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Improving the health of Australians and New Zealanders by addressing behavioural, environmental, social and other determinants of health and wellbeing.

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ASLM is pioneering Shared Medical Appointments

A series of consecutive individual medical consultations in a supportive interactive group setting. A quantum leap forward in chronic disease management and treatment.

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An eating plan for people & planet

A guide for improving health and the environment in the modern world based on recent scientific findings relating to the body's evolved reaction to certain foods.

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A multidisciplinary society for doctors, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, educators and researchers advancing Lifestyle Medicine.

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An international scientific, medical, allied health and health policy multidisciplinary CPD event. Early bird registration is open.

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Brain & Biome

6.30-9.30pm, Friday 17 August, Sofitel Brisbane.

Featuring Dr Joanna McMillan, as seen on ABC Catalyst’s ‘Gut Revolution’, and leading presenters in:

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Positive Psychology
  • Microbiology

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Brain & Biome is a special event forming part of the Lifestyle Medicine 2018 conference. You can register to attend Brain & Biome without attending the rest of the conference here. If you’d prefer to register for Brain & Biome as part of your conference registration, you can do so here.

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Conference update

Check out this year’s program and the extraordinary line-up of speakers and workshop presenters for Lifestyle Medicine 2018!

Not sure what to expect of a Lifestyle Medicine conference? Here’s the 2017 conference video highlights.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in August!

Be part of a bigger change

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is a multidisciplinary society working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions.  ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors.  Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing discipline with numerous colleges and societies around the world.

ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, and researchers.  In practical terms, Lifestyle Medicine involves a range of professionals working together to address physical inactivity, poor diet or nutrition, smoking, alcohol overconsumption, chronic stress, anxiety, poor or inadequate sleep, social isolation, loss of culture and identity, exposures to toxins, and other influences of society and environment.

Be part of a bigger change and join the Lifestyle Medicine movement. You’ll feel at home in our energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society.

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Stay in the loop

Education in Lifestyle Medicine

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Board Certification from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) is now available in Australasia.  Be amongst the first in the world to be certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Certification can be undertaken from a clinical or public health perspective. More about Certification.

Certification is also a significant step towards Fellowship of the society. ASLM Fellowship is the first fully multidisciplinary fellowship in Australasia, open to all full members of the society. Read more about the Fellowship conceptual framework, recognition of prior learning, grand-parenting period, and eligibility requirements.

Or visit our Education page for an overview of continuing professional development and educational pathways in Lifestyle Medicine.

Shared Medical Appointments

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), also called ‘Group Visits’, are a revolutionary way of managing chronic disease in primary care. They are “A series of consecutive individual medical consultations in a supportive group setting where all can listen, interact, and learn.” A SMA is both an individual consultation and a group education session.

SMAs involve a doctor, a facilitator (usually an allied health professional) who directs the 60 to 90 minute session and manages group dynamics, and 6 to 12 patients at a time. If you’re frustrated with the limitations of 1:1 consulting, SMAs are for you – and for your patients.

Become a Registered SMA Facilitator by attending a one day training course and followup assessment. ASLM provides an ongoing support structure for GPs and Facilitators trained in the SMA protocol.

Learn more about SMAs

Free online tools


The Diet, Activity and Behaviour Questionnaire (DAB-Q) is a battery of five short on-line questionnaires to help determine the best weight loss strategies for you.

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Ideal weight calculator

Overcome the problems of BMI with a body fat and weight score using this unique formula.

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Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) workshop

A quantum leap forward in chronic disease management and treatment

Learn how to conduct Shared Medical Appointments in your practice and optionally, complete followup assessment and peer review to become an ASLM Certified SMA Facilitator by participating in this 6 hour training, either at a scheduled face-to-face workshop, online (recorded videos) or live webinar series. Designed for GPs, practice nurses and allied health practitioners, CPD points may be available from the organisations shown (Category 1 face-to-face only) or with your certificate of completion.

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An eating plan for people & planet

A guide for improving health and the environment in the modern world based on recent scientific findings relating to the body’s evolved reaction to certain foods.

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An evening with Dr David Katz

Lifestyle, environment and chronic disease: a confluence of causes

A memorable evening was held on 11 August 2016 with Dr David Katz (President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine), Anja Taylor (Catalyst, ABC TV), Prof Stephen Simpson (Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre), Dr Joanna McMillan (Get Lean) and Prof Garry Egger (Southern Cross University).

Co-hosted by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine bridges the gap between health promotion and conventional medicine and promotes a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach. As a discipline, Lifestyle Medicine sits at the intersection of medicine, healthcare and health policy with behavioural, social, environmental, socioeconomic, political and other factors impacting on health and wellbeing.

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About ASLM

ASLM advocates for Lifestyle Medicine and provides education, training and professional development for doctors, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, researchers and educators in Lifestyle Medicine. Similarly, ASLM has a mission to educate and inform members of the public how to prevent and better manage and treat chronic and lifestyle-related conditions.

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We warmly invite you to be part of an energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society advancing Lifestyle Medicine.  Get access to the latest information and resources, and participate in an active, supportive community of health professionals focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Australians and New Zealanders.

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IMgateway for ASLM members

ASLM is proud to announce UnityHealth as a Society partner. As a result of this partnership, ASLM members currently receive complimentary access to IMgateway, a subscription database service valued at $300 p.a.

IMgateway is the leading Australian, integrative medicine database of over 700 monographs, featuring Australia’s most comprehensive interactions checker containing traffic light reports on over 1,000 herb-drug, supplement-drug, and food-drug interactions (in partnership with the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney), practitioner monographs, patient information sheets and information on the leading practitioner only products.

Thanks to UnityHealth for supporting Lifestyle Medicine.

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