Lifestyle Medicine: Vital Optimism at Work
The Science and Art of Healthy Longevity
The BSLM inaugural Conference’s primary aims are to engage with healthcare practitioners and to inspire you personally and your work. With so much long term disease around, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and ineffectual. This Conference brings together inspirational speakers with practical solutions to 21st century healthcare problems.
We want you to feel relaxed, informed and to enjoy the company of like-minded professionals.
Date & Time
1 July 2017 • 0900 to 1800 GMT
Reasons to Attend
6 CPD Hours
Dr Fraser Birrell
Dr Birrell is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, and is part of the Musculoskeletal Research Group in Newcastle Biomedicine. Dr Birrell is part of the team looking at monitoring and measuring age-related musculoskeletal decline (WP2). He has been pioneering Group Clinics, a form of Shared Medical Appointments, for 5 years and is academic lead of the UK SMA Contact Group.
Dr Marc Bubbs, ND, CISSN, CSCS
Director Nutrition, Men’s Canada Basketball
Dr. Marc Bubbs is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, Author, Speaker, Sport Nutrition Lead for the Canadian Men's National Basketball Team and Strength Coach. He has been working with athletes, active people and those striving to improve their health for over a decade and is passionate that diet, exercise and lifestyle are the MOST powerful tools for improving your overall health, body composition and performance. He is the author of The Paleo Project: The 21st Century Guide to Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, and Living Longer and a regular contributor to Breaking Muscle, Paleo Magazine, PaleoDiet.com, the Natural Path, Healthier Talks, as well as the nutrition advisory board member for Strong Magazine. Dr. Bubbs regularly presents at health, fitness and medical conferences across North America and Europe, he consults with NBA, NHL and MLB teams, and he sees patients out of the Sport Medicine Clinic at the Toronto Athletic Club in downtown Toronto.
Natural Lifestyle Educator and Movement Coach
Darryl Edwards is a Natural Lifestyle Educator, nutritionist, and creator of the Primal Play Method. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter, and stronger in the process. Darryl is the author of several books including the award-winning Paleo Fitness and Paleo from A to Z. His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, and Men's Fitness and featured on the BBC documentary Eat to Live Forever and the international documentary Love Paleo. Darryl runs programs all over the world where he teaches Primal Play as a way to become reacquainted with the enjoyment of movement.
Professor AHMED EL-SOHEMY, PhD
Nutrigenomics University of Toronto, Canada
Dr Ahmed El-Sohemy is a Professor at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics. He earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. He returned to Toronto in 2000 to establish a research programme in nutritional genomics. The goal of his research is to elucidate the genetic basis for variability in nutrient response on health and performance. Dr El-Sohemy has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and has given over 200 invited talks around the world. He is on the editorial board of 10 scientific and medical journals and served as an expert reviewer for more than 30 other journals and 12 granting agencies. Dr El-Sohemy has served on Health Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board and several international expert advisory panels. He has made numerous appearances on TV, radio and in print media and was voted one of the top 10 people to watch in 2004 by the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. In 2013, Dr El-Sohemy was named one of the top 10 inventors of the year by UofT and the following year he was awarded the Centrum Foundation New Scientist Award for Outstanding Research by the Canadian Nutrition Society. Last year he was awarded the Mark Bieber Professional Award by the American College of Nutrition. He is the founder of Nutrigenomix Inc and chair’s the company’s International Science Advisory Board. He will join the conference remotely.
Mr. Sam Feltham
Director of the Public Health Collaboration
Samuel has been in the health and fitness industry in the UK for over a decade. Starting out as a party co-ordinator at a sports centre, he worked his way up to studying at the European Institute of Fitness to qualify as a Master Personal Trainer. After 5 years of running a national fitness boot-camp business, Sam decided to move away from the fitness industry in order to fully focus on improving public health by setting up and directing the charity Public Health Collaboration, whose mission is to inform and implement healthy decisions for better public health.
Dr Alice Holmes, BMedSci(Hons) MBChB MRCP
Alice qualified in 2011 from Edinburgh University and has gone on to work in the UK and overseas as a medical registrar. Currently she is working as a Clinical Teaching Fellow just outside of Bristol. Following recovery from personal injury she pursued her interest in yoga which has developed into an integral part of her day to day life, and an invaluable tool to manage her physical, emotional and psychological health. She has subsequently trained as a yoga teacher to share her passion. She has become increasingly disillusioned with the lack of a holistic approach to healthcare within the Western model and is soon to begin her GP training in Bristol with the long term aim of practicing a more integrative approach to health and wellbeing. She is dedicated to promoting discussion about emotional health and wellbeing amongst healthcare practitioners as well as their patients.
