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 Dr Margaret Cornelius

Plant-based nutrition - challenges in the Pacific

Thursday 29th August 8 pm Fiji Time


In this webinar Dr Margaret Cornelius will be exploring the role of plant-based diets in preventing, arresting and potentially reversing non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes. She will also explore potential challenges that may be encountered in adopting such diets in the Pacific.

Dr Cornelius worked with the Ministry of Health in Fiji for 34 years in the fields of diabetes, public health, health promotion, health information systems, health planning, health research, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and wellness. She is a founding member of the National Diabetes Center and Foundation as well as the National Center for Health Promotion and the National Health Promotion Council.

Dr Cornelius has also served in technical and national advisory roles for AusAID funded health programs for 6 years. She is currently promoting wellness through lifestyle changes and is a short-term advisor on NCDs for the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development  (FRIEND) Fiji. 



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

Benefits of board certification


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Lifestyle Medicine Conference March 2020

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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

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