Who and Why? 2017-08-19T17:47:47+00:00
Who & Why?

Who should attend?

  • GPs
  • Medical specialists, including:
    • Endocrinologists
    • Cardiologists
    • Psychiatrists
  • Dental practitioners
  • Public health physicians
  • Health policy professionals
  • Scientists & researchers
  • Academics & educators
  • Dietitians & nutritionists
  • Naturopaths
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses & Practice nurses
  • Diabetes educators
  • Social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Pharmacists & assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Other health practitioners


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

  • Friday workshop – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Saturday workshops – 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 other allied health organisations.

Overarching theme

  • Planet Consumption – primary care, public and planetary health converge in Lifestyle Medicine

Streams (Main Conference)

  • You can lead a horse to water – Behaviour change and Psychological Medicine
  • Don’t bite the hand that feeds – Public and planetary health converge
  • The brain you can change – Harnessing the power of the gut-brain axis
  • Mission Possible – Enhancing the multidisciplinary team, including:
    • ‘Move it or Lose it’ – the latest science in physical activity and nutrition from IPAN
  • Scientific abstracts – Oral abstracts and poster presentations

Workshops (Pre-conference)

  • Tackling the hard stuff – Treating addiction in clinical practice with focus on smoking cessation
  • Where’s Gutbusters when you need it? – Weight management for the 21st century
  • Focused Psychological Strategies Skills Training for practitioners – workshop provided by ASPM
  • Lifestyle Medicine education – Study LM with the experts plus learn all about Shared Medical Appointments

More detail on the conference themes, streams and workshop topics here.

Concurrent sessions

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

And most concurrent sessions will be filmed for later viewing on our website so you won’t miss a moment of the days you have registered for!

Why attend?

This will be a unique international event, specially designed to meet the education and professional development needs of clinicians, health policy professionals, scientists and researchers. The many points of difference of this event include:

  • A full scientific international conference with oral abstracts and poster presentations
  • Sizeable contingent of international speakers and VIPs
  • Evidence-based application of Lifestyle Medicine in clinical practice and public health
  • ‘How to’ knowledge, skills, tools and procedures for clinicians with CPD points
  • Deep exploration of determinants and systemic issues for health policy professionals
  • A cutting edge program with participatory workshops, discussions forums and case studies
  • The latest translational scientific research from around the world
  • Multi-disciplinary team and whole person patient focus

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Read all about it here.