Around the world 2018-11-20T11:33:31+00:00

Lifestyle Medicine

Around the world

ASLM is proud to be an active member of a cohesive global Lifestyle Medicine movement, spearheaded by the American College, the European Organisation and ourselves. We acknowledge the work of our sister organisations around the world.

United in both philosophy and action, we are collectively members of the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance, all working towards improved prevention, management and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions by addressing the underlying behavioural, environmental and societal causes, in a multidisciplinary, multiple systems approach including clinical, public health and all levels of our respective health systems.

Founded in 2017, the Albanian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) is a sister organisation of the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance, and seeks to spread Lifestyle Medicine through higher education for health professionals and public conferences for citizens.

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the medical professional association in the United States representing physicians and medical professionals who are dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of a transformed and sustainable healthcare system, wherein lifestyle is used as a therapeutic intervention to prevent, treat, and even reverse the majority of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes.

The Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) was founded by 10 members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in 2014 who represented six countries in Asia. ASLM serves as the umbrella organization to network the various regional country chapters that include: ASLM-Taiwan, ASLM-South Korea, ASLM-Philippines, ASLM-India, ASLM-Hong Kong, ASLM-Malaysia, ASLM-Indonesia, ASLM-United Arab Emirates, ASLM-China, and ASLM-Japan.

As one of the earliest pioneers of the Lifestyle Medicine movement, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is active in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. ASLM provides advocacy, representation, education and training for doctors, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, researchers and educators working towards improved prevention, management and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions. We aim to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to clinical practice and health policy. ASLM welcomes the membership and participation of health professionals both in the region and overseas.

The Brazilian College of Lifestyle Medicine (CBMEV) is an ethically-driven non-profit organization founded by physicians, medical professionals and other social leaders to advance evidence-based lifestyle medicine as the primary approach to assist individuals and communities in modifying health behaviors to promote physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being as well as to reduce the burden of non-communicable chronic diseases in Brazil.

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) is an approved Charitable Incorporated Organisation that aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and well-being by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases, by advocating treatment of diseases of the 21st century with a holistic approach, and by influencing healthcare and health policy.

The Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine (CALM) is a non-profit organisation started by ordinary Canadians within the health care system who are concerned about the epidemic of chronic illness and disease. CALM provides a forum for evidence-based information, resources, advocacy, education, research, discussion & practical tools. Through communication & connection with others who believe in health through healthy living, CALM promotes a philosophy of care that focuses on effective lifestyle choices as the first line of treatment and prevention.

The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO) is a scientific society dedicated to research, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and lifestyle-related diseases (noncommunicable diseases). ELMO aims to prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases, improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research, and to develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health. ELMO promotes evidence-based medicine and a systems-based approach to chronic diseases.

The German Society for Lifestyle Medicine (GSLM) is the medical society for preventative and lifestyle medicine in Germany. GSLM support and conduct research into the effects of lifestyle (diet, stress, exercise, sleep) on human health and develop lifestyle interventions to fight lifestyle related diseases, especially NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases such as diabetes, depression, stroke, cancer and cardiovascular diseases).

The Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ISLM) represents the Indian Chapter of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Founded in 2015, the Italian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ILMA) represents the Italian chapter of the international Lifestyle Medicine community. As well as its sister organisations, the goals of the Italian Lifestyle Medicine Association are to prevent lifestyle-related non-communicable chronic diseases and improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research, and develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health.

Founded by family physicians as part of the Israel Association of Family Physicians in the Israeli Medical Association, the Israeli Lifestyle Medicine Society (ILMS) was established in order to promote a healthy lifestyle as a tool for increasing control of health and management of diseases. ILMS experts have now created a syllabus for teaching Lifestyle Medicine that has been acknowledged by the Israeli Medical Association.

The Japanese Society of Lifestyle Medicine (JSLM) represents the Japanese Chapter of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

The Korean Association of Lifestyle Medicine (KALM) is a non-profit organization founded by multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and represents the Korean Chapter of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. KALM is a partner of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, European Lifestyle Medicine Organization, Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and the Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance, and is established to foster the shared goals and primary focus of Lifestyle Medicine: to promote healthier lives and increase more positive health outcomes through life and health-giving lifestyle choices and salutary environments.

The Latin American Lifestyle Medicine Association (LALMA) is the medical professional association representing physicians and medical professionals in the countries of Latin-American who are dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine used as a therapeutic intervention to prevent, treat, and even reverse the majority of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes.

The Lithuanian Society of Lifestyle Medicine was established to address the non-communicable diseases epidemic in Lithuania and around the world. The primary aim of the Society is to promote Lifestyle Medicine principles to medical staff, society members and the health care system structures. Membership is open to healthcare professionals of all specialities, including physicians and nurses, public health, complementary and alternative medicine and other specialists (dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists) who have obtained a university degree.

The Society of Lifestyle Medicine of Nigeria (SOLONg) is the medical professional association in Nigeria, representing physicians, medical and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to the advancement and practice of Lifestyle Medicine as central to healthcare delivery.

The Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine (PCLM) is part of the vision of the founding members of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine to create in all Asian countries represented by the members, national professional organisations on Lifestyle Medicine that will continue the movement of treating the causes of disease through changes in diet and lifestyle. The mission of PCLM is to continue the values and objectives of Lifestyle Medicine in the Philippines.

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