The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and partner organisations are proud to invite you to attend ‘Enhancing health, Evolving care‘, the third international conference on Lifestyle Medicine in science, health policy and clinical practice to be held in Australasia.
With not one, but three leading lights of Lifestyle Medicine to guide you through the feast of options, our Masters of Ceremonies Dr Caroline West, Dr Darren Morton and Dr Joanna McMillan will keep you moving, laughing, singing and dancing!
The conference features a ‘how to’ multidisciplinary clinical focus designed for doctors and allied health practitioners, blended with an exploration of determinants and systemic issues for public health physicians and health policy professionals. Complimented by scientific abstracts integrated into the main program.
An impressive line-up of leaders in medicine, science and health policy from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas will once again explore the conference themes, with a focus on translational research and innovation in practice.
Lifestyle Medicine promotes prevention, early intervention, self‐management, modification, and dare we say it, even regression of many chronic conditions. Let us re-inspire your practice at this special event.
We looking forward to meeting you in Brisbane in August.
Dr Sam Manger
MBBS, BSc, FRACGP, FASLM
Enhancing health, Evolving care
Ten years since obesity became a National Health Priority Area, it is an inconvenient truth that ‘obesity’ is still on the rise, driven by overconsumption and under activity, environmental, societal and other factors. Likewise for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Ironically, while genetic predisposition is usually considered to be less predictive of disease than ‘lifestyle’, the factors that create ill health also influence gene expression, affecting not only disease progression and prognosis, but the health of future generations.
The solution lies in modifying those factors, ideally at the level of society and environment, and through ‘real world’ interventions and programs that operate effectively, in public health, clinical practice and in the social context of everyday life.
Advances in nutritional genomics, health tech and personalised medicine have provided a unique opportunity to do just that. Similarly, the latest microbiome science and neuroscience continues to provide new insight and opportunities to treat, modify and prevent physiological and psychological decline and dysfunction.
Lifestyle Medicine 2018 will bring these themes together with focus on the emerging science, innovative policy and practical application.