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 an ‘Innovation & Enterprise’ health policy 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


  • Clinical (practical ‘how to’ focus)
  • Scientific (oral abstracts & posters)
  • Policy (world experts & think tank)


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 an ‘Innovation & Enterprise’ 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: 3 October

Scientific (oral and poster) abstracts

  • Closes: 3 October


CPD/CME points will be sought from a wide range of professional bodies, including seeking accreditation with the RACGP for QI&CPD points, the outcome of this will be advised later.

  • RACGP QI&CPD points
  • ACRRM PDP points
  • RNZCGP MOPS points
  • CPD/CME points from most 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.
movie70wTo ensure a complete educational experience and real value for delegates, we will film the main concurrent streams so that delegates can view the sessions they missed, and also re-view the sessions they attended, on our website later. Sessions with the camera icon in the program will be filmed for later viewing.

Risk free early bird

Delegates usually register ahead of the final program being announced to benefit from the early bird discounts. In the unlikely event that the program doesn’t meet your needs or expectations, we’ll be happy to provide a full refund (no cancellation fee for early birds).


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


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