Upcoming conferences


This year sees the coming together of three outstanding organisations; the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS), the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) to bring this high profile international conference to Sydney in October. In addition to the latest in obesity research, clinical practice and public health policy, there’s also a one day post-conference CPD masterclass (40 Cat 1 RACGP points) with Dr David Katz and some of the leading lights of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Announcing LM2020!

After a fantastic Lifestyle Medicine 2019 conference in Auckland, we’re excited to open super early bird registrations for Lifestyle Medicine 2020 to be held 15-17 May 2020 in Melbourne! This blockbuster conference will feature three main streams (Cognition, Immunology and Cardiobesity) along with numerous workshops and sub themes such as Health Coaching, Dietary Approaches, Exercise Science, Innovation and Practice Innovation.  There will be Cat 1 RACGP points for the pre-conference workshops on the Friday and Cat 2 points on the weekend. CPD points will apply for most health professionals.

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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, Primary Health Network 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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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

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.

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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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