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A truly memorable, world class, international online summit

Join over 30 presenters from around the world for keynotes, joint presentations, panel discussions, interviews and commentary on a diverse range of topics central to system change, health behaviour change, innovation in clinical practice, community programs and health policy, resilience, empathy, compassion and more!

Saturday & Sunday 16-17 May 2020

Or view the sessions in your own time after the event

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Be part of a bigger change

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is an interdisciplinary society of health professionals 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 and many more countries starting up.

ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, health service delivery personnel, educators, scientists 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, and other influences of society and environment.

Importantly, Lifestyle Medicine is both a scientific discipline, and a movement for change.  We advocate for innovation in clinical practice and in prevention, in particular addressing the drivers of chronic disease and health inequity.  Areas of focus include the reversibility of early stage type 2 diabetes, weight loss and weight management, nutrition and physical activity for mental health, reducing stress and improving sleep, and technology and innovation, such as  Shared Medical Appointments as a practice innovation.

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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Lifestyle Medicine 2020

Lifestyle Medicine 2020 will now be held 4-6 December 2020 at the Pullman Albert Park in Melbourne.

Join 600-700 delegates in Melbourne to explore the theme of Leading Change, with dedicated Cognition, Inflammation and Cardiometabolic streams, numerous experiential workshops, and of course, great food and company. Don’t miss this hugely popular professional development event!

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Certification & Fellowship

Turn your passion for Lifestyle Medicine into practice with International Board Certification and Fellowship of the Society.

Demonstrate your competency in Lifestyle Medicine with internationally-standardised Board Certification and/or have your expertise in Lifestyle Medicine recognised with the ASLM Fellowship, open to all full members of the Society, including doctors, allied and public health professionals.

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Better Together

Better Together

Each week until 10 May, ASLM will be hosting an interactive Sunday night webinar, a Wednesday night open forum, and delivering insightful and helpful resources direct to inboxes across Australasia and on this page. These resources will cover a variety of lifestyle medicine aspects, such as addressing psychological challenges, nourishing yourself with good food and movement, managing feelings of stress and overwhelm, improving sleep, and importantly, enhancing connectedness and a sense of community.

“Better Together” is designed to connect and support our members and the broader Lifestyle Medicine community during this unprecedented time.

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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.”

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 appropriately matched patients. If you’re frustrated with the limitations of 1:1 consulting, SMAs are for you – and for your patients.

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Brain & Biome 2019

Brain & Biome

Free-to-access recordings

Featuring Dr Joanna McMillan, as seen on ABC Catalyst's 'Gut Revolution', Brain & Biome presented new insight and opportunities to treat, modify and prevent physiological and psychological decline and dysfunction. The evening featured leading presenters in Nutritional Psychiatry, Microbiology, Clinical Psychology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Faecal Microbiota Transplantation.

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NGO of the Year

ASLM named NGO of the Year at Prime Awards

In recognition of excellence in improving the health of Australians, ASLM was awarded NGO of the Year at the 2018 PRIME Awards. The purpose of the NGO of the Year award is “to recognise the huge contribution that non-government organisations (NGOs) make to the quality of Australian healthcare” with a key criteria being “to improve the lives of Australian patients”.

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ASLM partners with the Wilson Foundation

To deliver evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine guidelines for mental health and chronic disease

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is delighted to announce a partnership with the Wilson Foundation. Mental illness is an increasing major public health concern. The General Practice: Health of the Nation Report 2018, found that mental health issues remain the most common single reason patients visit their GP and account for 12% of the total disease burden in Australia, third after cancer and cardiovascular diseases...

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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine bridges the gap between health promotion and clinical practice with a multidisciplinary, whole system approach. As a discipline, Lifestyle Medicine sits at the intersection of medicine, healthcare and health policy addressing the 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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