Call for Abstracts 2021

Tell us about your successful lifestyle medicine projects


Ahead of our annual conference in September 2021, the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is inviting members to share with us your successful lifestyle medicine projects.

We want to hear your practical, real world examples of how you are using the tools and techniques of lifestyle medicine to treat, manage and even reverse chronic health conditions.

As well as examples directly from the clinical setting, including service improvement projects and audits we are also keen to hear about your scientific research (whether quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods) and evidence-based educational projects. Examples from the world of public health are also welcome.

This is your opportunity to share with fellow clinicians and health professionals the pioneering work you are doing to further the lifestyle medicine movement. Tell us how your work is benefiting both patients and clinicians – and how it is helping us to stem the rising tide of chronic disease.

We are looking for examples of work which are original and new and which are making an important contribution to the emerging discipline of lifestyle medicine.

In the months leading up to the conference, BSLM will assess each of the examples received and choose the very best to be featured as oral presentations in a keynote plenary session of the conference, culminating in the best abstract award winner, accepting other valuable contributions for poster presentation. Those BSLM members eligible for student scholarships will have the opportunity to secure complimentary attendance and extend their BLSM membership for a further year (see below).

The best entries will get further support to publish their work in the open access journal Lifestyle Medicine.

How to enter


We would like members to submit a brief outline of their work in the form of an abstract through clicking here.

On clicking the above you will be directed to a register page before accessing the abstract submission form.

The deadline for submissions is 21st May 2021.

All abstracts will be assessed anonymously by BSLM’s Science & Research Committee which will draw up a rigorous selection criteria against which it will rank all entries.

Judges will be looking at:

  • The extent to which the content relates to the themes of the conference or the field
  • The extent to which the abstract represents new, original, innovative or important research
  • The scientific, academic and/or clinical rigour of the work

You should include in your abstract up to 300 words, with an optional table or figure, using the following headings:

  • Background: the background / introduction to your work
  • Methods: what you did including the methods and materials used
  • Results: what the results were
  • Conclusions: what conclusions you came to

Submit your abstract here

Who can apply?
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Post-graduate students and research fellows
  • Medical practitioners
  • Other healthcare practitioners
  • Public health professionals
  • Educators
  • Patient representatives
Scholarships

For the second year, we are also inviting student members of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine to tell us about their work for a chance to win a free place at this years BSLM2021 conference in Edinburgh and BSLM membership for a further year.

Students wishing to be considered for a Student Scholarship must indicate on the online form of their intention to be considered and make the requisite declarations. Suitable original pieces include articles, case studies or projects that address one or more of the conference themes.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Medical students
  • Students of nursing and allied health disciplines
  • GP/hospital registrars
  • Science and research students
  • Public health students
  • Masters students
  • PhD students