(Preventing, managing and reversing chronic disease in professional practice)

The first in a series of one-day and online workshops on the core competencies of Lifestyle Medicine. Register for online access below.


The workshop begins with an introduction to Lifestyle Medicine, exploring the evidence base on which Lifestyle Medicine is founded. Determinants of chronic disease will be explored and key domains introduced, including nutrition and physical activity science and prescription, and the fundamentals of behaviour change. Key clinical processes will be explored, and applications of Lifestyle Medicine discussed. This is the foundation for subsequent workshops, which will develop a more advanced understanding in these key areas, whilst broadening your Lifestyle Medicine knowledge base.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
  • Determinants of chronic disease
  • Processes in Lifestyle Medicine
  • Introduction to nutrition assessment & prescription
  • Introduction to physical activity assessment & prescription
  • Introduction to health behaviour change

Designed for GPs, practice nurses, allied health practitioners and practice personnel. CPD points will be available from the organisations shown for face to face workshops. CPD points may be available for other allied health professionals with your certificate of completion, and potentially for online completion subject to your professional organisation’s requirements.

Online workshop

Using this option, you can watch videos recorded at previous face-to-face workshops or live webinar series in your own time and gain full access to the workshop videos, resources and PPT handouts.


  • $330 $275 members | $385 $330 non-members


  • Access to video from a recent one-day face-to-face workshop
  • Workshop resources, handouts and PPT slides
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About the workshop series

This series of one-day workshops is being designed to systematically provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for the quality practice of Lifestyle Medicine.

Topics covered include the fifteen core competencies of Lifestyle Medicine, as identified in “Physician Competencies for Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine” (JAMA.2010;304(2):202-203), across domains including the psychology of health behaviour, diet and nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, alcohol risk reduction, sleep, stress management, emotional wellbeing and practitioner self-care.

Targeting the key learning outcomes of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), this workshop series will systematically establish your foundation in Lifestyle Medicine and at the same time, begin to prepare you for the Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine exam.

More workshops will be announced as they are developed.

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Prof Garry Egger AM, MPH, PhD, MAPS

Prof Garry Egger is known around the world as one of the pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine. He is a Professor of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and an Advisor to the World Health Organisation and several Government and corporate bodies in chronic disease prevention. He has qualifications in behavioural biology and epidemiology. He has worked in public, corporate and clinical health for over 4 decades.

He is the author of 30 books (including five texts) over 160 peer-reviewed scientific and research articles and numerous popular media articles on health and fitness. In the 1990s Dr Egger initiated the GutBusters, men’s waist loss program, the first of its kind in the world. He started training programs for Fitness Leaders in Australia in 1982, was one of the initiators of the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) in 2008 and runs training programs in Lifestyle Medicine for doctors and allied health professionals around Australia and the Pacific.

He recently received an Australia Medal for his services to medical education and health promotion. His recent interests and publications concern the link between obesity, climate change and economic growth.

Sally Mathrick, BA (Melb), BNat (SCU)

Sally is a university qualified Naturopath practising holistic, integrative natural medicine in Bendigo and Melbourne since 2003, now also undertaking a Bachelor in Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicine at UTas. She has joined the ASLM team as organiser of the annual conference, in particular planning and developing the program.

She is a widely published health writer in the popular press and in a number of textbooks and industry journals. Sally has worked along side General Practitioners and Osteopaths in medical centres and clinics in Byron Bay and Melbourne. She is also a yoga teacher and teaches yoga to community groups and for select corporate clients. She also inspires workplaces with experiential health presentations.

Sally is passionate about enhancing wellbeing, with a particular focus on environmental impacts on health.

Cameron McDonald

Dr Cameron McDonald, BSc, MNutDiet, PhD

Dr Cam McDonald is a Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, PhD Scholar and a Leader in Personalised Health. He has a specific focus on creating a culture where the health choice is easy and obvious. He has a working knowledge of how individuals can move to a state of optimal health, and a keen interest in maximising human performance throughout the community. Combining the world’s sciences throughout time, he is driven to help you find what makes you thrive in your life.

He has spent the last decade furthering his knowledge and skills so as to promote health in a way that makes it easy and obvious for clients. Dr Cam blends his background as a dietitian, exercise physiologist, with his long-standing personal interest in health, and his passion for understanding the latest research in genetics and environmental influence on health.


Shivaun Conn, BSc(Nutr)Hons, APD, AN

Shivaun is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN) Health Coach, Certified Trainer & Assessor, Director of Discovery Health Coaching and Vice President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Shivaun has worked for over 15 years as a dietitian, health coach and presenter. She currently coaches individuals in nutrition and lifestyle, and delivers training for medical and allied health practitioners in health behaviour change, motivational interviewing, and health coaching.

Shivaun has co-authored the ‘ASLM Eating Plan for People and Planet’, the Australian Institute of Fitness’ course ‘Nutrition Coach’ and regularly presents at health conferences around Australia.

Presenters and workshop topics may vary as the workshop series is developed.

“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