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Lifestyle Medicine in Romania,
from Theory to Practice

The first national lifestyle medicine congress with international participation

These Congress is accredited with 21 CME points.

Date: September 19-22.2021
Location: Online

The Romanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is honored and pleased to announce the first national congress with international participation, which will take place online from September 19 to September 22, 2021, under the name

Lifestyle Medicine—From Theory to Practice

On this occasion, leading Romanian and international medical professionals will speak on topics related to their professional experience in the field of lifestyle medicine.

Lifestyle medicine is the use of evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as a predominantly whole-foods plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, the avoidance of high-risk substance use, social connectedness, spirituality, and other nondrug interventions to treat, reverse, and prevent chronic non-communicable lifestyle diseases.

Type 2 diabetes, degenerative neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and obesity will increase substantially in the coming decades. The overall cost of lifestyle diseases will be around $47 billion by 2030!

Modern medicine, with its cutting-edge technology and a steady stream of new medication, will not be able to prevent or overcome the great dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle. One answer to lifestyle diseases is lifestyle medicine, the branch of evidence-based medicine that aims to get to the root cause of disease.

At the first RSLM event of this scale, we will share practical, evidence-based studies that show how, in many cases, these diseases can be successfully treated and reversed through lifestyle interventions.

The Romanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (RSLM, was founded in 2019 due to a deep desire to bring together members who are passionate about transforming the health of Romanians and the Romanian healthcare system. Our organization responds to the need for high-quality education and qualification in the clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine by creating and promoting educational events, tools, resources, and campaigns designed to support the cause of Lifestyle Medicine.

The Romanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is now a sister organization of the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance, it is a member of the European Lifestyle Medicine Council and is affiliated to the Romanian Medical Association.

Some medical topics to be addressed:

What makes this congress unique?

The challenge for most health professionals is to adjust their work flow in order to integrate Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching techniques and protocols into their practices, centers and clinics.

Our guest speakers will provide attendees with strategies, skills & protocols to get started.

Nutrition – Food as Medicine

Using Food as Medicine and discovering diets that most Lifestyle Medicine researchers agree upon.

Science & Research  

Decades of science and research into Lifestyle Medicine will be revealed.

Lifestyle Medicine Protocols 

The 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine for improved health outcomes.

Diet, Fitness, Stress Management, Social Support, Sleep, and No Risk Substance Use

Discover easy ways to integrate Lifestyle Medicine to empower your clients.

The Science of Health Behavior Change

Lifestyle Medicine means changing unhealthy habits. Lifestyle Medicine experts will address the stages of health behavior change and the challenges that arise during the transition to a healthy lifestyle.

