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Dr Marlene Tham

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2018 Events

October 16 2018

Invited speaker for the GP synposium at the 2018 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOSAnnual Scientific Conference held in Melbourne. Read more: 

April 20-22 2018

Invited Guest Speaker at the 2018 Filex Fitness Convention at the ICC Sydney to over 2000 fitness delegates. Read more:

May 17th 2018

Convener and speaker at the second RACGP obesity management series titled “WHY IS LOSING WEIGHT SOMETIMES SO DIFFICULT & MAINTAINING WEIGHT LOSS EVEN HARDER? Is there a role for pharmacotherapy?” Read more:

Past Events

October 19th 2017

Presenting the topic  “An evaluation of an online CBT weight loss program” at the Rural Medicine Australia Conference of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) in Melbourne.

November 22nd 2017

Presenter at The Melbourne Clinic Academic Forum on “The Management of Psychotropic Weight Gain”

September 15-17th 2017

Invited speaker on “Metabolic syndrome in mental illness” at the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Sydney. Read more:

August – Nov 2017

Presenting in 4 states (not Adelaide) on “The Management of Metabolic Syndrome in those with mental illness” for the Healthed General Practice Education Days.

Also at the Diabetes Update 2017 on Wednesday 22nd November in Brisbane. Read more here:

June 18th 2017

Fenix Function Centre, Richmond. Dr Marlene addressed 150 diabetic educators on the management of obesity. Read more:

May 24th 2017

Melbourne Museum. Dr Marlene Tham had the honour of speaking about Psychotropics and Weight Gain at the National Obesity Forum in front of 1600 medical practitioners. Read More:


Telstra Business Women’s Award

2009 Finalist in 3 categories: best company, most innovative program and young business owner

City of Melbourne Business  Grant

2007 Recipient of City of Melbourne Business  Grant in 2007 for the Redefine Weight Management Program

General Practice Registrars Australia

2007 Best General Practice registrar research project on “The Impact of psychotropic weight gain in people with Mental Illness”

General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference 

2006 Best 1st time presenter at the GPPHC conference. Topic: “The role of the GP in Weight Management”  See award:


Healthed Publication

Clinical article published on Healthed on “Weight Gain in Mental Illness” Read more:

BioMed Central

The role of the General Practitioner in Weight Management. Read more:


Journal of Mental Health

The impact of psychotropic weight gain on patients with psychosis. Read more:

Dr Terence Chong

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Past Events

September 15-17th 2017

Key note speaker on “The Critical Role of Lifestyle Interventions in Preventing dementia” at the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Sydney. Read more:

August 12th 2017

Speaker as part of Old age psychiatry Unit at the Epworth Annual Mental Health Symposium for GPs. Read more:

5th April 2007

‘Dementia – Prevent, Live, Plan’ – Panelist and guest speaker at the Manningham Council Dementia Prevention forum. Read more:

Media Appearances

Channel 9 News

Tv interview with Kate Creadon on Channel 9 News about dementia awareness in Nov 2016. See more:

SEN Radio

Guest speaker on SEN radio discussing anxiety with Andy Maher. Listen more:

Triple R

Guest Speaker on Triple R with Dr Shane talking about OCD. Listen more:

Happiness increases with age, so plan for a joyful retirement. Read more:


The Medical Journal of Australia

Editorial in 2016 on Therapeutic advances and risk factor management: our best chance to tackle dementia? Read more:

Schizophrenia Research

Layer upon layer: thermoregulation in schizophreniaSchizophrenia Research.  69

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Asia-Pacific Psychiatry

Physical activity program preferences and perspectives of older adults with and without cognitive impairmentAsia-Pacific Psychiatry.  6. 2014  Read more: