About the Course

The purpose of this course is to train experts on the effects of lifestyle modification on self-efficacy, lifestyle and physiologic indexes related to Hypertension and co-morbidities and bring about lifestyle and behavioral changes in the patients and community. Training professionals towards a holistic and lifestyle approach to instill behavioral changes is the cornerstone for preventing cardiovascular risk factors. Very few professionals have undergone structured training for the same. IAPEN India is a not-for-profit organization and offers this course with an aim to reduce the burden of NCDs with a focus on hypertension which is often known as the Silent Killer.
This course is based on Lifestyle Management and Hypertension by Dr. Mansi Patil, Dr. Namrata Hange, and Dr. Maria Kezia Lourdes Pormento This book gives you an introduction to hypertension and a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of hypertension. In an easy to understand language, the risk factors of hypertension - both modifiable and non-modifiable have been dealt with. It is of utmost importance for the students, practitioners, holistic experts, nurses, dietitians, primary healthcare providers to understand the progression of the disease to be able to plan the intervention and is an important resource for understanding the modalities of lifestyle management in hypertension. You can purchase this book here: Flipkart, Amazon, Instamojo

Meet the Faculty

Prof. Gavin Lambert

Director, Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute

Prof. Gavin Lambert is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and was formerly Head of the Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. He is a Neurochemist/clinical research scientist and his research focus includes psychological stress, hypertension and obesity. The breadth of his work reflects the protean nature of the sympathetic nervous system which is implicit in the physiology of an array of biological systems. He has worked previously in Sweden and France, has ongoing local, national and international collaborations.

Dr. Shilpa Varma

PhD, MSc. (Dietetics And Applied Nutrition), PGDND, PGD (Public Health Nutrition), PGD (Nutraceuticals) (IGMPI)

Dr. Shilpa Varma is the Honorary National Secretary of IAPEN. She is the Chief Program Officer of IAPEN, Nutrition and Diabetes, India. She is also the consulting Clinical Nutritionist at Bellevue Multispeciality Hospital, Child Hormone Foundation, Mothercare Clinic, Mumbai. She is the Director Partner at Healthyhey Nutrition And Supplement Company, and the IAPEN-Global Nutrition Partner - American Society Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. She is also the Block Member of European Society For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition and a member of British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition.

Dr. Mansi Patil

PhD, MSc.

Dr. Mansi Patil is the committee member of International Society of Hypertension, a member of the Regional Advisory Group, South and Central Asia, ISH, a committee member of American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC), IAPEN India, and the Chief Program Co-ordinator of the Hypertension Core Group, IAPEN. She is also a consultant at Right BP initiative to manage hypertension. She has international affiliations at European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC), and International Society of Hypertension (ISH), UK. She also has national affiliations at IDA, NSI, and IAPEN. She is also the malnutrition expert at UNICEF Trained ToT for NRC and IYCF and the co-founder of

Dr. Amrit Kaur

M.P.T (Community-based rehabilitation), F.I.S.H, F.A.G.E

Dr. Amrit Kaur works as a professor in M.V.P College of Physiotherapy, Nashik. She is a gold medalist in Masters of Physiotherapy, in community-based rehabilitation from Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune. She has received a fellowship from Indian Society Of Hypertension in September 2019 and has authored 3 books on physiotherapy. She has also published more than 36 research papers in national and international journals. Dr. Amrit is incharge of the lifestyle disorder clinic in Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Hospital and Research Centre and she has also received 'Investigator of the year' award from the Indian Society of Hypertension in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She also runs regular awareness programme for hypertension, diabetes And obesity in the community.

Dr. Mahesh Mitra

M.P.T, D.H.M, PhD, Professor and Principal in N.D.M.V.P SAMAJ COPT, Nashik

Dr. Mahesh Mitra has won the Nashik Ratnapuraskar Award for his distinguished services in physiotherapy, the Distinguished Academician Award from IAP in 2020, and the Young Investigator Award from ESCEO-IOF 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. He has presented papers in various national and international conferences, including a paper at Singapore. He is also a speaker at MCI Organized symposium, and at various CMEs and conferences. He has also held various talks on stress management and motivation, and published papers in indexed journals. Dr. Mahesh has held various positions in different committees of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik.

Associate Prof. Dr. Ching Siew Mooi

M.D. (UNIMAS), MMed. (Family Medicine)

Dr. Ching Siew Mooi is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine Department and a consultant Clinical Specialist. Her research interests are hypertension, stroke, gestational diabetes, addiction, systematic review. She has over 90 publications and has been involved in many research projects, grants and awards at national and international levels. She has multiple joint publications with collaborators from Asia, Europe, and UK. She is the committee member of the International Society of Hypertension under the women's division and Hypertension core group of the Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN). She is also the council member for the Malaysian society of Hypertension and National Co-ordinator for World Hypertension Day. Dr. Ching has also served as an Associate Editor of Malysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences and Editorial Board for International Journal of Modern and Alternative Medicine Research.

Dr. Ravi Modali

M.B.B.S. (KEMH, Mumbai), Board Certified Lifestyle Physician (IBLM), M.Phil, Health Systems Management, BITS Pilani

Dr. Ravi Modali is a wellness educationist (Certified Coaches Alliance, USA) and Group Medical Analyst. He is a top ranker in the International Board Certification Exam in Lifestyle Medicine, 2019. Dr. Ravi has a rich and vast experience in the field of Medicine. He has rendered his services and contributed to the growth of ‘value-based healthcare’ as Medical Director, Vidal Healthcare (earlier TTK Healthcare Services).

Dr. Namrata Hange


Dr. Namrata Hange is a medical doctor specialised in public and occupational health. She is enriched with 15 years of field experience, working with public health systems at all hirearcherial levels in India and Singapore. She has worked with WHO India TB and Polio Programme. Her research interest areas are non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, and field epidemiology. She is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Clinical and medical case reports and European Journal of Volunteering and community-based projects.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the management of nutrition support therapy, and exercise recommendations in hypertension patients
  • An overview of stress management
  • Non-pharmacological management of hypertension in various populations - children, geriatrics, and pregnancy
  • An overview of the illness, its consequences on organ function, and treatments available
  • Substance abuse and de-addiction strategies
  • Hypertension management in different ages
  • Discussions on roles and responsibilities, and the importance of collaboration between all health support teams
  • International guidelines, e-health, and tele-medicine in hypertension
  • View Syllabus

    • Module 1 - Introduction to Hypertension
    • Module 2 - Nutrition Therapy in Hypertension
    • Module 3 - Physical Activity and Hypertension
    • Module 4 - Stress Management
    • Module 5 - Substance Abuse and De-Addiction
    • Module 6 - Non-Pharmacological Management of Hypertension in Special Populations
    • Module 7 - Latest Guidelines and Tele-Medicine


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    Course FAQs

    This course is for healthcare professionals, general practicioners, dietitians, and lifestyle medicone consultants.
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