Lifestyle in Medicine 3
The aim of this course is to continue drawing attention to the topic of ‘lifestyle’ in healthcare. It is a follow-up to the successful ‘Lifestyle in Medicine’ courses in 2014 and 2016. It is estimated that 80-95% of our current diseases are primarily caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Important adverse lifestyle factors are an unhealthy diet, insufficient exercise, chronic stress, chronic sleep deprivation, an abnormal microbial flora (microbiome) in e.g. the intestine, and an unhealthy environment (including smoking and particulate matter). These factors interact: they influence each other. Achieving a healthier lifestyle requires a coordinated approach from different disciplines. In this course, 7 teachers from the Netherlands, one from Portugal and 4 local specialists will perform. Each of them has knowledge of one or more of the lifestyle factors mentioned above. Superficial advice such as ‘eat a little less’, ‘exercise a little more’ and ‘go to bed a little earlier’ will not work. Nor is pursuing unrealistic goals. Only if the patient becomes an active partner in the treatment will ’lifestyle advice’ be successful. The medical doctor is the coordinator of a team of health professionals. This course will highlight this concept in all its facets: both from the perspective of the individual lifestyle factors and from their integrated approach.
- General Practitioner
- Medical doctor
- Nurse & Paramedic
- General Public
1. To provide knowledge and insight into the main determinants of a (un)healthy lifestyle: knowledge of the individual factors and their interactions.
2. To provide detailed insight into the various (sub)factors in an unhealthy lifestyle, that is unhealthy diet, chronic stress, chronic sleep deprivation, (environmental) pollution, insufficient physical activity, and an abnormal microbial flora (microbiome).
3. To provide knowledge and insight into factors that are decisive in the reversal of an unhealthy lifestyle.
4. To emphasize the differences in approach via “regular medicine” and “lifestyle medicine”.
Friday April 14th, 2023 Session 1
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Registration Session 1
Opening and welcome address
Muskiet and Duits
Coordination: Muskiet, Duits
Why lifestyle medicine?
Lifestyle and nutrition: resilience and prevention
Lifestyle psychiatry: an integrative approach
How does lifestyle influence the immune response?
Purpose of life
Why are Health Inequalities Persistent?
Discussion and closure day 1
Saturday April 15th, 2023 Session 2
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Registration Session 2
Lifestyle and the government: accelerate and brake at the same time?
Changing the scope: healthcare professionals on the same page
Lifestyle and microbiome: how does it work?
Optimizing sleep and circadian health
Saturday April 15th, 2023 Session 3
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Registration Session 3
Reverse diabetes with lifestyle
Van der Zijl
Reverse obesity with drugs
Workshop, discussion, and closure day 2
Van der Zijl, M. Muskiet, Visscher, Vandewall
Sunday April 16th, 2023 Session 4
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Registration Session 4
The basis of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): is it science?
Fecal microbiota transplant: generally applicable?
Sustainable behavioral change
Test answers, questions, discussion
/ ABAN: pending
Prof. Dr. Ashley Duits, medical immunologist
Drs. Ellen Visscher, lifestyle physician
Drs. Monique van de Wall Arneman, lifestyle physician
Drs. Izzy Gerstenbluth, epidemiologist, general physician
Dr. Rogier Hoenders, psychiatrist
Prof. Dr. Frits Muskiet, emeritus clinical chemist
Dr. Marcel Muskiet, resident of internal medicine
Prof. Dr. Max Nieuwdorp, internal medicine specialist, endocrinologist
Prof. Dr. Ir. Jaap Seidell, nutritionist
Drs. Elkana Waarsenburg, general practitioner
Dr. Nynke van der Zijl, general practitioner
Dr. Pedro Carrera Bastos, nutritionist
Ella Engelhardt, educational office assisant
Luigia Baerecke, educational office manager