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International update on Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine

The inaugural examination for International Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine is due to kick off at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine conference in Tuscon Arizona on 26 October, 2017. Already 300 candidates have registered to sit the American exam, and this is soon to be followed by our own Australasian cohort, in Sydney on the weekend of 18-19 November, 2017. The Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine will follow suit in Manila, Phillipines in February 2018, followed by another US cohort in Indianapolis later in 2018. Things are moving fast in the world of Lifestyle Medicine!

A recent press release by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM) discusses the overwhelming enthusiasm that has been expressed through registrations for the inaugural exam, and what this means for the growth of Lifestyle Medicine internationally. “This will enable the field of Lifestyle Medicine to become globally standardised. We believe the reason for this overwhelming response is because the science is rock-solid, the economics are on the way, and, ethically, it is absolutely the right thing to do.” View the full press release here.

Recently the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine published this article discussing the evolution and development of International Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine. Stephan Herzong and Wayne Dysinger discuss how International Board Certification came to be.

One of the frequent and absolutely legitimate questions we get asked by those interested in Lifestyle Medicine is “Why should I get certified?”. To answer this question the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) developed the following video.

As the trailblazers of this international movement, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) have also developed a Comprehensive Board Review Course (CBRC), in order to best prepare their candidates for their forthcoming exam. Whilst not a formal requirement of the board certification process, this course is available to international candidates who wish to be thoroughly prepared. The registration deadline for the CBRC is September 1, 2017. For more information about the CRBC, click here.

Registrations are still open to undertake the examination for Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine in Sydney in November 2017.

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