Dr Malcolm Kendrick
Author and GP
Malcolm graduated from medical school in Aberdeen and trained as a General Practitioner. He now lives and works in Cheshire in general practice, Intermediate Care, and Out of Hours. He has a long term interest in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, and has published article in journals such as Medical Hypotheses, the BMJ and pharmaco-economics. He set up the educational on-line system for the European Society of Cardiology, working with the European Commission and also set up the first website for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. He has published widely on many topics. He was elected to Who's Who in 2009 for his work in the area of cardiovascular medicine, and published the best-selling book The Great Cholesterol Con which was translated into several languages. He lectures widely on a range of medical topics, and is a member of The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (THINCS) a group of scientists and researchers who share the belief that cholesterol does not cause cardiovascular disease. He now writes a blog drmalcolmkendrick.org and has recently published his second book Doctoring Data which looks at how data are manipulated and distorted before being presented to the medical profession and public.
Dr Rob Lawson BSc MBChB MRCGP FRCG
BSLM Trustee and Chairman
Having qualified in the 1970s, Rob has gained extensive experience as a GP in Scotland. His principal interest is primary and secondary prevention of disease and the specialty of Lifestyle Medicine. As well as leading his NHS team to the highest awards for quality (2003-2013) he also founded a charity in 1991 providing rehabilitation in venues around East Lothian for sufferers of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, lung disease and frailty. He has retired from NHS practice to concentrate on the applications of Lifestyle Medicine to holistic healthcare. - Fellow and Examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners - International Editor of American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine - Secretary UK Shared Medical Appointment Contact Group
Dr Tamsin Lewis MBBS BSc HONS LON MRCPsych
BSLM Trustee, Psychiatrist and elite triathlete
Medical Doctor (Kings College, London) and former GB Elite triathlete. Specialist Interest : 4P medicine. Preventative, Proactive, Personalised and Predictive. After years of running a performance health consultancy - www.curoseven.com - Dr Tamsin is launching a new company Fibr Health in early summer 2017 which brings your bio-data to life through smart technology - making understanding, engaging and creating a strategy for health both now and in the future seamless. Dr Tamsin has a compelling journey, overcoming a number of severe health problems to become an Ironman triathlon winner, mum and entrepreneur. Denoting herself a ‘people puzzler’, reflecting her predilection to engage with difficult ‘cases’, one of her main interests lie in the diagnosis and management of lifestyle induced endocrine dysfunction and strategic use of bio-similar hormones alongside a comprehensive nutritional approach.
Dr Campbell Murdoch MBChB MRCGP
BSLM Regional Director of SW England
Campbell has a personal goal of optimising the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. This passion has been born out of working as a GP in the NHS for 15 years in combination with postgraduate studies in sports and exercise medicine, teaching, organisational behaviour, and leadership. He also works within Somerset CCG as Person-Centred Care Lead with a determination to ensure a healthcare system and community focusses on what really matters to people. Through his daily work Campbell became increasingly aware that the complexity of health and wellbeing required a model that assisted practical application. A simple framework called ‘The Human Five’ was born. This model encompasses the Mind, Movement, Nutrition, World and Body in a dynamic and interrelated manner.
Mr. Laurence Stewart MD, FRCS, FRCS (UROL)
BSLM Trustee and Treasurer
Mr Laurence Stewart graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1982. He gained a wide experience across all surgical disciplines before training in Urology in Aberdeen and Belfast and subsequently specialising in female and reconstructive urology in Cardiff, Christchurch New Zealand and Duke University in North Carolina USA. He took up a post as Consultant Urological Surgeon in 1996 and has introduced a wide range of reconstructive treatments to Edinburgh, most recently establishing botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment for urinary incontinence. He was a research fellow in Belfast for two years, studying bladder cancer, achieving his MD thesis in 1994. He has published widely on this and other urological topics. He has authored the chapter on Urological Surgery in Principles and Practice of Surgery and co-authored the chapter on Kidney and Genito-Urinary Disease in Davidson's principles and practice of Medicine. He retains an active interest in training and is the convener of the Core skills in Urology course in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is Chairman of the Science Committee of ICS. He was the Lead clinician for Urology in Edinburgh from 1998 to 2007, during which time he helped establish minimal access surgery and promoted the role for laser prostatectomy and specialist physiotherapy in both male and female urinary incontinence.
