Continuing Medical


The Thr5 Formula

Heartfulness CME/CE Conference

"The Thr5 Formula"

A program designed for Physicians (AMA), Nurses  (ANCC)


May 5th 2021



Online Event

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Program Details

Andrew Mock, MD – Practical Approach to Resistance Training for Health

  • Discuss the role of strength promoting exercise for morbidity and mortality in the general population and other medical conditions.

  • Develop an individualized strategy for the resistance training exercise prescriptions that can be utilized in a wide variety of settings (home, workplace, gym, etc) while incorporating all major muscle groups

  • Discuss strategies for modification of exercise based on ability and tolerance to exercise

Chris Loo, MD, PhD – Financial Literacy and Fitness for Healthcare Professional in the COVID-19 Era

  • List the factors that contribute to the current financial crisis for the health care professional, compared to the pre-2000 paradigms both in terms of mindsets and skillsets

  • Understand that a high income is not the sole determinant of financial freedom for the health care professional

  • Understand the advantages of that high-income earners have when converting earned income into financial freedom independence

Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC – Everyday Resistance: Practical Steps to Build Yours to Thrive

  • Understand why building resilience is critical for well-being

  • Explain why mindfulness is a critical aspect of resilience

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of personal resilience strategies

Ingrid Edhsteyn, DO, MPH – Empowering Mind and Body

  • Describe the connection between physical activity as a primary intervention in a spectrum of mental disorders

  • Review the research findings on aerobic and resistance exercise on depression and anxiety

  • Integrate the research techniques shown effective for resistance training into a systematic personal program

  • Describe the combination of exercise and yoga-based practices on stress and cortisol levels

  • Practice movement and breath-based practices used in mind body research


Jasmol Sardana, DO, FACLM – Healthcare Providers and Patients about Plant Based Diets

Julia Iafrate, DO – Practical Injury Prevention


Leila Dehghan, MD, MSc, ANutr – Food, Diversity & Health Inequities


Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACLM – Positive Psychology and Health

  • Describe the role of positive psychology (PP) in health promotion and health care, including lifestyle medicine

  • Identify components of positive psychology and examples of scientific studies on the health impact of PP interventions

  • Examine the reciprocal, reinforcing relationship between healthy lifestyles and PP strategies 

  • Apply PP approaches in interactions with patients and prescribe PP interventions


Micah Yu, MD – Whole Foods Plant-Based and Autoimmunity & Rheumatic Disease

  • Michelle Quirk, MD, FAAP – Running for Health, Fitness and Fun

  • Discuss how a training plan is developed for a new runner

  • Identify the physiologic changes that take place at muscle

  • level during easy paced running

  • Complete 5 dynamic warm-ups, 5 cool-down stretches, and

  • 5 exercises to strengthen the core for runners

Melissa Mondala, MD, MHA, MS, DipACLM – Good Food Moods: Lifestyle Medicine Rx for Mood

  • Define Major Depression Disorder and describe treatments

  • Identify the physiological factors, such as neurotransmitters & hormones, that regulate mood 

  • List phytonutrients that support mood 

  • List foods that can increase neuroinflammation

  • Discuss Lifestyle Factors that influence mood

  • Be familiar with plantbased meals -> Recipe Demo


Ragini Miryala, MD – Unpacking the Science of Relationships

  • Recognize the association between strong personal relationships and better health and happiness

  • Discuss components of Emotional Intelligence

  • Cultivate emotional intelligence through increasing self-awareness, journaling, contemplation, self-regulation, and empathy


Rashmi Schramm, MD – Breathwork and Meditation as Healing Tools

  • Recognize key short-term and long-term health benefits of breathwork and Meditation practice.

  • Be able to adapt some or all parts of mindfulness and breathwork into regular self-care and self-development routine. 

  • Complete a session of Yoga Nidra: a guided mindfulness meditation practice that utilizes breathwork and body awareness techniques.


Richa Mittal, MD – A Mindful Approach to Metabolic Health

  • Cite current statistics & trends in obesity and identify high risk populations.

  • Discuss effects of visceral adiposity and mechanism of adiposopathy or “sick fat disease.”

  • Discuss mindfulness-based eating interventions and their role in treatment of binge eating and obesity.


Riz Bukhari, MD, FACS, RVT – Building a Local and Virtual Plant-Based Community

  • Identify a need that people have in light of establishing a community

  • Prepare your first community event

  • Understand how to organize your first community event


Robert Graham, MD – Medicine needs a FRESH Start and it begins with FOOD

  • Appreciate the connection between Food and Health

  • Review the five reasons for the rise in interest in Culinary medicine

  • Share a Holistic approach to Personal and Planetary Health


Simran Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, NBC-HWC – Spirituality is Medicine

  • Review the reasons to include Spirituality in Health

  • Recognize Spiritual Needs

  • Examine the Power of Beliefs


Stephan Esser, MD – Exercise is Medicine: Myths, Motivation and Potential

  • Participants will be able to identify common myths related to exercise participation and implementation

  • Participants will understand key topics related to the prescription of Exercise as Medicine 

  • Participants will identify stages of change and how to guide clients/patients in exercise participation

  • Participants will learn how to set SMART goals for clients/patients


Vanessa Mendez, MD – Building a Robust Immune System and What the Gut Microbiome can Teach Us

  • Explain the Microbiome’s role in the immune system.

  • Discuss the association between migrating to a SAD (Standard American Diet) country and the rise in digestive and autoimmune disorders.

  • Discuss how the Gut Microbiome changes with migration and why it occurs.

Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS – Helping Children Thrive

  • Describe the benefits of a WFPB diet for children

  • Define Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size and how they apply to children

  • List 5 ways parents can help children eat more plant foods