An evening with Dr David Katz
Lifestyle, environment and chronic disease: a confluence of causes
6pm-9pm, Thursday 11 August, 2016
Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium,
University of Sydney
Co-hosted by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Charles Perkins Centre.
“Lifestyle as medicine has the potential to prevent up to 80% of chronic disease; no other medicine can match that. In addition, it is potentially inexpensive and even cost-saving; free of all but good side effects; safe and appropriate for children and octogenarians alike. It is, quite simply, the best medicine we’ve got.”
David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founding Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
Join us for a memorable evening with Dr David Katz, Anja Taylor, Prof Stephen Simpson, Dr Joanna McMillan and Prof Garry Egger.
The ‘confluence of causes’ driving the chronic disease epidemic requires a ‘whole of systems’ approach, from primary prevention through to clinical practice, from federal down to local government policy, from community measures through to our own awareness as individuals for the health of our families.
Representing the intersection of public health and clinical practice, Lifestyle Medicine provides a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to both prevention and chronic disease management. Better still, Lifestyle Medicine promotes modification of the determinants of health and the causes of disease, whether systemic, environmental or behavioural.
Hear about the confluence of causes and the complexities of improving a nation’s health from Profs Stephen Simpson and Garry Egger. Garry tackles ‘Is obesity really a problem? (or is it what causes obesity that is the problem), while Stephen explains how ‘Improving health is more than a medical challenge’.
ABC TV Catalyst presenter, Anja Taylor, speaks on ‘Getting the message across through science journalism’. Dr Joanna McMillan makes it personal by busting 10 myths and misconceptions about diet and exercise, and Dr David Katz answers the question, ‘If lifestyle is the medicine, what is the spoon?’
It was an evening with gravitas and a touch of class to celebrate the growth of Lifestyle Medicine in Australasia and around the world.