British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Annual Conference speaker line-up confirmed

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine Annual Conference speaker line-up confirmed

A unique ‘real world’ conference and virtual event


A dynamic line-up of speakers from around the globe will headline at this year’s annual British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM) event.


The seminar is endorsed by BSLM, the leading UK charitable organisation that works at a promoting greater adoption of lifestyle medicine that can benefit healthcare and societies on a global level.


Set to take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from September 2-4, 2021, the event can also be attended online to enable a wider reach and convenience for those unable to attend in person.


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and former Chief Medical Officer for England, is talking about ‘Collaborations on data to better protect against the next pandemic’.


Another topic that fits in with the post-Covid landscape is ‘The physical and mental health benefits of access to nature and greenspace, and the importance of this as part of our general Covid recovery plans’. Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and former Director General of The National Trust will put things in perspective.


Dr Richard Weller, an academic dermatologist at the University of Edinburgh who divides his time between clinical practice and research is presenting ‘COVID-19: lighting up the dark, upside to sunlight’.


Other keynote presentations include:

  • Is personalised nutrition the future?’, Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the Twins UK Registry at Kings College
  • Achieving long term remission of type 2 diabetes via knowledge of aetiology’, Professor Roy Taylor, Professor of Medicine and Metabolism at Newcastle University
  • Lifestyle medicine in brain ageing’, Dr Sam Manger, President and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Australia
  • Glycans: Who would have thought?’, Professor Gordan Lauc, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Let’s stop all Syndemics’, Professor Garry Egger, a leading authority on lifestyle and chronic disease and counsel to the Australian medical community, Federal Government and World Health Organisation


The seminar will provide insights into the latest trends and developments in healthcare, medicine, academia, public health, and scientific research and will bring together clinicians, scientists, researchers, and health professionals.


Held over three days, the conference forms part of BLSM’s vision of advancing health by facilitating early positive lifestyle changes for those with and without chronic disease to live well for longer.


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In addition to the conference proceedings, BSLM is hosting a conference dinner and entertainment, including key speaker Round the World record holding cyclist Mark Beaumont. This occasion will be held on Friday September 3, at the National Museum of Scotland. Tickets cost £60.


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