If you weren’t there yourself, you may have heard that Lifestyle Medicine 2016 was a smash hit and will now be the ‘go to’ event in 2017. You can now get online access to videos of all the lectures, workshops and panel discussions. The next best thing to being there!
With 48 speakers, 8 countries represented, 40 hours of education packed into 3 days and 440 attendees raving about the quality of the event, especially the massively over-delivered program and the incredible mostly plant based food, we’ve set the bar high. Check out the highlights video and photo gallery for a taste of it.
The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), is a multidisciplinary society of medical practitioners, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, educators and researchers advancing Lifestyle Medicine.
Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing discipline with numerous colleges and societies around the world working together to reduce the burden of chronic and lifestyle related disease, strongly led by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (ELMO), and ASLM in Australasia.
Be part of the solution and become a champion for Lifestyle Medicine. You’ll feel at home in our energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society.
Lifestyle, environment and chronic disease: a confluence of causes
A memorable evening was held on 11 August 2016 with Dr David Katz (President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine), Anja Taylor (Catalyst, ABC TV), Prof Stephen Simpson (Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre), Dr Joanna McMillan (Get Lean) and Prof Garry Egger (Southern Cross University).
Co-hosted by the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.
Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), also called ‘Group Visits’, are a revolutionary way of managing chronic disease in primary care. They are “A series of consecutive individual medical consultations in a supportive group setting where all can listen, interact, and learn.” A SMA is both an individual consultation and a group education session.
SMAs involve a doctor, a facilitator (usually an allied health professional) who directs the 60 to 90 minute session and manages group dynamics, and 6 to 12 patients at a time. If you’re frustrated with the limitations of 1:1 consulting, SMAs are for you – and for your patients.
Become a Registered SMA Facilitator by attending a one day training course and followup assessment. ASLM provides an ongoing support structure for GPs and Facilitators trained in the SMA protocol.
The ASLM Fellowship is arguably the first fully multidisciplinary fellowship in Australasia, open to all full members of the society – which means GPs and medical specialists, all other AHPRA registered practitioners, suitably qualified allied health professionals, public health professionals, scientists, researchers and educators in lifestyle medicine related fields.
Read more about the conceptual framework, recognition of prior learning, grand-parenting period, and eligibility requirements.
Lifestyle Medicine bridges the gap between health promotion and conventional medicine and promotes a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach. As a discipline, Lifestyle Medicine sits at the intersection of medicine, healthcare and health policy with behavioural, social, environmental, socioeconomic, political and other factors impacting on health and wellbeing.
ASLM advocates for Lifestyle Medicine and provides representation, education, training and support for doctors, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, researchers and educators in their practice of Lifestyle Medicine. ASLM is also an active member of a cohesive and collaborative global Lifestyle Medicine movement.
We warmly invite you to be part of an energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society advancing Lifestyle Medicine. Get access to the latest information and resources, and participate in an active, supportive community of health professionals focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Australians and New Zealanders.
ASLM is proud to announce UnityHealth as a Society partner. As a result of this partnership ASLM members receive complimentary access to IMgateway, a subscription database service valued at $300 p.a.
IMgateway, in partnership with the School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, is the leading Australian database of over 700 monographs, featuring herb/supplement/food/drug interactions, patient information sheets and information on the leading practitioner only products.
Thanks to UnityHealth for supporting Lifestyle Medicine.