Welcome to the 3rd Malaysian Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2023

Malaysia's Leading Annual Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Join our upcoming 3rd Malaysian Lifestyle Medicine Conference 2023

Event Starting in


6th & 7th December 2023

Berjaya Times Square Hotel,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


A global epidemic of non-communicable diseases(NCDs) is raging across the world. Coronary artery disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and hypertension are now the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. This epidemic has devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities and the healthcare expenditure attributed to these diseases is no longer sustainable.

Mounting studies indicate that poor lifestyle choices are key factors in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. Evidence suggests that 80%  of these chronic diseases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, our professional training does not equip us to help our patients initiate health promoting behaviours.Hence there has been a great demand for evidence based lifestyle medicine practices.

Lifestyle Medicine an emerging discipline in healthcare has the potential to address the malady of NCDs plaquing mankind. It is an evidence based lifestyle therapeutic intervention that aims to prevent,treat and reverse lifestyle diseases by addressing the underlying causes and by replacing unhealthy behavior patterns with positive behavior.

The two day conference brings to you evidence based state of the art strategies to prevent,treat and reverse non-communicable diseases which aims to educate and empower healthcare professionals.Our esteemed speakers from around the world will provide insight into how you can help stem the NCD tsunami! We have a lively programme that includes lectures, workshops,mindfulness sessions, physical activity  sessions and more.  


YB Dato Lukanisman Abang Sauni

Deputy Minister Of Health


Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai

President,Malaysian Medical Association
President Commonwealth Medical Association

Dr.Wayne Dysinger


 Chair,Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance


  • Lifestyle Medicine And Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Microbiome And Chronic Diseases
  • Fasting In Disease Prevention And Management
  • Plant Based Diet And Chronic Diseases
    • Kidney Disease
    • Cancer
  • Women’s Health
  • Exercise And Obesity
  • Provider Burnout And Lifestyle Medicine
  • Science Of Neuroplasticity
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Social Connectedness And Laughter
  • Lifestyle Medicine Principles In Clinical Practice
  • Cardiovascular Health And Smoking
  • Sleep And Mental Health
  • Mindfulness And Stress Resiliency
  • And More



It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Malaysian Lifestyle Medicine Conference on the 6th and 7th of December 2023.The Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is proud to host this conference.

The Scientific programme promises to be engaging, covering a variety of relevant topics which highlight the various pillars of Lifestyle Medicine. With the theme of the conference being “Lifestyle Medicine: Redefining Healthcare”, it gives us the opportunity to explore how Lifestyle Medicine intervention in clinical practice can change the way we practice medicine and how this can contribute significantly to reducing the burden of chronic diseases.

Our international and local speakers are leaders in the field of Lifestyle Medicine. We hope to have physicians and allied healthcare professionals attend this conference as we embark on this journey together. A journey that will significantly impact healthcare not only in Malaysia but world over.

It is going to be an exciting conference with lectures, workshops, mindfulness sessions and more. You are going to learn about strategies that will not only help your patients but also help you to remain healthy. Furthermore, it gives you an opportunity to network and forge relationships that will promote Lifestyle Medicine. We are delighted to have you here at our conference and we hope that you will enjoy the conference!

Dr Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam MD, Dip IBLM
Founder and President, Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Organizing Chairman, Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Advisory Board, International Journal Of Disease Reversal And Prevention
Advisory Council, Global Positive Health Initiative
Council, True Health Initiative


Networking Opportunities

Expert Speakers

Develop Lifestyle Medicine Skills

Engaging Sessions


Dr Elissa Epel

 Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center,University of California,San Francisco

Dr John Kelly

MD,MPH,FACLM,LM IntensivistMD,MPH,FACLM,LM Intensivist


Dr.Elizabeth Frates 


President , American College Of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr.Wayne Dysinger


 Chair,Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance

Dr.Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam 

MD(Mal), Dip IBLM

Founder And President, Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr.Edward M. Phillips


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

Dr.Amy Mechely

Chair American and International Board Of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr.Darshan Mehta


Medical Director, Benson Henry Institute For Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr.Shivam Joshi


    Asst Prof.New York University School Of Medicine

Mr.Stephan Herzog

Executive Director, American & Internationals Boards of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr.Liana Lianov


President ,Global Positive Health Institute

Dr.Siobhan McCormack 


Dr.Lawaniah Sandran


Dr.Sheena Fraser 

Lifestyle Medicine Physician


Dr. Faridah Md Zin


Consultant Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, MSU Medical Centre

Dr.Rob Lawson 


  President, European Lifestyle Medicine Council

Dr. Ana Moreira

President, Portuguese Integrative Medicine Society

Dr Lee Chee Peng

CEO of Asia College of Exercise and Sports Medicine

Nisha Lakshmanan

Wellness Consultant at Amrita Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Centre

