Streams and workshops 2019-01-30T14:52:43+00:00
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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 two hottest topics in science and medicine come together for one special evening

Streams (Main Conference)

  • Reversing type 2 diabetes, overweight, risk factors and metabolic dysfunction
  • Microbiome and health tech: Emerging science, innovation and application
  • Mental health: Mood disorders, emotional wellbeing and more

Scientific abstracts – short oral and poster presentations

  • Scientific abstracts will be integrated into the three main conference streams

Workshop sessions (Pre-conference and Main conference)

There will be numerous 2 hour workshop-style sessions on the Friday (pre-conference workshops) and also on the Saturday and Sunday.  These sessions are expected to include topics such as:

  • Metaflammation & technopathology: The causes of the causes
  • Implementing Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)
  • The essentials of a Lifestyle Medicine consultation
  • Intensive lifestyle change programs: How and why they work
  • Motivational interviewing for clinicians
  • The science of plant-based diets in chronic disease
  • Coaching for health behaviour change in clinical practice
  • Achieving sustainable weight loss in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Lifestyle Medicine programs in community settings
  • Physician self care: Healing the healer
  • Initiatives in 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?

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!

What people have to say about this conference

Nice balance of topics, excellent presenters, good attitude, and very supportive venue.

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Nowhere else in Australia does this kind of thing where you can connect with health professionals from other disciplines.

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The morning activities (yoga, pilates, run/walk, and meditation) added a very nice touch.

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I was so impressed that I would like to become a member of this wonderful organisation.

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Congratulations on a fantastic conference with many excellent presenters and topics.

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I have shared my positive experience and new learnings with many of my colleagues and friends.

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I met so many interesting people and learned a lot.

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Thank you for organising such an amazing event!

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This conference was very impressive.

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The best Lifestyle Medicine conference yet!

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This conference had it all!

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Thanks very much for this fantastic opportunity!

Keynote speaker

I am still walking high up in the air from it and haven’t come down yet!

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One of the very best conferences I have ever attended.

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The Conference was, again, outstanding.

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Congrats – you really do a great conference! I enjoyed every moment and got a lot out of it.

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I found the conference highly valuable, and there was a real sense of community amongst the attendees.

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It’s great to have an event that brings together so many practitioners with shared goals and values.

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Thank you all the ASLM team for a wonderful conference. It was inspiring (and humbling) and I made some great connections.

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Keep doing it! I found the Conference excellent – best in years!

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The Conference was fantastic, I certainly got a lot out of it and would definitely go again next year! The calibre of the speakers was impressive, and the topics were very relevant and practical.

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I have been to countless conferences over the years and this was one of the best – excellent speakers, great venue, really well organised. Overall it was quite inspiring.

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What a wonderful 3 days! The Conference was fantastic, and extremely valuable from a learning perspective as well as a networking opportunity.

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This far exceeds any other medical conference I have ever been to. Your speakers were of high quality, your workshops were well organised and very relevant, and your MCs were phenomenal!

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The attention to movement between sessions, wholesome food and outside activities totally embraces the fundamentals of Lifestyle Medicine.

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It was a pleasure to be involved in this fantastic conference. We had great delegate interaction and you can count us in for next year.

Sponsor

Thank you so much for including me on the program. It is such an inspiring conference – really my favourite Australian meeting these days!

Keynote speaker

Thank you again for the invitation to be a part of your conference. Many inspiring speakers and presentations, and can I just say, the food was fantastic! If only every conference took the details into consideration. Looking forward to next year!

Keynote speaker

It was an inspiring three days and I found the learnings very valuable. I have suggested to my organisation that this is a conference we should attend.

Delegate

Loved, loved the Conference! Important messages that we need to spread.

Sponsor

The quality of the presentations was remarkable, and the range of content was impressive.

Delegate

I’m so grateful for all the work that you guys have put into organising this weekend! It was a really great time.

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This year was my first, but I hope to be back again in future! There’s a lot happening out there that I had no inkling of.

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Congratulations on such a spectacular conference. I see the future of Primary Care clearly now, and suspect that ASLM will lead the way. Thank you.

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This is a far superior conference to any other I have attended in 20 years, and it was great that the videos of all the sessions and accompanying slides were made available to all attendees after the event.

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Congratulations on a successful conference. I found the whole event ran smoothly and professionally with a strong speaker line-up. We will definitely be attending in the future!

Sponsor

This event pushed the bar of how inspiring conferences can be held very high, and was the most enjoyable and stimulating event I have attended in a loooong while. Bravo!

Keynote speaker

The conference was excellent, and I agree the standard was one of the highest of any I have attended in recent years.

Sponsor

It was a pleasure to be part of a well-run and high-quality event. Congratulations to the ASLM team for putting it together.

Keynote speaker

The connection between environmental concerns and health was especially poignant and well presented.

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A very exciting and stimulating conference with a stellar cast of keynote speakers and presenters!

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What a privilege it was to see the grand event unfold so smoothly, comprehensively and professionally, yet remain fun, stimulating and warmly personal.

Keynote speaker

Truly a wonderful conference with dynamic, motivated and inspirational speakers. Huge thanks to the organisers and staff!

Sponsor

Great variety of speakers and breadth of approaches. Great weekend. I thought the emphasis on social justice and ecosystem was great.

Delegate

Lifestyle Medicine is a new learning subject for me personally. I have greatly enjoyed attending the conference; it has been an eye opener for me to know how much more I can do for my patients.

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