ELMO - Bulletin Vol.07 | November 2020  
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ELMO Virtual Conference 2020, Saturday November 28th, 2020: The European Lifestyle Medicine: between education and practice

During this pandemic the vulnerability of patients with chronic diseases, such as obesity, certain cardiovascular diseases or diabetes type II, just to name a few of lifestyle-related medical conditions, is more than ever requiring a different approach from the European health personnel and policy deciders. The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO) is the only European evidence-based organization who represents health professionals involved in practicing this new and cost-efficient global approach in the management of chronic diseases.

As you know, ELMO, together with the Belgian Lifestyle Medicine Organization (BELMO), started the European Lifestyle Medicine Certificate, an evidence-based educational activity, which in one year time welcomed and certified almost 100 health professionals from more than 20 countries in Europe and worldwide. Now it is time to discuss what and how to build the future of the European Lifestyle Medicine.

We would like to invite you to our 2020 Virtual Conference "The European Lifestyle Medicine: between education and practice" on Saturday 28th of November, 2020, where we would like to discuss how we can improve the lifestyle quality of our European citizens with non-communicable diseases during these challenging pandemic times.

The Conference is Free but registration is required


HEPA Europe Network

ELMO proudly announces its membership confirmation at the European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe Network)

After thorough review and assessment, the WHO Regional Office together with the HEPA Steering Committee informed ELMO that it is officially a member of the Network as of 15 October 2020.

HEPA Europe is a WHO/Europe network which works for better health and wellbeing in the WHO European Region through more physical activity for all people. Its mission is to provide a forum for the advancement of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) research, policy and practice across the WHO European region.

All activities of HEPA Europe are based on WHO policy statements, such as the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA), the European Strategy on Physical Activity, the Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the NCD Action Plan and corresponding documents from the European Commission.

The European Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine: Health and Fitness Lifestyle Advisor

The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), together with the Belgian Lifestyle Medicine Organization (BELMO), offer an evidence-based eight weeks online program with the support of the European lifestyle medicine representatives. It is the only one lifestyle medicine online program which offers the clinical and practical skills to understand and practice lifestyle medicine.

The online course is developed and coordinated by the Scientific Director of the European Lifestyle Medicine Certificate and the Education Coordinator of the “European Lifestyle Medicine Organization”, Dr. Ioan Hanes, Belgium.

The ELMO certificate is addressed to medical professionals and eventually to those interested in a healthy lifestyle, who would like to develop and monitor a healthy lifestyle trajectory for their patients and themselves. The exam will certify that graduated students master the lifestyle medicine principles and apply them in their practice.

  • ELMO members will be granted 10% discount on the registration fees.
  • Places are limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.
  • Early registration is encouraged as places are quickly filled in.


About us

The European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO) is a medical organization which supports scientific and evidence-based initiatives and provides leadership in research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases through nutrition, physical activity, psychology and public health. ELMO is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious scientific and medical organization.

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