A CPD masterclass with Dr David Katz (USA) and friends

Lifestyle Medicine provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, whole-system approach to the prevention and reversal of chronic and lifestyle-related diseases. It involves clinicians, public health professionals, healthcare executives, researchers, scientists and educators working together to prevent, manage and treat conditions that result from physical inactivity, poor diet or nutrition, smoking, alcohol overconsumption, chronic stress, anxiety, inadequate sleep, social isolation, loss of colure and identity, and other influences of society and environment.

This CPD masterclass is designed to provide attendees with foundation knowledge of the Lifestyle Medicine approach to healthcare through an exploration of the key domains of Lifestyle Medicine, the determinants of chronic disease, and the key processes required for Lifestyle Medicine application in clinical practice.

This workshop forms part of the ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR joint conference on obesity and related chronic conditions.  You can register for the CPD masterclass by itself (Saturday only), or as part of your ANZOS-ASLM-ICCR registration (Wednesday-Friday).  Single day registrations are also available for the conference to make it more accessible for busy professionals.  Find out more about the CPD masterclass here!


GPs, practice nurses, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, educators and researchers in health-related fields


Saturday 19 October 2019

8.30am – 5.30pm

(Registration from 8am)


International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

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What you will gain

This one day interactive workshop will offer 40 Category 1 points for GPs and CPD points for most other health professionals.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
  • A fresh look at determinants of chronic disease
  • Lifestyle Medicine for system change and personal change
  • Nutrition and physical activity assessment & prescription
  • Promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Facilitating health behaviour change in clinical practice
  • Diet wars: the evidence, the approaches and common sense

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About the presenters

David Katz

Dr David Katz

Dr David Katz (MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM) is the founding director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Past-President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founder/President of the True Health Initiative. The recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health, he has received three honorary doctorates. Katz has authored roughly 200 peer-reviewed publications, many hundreds of health columns both on-line and in print, and 16 books to date including leading textbooks in both nutrition and preventive medicine. His most recent book is The Truth about Food, with all proceeds going to support the True Health Initiative. Katz is recognised globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease.

Simon Rosenbaum

Dr Simon Rosenbaum

Dr Simon Rosenbaum is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney and the Black Dog Institute. He currently holds an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and is also an inaugural UNSW Scientia Fellow. As an exercise physiologist, Simon conducted the first clinical trial of exercise for inpatients with post-traumatic stress disorder and has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications, including multiple book chapters on the role of exercise in the treatment of mental illness, Simon has worked with a variety of groups, including emergency service workers, contemporary veterans and Syrian refugees living with PTSD. Simon serves as an elected national director of Exercise and Sports Science Australia and is a passionate advocate for the integration of exercise as a component of treatment for people living with mental illness.

Kate Marsh

Dr Kate Marsh

Dr Kate Marsh is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator, and has a particular interest in vegetarian nutrition and plant-based diets, and the dietary and lifestyle management of diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome. She was awarded the inaugural Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) of the Year in 2015. Kate is the convenor of the DAA National Vegetarian and PCOS Discussion Groups, chair of the ADEA Editorial Advisory Group, a member of the Diabetes Australia Medical Education Scientific Advisory Committee, on the editorial board for Diabetes Management Journal, and a board member for the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Kate has published articles in a number of nutrition and medical journals on the topics of PCOS, insulin resistance, glycemic index, diabetes, and vegetarian diets.

Joanna McMillan

Dr Joanna McMillan

Scottish-born Dr Joanna McMillan has become one of Australia’s favourite and best-known nutrition and lifestyle specialists. She is a PhD qualified nutrition scientist, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with La Trobe University and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Joanna is a popular health presenter and a regular on television and radio, with over a decade presenting health and nutrition segments on The Today Show and is currently also a presenter on ABC’s science show Catalyst. Joanna is a nutrition consultant to Cobram Estate and an ambassador to Diabetes Australia, The Skin & Cancer Foundation and FoodBank.

Sam Manger

Dr Sam Manger

Dr Sam Manger is a General Practitioner/Family Physician, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Australian representative for the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance, host of “The GP Show” podcast, and a medical educator with James Cook University (JCU) and Generalist Medical Training (GMT). He is also a General Practitioner and Fellow with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) where he received an award for the highest score obtained in the fellowship examinations. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM). His passion for health has evolved into reflecting on how to change individual and social behaviour to lead to a more healthy, sustainable and ethical culture.

Shivaun Conn

Shivaun Conn

Shivaun Conn 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.

Darren Morton

Dr Darren Morton

Dr Darren Morton is an internationally-recognised Lifestyle Medicine Educator. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Certified Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Presently, he is the Course Convenor for Postgraduate Studies in Lifestyle Medicine at Avondale where he also supervises several doctoral students. Darren’s specialty is in the creation of evidence-based lifestyle interventions. He was a key developer of, and is a presenter in, the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a premier Lifestyle Medicine intervention targeting chronic diseases that now operates in over 10 countries around the world. Most recently, Dr Morton has created The Lift Project which incorporates evidence-based strategies from Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology for improving emotional health and wellbeing.

Garry Egger

Prof Garry Egger

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, and has worked in public, corporate and clinical health for over 4 decades. 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. Recently, Egger received an Australia Medal for his services to medical education and health promotion.

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