Ivana Saldanha

Furniture Design & Development


Tickets In Person Attendance Virtual Session
Early Bird ( up to 30th September 2023)- CLOSED
* For Local Delegates & MSLM Members Only
RM550 RM350
MLSM Members RM590 RM350
Local Delegates RM650 RM390
International Delegates RM990 RM590
Affiliates RM620 RM370


Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Dr.  Muruga Raj Rajathurai is a practicing General Practitioner in Johor. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College, India in 1993 with a degree in medicine. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration in 2019. His passion for law made him pursue a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London in 2021.

Dr Muruga Raj volunteered in Aceh, Indonesia during the 2004 Tsunami and also was a volunteer doctor for the Ukranian refugees that were seeking shelter in Warsaw , Poland following the Russian-Ukraine war in 2022.

He is the current President of the Malaysian Medical Association and the President of the Commonwealth Medical Association. He is the Vice-President for the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health and a Councillor for the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania. He has held and currently holds various positions in the Ministry of Health Ccommittees in Malaysia and was also a  a Town Councillor with Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang from 2008 to 2014.

Elissa Epel, Ph.D,  is an international expert on stress, well-being, and optimal aging and a best-selling author.  She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is Vice Chair of Psychology and directs the Aging Metabolism Emotions Center.  She studies the environmental, psychological, behavioral, and social factors that impact cellular aging (such as telomeres, inflammation, and mitochondria), and is also focusing on climate wellness.

She studies how self-care practices such as meditation and positive stress can promote psychological and physiological thriving and is interested in large-scale interventions for communal well-being and health equity. She uses science as a north star, guiding us in the context of other sources of contemplative wisdom. She co-wrote the New York Times best-seller “The Telomere Effect: A revolutionary approach to living younger, longer” with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn (translated into 30 languages). 

Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, current President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and co-chair of the Mind & Life Institute Steering Council.  She has served as a consultant to NIH, CDC, Facebook, Apple, United Health, and UC campus-wide initiatives on stress and health.  Epel’s research has been featured in venues such as TEDMED, Wisdom 2.0, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, 60 minutes, National Public Radio, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and science documentaries.  She enjoys leading science-based contemplative retreats at venues such as WEF/Davos, Esalen, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and 1440 Multiversity. 

Dr Kelly is the founding president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and Adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University for preventive medicine. He is the lead faculty for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s reversing diabetes course. Dr Kelly also directed several lifestyle centers including Black Hills Health & Education Center, and Oakhaven lifestyle center. Dr. Kelly was trained in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, and specialized in Lifestyle Medicine to treat and reverse chronic disease. He was Co-PI for a $2-million study on the use of LM to treat type-2 diabetes in the Marshall Islands. He has practiced specialty LM in both outpatient clinics and residential centers. He has treated hundreds of patients with Lifestyle Medicine using the proven Complete Health Improvement Program curriculum

 Beth Frates, MD, FACLM, DipABLM, is a trained physiatrist and a health and wellness coach, with expertise in Lifestyle Medicine. She is an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School, where she is an assistant clinical professor. Dr. Frates is a pioneer in lifestyle medicine. She developed and taught a college Lifestyle Medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School in 2015 and it is still one of the most popular courses offered at the school. She was voted president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in August 2020. Dr. Frates serves as President-Elect until 2022.

She authored a Lifestyle Medicine syllabus, which can be downloaded through the ACLM website, to serve as a template for other instructors and professors. In addition, Dr. Frates co-authored The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook: An Introduction to the Power of Healthy Habits, which was ranked in the top 20 by Book Authority for medical books released in 2018. To accompany the syllabus and handbook, she also co-created Lifestyle Medicine 101, a full college curriculum with 12 weeks of powerpoints and a teacher’s manual, which is free and accessible through the ACLM website.  Most recently, Dr. Frates co-authored, The Teen Lifestyle Medicine Handbook, published in October 2020.

As Director of Wellness Programming at the Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, Dr. Frates has created and implemented a 12-Step wellness program, PAVING the Path to Wellness™ for patients and providers. As of the fall of 2020, Dr. Frates serves as the Director of Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness for the Department of Surgery at Mass General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Frates has her own Lifestyle Medicine consulting/coaching practice where she sees patients 1:1 and in groups.

