Lisbon, Portugal - May 8 - 9, 2024

Lifestyle Medicine, a new medical field and its importance to health and longevity

Ioannis Arkadianos

Certified Physician in General Medicine, President and Co-founder at “European Lifestyle Medicine Organization”

Dr. Ioannis Arkadianos is the President and co-founder at the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO). 
He graduated from Athens University Medical School. He is certified in General Medicine with extra Post Graduate studies in Obesity, Nutrition and Nutrigenomics. 
He holds the SCOPE Certification (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) from “World Obesity Federation” (WOF). 
He is a pioneer Medical Doctor of Lifestyle Medicine in Europe, having practiced in this field for the last 30 years and was the President of the Organizing Committee of the five European Lifestyle Medicine Congresses organized by European Lifestyle Medicine Organization ( 2018-2023).
Faculty Lecturer in International MSc in Lifestyle Medicine, from Thessaly University, Greece. The MSc comes from 3 University Departments (the Department of Medicine, the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics) and auspices from the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization.
Instructor in The European Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine organized by the European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO)
Instructor in the Postgraduate Program of Medical School of Athens University, Greece : “Arterial hypertension and concomitant cardiovascular disease” with the topic : “The Mediterranean Diet and its contribution in cardiovascular diseases”.
Instructor in the Postgraduate Program of the University of Aegean, Greece – Department of Environment ” Nutrition, Well-being and Public Health ” with the topic “Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine and its importance in health”.
He is an active member of the: European Lifestyle Medicine Organization, Athens Medical Association, Hellenic Medical Association for the study of Obesity, World Obesity Federation, European Association for the study of Obesity, American Society for Nutrition, Obesity Canada, , European Association of Preventive Cardiology and Founding member of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Medicine Institute. 
He is also a Council Member of the True Health Initiative. 
Elected member of the Disciplinary Board of the Hellenic Medical Society for Obesity for the years 2023-2024 and he was the President of the Disciplinary Board (2021-2022) in “Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity”.
His medical practice is in Athens, Greece.
Ioannis Arkadianos, President at European Lifestyle Medicine Organization

Lifestyle Medicine, a new medical field and its importance to health and longevity

Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes are used to prevent, treat, and even reverse the progression of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Lifestyle-related diseases - such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, cancer, stroke, etc.- are the leading causes of death and disability today. Prevention of such diseases (NCDs) is often substantially less expensive than treatment and can create significant economic value for patients and the community. Proper lifestyle interventions in nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social habits (alcohol, tobacco), sexual health, and the environment are the keys to better health and contribute to longevity. For this, there is a need for more specific information and education for health professionals on this new topic.