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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. The call for abstracts and early bird registration is open.

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See you at Lifestyle Medicine 2017!

If you weren’t there yourself, you may have heard that Lifestyle Medicine 2016 was a smash hit. You can get online access to videos of all the lectures, workshops and panel discussions at the conference. The next best thing to being there! Check out the highlights video and photo gallery for a taste of it.

We now invite you to join us in Manly in September for Lifestyle Medicine 2017. CPD points will be available for doctors and most health professionals. Early bird registration is also still available for a limited time. Use the conference promo code ‘PASSIONATE’ for an extra passionate supporter discount.

The final speaker line up is once again, impressive, with over 50 speakers and workshop presenters.

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Be a champion for Lifestyle Medicine

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), is a multidisciplinary society of medical practitioners, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, educators and researchers advancing Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing discipline with numerous colleges and societies around the world working together to reduce the burden of chronic and lifestyle related disease, strongly led by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (ELMO), and ASLM in Australasia.

Be part of the solution and become a champion for Lifestyle Medicine. You’ll feel at home in our energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society.

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Board Certification & Fellowship

Board Certification from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) is now available in Australasia.  The first cohort (USA) will be sitting the certification exam at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Tucson Arizona in October.  The second cohort (Australasia) will sit the same exam on the weekend of 18-19 November 2017 in Sydney.

Be amongst the first in the world to be certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Certification can be undertaken from a clinical or public health perspective. Find out more here.

Certification is also a significant step towards Fellowship of the society.  ASLM Fellowship is arguably the first fully multidisciplinary fellowship in Australasia, open to all full members of the society – which means GPs and medical specialists, all other AHPRA registered practitioners, suitably qualified allied health professionals, public health professionals, scientists, researchers and educators in lifestyle medicine related fields.

Read more about the conceptual framework, recognition of prior learning, grand-parenting period, and eligibility requirements here.

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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.” 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.

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Free online tools

DAB-Q

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 to become an ASLM Certified SMA Facilitator by participating in this one day workshop, either at a scheduled face-to-face workshop or online. Designed for GPs, practice nurses and allied health practitioners. RACGP points only apply to face-to-face workshops.

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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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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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Free IMgateway for ASLM members

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

IMgateway, in partnership with the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, is the leading Australian database of over 700 monographs, featuring herb/supplement/food/drug interactions, patient information sheets and information on the leading practitioner only products.

Thanks to UnityHealth for supporting Lifestyle Medicine.

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