Welcome to MLSM 2021

We are proud to announce the Inaugural Malaysian Lifestyle Medicine Conference with the theme Lifestyle Medicine: Redefining Healthcare. This will be a virtual conference from the 4th of December to the 5th of December 2021.


It has been a challenging year for all of us, brought on by the devastation of the Covid 19 pandemic. As in previous pandemics, non-communicable diseases increase the risk of hospitalization and severe Covid 19 infection. This brings the focus back to diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and coronary artery disease amongst others. In addition, mental  health has been adversely affected by Covid 19.

This pandemic has reinforced the centrality of Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation to healthcare. Overwhelming evidence indicates that poor lifestyle choices are key factors in the pathogenesis of non-communicable diseases. However evidence suggests that 80% of these chronic diseases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle that encompasses healthy nutrition, physical exercise, stress management, adequate sleep, good social connection, tobacco cessation and avoidance of substance abuse. Lifestyle Medicine is an emerging discipline in healthcare that has the potential to address the malady plaguing mankind. It is an evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention that aims to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse chronic disease sby addressing the underlying causes. Lifestyle changes also enhance the immune system and promote mental wellbeing.

We are living in unprecedented times when now more than ever, a concerted global action on lifestyle intervention is needed for both our physical and mental wellbeing. We have a lively programme which we hope clearly highlights the importance of lifestyle medicine in promoting physical and mental wellness.

We welcome your participation in our Inaugural Malaysian Lifestyle Medicine Conference and together let us make a difference in healthcare!


Dr Beth Frates

President Elect, American College Of Lifestyle Medicine

Prof Garry Egger

Adjunct Professor, Health Sciences, Southern Cross University Vice President, Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)

Dr David L Katz

Founder ,Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center President and Founder, True Health Initiative

Dr Liana Lianov

President ,Global Positive Health Institute

Dr Wayne Dysinger

Chair,American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam

Founder And President, Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Johann Kim Manez

Executive Director, Asian Lifestyle Medicine Council

Dr Mechelle Palma

President, Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Sheila Nambiar

President,Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine ISLM

Mr Stephan Herzog

Executive Director, American & Internationals Boards of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Edward M Philips

Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School



Conference Fee

Members of Lifestyle Medicine – RM160,  Non Members – RM200

Make your payment directly into our bank account. Please make payment to :-

Beneficiary’s Name: Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Beneficiary’s Account No: 21427700087940
Swift Code : RHBBMYKL
Bank : RHB Bank Bhd
Beneficiary’s Name: Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Please email payment advice to events@lifestylemedicinemalaysia.org or Whatsapp it to +0123935016