BSLM 2024 Annual Conference

Join us next year for our biggest conference yet! From the 19th of Septermber until September 21st, BSLM are in Newcastle Gateshead to host our annual conference, bringing in speakers from across the globe to provide expert insight into all aspects of lifestyle medicine.


Overview
Pricing
Chairman’s Message
Virtual
Core Accreditation
Gala Dinner
Abstracts
Sponsor
Tourism and Accomodation

BSLM 2024 Countdown:


19th – 21st September
The Glasshouse – Newcastle



Welcome to BSLM 2024, the UK’s leading Lifestyle Medicine Conference!

In September, BSLM are in Newcastle Gateshead for our annual conference, with an esteemed list of industry-leading speakers providing expert insight into lifestyle medicine. Our comprehensive three-day programme will explore all key elements of the evidence-based lifestyle medicine approach, including:


The 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine


The Skills of Lifestyle Medicine


Group Consultations & Virtual Group Consultations


Population Health Improvement, Public Health, and Behaviour Change


Healthy Aging and Lifestyle Medicine Throughout Life


There really is no conference quite like this in the UK, one which brings together clinicians, scientists, researchers, health professionals and patients.

Theme



Sadly, healthy life expectancy is stalling, or in retreat and children born today may have a lesser healthy life expectancy than their parents. But this outlook is not inevitable and indeed our approach through the discipline of lifestyle medicine gives us plenty room for optimism. Our theme this year will therefore take a grass roots approach by focusing on ensuring our children’s health gets off to the best start and that this continues as we live and age. Our goal is that by learning, debating, gaining confidence in and delivering lifestyle medicine, as well as enabling policy changes which reduce socioeconomic disparities, together we will drive an improvement in health and increases in life expectancy.

Why come to BSLM 2024?



Expert Speaker Programme

Hear from industry-leading healthcare professionals from across the globe, providing their expert knowledge on a wide range of lifestyle medicine topics. This insight can give you the knowledge you need to enhance your work, be it through your occupation, or fulfilment of your studies

Extensive Networking Opportunities

BSLM2024 provides opportunities to meet and network with others with a shared interest in Lifestyle Medicine. There is no other event in the UK, which brings together such a broad spectrum of people, all with a shared commitment to reversing the rising tide of chronic disease in the UK.

Engaging Workshops & Sessions

Enjoy and learn from a variety of sessions and workshops, showing you first-hand the benefits lifestyle medicine can bring. Outside our fantastic presentations, there are endless activities for you to choose from, from yoga to coaching demonstrations. There really is a little something for everyone!

Gala Dinner

We look forward to our annual evening event, offering you the opportunity to relax and reflect on what promises to be the best BSLM conference yet. As always, this promises to be an evening to remember, with fantastic entertainment, food and music.

Develop Your Lifestyle Medicine Skillset

Play your part in transforming healthcare within your community. With our speakers, workshops, and sessions, BSLM 2024 is the perfect place to become equipped with the tools to implement key lifestyle medicine techniques into healthcare practices throughout society.


Stunning Venue

This three-day lifestyle medicine programme will be hosted at the stunning Glasshouse International Centre for Music in Newcastle, providing the high-quality open spaces that facilitate both plenary and parallel sessions, in great comfort. It’s complimented by small, intimate meeting places to foster networking, meetings, and maintain that friendly, engaging atmosphere, that is treasured by BSLM.

View the Venue


Pricing


Ticket
In Person
Virtual
Super Early Bird Early Bird Full Price Full Price
Members

£275 £325 £400 £300
Non-Members

£425 £500 £400
Undergraduate Students

£85 £50

Buy Your BSLM2024 Ticket Here!


Whilst we always work hard to ensure our conference pricing is always as low as possible to ensure everyone has access to the latest lifestyle medicine knowledge, we also know there’s rising costs everywhere and, therefore, we have created this downloadable template for those who are able to put in applications for their conference attendance to be funded.

Employer Request to Fund Conference Attendance

A Message From Our Chairman


For one reason or another the prevalence of chronic disease has increased markedly over the last few decades. You will have your thoughts and there will be studies out there which may inform your opinion. Additionally, healthy life expectancy is stalling or in retreat. Children born today may well have a lesser healthy life expectancy than their parents. This rather depressing outlook is not inevitable and indeed our approach through the discipline of Lifestyle Medicine gives us plenty of reasons for optimism.

One of the manifestations of BSLM’s optimism is the annual conference which attracts so many inspiring and well-regarded national and international speakers who underline the art and the science of protecting and managing the health of all our citizens. And of course, your enthusiastic presence makes it a fabulous annual gathering. This year in yet another fabulous venue, The Glasshouse in Newcastle Gateshead.

