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Themes, streams and workshops

Overarching theme

  • Innovation & Intervention, Environment & Equity: the evolution of healthcare

Special opening night event

  • Brain & Biome: the latest in brain science and microbiome mining

Streams (Main Conference)

  • Enhancing cognition, addressing and preventing cognitive decline and dementia
  • Reversing type 2 diabetes, overweight, risk factors and metabolic dysfunction
  • Innovating for social and environmental health through practice, programs and policy
  • Scientific abstracts – short oral and poster presentations
    (Scientific abstracts will be integrated into the three main conference streams)

Workshops (Pre-conference) and conference sessions

  • Workshop sessions (on the Friday and also over the weekend) are expected to include:
    • Metaflammation & technopathology: causes of the causes
    • Implementing Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)
    • The essentials of a Lifestyle Medicine consultation
    • The science of plant-based diets in chronic disease
    • Facilitating health behaviour change in clinical practice
    • Achieving sustainable weight loss in obesity and type 2 diabetes
    • Psychological medicine: a primer for practitioners
    • Lifestyle Medicine programs in community settings
    • Physician self care: healing the healer to lead by example
    • No health without environmental and social health

Board Certification exam (Post-conference)

The International Board Certification exam will also be held on Monday morning between 9am and 1pm.  More here.

Why attend?

Lifestyle Medicine 2019 will feature ‘Innovation & Intervention, Environment & Equity: the evolution of healthcare’ as the overarching theme.

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 disease through 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 prevent cognitive decline 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!