22 February, 2020
9am - 5 pm - Full Day Conference and Workshop
at Aqua Viva on the Swan , Nedlands
Accredited RACGP Event - Category 2 (12 points)
The Wellness Industry is Exploding
The global focus on wellness medicine is growing rapidly. The industry grew by 6.4 percent annually from 2015–2017, from a $3.7 trillion to a $4.2 trillion market, nearly twice as fast as global economic growth (3.6 percent annually, based on IMF data).
Wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion) are more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion, based on WHO data).
In 2018 the global wellness economy was a $4.5 trillion market.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is more than being free from illness. It is the active process of becoming aware of available choices to lead a wholesome healthy life that is physically, mentally and emotionally sustainable.
The clinician is at the interface of Wellness and Disease Medicine and should be equipped to advise accurately on both aspects of health and disease. As a health provider, it is important to effectively counsel patients and bring about behavioural changes in lifestyle to help them lead happier, healthier lives.
Why Attend a Wellness Conference
GPs are typically in the frontline of providing or facilitating information about diet choices. Diet and Nutrition as therapeutic tools have unfortunately been relegated to soft issues in the domain of GP considerations – largely due to the drug interventive training received at undergraduate level.
Brain aging and body aging are conditions that are occurring more commonly in the 40yr and above population group. GPs are often the first port of call to evaluate these symptoms.
Identifying the early symptoms in younger patients and recommending specific nutritional, dietary and other integrative methodologies to reverse or slow down the degeneration would be a valuable to GPs in their role as primary care practitioners.
This Wellness Conference aims to help clinicians and health practitioners at all levels to move beyond the scope of traditional medicine and bring holistic health outcomes for their patients.