Prof Robert Thomas Mb ChB MRCP MD FRCR
Professor Robert Thomas is a practicing consultant, cancer specialist, with 30 year’s experience in patient care. After formal training at the Royal Marsden, National Hospital for Neurology, Royal Free and Middlesex Hospitals London, he now leads chemotherapy services at the Primrose Oncology & Research Unit, Bedford and treats patients with radiotherapy at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he is also teaches Medical Students in his role of Senior Clinical Tutor, Cambridge University. At Addenbrooke's he lead the introduction of prostate brachytherapy and now manages patients with radiotherapy using conventional, conformal, intensity modulated (IMRT), image guided (IGRT) and tomotherapy techniques. His systemic medical practice is based at Bedford at the designated cancer (The Primrose Unit) and at The Manor Hospital Biddenham. Specialist interests include the care of patients with breast, prostate, bladder, kidney, Skin and bowel cancer using chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents. He treats private patients with radiotherapy at he Genesis Health Care units at Milton Keynes and Elstree.
Emeritus Prof Mark L. Wahlqvist
AO BMedSc MBBS, MD (Adelaide) MD (Uppsala) FRACP FAIFST FACN FAFPHM FTSE (Recorded Presentation)
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Monash University and Visiting Professor, Centre for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan. He has permitted us to show his presentation at the 2016 Australasian Lifestyle Medicine Conference.. He was educated at Adelaide and Uppsala Universities, is a Consultant Physician and has held chairs in Human Nutrition, Medicine, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine between Melbourne’s Deakin and Monash Universities, Chair of Internal Medicine at Prince Henry’s Hospital, then the Monash Medical Centre, in Melbourne, Director of the APHNC (Asia Pacific Health & Nutrition Centre) at the MAI (Monash Asia Institute) and of the FAO Centre of Excellence in Food Safety at Monash University. He has also held appointments at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the University of Indonesia and Zhejiang University in China. He was President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, Chair of the Australian Nutrition Foundation (Nutrition Australia), Foundation Chair of the WMCACA (Weight Management Code Administration Council of Australia) , a Board member of ANZFA, the Australian and New Zealand Food Authority (now FSANZ), Foundation Chair of the Food Safety Council of Victoria, chair of the Australian Academy of Science National Nutrition Committee, Foundation Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. His advisory board memberships have included the Harvest Plus program (International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC), the Riddet Food Research Institute at Massey University, New Zealand and the WHO Nutrition Advisory panel. He has been recognised with awards by the nutrition societies in Australia, Britain, the USA, Taiwan, Indonesia and China. He was awarded he Charlotta Medal by the Swedish Emigrants Research Institute and made an honorary Bataknese.
Dr Antonia Wrigley BSc MBBS MRCGP
Antonia gained her medical qualification and degree in nutrition in the 1990’s, however being disillusioned with the medical model went on to train in natural medicine disciplines including western herbal medicine and clinical aromatherapy. After several years out of mainstream medicine exploring spirituality, health and having a family she returned to train as a GP. She is now trying to integrate what she learns in practice as a locum GP. Antonia is also vice chair of the British Holistic Medical Association and on the editorial board for the Journal of Holistic Healthcare.
Arrival and Registration
What is Lifestyle Medicine anyway?
Dr Rob Lawson, Chairman BSLM and GP
Lifestyle, nutrition and cancer - a review of the international evidence
Prof Rob Thomas, Consultant Oncologist and author, Cambridge
Optimising individual and population health and wellbeing
Dr Campbell Murdoch GP, Wells
Holistic Care Through Group Consultations
Dr Fraser Birrell, Consultant Rheumatologist, Newcastle
Networking and break
Activity related topic tbc
Dr Tamsin Lewis, Psychiatrist, Elite Triathlete
Movement and Physical Activity as medicine
Darryl Edwards, Natural Lifestyle Educator and Movement Coach
Causes of heart disease
Dr Malcolm Kendrick, Author and GP
Lunch, networking, short guided walk
Nutrigenomics: Do our genes determine what we should eat?
Prof Ahmed El Sohemy, University of Toronto via web
Mr Laurence Stewart, Consultant Urologist, Edinburgh
The Gut, Inflammation, and Health
Dr Antonia Wrigley, General Practitioner, Bath
Dr Marc Bubbs, Director Nutrition, Men's Canada Basketball
Networking and break
Human Ecology & Health (pre-recorded in Australia)
Prof Mark Wahlqvist, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Monash Universtiy, Melbourne
Creating Change in Public Health
Sam Feltham, Director Public Health Collaboration
Active commuting and mortality
Dr Carlos Celis-Morales, Glasgow University
Mr Laurence Stewart, BSLM Trustee