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Calling all Leaders, Health Professionals, Pastors and Church Members who want to be part of God’s end-time plan to bring healing and hope to our community!

REGISTER NOW for the 2018  Lifestyle Medicine Summit.

7 – 9 September 2018 Clinical Education Centre, Sydney Adventist Hospital. 


David R. Williams, M. Div, MPH, MA, PhD
Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor
Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and
Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology,
Harvard University
Dr Williams has played a visible national leadership role in raising awareness levels about health disparities and identifying interventions to address them. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviours and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. The author of more than 400 scientific papers, Dr Williams developed the Everyday Discrimination Scale, which is currently one of the most widely used measures to assess perceived discrimination in health studies. He was ranked as the world’s most cited black scholar in the social sciences in 2008, and Thomson Reuters ranked him as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in 2014.  Dr Williams is currently the Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. He holds an MPH degree from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
Wayne S. Dysinger, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University
Medical Director, Complete Health Improvement Program
Chair, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
Physician and CEO, Lifestyle Medicine Solutions
Dr Dysinger is a preventive and family medicine physician who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine.  He is also Chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).  He is an active faculty at Loma Linda University and consults, teaches and participates in research on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world.  Dr Dysinger was previously Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University.  He is a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and has worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986, and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health in 1990.  He has previously worked in Guam, Atlanta and Dartmouth.
Chester Kuma MD
Adventist Health Director for the South Pacific
Seventh-day Adventist Church of the South Pacific

Originally from the Solomons, Dr Kuma joined Adventist Health, SPD in early 2006. Following completion of his undergraduate training in medicine in 1986, he joined the medical staff at Sopas Adventist hospital, PNG as the medical officer. His next appointment was Atoifi Hospital in the Solomons where he spent a total of 13 years working as the senior medical officer and later as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held for 10 years. Dr Kuma successfully completed his specialist training in surgery in 2002 and was appointed Head of Surgery for the country. He currently works as the Adventist Health Director for the South Pacific Division.

Medical Missionary work has always been a great interest of his ever since childhood. The concept of “Health promoting Churches” in particular stands out as one of his major interests. He believes that if this concept of health can be developed further and incorporated within our system of local churches, it can become a powerful tool for witnessing at the grass root level.

Geraldine Przybylko
South Pacific Division Health Strategy Consultant
Seventh-day Adventist Church of the South Pacific
Adventist Healthcare Limited Board of Director
Geraldine has served in numerous leadership roles in the corporate world such as Head of Commercial Management for Barclays Bank in the United Kingdom. During this time, she preached her first evangelistic series in the Philippines, and developed a love for bringing people to Jesus. She felt God calling her to work in His service and has taken on numerous roles in the Church including Chief Financial Officer and later Chief Operating Officer at the Seventh-day Adventist Guam Multi-speciality Clinic, and Director for Media Ministries at Adventist Media. She currently leads the Comprehensive Health Strategy for the South Pacific Division and is an Adventist HealthCare Limited Board of Director. She is passionate about empowering people to be their best for God’s service. Geraldine is married to Daniel who serves as a Pastor at the Greater Sydney Conference, and they are blessed to have a beautiful daughter called Alannah.


4.30PM Registration
5.30PM Dinner
7.00PM The Adventist health message – looking back, looking forward
9.00AM Stories of health, healing and hope
11.00 AM How we are designed to thrive Dr David Williams
12.00 PM Lunch
1.30 PM Visionary walk Dr John Skrzypazek
3.00 PM Focus on brain health
6.00 PM Dinner
7.30 PM Food and nutrition for a new generation
8.00 PM New resource highlight
9.00 AM The future of lifestyle medicine Dr Wayne Dysinger
9.30 AM The power of strategic partnerships Geraldine Przybylko & Jared Madden
10.00 AM Workshops
11.45 AM Bringing it all together – the blended ministry Dr David Williams
12.15 PM The big picture – Go forward Pr Glenn Townend
1.00 PM Packed lunch
A) Blended ministry – putting it into action (For doctors and health professionals) Dr Wayne Dysinger
B) Creating a thriving blended ministry in your church Pr David Stojic & Geraldine Przybylko
*Schedule is a draft and subject to change


Early Bird Registration (Available until 7 Aug) $275
Shoulder Registration (Available between 8 – 21 Aug) $295
Full Registration (Available till 7 Sep) $320
STUDENT RATE: If currently enrolled in a wellness related course   $99
(Subsidised by South Pacific Division to assist with total attendance costs)
Early Bird Registration (Available until 7 Aug)  $175
Shoulder Registration (Available between 8 – 21 Aug)  $195
Full Registration (Available till 7 Sep)   $220
Friday including dinner  $160
Saturday including Lunch and Dinner  $160
Sunday including Packed Lunch   $85

Accommodation close to the summit (less than 10 minutes) is available at the IBIS Hotel, Thornleigh,  we have arranged a corporate rate of $AUD149 which includes breakfast.  Please mention the SDA Church when booking to get this discounted rate. There is also a shuttle bus from the IBIS to the Summit venue for $10 for the weekend.

A bus will be operating between the venue and the IBIS Hotel. Timetable to be advised $10

This a mission focused event based on health principles and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

If you need to apply to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs for your VISA, we can supply a letter for you to include in your application which outlines you will be attending the Lifestyle Medicine Summit. To obtain this letter, please email email Luba Calculli and provide the following information.

·         Title (Mr / Mrs / Ms / Dr) :
·         Name of Applicant (as in passport):
·         Position of Applicant (exact title):
·         Citizenship :
·         Type of Visa required:
·         Purpose of Visit (name of event) :
·         Dates of Visit:
·         Address of Stay (exact physical location):
·         Host’s name (who is inviting you):
·         Address of Embassy where you are applying:
·         Organization responsible for your expenses: