Who and Why? 2017-03-02T09:03:00+00:00
Who & Why?

Who should attend?

  • GPs and dentists
  • Medical specialists, including:
    • Endocrinologists
    • Cardiologists
    • Psychiatrists
    • Public health physicians
  • Health policy professionals
  • Scientists & researchers
  • Academics & educators
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses & Practice nurses
  • Diabetes educators
  • Social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Other clinical educators/workers
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Naturopaths
  • Nutritionists
  • Herbalists
  • Other allied health practitioners


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

  • Friday workshop – 40 Cat 1 points
  • Saturday workshops – 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 a wide range of professional organisations, including:

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

Overarching theme

  • Planet Consumption – primary care, public and planetary health converge in Lifestyle Medicine

Streams (Main Conference)

  • You can lead a horse to water – behaviour change and psychological medicine
  • Biting the hand that feeds – public and planetary health converge
  • The brain you can change – harnessing the power of the gut-brain axis
  • Scientific abstracts – oral abstracts and poster presentations

Workshops (Pre-conference)

  • Mission Possible – enhancing the Lifestyle Prescription and multidisciplinary team
  • Tackling the hard stuff – facilitating smoking cessation and reduced alcohol consumption
  • Where’s Gutbusters when you need it? – weight management for the 21st century
  • Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) – also now introducing… Programmed SMAs

More detail on these streams and workshop topics here.

Concurrent sessions

The conference features 3 or 4 concurrent sessions. Each two hour session will be structured as a self-contained mini ‘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 have registered for!

Why attend?

This will be a unique international event, specially designed to meet the education and professional development needs of clinicians, health policy professionals, scientists and researchers. The many points of difference of this event include:

  • Co-convened by Australasian, European and American counterparts
  • A full scientific (oral abstracts and posters) international conference
  • Sizeable contingent of international speakers and VIPs
  • Evidence-based clinical application of Lifestyle Medicine
  • ‘How to’ knowledge, skills, tools and procedures for clinicians with CPD points
  • A cutting edge program with participatory workshops, discussions forums and case studies
  • Focus on modification and regression of chronic disease, depression, mood and anxiety disorders
  • Multi-disciplinary team and whole person patient focus
  • The latest translational scientific research from around the world
  • Deep exploration of determinants and systemic issues for health policy professionals
  • Thought leaders ‘Future Think Tank’ resulting in a consensus statement to be released to local and international media

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Read all about it here.