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Lifestyle Medicine - Its Value in Practice Nursing
Presented by Professor Garry Egger, Director, Centre for Health Promotion and Research
Professor Garry Egger is considered one of Australia’s leading authorities on lifestyle and chronic disease. He provides counsel to the Australian medical community, federal government and the World Health Organisation.
Professor Egger has written 30 books, and over 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications whilst working as a consultant and running his own company for 20 of the last 30 years. Professor Egger was a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council Committee on the Prevention of Obesity in Australia, is the principal author of the initial NHMRC Clinical Guidelines for Weight Control and Obesity Management and has developed the National Physical Activity Guidelines for the Australian Federal Government and in the South Pacific for the World Health Organisation.
He developed the world’s first men’s ‘waist loss’ program – GutBusters – in 1991. Professor Egger has run training programs in lifestyle medicine and chronic disease management for over 7000 Australian clinicians and allied healthcare professionals. In recent years he has moved back into clinical and community research and is currently the clinical instructor on a major project on Norfolk Island looking at personal carbon trading.