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Performance coaching in clinical practice workshop – creating an impact in every consultation

Designed for GPs, practice nurses, allied health practitioners and other practice personnel Learn how to maximise your time and [...]

Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) workshop for practitioners and facilitators

A quantum leap forward in chronic disease management and treatment Learn how to conduct Shared Medical Appointments and optionally, [...]

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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

(Preventing, managing and reversing chronic disease in professional practice) The first in a series of one-day and online workshops [...]

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See you in NZ!

Early bird registrations are now open for Lifestyle Medicine 2019 in Auckland in June, featuring ‘Innovation & Intervention, Environment & Equity’ as the overarching theme.

Watch the video to see a Lifestyle Medicine conference in action.  Announcements of speakers are underway and the draft program will be released by 25 March.

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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 and many more countries starting up.

ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, 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.

Importantly, Lifestyle Medicine is both a discipline, and a movement for change.  We advocate for innovation in clinical practice and prevention, in particular addressing the drivers of chronic disease, health equity and environmental sustainability.  Areas of focus include reversing type 2 diabetes, weight loss and management, Shared Medical Appointments, largely plant-based whole food nutrition, reducing sugar consumption, and of course reducing harm from alcohol overuse.

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.

Why join?

Stay in the loop

Certification & Fellowship

Turn your passion for Lifestyle Medicine into practice with Board Certification and Fellowship.

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.

Visit our Education Pathways page to find out more.

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Featured articles

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Reinventing the wheel for chronic disease management

Move more, eat less. We have all heard it before. These health messages have been widely propagated but have [...]

  • The GP Show - What is Lifestyle Medicine? with Dr Sam Manger and Dr Edwin Kruys

What is Lifestyle Medicine? [The GP Show]

The GP Show is a free, innovative podcast for medical doctors and allied health professionals, launched in August 2017 [...]

‘Eat whole foods, mostly plant-based’: What does this actually mean?

This simple, yet effective mantra is derived from Michael Pollan’s best-selling book In Defence of Food1 (the original quote [...]

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Client-centred practice and health efficacy

Being client-centred means the health practitioner views the client as a whole person who has beliefs, values, relationships and [...]

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

Held on Friday 17 August 2018 at the Brisbane Sofitel

Featuring Dr Joanna McMillan, as seen on ABC Catalyst’s ‘Gut Revolution’, and seven leading presenters in neuroscience, psychoneuroendocrinology, nutrigenomics, positive psychology and microbiology.  This special evening featured lightning Ted-style talks, panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.

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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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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle Medicine bridges the gap between health promotion and conventional medicine and promotes 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.

About ASLM

Become a member

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 a leading Australian 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 and patient information sheets.

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ASLM and the Wilson Foundation partner to deliver evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine guidelines for mental health and chronic disease

The Australasian of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is delighted to announce their recent partnership with the Wilson Foundation. Mental illness [...]

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Managing low back pain using a holistic lifestyle approach

“I just bent down to pick up a piece of paper and my back went” “I just felt my [...]

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If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…

A Chinese proverb states, “Sometimes your happiness is the cause of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the [...]

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Ode to Lifestyle Medicine and the people and principles that make it so

It occurs to me I have not written as much as I should, and for that I am sorry. [...]