Dr. Dysinger is a lifestyle, preventive and family medicine physician who currently serves as physician, chair and founder of Lifestyle Medical, a new model group of primary care clinics built around Lifestyle Medicine principles.  He is also the co-founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Network, a collaboration of primary care practices throughout the United States that all have a Lifestyle Medicine foundation.  Additionally, he is the Chair of both the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.  He is an active faculty at Loma Linda University and consults, teaches and participates in research on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world. 

Dr. Dysinger is a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and past Medical Director for the Complete Health Improvement Program.  He has previously worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Dysinger was Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University, and faculty/co-founder of both the Family and the Preventive Medicine residencies at Dartmouth.  He has also worked in faculty, patient care and service capacities in Atlanta and Guam. 

Dr. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1986), and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (1990).  He is a Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Dr. Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam was appointed as the Lifestyle Medicine Expert Consultant with the World Health Organisation for the Lifestyle Medicine For Diabetes Remission Project(WHO-MOH). Dr. Siva is the Founder and President of the Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine which is affiliated to the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Journal for Disease Reversal and Prevention. He also sits on the US based True Health Initiative Council and Global Positive Health Institute’s Advisory Council and the National Coalition for Mental Wellness in Malaysia He is one of two Asian
Physicians to be appointed as Exam Question Writers for the Lifestyle Medicine Board  Certification examination. Dr Siva is the Country Representative for the International Council of Integrative Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance.

Dr. Siva is CEO of Amrita Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Center and Amrit Lifestyle Medicine Academy, a wellness academy. He is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. He is frequently invited to speak on Lifestyle Medicine by government institutions. He has also conducted workshops on Lifestyle Medicine for programs jointly organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Malaysian Ministry of Health and University Era Ketiga (University Putra Malaysia). He is a published author and has written books on a mind body approach to wellness and on the importance of herbs and nutrition in healthy ageing.

Edward M. Phillips, MD, is Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and is Founder and Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  In his work at the ILM since 2006 he has directed 26 live CME programs attended by over 25,000 clinicians from 115 countries.

In 2015 Phillips joined the VA Boston Healthcare System and now serves as Whole Health Medical Director. He is integrating Whole Health-lifestyle medicine training for students and trainees across the VA as National Whole Health Education Champion for Health Professions Trainees. Additionally, Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serves on the executive council that developed the Exercise is Medicine global initiative. He has >80 scientific publications. He serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the Health Sector and Military Settings Sectors of the United States National Physical Activity Plan and is a founding director of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Phillips is an active clinician, educator and advocate who speaks and consults nationally guiding a broad-based effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs through clinician directed interventions with patients. His medical school, SUNY Buffalo, honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in Lifestyle Medicine. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized Dr. Phillips, the ILM and the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative with its Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, Huffington Post, Slate, and Time Magazine. He co-hosted the NPR Daily Exercise Podcast, WBUR’s Magic Pill which was awarded an Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Innovation and has 2 million downloads of the sequel podcast “Food, We Need to Talk.” He is co-authoring his third book, “Food, We Need to Talk: The science-based, humor-laced, last word on eating, diet, and making peace with your body” from St. Martin’s Press, Summer, 2023.

Dr. Amy Mechley, MD, FAAFP, FACLM, DipABLM, DipABFM, earned her medical doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at The University of Utah. She is a practicing Lifestyle Medicine, Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine physician, entrepreneur, clinical consultant, and educator. She serves as the Chair of Board of Directors for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is an active speaker for many organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians and The American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Her career as a physician is grounded in servant-led principles.  Dr. Mechley takes innovative approaches to some of the most challenging concerns in healthcare today.  She is dual board certified in Lifestyle and Family Medicine and has achieved the status of Lifestyle Medicine Intensivist. Dr. Mechley is actively involved in teaching medical students and family medicine residents. It is her interest in aligning her focus of Lifestyle Medicine principles within the practice of primary care that has led her to open IFC Direct Primary Care in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of Education for the Osher Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH, Director for the Office for Well-Being with the Center for Faculty Development at MGH, and an internal medicine consultant to the Home Base Program at MGH. In addition, he is the MGH site director for the Practice of Medicine curriculum required of all 1st-year Harvard Medical School students and leads their well-being curriculum. His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees.

Dr.Shivam Joshi, MD, received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been featured in the NY Times, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. He is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He has a research interest in plant-based diets in kidney disease and has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific articles. He speaks frequently on this subject to audiences worldwide, and is the youngest nephrologist to receive the highest award in renal nutrition, the National Kidney Foundation’s Joel D. Kopple Award. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram (@sjoshiMD), and on his website (www.afternoonrounds.com).

