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Conference program 2020

Featuring world-class presentations from pioneering clinicians, researchers and policy-makers and an improved program structure, Lifestyle Medicine 2020 has been designed to prioritise practical learning and take-home skills with new experiential workshops, provide more time to build and maintain impactful relationships, and allow more space to practice self-care during your stay.

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Leadership in Lifestyle Medicine Masterclass – Thursday 14 May (Optional)

Pre-conference leadership in Lifestyle Medicine masterclass
1pm-5pm How to be a transformational leader in Lifestyle Medicine

Join Lifestyle medicine pioneers and future leaders in this leadership discovery masterclass – Led by renowned coaching expert Margaret Moore (USA)

International Board Certification exam – Thursday 14 May (Optional)

Pre-conference Board Certification exam
1pm Registration and arrival tea and coffee
2pm-6pm Examination

International Board of Lifestyle Medicine 2020 Certification exam sitting – register today

Pre-conference workshops – Friday 15 May (Optional)

FRIDAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
8am-9.30am Outdoor morning activities and/or Breakfast Symposium (TBC)
9am-10am Registration and arrival tea and coffee
10am-12pm Concurrent workshops (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Behaviour Change Agent Part A

With Margaret Moore (USA), Simon Matthews & Kim Poyner

Lifestyle Medicine in Medical Education

Presenters to be announced

The art of de-prescribing

With Dr Peter Tenni

Nutrition as medicine

Presenters to be announced

Shared Medical Appointments in clinical practice

Presenters to be announced

12pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-3pm Concurrent workshops (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Behaviour Change Agent Part B

With Margaret Moore (USA), Simon Matthews & Kim Poyner

Nutrition in Medical Education

Presenters to be announced

Culture as medicine

Presenters to be announced

Exercise as medicine

Presenters to be announced

Empowering Mind and Body with Lifestyle as Medicine

Presenters to be announced

3pm-3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm-5.30pm Concurrent workshops (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Behaviour Change Agent Part C

With Margaret Moore (USA), Simon Matthews & Kim Poyner

Topic to be announced

Presenters to be announced

Putting prevention into practice – the RACGP Green Book

With Prof John Litt & Karen Booth

Topic to be announced

Presenters to be announced

Topic to announced

With Prof Charles Abraham

In partnership with Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change

Opening plenary and special event “Leading Change”  – Friday 15 May

FRIDAY NIGHT OPENING PLENARY AND SPECIAL EVENT ‘LEADING CHANGE’

A collection of thought-provoking presentations and TED-style talks from individuals who are truly leading change in the way we view health, and in how society and the healthcare system approaches chronic and lifestyle-related disease. Join us for an evening designed to inspire you with a solution-focused way of thinking which you can carry into your professional and personal lives.

6pm for 6:30pm Registration and time to mingle

All delegates, speakers, VIPs, sponsors and supporting organisations are invited to join us in the pre-function area for drinks and conversations. Scientific posters will also be displayed for viewing.

6:30pm-9pm Opening plenary

  • Opening remarks
  • Welcome to Country
  • Keynote: Indigenous Peoples are the Solution – A/Prof Gregory Phillips
TED-style lightning talks and expert panel facilitated by special guest Dr Michael Mosley (UK)

  • Dr Sandro Demaio – Medical doctor and globally-renowned public health expert and advocate, CEO VicHealth.
  • Fiona Armstrong – Executive director Climate and Health Alliance.
  • Presenter to be announced
  • Presenter to be announced

Main Conference day 1 – Saturday 16 May

SATURDAY MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1
7am-8am Breakfast Symposium –
7.30am-8am Morning physical activity
8am-9am Registration and arrival tea and coffee
9am-11am Plenary session

  • Keynote: Topic to be announced – Dr Michael Mosley
  • Keynote: Presenter to be announced
  • Q&A with the speakers
11am-11.30am Morning tea and scientific poster viewing.
11.30am-1.30pm Concurrent streams (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Cognition

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

Cardiometabolic

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

Inflammation

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

1.30pm-2.30pm Lunch and scientific poster viewing
2.30pm-4pm Concurrent streams (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Engaging and embodied experiences in virtual reality: what’s its reality like?

With Prof Murat Yucel

Prescribing using apps

With Tim Blake

Culinary Medicine

Presenter to be announced

Developing a coaching mindset for supporting health behaviour change

With Shivaun Conn & Sharon Curtain

Social Prescribing

With Adjunct Prof Rob Donovan

4pm-4.30pm Afternoon tea and scientific poster viewing
4.30pm-5.30pm Plenary session

  • Facilitated discussion on ‘Diet Wars’ with expert panel (TBC)
  • Q&A with the speakers
5.30pm-6.30pm Optional certification exam orientation session

For those considering the Board Certification exam in the future, with:

  • Stephen Penman (ASLM Executive Director)
  • Jordhana Clark (ASLM Education Coordinator)

Gala dinner – Saturday 16 May (Optional)

Saturday night conference gala dinner
7pm for 7.30pm Pre-dinner drinks and conversation in the foyer
7:30pm-11pm Gala dinner

Main Conference day 2 – Sunday 17 May

SUNDAY MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2
7am-8am Breakfast Symposium
7.30am-8am Morning physical activity
8am-9am Registration and arrival tea and coffee
9am-11am Plenary session

  • Opening remarks
  • Keynote: Changing for Good – What does it take? – Margaret Moore (Head Coach, Wellcoaches, USA)
  • Keynote: Speaker to be announced
  • Q&A with the speakers
11am-11.30am Morning tea and scientific poster viewing
11.30am-1.30pm Concurrent streams (Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Cognition

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

Metabolic

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

Inflammation

Presentations TBC

Oral abstracts TBC

1.30pm-2.30pm Lunch and scientific poster viewing
2.30pm-4pm Concurrent experiential workshops(Choose one to attend, watch the others online later)
Incorporate mindfulness into your life, work and practice

With Prof Craig Hassed

Implementing Lifestyle Medicine in your practice

Presenters to be announced

Encouraging behaviour change in general practice through an early intervention and prevention approach to physical activity and nutrition counselling

With Dr Nic Brayshaw

In partnership with the RACGP Shaping a Healthy Australia project

Practitioner self-care

With Simon Matthews & Kim Poyner

Topic to be announced

Presenters to be announced

4pm-4.30pm Afternoon tea with activity-based break
4.30pm-5.30pm Closing plenary session

  • Prizes and awards (including best oral abstract, best poster, and the awarding of Fellowships)
  • Keynote: The big picture approach to ‘causality’ in chronic disease: is it time to expand the scope of Lifestyle Medicine? – Prof Garry Egger
  • Closing remarks
5.30pm Farewells and departure.

As always, all concurrent sessions will be filmed (subject to applicable permissions) and made available for later online viewing; allowing you to watch the concurrent sessions you didn’t attend in-person, and re-watch your favourites!

Please note the current draft program is still in development and is therefore subject to change.