Conference 2017-10-13T20:32:27+00:00
Who & Why?


Please note that this page will show information from the 2017 conference until it is updated for the 2018 event. In the meantime, get a risk-free super early bird registration for Brisbane, 17-19 August 2018!  Risk-free means you can cancel at any time for a full refund until after the full program comes out.

It’s time!

To borrow a well known campaign slogan in Australian politics, “it’s time” to change the dominant medical paradigm widely regarded as unsustainable and focused on disease management and mitigation. It’s time to focus on prevention, empowerment, self-management, modification and reversal!

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

The conference features a ‘how to’ multidisciplinary clinical focus designed for doctors and allied health practitioners, blended with a deep exploration of determinants and systemic issues for public health physicians and health policy professionals. Topped off with a scientific stream with a focus on translational research for innovative and more effective practice.

An impressive line-up of leaders in medicine, science, health policy and clinical practice from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas will share their wisdom through an in-depth exploration of the conference themes, along with key public health, political and stakeholder figures.

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!

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 extraordinary event.

We looking forward to meeting you in Sydney in September 2017.

Dr Hamish Meldrum
President, ASLM
for the scientific committee

Why attend?

Let us re-inspire your practice at this extraordinary meeting of like-minds. Update your Lifestyle Medicine knowledge, skills, tools and processes through keynote lectures, participatory workshops, case studies, discussion and the latest translational science and research from around the world.

Join us in Manly for 3 days of education, inspiration, nourishing plant based food, fresh air and healthy outdoor activities!  Read more about who should attend and why.

Key dates


  • 1st early bird closes: 30 April
  • 2nd early bird closes: 30 June *The Early bird is in ‘EXTRA TIME’ – Don’t delay!*

Call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations)

  • 1st round closes: 30 June
  • 2nd round closes: 31 July

Call for presentations (concurrent streams/workshops)

  • 1st round closes: 31 March
  • 2nd round closes: 30 April


ASLM is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD program

  • Friday pre-conference workshops – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Saturday (most workshop streams) – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Sunday – Category 2 points

Pre and post activities will be required for GPs wishing to earn CPD points.

CPD points are also being sought from:

  • APNA
  • DAA
  • ESSA
  • and most other allied health organisations

Concurrent sessions

The conference features concurrent sessions. Each two hour workshop session will be structured as a self-contained ‘active learning module’ with it’s own learning objectives, allowing delegates to choose the topics of most interest.

And most sessions will be filmed for later viewing on our website so you won’t miss a moment of the days you register for! Check out the program here.


Opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at the conference will sell out due to space limitations. Reach an estimated 400-500 delegates in person over three days. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


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