Personal health și community advocacy

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Invited Speakers

Clin Prof. Preventive Medicine Loma Linda University, School of Medicine Founder of Lifestyle Medicine Institute & CHIP Program (Complete Health Improvement Program) Best-selling Author, Dynamic Speaker
One of the pre-eminent teaching physicians of today. His understanding of the body’s systems and experience in helping others create better health naturally is unparalleled. Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars and on the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Students Association. Starring in: Eating You Alive
Preceptor, Lifestyle Medicine Training Programs Adjunct Faculty, Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University Health Founding President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Director of Medical Education and Research at the Black Hills Lifestyle Medicine Center where he conducts clinical training in intensive Lifestyle Medicine for licensed medical professionals
Diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Founding Member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Medical Director at Barnard Medical Center, Washington D.C. Starring in: The Game Changers
Director of the “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program”Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, Cleveland, USA Dr. Esselstyn has over 160 scientific publications, among them his ground-breaking 2007 book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, in which he documents the results of his 20-year benchmark study in arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients.
Chairman and co-founder of the British Society of Lifestyle MedicinePresident and Chairman of the European Lifestyle Medicine CouncilGeneral Practitioner (Family Physician)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Pediatrician, Reliant Medical Group, Milford, MA Vice Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Mental Health And Substance Use
Asst. Prof. of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Indiana University School of Medicine Eskenazi Medical Group-Pecar CHC
Author of the “What’s missing from Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Chronic Illness” and Producer of the “Code Blue” Documentary
President of a NGO in Prague, Czech Republic. Editor of a lifestyle magazine, translator, publisher, educator, as well as organizer of innumerous immersion and other programs. 
Dr. Chelsea B. Payne is the Command Preventive Medicine Physician at Headquarters United States Africa Command. She is board certified in family medicine as well as preventive medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Regan A. Stiegmann (Maj, USAF, MC, FS) is the first double-board certified Lifestyle & Performance Medicine flight surgeon in the United States Air Force.
Alicja is a physician during residency training in public health, board certified in Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM Diplomate). She is an Executive Director and co-founder of the Polish Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Executive Director for Lifestyle Medicine Options (LMO) in Portland OR, USA. Co-founded LMO Company to help patients reverse chronic diseases through lifestyle changes.
Director of Clinical Operations for Lifestyle Medicine Options (LMO) in Portland OR, USA. Co-founded LMO Company to help patients reverse chronic diseases through lifestyle changes.
Psychologist and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Board Certified in Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine. CEO of Wellcoaches® Australia and Wellcoaches® Singapore School of Health Coaching. Adjunct Lecturer at Avondale College University Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre, Australia
Lecturer in Public Health and Lifestyle Medicine at the School of Public Health at the Lithuanian University. Coordinator of the Master’s program in Lifestyle Medicine. He is the official University liaison with the European Union’s Commissioner of Health and Food Safety.
Migration Health Physician at International Organization for Migration – The UN Migration Agency (IOM Athens) Doctor on duty at Korydallos Prison Complex Hospital Sports Medicine Doctor at Sports Medicine Association of Greece
Specialized in using nutrition in reversing chronic diseases, with a bachelor degree in nutrition and dietetics from the Vasile Goldiș University of Arad, and certified in plant-based nutrition at Cornell University
Founder Plant-Based Health Professionals UK Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London
Member of the Romanian Academy and President of the Romanian Medical Association
President of Societatea Academică de Medicină a Familiei [the Romanian Academic Society of Family Medicine], sitting member of the Medical Sciences Academy
Habilitated professor of internal medicine and cardiology at the Iași “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, board certified physician for internal medicine and cardiology, she sees patients at the cardiology clinic of the “Sf. Spiridon” Hospital in Iași
Director of the Herghelia Lifestyle Center, founder of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Associate Professor of Loma Linda University, California, teaching staff at the “George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureș
Internal medicine specialist and cardiology resident at the “Sf. Spiridon” Hospital in Iași, Assistant lecturer of Internal Medicine-Toxicology at the Iași “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Board certified for internal medicine and cardiology, Head of the Cardiovascular Recovery Clinic of the Spitalul Clinic de Recuperare [Recovery Hospital] in Iași, professor at the Iași “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Assist. Prof. at the Iași ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, cardiology specialist at the Cardiology Clinic of the “Sf. Spiridon” Hospital in Iași
President & Founder of the Romanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Family Doctor, Plant-based Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Member of the Editorial Board of Wiley Lifestyle Medicine Journal, trained at “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Iași, Romania), Barnard Medical Center (Washington DC, USA) and Nagasaki University Hospital (Nagasaki, Japan).
Executive Director American College of Lifestyle Medicine. This is the physician-led medical specialty society in the United States. It is dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system.
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the Plant-based Nutrition Certificate, author of the China Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted and recognized by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology”. With more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, he has authored more than 300 professional research papers, especially in the area of nutrition, diet, and cancer.
Internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist, graduate of the ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Iași. Areas of expertise: diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, nutrition.
Researcher at the department of radiology, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, Japanese Society of Lifestyle Medicine (JSLM). Dr. Shirai is integrating her research, clinical practice and role as a social advocate both to provide effective solutions to people with chronic conditions and to increase awareness globally of new knowledge and techniques for leading healthier lives. Dr. Shirai is originally from Tokyo, Japan, and now lives in San Diego with her husband. She loves dancing and nature.
President of Mexican Network of Health Promoting Universities (RMUPS)Dean; School of Public health & Preventive Medicine, Universidad de MontemorelosDirector; University wellness – Universidad de Montemorelos, Universidad SaludableDirector; University Physical Fitness
Ling Hinshaw, MD, PhD, is a Chinese American. Dr. Hinshaw is a Diplomat being licensed by American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is the Founder and President of Clinical Diabetes Research Institute, who is actively engaged in global movement of Lifestyle Medicine in areas of clinical diabetes research and diabetes care.
Psychiatrist of the Podiș Health Center and president of the Noah Mental Health Association, dr. Catrinescu includes lifestyle medicine therapies in the treatment plans she develops for her patients, doing her best for their mental health.
I am a fellowship-trained Diabetologist/Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity medicine practicing at One Medical in the Bay Area.I am chair of the thought leadership committee and a board member of the American Diabetes Association. I am adjunct faculty at Touro university’s residency program and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. I am also a speaker at University at Sea (CME at cruise) and presently working with diabetes drug companies to conduct webinars for primary care education. 
ROXANA MARINESCU -Founder & CEO Wellness Alliance, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Szallós-Farkas’, Vice President of the Romanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, was first trained as a dietitian at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș, Romania, followed by general medicine at the same university. He has worked in lifestyle education for over 10 years, holding seminars and courses on the role of diet and lifestyle in health.
Stephen is a Board member and also Executive Director (CEO) of Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation. He is also project lead for Open Health, a social enterprise developing a world first online comprehensive lifestyle change program.
Four times national bodybuilding champion, medalist of the Balkan Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, and various other competitions, Marius Mitrache holds a bachelor degree in bodybuilding and fitness from the Romanian National University of Physical Education and Sports and an extensive 20 years experience in the field.
Dr. Ioan Hanes is a medical doctor, with double competencies in clinical sexology and clinical nutrition. He is the head of the Obesity Department “MeNuFit” of the Military Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. He is also working for different governmental agencies as expert in alcohol and drugs addictions. Very active in the European lifestyle medicine movement, he is the secretary general of the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization and the director of the European Lifestyle Medicine Certificate.
Prof Garry Egger is known around the world as one of the pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine. He is a Professor of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and an advisor to the World Health Organisation and several Government and corporate bodies in chronic disease prevention.
Third year student of the Faculty of Medical Bioengineering of the Iași ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, studying balneo-physical-kinetic therapy and recovery.
Third year student of the Faculty of Medical Bioengineering of the Iași ”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, studying balneo-physical-kinetic therapy and recovery.

Advisory Board

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Who can participate?

This one-of-a-kind event is aimed at doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and dieticians, psychologist, physiotherapists, fitness and health coaches, medical students, biologists, biochemists, and last but not least, at all those interested in a healthy lifestyle.

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Package 1

50 lei

approximately 10 €


Package 2

100 lei

approximately 20 €

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Package 3

200 lei

approximately 40 €



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