NICM HRI Seminar 2021: The art and science of Lifestyle Medicine

Event Name NICM HRI Seminar 2021: The art and science of Lifestyle Medicine
Start Date 2 Dec 2021 12:00 pm

NICM Health Research Institute presents Dr Sam Manger, General Practitioner; Senior Lecturer and Medical Educator, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University; and President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM).

Join guest seminar speaker Dr Manger as he discusses key research in Lifestyle Medicine, and its benefits and clinical use in optimising healthcare.

As a rural GP in private practice and President of ASLM, Dr Manger’s work focuses on managing conditions with lifestyle measures including nutrition, movement, mind states, social connection, online technology, health coaching techniques and public policy evolution.

Dr Manger is also a Senior Medical Officer with Queensland Health running Lifestyle Medicine clinics in mental health inpatient and outpatient; as well as host of ‘The GP Show’ podcast.


Lifestyle Medicine is growing in popularity amongst clinicians, public health professionals, healthcare executives, researchers, scientists and educators. In this presentation, Dr Manger will address why there is a need for this growing approach, explain what Lifestyle Medicine is, and highlight key studies in Lifestyle Medicine covering a broad range of physical and mental illness from depression to diabetes. He will also discuss its economic benefits, application in practice including health coaching, and the new models of health care delivery utilising Lifestyle Medicine.

How to join and requirements:

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Please note this webinar will not require a webcam or audio for participants. This webinar will have the Q&A function available for questions at the end of the webinar and a recording may also be made available to participants. Closed captioning is available for this webinar, however please note the live transcript is automatically generated and accuracy may be limited due to this.

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Event details

WHEN: Thursday 2 December 2021
TIME: 12.00pm - 1.00pm AEDT
VENUE: Zoom webinar 
COST: Free and open to all
RSVP: Registration for this event closed on Monday 29 November 2021.