Leading Change: Lifestyle Medicine in the Anthropocene Saturday, 16 May 2020

 Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

The year 2020 has reminded us in no uncertain terms how delicately balanced our ecological and economic life support systems are. The health and wellbeing of front line health workers is in the spotlight, as is the health of our families and our society. As a result of COVID-19, the Australiasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine are embracing the widespread move to online delivery by bringing you a truly memorable, world class, international professional and personal development event!

In the 2010 book 'Planet Obesity', Professors Garry Egger and Boyd Swinburn explain how industralisation, affluence and the development of new technologies has come at a potentially devastating cost - an epidemic of obesity, type 2 diabetes, CVD, cancers and mental illness, and an ecosystem being rapidly degraded by the pursuit of economic growth with disregard for the consequences.

In this world first online summit, Professors Egger and Swinburn will come together once again to discuss the role of Lifestyle Medicine in the Anthropocene and will be joined by a host of leaders from around the world, each bringing their unique wisdom and expertise to the most important health challenges facing each of us as individuals, our families, communities, societes and the health of our ecosystem.

New Zealand timing for the full summit is Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 May 2020 from 11am to 7.30pm.

Register now for the lowest early bird price and put some dedicated viewing time aside for the summit weekend. You will have 12 months' access to all the summit presentations so you don't have to worry if your weekend fills up unexpectedly.

Topics covered include:

  • Nutiritional science
  • Dietary approaches
  • Policy innovation
  • Culture and identity
  • Resilience
  • Primary care
  • Mental health

Presenters are from New Zealand, Australia, the USA, the UK and Ireland.

There will so be the opportunity to engage with other summit attendees and the organisers.

For more information and to register, see here