Who & Why?

It’s time!

To borrow a well-known campaign slogan in Australian politics, ‘it’s time’. It’s time to change the dominant medical paradigm which is widely regarded as unsustainable and seems focused on disease management, rather than prevention and modification.


The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), and the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (ELMO) are proud to invite you to attend the first International Conference on Lifestyle Medicine in clinical practice, healthcare and health policy to be held in Australasia.

The conference will feature practical workshops designed for doctors and allied health practitioners practising as a multidisciplinary team, blended with a cutting-edge scientific program with a focus on translational research, and a ‘Future Think Tank’ resulting in a consensus statement to be released to local and international media.

An impressive line-up of leaders in science, health policy and clinical application of Lifestyle Medicine will be invited from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas to provide an in-depth exploration of the conference themes and their inter-relationship, along with key public health, political and industry figures.

carolinewest160wOur Master of Ceremonies, Dr Caroline West, known to many Australians for her appearances on Guide to the Good Life, Beyond Tomorrow, Good Medicine, Beyond 2000, 60 minutes and George Negus Tonight, will guide you through the feast of options and will facilitate the plenary panel discussions and the Innovation & Enterprise think tank.

Lifestyle Medicine promotes prevention, early intervention, self‑management, modification, and dare we say it, even regression of many chronic conditions. Let us re-inspire your practice at this extraordinary event.

We looking forward to meeting you in Melbourne in November 2016.

convenors-presidentsDr Hamish Meldrum, President, ASLM
Dr Stefania Ubaldi, President, ELMO
Dr David Katz, President, ACLM



  • ‘Diabesity’, metabolic & cardiovascular diseases
  • Depression, mood & anxiety disorders
  • The microbiome in mental health & chronic disease
  • Personalised medicine: clinical applications of the ‘omics’
  • Coaching to change lives: facilitating health behaviour change
  • Shared Medical Appointments: a quantum leap in chronic disease management


Offering evidence-based knowledge, skills, tools and procedures for clinicians though participatory workshops with case studies, and discussion, the latest translational scientific research from around the world, a deep exploration of determinants and systemic issues for health policy professionals, and a ‘Future Think Tank’ lead by world experts, resulting in a consensus statement to be released to local and international media.

Key dates


  • 1st early bird closes: 4 July
  • 2nd early bird closes: Last days!

Scientific (oral and poster) abstracts

  • Closes: 3 October


ASLM is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD program

  • Friday workshop – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Saturday (clinical streams) – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Sunday – Category 2 points

Pre and post activities will be required for GPs wishing to earn CPD points.

CPD points are also being sought from:

  • APNA
  • DAA
  • ESSA
  • and most other allied health organisations

Concurrent sessions

The conference features concurrent sessions. Each two hour workshop session will be structured as a self-contained ‘active learning module’ with it’s own learning objectives, allowing delegates to choose the topics of most interest.

And all concurrent sessions will be filmed for later viewing on our website so you won’t miss a moment of the days you register for! Check out the program here.


Opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at the conference will sell out due to space limitations. Reach an estimated 350-450 delegates in person over three days. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


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