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Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and partner organisations are proud to invite you to attend the fourth international conference on Lifestyle Medicine in science, health policy and clinical practice to be held in Australasia.

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi, “With your basket and my basket the people will live”, refers to cooperation and the combination of resources for advancement, specifically the sharing of knowledge resources. In this spirit, Lifestyle Medicine 2019 will explore opportunities for ‘Innovation & Intervention, Environment & Equity’ in the evolution of healthcare (more below).

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. This is 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 reversal of some chronic conditions. Let us re-inspire your practice at this special event.

We looking forward to meeting you in Auckland in June!

Dr Sam Manger

Dr Sam Manger
President, ASLM

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Why attend?

The overarching theme of Lifestyle Medicine 2019 is, ‘Innovation & Intervention, Environment & Equity’.

No longer can we be satisfied with treatment as usual when the science demonstrates that practitioner-led intervention and community-based programs can be highly effective, and that reversal of chronic diseases through the modification of behavioural, lifestyle and environmental factors is not only possible, but a practical reality.

Unfortunately, obesity is still on the rise with over half our population now overweight or obese, including our children, driven by overconsumption and under activity, environmental, societal and other influences. Likewise for metabolic dysfunction, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive decline and dementia.

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, community, clinical practice and in the social context of everyday life.

Advances in lifestyle intervention and programs to achieve sustainable weight loss, blood sugar control, lower blood pressure, improve metabolic function and support mental health have provided a unique opportunity to do just that in this new age of high-tech, genomic and personalised medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine 2019 will bring these themes together with focus on health equity and the environment, innovative policy and practical intervention.

If you support a comprehensive approach to the chronic and lifestyle-related disease problem and want to be part of something bigger, join the discipline that is also an international movement for change in healthcare!


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