Engaging the Medical Community in the Walking Movement

Friday October 30, 9:00 – 10:30am

How the medical community can get people to reap the health benefits of walking and motivate their patients to get moving.  Featured program initiatives include Walk with a Doc, Physical Activity as a Vital Sign, best practice strategies for reaching practicing clinicians, and a collaborative effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard medical practice.

Moderator: Tom Richards, Director of Corporate Engagement at American Council on Exercise


  • David Sabgir, MD, FACC, Founding CEO of Walk with a Doc, Board Certified Cardiologist, Mount Carmel Health System
  • Dr. Bob Sallis, MD, FACSM, Co-Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; UC Riverside School of Medicine
  • Edward Phillips, MD, Founder and Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in the Department of Physical Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Jason Matuszak, MD, FAAFP, Chief of Sports Medicine, Excelsior Orthopaedics