On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ISLM), here is a report of the first Lifestyle Medicine conference at Radisson Blu Atria hotel, Bangalore on Dec 3 & 4, 2018.
There were 86 delegates representing India (80), Nepal (1), Srilanka (1), Indonesia (1), Canada (2) and Papua New Guinea (1). We had 6 international speakers (Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Wayne Dysinger, Dr. George Guthrie, Dr. Koushik Reddy, Dr. Ravi Mamtani and Dr. Mechelle Palma and 5 national speakers (Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy, Dr. Sheela Nambiar, Dr. Jacqueline Michael, Dr. Herb Giebel and Dr. Samuel George Hansdak). There were 11 delegates who took the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM) exam affiliated to the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. The conference also had Mr. Paul David Kennamer (Producer/ Director) and Ms. Merrilee Jacobs (Co-producer) of the documentary movie “Eating You Alive” filming the conference and its proceedings apart from interviewing the various delegates running the lifestyle program their own centers.
We look forward to hosting ASLM’s 4th annual conference in India in 2020…
Dr. Samuel George Hansdak, President, ISLM
Dr. Sheela Nambiar, Secretary, ISLM
Dr. Jacqueline Michael, Asst Secretary, ISLM
Dr. Pramodh RK, Treasurer, ISLM
Dr. Brogen, Constitution & Legal, ISLM
Ms Archana Someshwar, IT, ISLM