Stephan is a business professional who was born and raised in Switzerland and spent most of his professional career working for large multi-nationals in Australia, Europe and the US. He has worked for GE in Switzerland and Australia for 10 years, ran Australia’s largest chain of fitness centers as CEO for 6, served on the board of a large health food manufacturer and has been running his own consulting business since 2011. In his spare time, he mentors MBA graduates from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and supports an orphanage in Myanmar. Most recently he orchestrated the revamping and commercialization of the preeminent intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program (CHIP) globally. Currently he serves as the Executive Director of the American and International Boards of Lifestyle Medicine, helping to bring standardized lifestyle medicine education and certification to all corners of the globe. Stephan is passionate about being a walking talking example of optimal health and motivating others to be the best they can be.

As an innovative global leader in lifestyle medicine, Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, DipABLM has advanced the movement for integrating positive psychology into health care. She led the development of the original lifestyle medicine core competencies for physicians and health professionals, which have recently been expanded to include positive psychology-based knowledge and skills. She serves as the President of the Global Positive Health Institute, chair of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), lead faculty for the ACLM Physician and Health Professional Wellbeing Program, and vice-chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Lianov is the immediate past president of the Positive Health and Wellbeing Division of the International Positive Psychology Association, A few of her notable past roles include president of the ACLM, director for the Healthy Lifestyles Division of the American Medical Association and board regent for the American College of Preventive Medicine. She also directed programs in heart disease, stroke and cancer prevention at the California Department of Health Services.

In 2018, Dr. Lianov convened the inaugural Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care cosponsored by the ACLM and Dell Medical School, which led to scholarly publications and a groundbreaking book on how to integrate happiness science into medical practice, Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology. To further this mission, she founded the Global Positive Health Institute (https://www.positivehealth.world) which provides positive psychology education and practical tools for health professionals to use in their clinical practices and support their personal well-being. You can follow her work with the GPHI on FB and Instagram @globalpositivehealth. Her latest book, Strengths in the Mirror, Thriving Now and Tomorrow (to be published August 30, 2021) shares inspirational stories from colleagues and sums up how we all can flourish through healthy lifestyles, positive activities and personal strengths.

Dr Siobhan McCormack ( aka Dr Shiv ) has been an NHS  GP partner for over 30 years, gaining a huge range and depth of  experience in Primary Care  as well as developing special interests in Women’s Health and Mental Wellbeing.

After qualifying  from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London in 1989, she trained in General Medicine, General Surgery,  A&E, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gastroenterology, and  Psychiatry, collecting qualifications in several specialities en route, including MRCGP.

Over her three decades of working in Primary Care , she has watched the tsunami of chronic disease derailing the healthcare landscape. This motivated her search for a ‘better way’ , leading her to Lifestyle Medicine and the BSLM.

She is passionate about Lifestyle Medicine which she sees as the foundation to all aspects of healthcare. She completed the Winchester Plant-Based Nutrition course in 2019 and the BSLM Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine in 2020 and is currently studying an MSc Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey.

Her obsession  for all things microbiome began in 2018 when she read The Psychobiotic Revolution ( authors: Anderson ,Cryan ,Dinan) and discovered she had a rainforest in her colon. Since then, she has been deep-diving into the evidence on human microbiomes and health  and, in the process, has co-authored a course on the subject, The Gut Microbiome for Clinicians with fellow microbiome enthusiast , Dr Sheena Fraser. Together they host Microbiome Medics Podcast .

Dr Shiv sits on the UK Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel , a multi-disciplinary group with  expertise and interest in the gut microbiota and its role in health and disease. 

Dr Shiv  is regularly invited to speak to  clinicians , medical students and patient groups on various aspects of the gut microbiome and Lifestyle Medicine and has presented at the BSLM conference.

She enjoys yoga, walking ,running and mindfulness meditation. She is a member of Breathworks, PBHP and BSLM.

Dr Faridah binti Mohd Zin is a Family Medicine Specialist and an IBLM certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. She obtained her medical degree from National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland. Subsequently received her master’s degree in Family Medicine from Universiti Sains Malaysia and later in 2019, she was honored with Doctor of Philosophy in Social Studies by Universiti Utara Malaysia. She is a certified smoking cessation practitioner and participated in the 2018 Fellowship Program in Tobacco Control in Hong Kong, SAR, China. She has an overwhelming interest in prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases, as well as community health education. She has delivered countless lectures for the community and professionals in the past 10 years especially on lifestyles, disease prevention and noncommunicable diseases. She believes in the importance of self-empowerment as an essential element in patient care. She is currently practicing her passion and expertise at the Health Screening and Wellness Clinic, MSU Medical Centre.

Dr Sheena Fraser, is a GP partner and trainer with a special interest in dermatology, minor surgery, Lifestyle medicine and microbiome science. She lives and works in Glasgow but completed her medical training in Sheffield.

