Lifestyle Medicine has the potential to revolutionise our healthcare system in the South Pacific.

Join us in sparking a movement that will result in lower costs, improved outcomes and enhanced well-being. The South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine is working to treat the root causes of non-communicable diseases.

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Free Webinar with Simon Matthews


"Health and Wellness Coaching – Bringing Lifestyle Medicine to Life!"


Psychologist & CEO Wellcoaches® Australia

Date/Time - Wednesday 25th September 2019, 8 pm Fiji Time


This webinar will demonstrate how health and wellness coaching is central to lifestyle medicine and health behaviour change. Learn how health coaching supports “health care” rather than “sick care” for the management of Non-Communicable Diseases.. See how health and wellness coaching can be employed alongside individual and shared medical appointments. Participants will learn about the importance of helping patients capture a vision for their own health and well-being and learn some of the evidence based principles behind health and wellness coaching.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the differences between the expert and coach approach.
  2. Describe and demonstrate open ended inquiry.
  3. Identify strategies for building positive emotions with patients and clients.
  4. Describe ways to support a patient to develop motivation.
  5. Identify strategies for assessing readiness and confidence for change.



Become a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine



Would you like to become a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (DipIBLM)? The International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) exams are the only globally recognised certification exams in lifestyle medicine. Preparing for and sitting these exams represents an excellent opportunity to gain valuable skills and knowledge in lifestyle medicine. The exams will take place on Friday 13th March 2020 at the Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji. This will be preceeded by the 3 day SPSLM conference from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th March 2020.

Recently we hosted a webinar on board certification. To view the recording click here.

To register you interest in sitting these exams email

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Footprints in the Sand

Welcome to SPSLM

We are a society dedicated to identifying and eradicating the causes of non-communicable diseases in the South Pacific.

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Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Lifestyle Medicine Conference March 2020

Watch this space for announcements about our inaugural South Pacific Society of Lifestyle Medicine conference.

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“Lifestyle as medicine has the potential to prevent up to 80% of chronic disease; no other medicine can match that. In addition, it is potentially inexpensive and even cost-saving; free of all but good side effects; safe and appropriate for children and octogenarians alike. It is, quite simply, the best medicine we’ve got.”

David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
Past President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founding Director, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center

David Katz

357 Princes Road Tamavua
(PO Box 707)
Suva Fiji Islands

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