventions.
14.00 - 15.00  Workshop IV
  Exercise and diseases
Reka Vernes (Hungary)
  Participants will learn about exercise and physical activity as a main component of lifestyle medicine

Participants will have basic knowledge about prescribing exercise in different subgroup of patients

1.    Benefits of physical activity 
2.    Exercise is medicine
3.    Trends in fitness 
15.00 – 16.30
Workshop V

Sexual health and fertility
Stefania Ubaldi (Switzerland), Ioan Hanes (Belgium)

According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. This is why, we consider it as a relevant factor in defining the quality of life and finally being an important chapter of Lifestyle Medicine.

The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization Congress is the only Lifestyle Medicine international event which gives place to sexual health as a topic to talk about.

This first workshop in the field will show you why and in which way you may communicate with your patients about fertility and other aspects of sexual health. You will learn also how nutrition, physical activity, stress therapy, communication and other chapters of Lifestyle Medicine could influence fertility and the sexual well-being of your patient.
18.00 – 19.00
Workshop VI

Sleep health: an introductory guide to the treatment of insomnia (through cognitive behavioral therapy)
Bernardo Barata (Portugal)

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia in adults of any age. Insomnia is a common problem involving trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting quality sleep. CBT-I aims to improve sleep habits and behaviors by identifying and changing the thoughts and behaviors that affect the ability of a person to sleep or sleep well.

In this workshop we will discuss up-to-date information on the treatment of insomnia through behavioral and cognitive methods. The workshop is aimed at healthcare professionals who see and treat patients with insomnia and want to put CBT-I techniques into their practice.

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the indication and contraindications of CBT-I
  • Identify and apply important components of CBT-I
  • Analyze and interpret key elements of sleep diaries
  • Assess outcomes of CBT-I

A training manual will be supplied.

Sunday, November 10, 2019
08.00 – 11.00
Workshop VII

Culinary Medicine
Rani Polak (Israel)

Culinary medicine is the practice of helping patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health. Culinary coaching is an educational approach designed to empower patients to improve nutrition through adopting home cooking habits. This novel approach, is focused on culinary training combined with health coaching principals, leveraged by telemedicine tools and resources. The culinary coaching workshop, discusses the science behind the culinary coaching, including breakout sessions, that will help you to successfully integrate this evidence based tool into your practice. 


  • Pre-registration is required
  • Participation for workshops is limited to 20 participants per workshop
  • Registration to the congress is a prerequisite

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