Her interest in Lifestyle medicine and microbiome science started in 2018 when she attended her first BSLM conference. She has since completed her diploma in lifestyle medicine, lectured in sleep, taken part in a sleep and microbiome webinars for BSLM in 2021 and presented at the 2021 and 2022 annual BSLM conferences. She writes regular blogs for BSLM on lifestyle related topics. She is also involved in medical training of GP trainees and regularly lectures in Dermatology, lifestyle medicine and microbiome science. She is passionate about preventative medicine and applying lifestyle medicine with her patients and started a patient walking group once a week in April 2021.

After 4 years of writing and researching with her fellow microbiome obsessed friend, Siobhan Maccormack, “Gut Microbiome for clinicians” (an online course on the gut microbiome) was published in Sept 2022 in collaboration with BSLM. Its aim is to educate more health professionals in this fascinating novel field. After realizing that they were not ready to part ways and had only really touched the surface of microbiome science, Siobhan and Sheena launched the “Microbiome Medics Podcast”.Her  own clinical practice has changed greatly with her new found microbiome knowledge and she thrives on the excitement of this new field of medicine.

She is a busy mum to 3 children and she is  passionate about cooking food from scratch using local produce (often foraged). She is a keen supporter of The Soil Association and values our connection to nature and the need to protect the integrity of our soil and natural ecosystems.

Having qualified in Medicine in 1975, Rob has gained extensive experience as a Family Doctor in Scotland. His principal interests have been primary and secondary prevention of disease and the discipline of Lifestyle Medicine. As well as leading his NHS team to the highest awards for quality (2003-2013) he founded a charity in 1991 providing weekly activity and support in venues around the county of East Lothian for people living with long term conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, lung disease and frailty. He has recently retired from clinical practice to concentrate on the applications of Lifestyle Medicine to healthcare. In 2016 he co-founded BSLM, a registered charity, to promote the principles of Lifestyle Medicine to healthcare professionals and the public.

He serves as Chairman of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine,  President of the European Lifestyle Medicine Council and as Vice President of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Medicine Institute.

Dr. Ana Moreira is a doctor. She has a Licentiate’s degree in Medicine from the University of Porto, a Master’s degree in Biological and Anti-Aging Medicine from the University of Alcalá, in Madrid, and also a Post Graduation in Dermo-Pharmacy and Cosmetics, a Post Graduation in Aging Medicine, a Post Graduation in Climatology and Hydrology and a Post Graduation in Occupational Medicine. She is currently a PhD Student in Quantica Health, in the University of Jaipur, in India.

She is a member of the Portuguese Medical Association and Clinical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ana Moreira, in Porto. She is a health trainer and regularly participates in national and international seminars and lectures as a speaker. She conducts medical retreats at international hotel chains.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Lee Chee Pheng

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Lee Chee Pheng is the Founder of Exercise Medicine and the CEO of MS New Symphony Exercise Clinic and Asia College of Exercise and Sports Medicine. He is a Consultative Member of  The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of United Nations. Prof Dr Muhammad Lee is also a Speaker and trainer in the field of Human Capital, Motivation, Team Building and Personal Development and Exercise Medicine.

Nisha Lakshmanan is a Wellness Consultant at Amrita Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Centre. Nisha played a role in the development of the “Global Information Portal” on Traditional and Complementary Therapies for the Ministry of Health (Malaysia) by contributing articles and papers on Mindfulnrdd. She recently conducted a series of healthy living workshops on “Fall Prevention and Rehabilitation for the Elderly”. These workshops were jointly organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Malaysian Ministry of Health and University Era Ketiga (University Putra Malaysia). Targeting the elderly these workshops are aimed at equipping senior citizens with basic techniques that they can use to enhance their balance and posture.

She contributes articles on healthy living to various magazines and has also co-authored books with Dr Siva Poobalasingam on Mind Body Medicine and Healthy Ageing.

Currently works for a Furniture Design & Development company.  Graphic design has been a great interest of hers from an early age as it involved the art of communicating visually. The Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine has been an opportunity to practice this interest and use my creativity and skills to develop graphics for MSLM.

 In another aspect MSLM has also been an encouragement to delve further into Mindfulness practices and Lifestyle Medicine. These are another two interests of hers that are long term goals – understanding the workings of the mind and body and learning how to best take care of them. 

Yoga was introduced to her in her childhood in school. Eventually she took it on, of her own in her late teens and it has been an ever-growing journey. Amrita Lifestyle And Medical Centre is a place where she is learning the practices of mindfulness and relaxation techniques gradually rising to a level where she can share it with other people.