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Dr Garry Egger AM MPH PhD FASLM is a leading authority on lifestyle and chronic disease. He provides counsel to the Australian medical community, Federal Government and the World Health Organisation. Prof Egger has written 30 books (including 6 texts), and over 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications. 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 NH&MRC ‘Clinical Guidelines for Weight Control and Obesity Management’ developed the National Physical Activity Guidelines for the Australian Federal Government and in the South Pacific for the WHO. He developed the world’s first men’s ‘waist loss’ program (GutBusters) in 1991 and has run training programs in Lifestyle Medicine and Chronic Disease Management for over 7,000 Australian clinicians and Allied Healthcare Professionals since 1998. He is currently the Director; Centre for Health Promotion and Research Pty Ltd, Sydney, Adjunct Professor (Lifestyle Medicine); School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University. He has currently edited (with 3 other authors) the 3rd edition of ‘Lifestyle Medicine: Lifestyle, the Environment and Preventive Health in Health and Disease’; Academic Press, 2017) which is published in 5 languages. Dr Egger is currently involved in developing and evaluating new processes in Lifestyle Medicine in primary care such as Shared Medical Appointments.