Top line-up of speakers for 2023 ELIA Wellness Summit

Dr Darren Morton presenting at a past ELIA Wellness Summit.

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The ELIA Wellness Summit is back for 2023—the first face-to-face summit since 2019.

The March 24-26 summit will feature the latest research and information on lifestyle medicine presented by a top line-up of local and international experts. The summit is designed both for health professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about helping the community. It will be held at the Clinical Education Centre at Sydney Adventist Hospital.

This year’s theme is “Empowering people to whole-person health with a focus on the physical and spiritual dimensions”. Topics include “Thriving in a stressful world”, “Mental health and Christianity” and “Meals that heal and meals that kill”. Attendees will learn how to set up a wellness hub in their local clinic, facility or church as a way of connecting with their community.

Dr Peter Landless, director of health ministries at the General Conference, will present inspiring stories and learnings from health ministries from around the world. Lifestyle medicine physician and health and wellness coach, Dr Luiz Sella, is another key international speaker. His topic: “The gut microbiome: healing from the inside out”.

Attendees at a past ELIA Wellness Summit.

Other highlights of the program will be the launch of the new ELIA Lifestyle Medicine Centre at Sydney Adventist Hospital and the Saturday night fundraising dinner.

“The response to the last ELIA Wellness Summit was overwhelmingly positive where 95 per cent of respondents felt that they were more educated and equipped to bring health, healing and hope to their patients/community and 100 per cent of respondents would recommend the ELIA Wellness Summit to their family and/or colleague,” said Dr Geraldine Przybylko, executive director of ELIA Wellness.

“This year we will share how the ELIA vision is being achieved and will also have experts in their field focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions.”

ELIA Wellness is a health promotion charity, an initiative of Adventist HealthCare Limited and a sister organisation of the Sydney Adventist Hospital. It aims to develop whole-person health clinical and community programs to prevent and manage chronic disease, to take the community on a journey to whole-person health, and to create a blueprint of the ELIA Lifestyle Medicine Centre that can be rolled out to other locations.

Early bird tickets for the ELIA Wellness Summit are now on sale and the full event details are available here.

Enjoying the healthy food options at a past ELIA Wellness Summit.
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