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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 allied health practitioners
  • Practice & PHN/PHO Personnel

CPD/CME

The conference is expected to offer the following CPD points for GPs:

  • RNZCGP MOPS points
  • RACGP QI&CPD points
    • Friday workshops – 40 Category 1 points
    • Saturday – Category 2 points
    • Sunday – Category 2 points
  • ŸACRRM PDP points

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

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

CPD points will also be sought from allied health practitioner organisations.

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 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!

Point of difference

This is a unique international scientific, medical and public health conference, 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
  • Exploration of determinants and systemic issues for health policy professionals
  • Cutting edge program with participatory workshops, discussion forums and Q&A
  • The latest translational scientific research from around the world
  • Multi-disciplinary team and whole person patient focus
  • CPD/CME points

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Read all about it here.