Possibly, while we move towards life expectancies above the age of 95, and while substantially compressing morbidity may require significant scientific breakthroughs, the improvement in health and increases in life expectancy can be achieved with appropriate lifestyle support and policy changes which reduce socioeconomic disparities thus allowing us to flourish at all stages of our lifespan. As individual practitioners we have witnessed some extraordinary outcomes – these need to be replicated widely and our conferences provide the environment to learn, debate, gain confidence and deliver.

Our line-up of speakers is amazing yet again so all will be revealed in due course. You are guaranteed to enjoy your BSLM conference experience.

On behalf of the BSLM (and European LM Council) Trustees, officers and staff I look forward to welcoming you to our Conference number 8. It will be a privilege as always.

– Dr Rob Lawson, FRCGP FBSLM Dip IBLM, BSLM Chair, ELMC President, Member Executive Council World LM Organisation, MLMI Vice President

Can’t make it to Newcastle? Watch BSLM 2024 Virtually!


As Lifestyle Medicine continues to grow in its adoption into mainstream healthcare, as does the general level of interest from around the world. While we would always encourage everyone to come to BSLM 2024 in person – as it provides the best possible experience – we do appreciate that it is not always possible for everyone.

With that in mind, we provide the option to buy virtual tickets to the conference, allowing you to enjoy the packed three-day programme at the highest quality from wherever you are in the world! These tickets enable you to watch live on the day and on demand at a time that suits you. (Please note that virtual tickets do not provide in-person hours for these studying towards lifestyle medicine qualifications)

Click here to buy a Virtual Ticket!

Core Accreditation Students CPD


If you have signed up for the Lifestyle Medicine Core Accreditation, attendance at our annual conference is the best way to obtain your 10 hours of in-person Lifestyle Medicine specific CPD.

Live in-person requirement is included so that people in the movement can experience the energy, enthusiasm and motivation that comes from a gathering of likeminded individuals, networking with others to get traction with their newfound knowledge and form relationships to take delivery forward. Whilst virtual tickets for the conference are available for other delegates, in person attendance is compulsory as a pre-requisite to qualifying.

(If you attended either BSLM 2021 (Edinburgh), BSLM 2022 (Tottenham) or BSLM 2023 (Manchester) in-person, then this will count towards your in-person learning requirement)

Interested in Learning More About the Core Accreditation? Click Here!

Gala Dinner



Get your tickets for what is always one of the most anticipated parts of the entire conference – the Gala Dinner!

Get ready for a terrific evening of entertainment, food, music and DANCING with at The Hilton Hotel Gateshead Suite followed by a wonderful meal that will provide the perfect way to enjoy your night, creating unforgettable memories in the process and keep us moving throughout.

Tickets are £95 and can be purchased from the link below!

Get yours here!

Call For Abstracts

Submission Deadline: 14th June

We want to hear about your Lifestyle Medicine success stories!

We’re inviting submissions for poster presentation abstracts which demonstrate the value of lifestyle medicine in clinical practice. We are looking for examples of original, important or relevant work in the areas of science, research, clinical application (including service improvement or audit projects) or public health. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to present a poster live at BSLM 2024.

Present
Your Findings

 

Engage
an Audience

 

Develop
Your Knowledge

 


Click Here For More Information!


Curious on how to write a successful abstract?



Sponsor or Exhibit at BSLM 2024


Are you looking to get your brand in front of thousands of healthcare professionals? Exhibiting at BSLM 2024 may be right for you!

To enable the much-needed step-change in our battle against chronic ill-health, the Lifestyle Medicine movement needs the support of aligned organisations and corporate partners. We must share the influence of lifestyle factors on health, we must educate our healthcare professionals and leaders on this new approach to treatment, and we must provide the highest quality, evidence-informed information across our healthcare systems. Please join us in improving not only our nation’s, but the world’s health and wellbeing, through this transformative Lifestyle Medicine approach and showcase your organisation in the process.

Please note that the details are subject to change as we receive more information from our venue. We will keep you informed if further changes arise.

Engage with a huge, tailored audience

Last year, there were over 1000 attendees at our annual conference, consisting of other relevant sponsors, healthcare professionals, students and patients, all with a developed interest in lifestyle medicine and general healthcare.

 

Access to the BSLM Network

BSLM has over 2,500 active members, over 800 certified lifestyle medicine diplomates and our network reaches thousands keen on making small changes in their patients, and their own lives for healthier ageing. By sponsoring BSLM 2024, over and above conference delegates, you will also be listed on our website, as an official sponsor / exhibitor, exposing your organisation’s brand to wider website traffic.

 

Associate with a rapidly growing healthcare field

Lifestyle medicine is fast becoming adopted throughout healthcare, with more and more people realising the numerous benefits this approach to healthcare can have. Bring your organisation in line with BSLM and our forward-thinking, evidence-based attitude towards the health and wellbeing of our society.

 

Provide post-conference content to BSLM members

Your sponsorship/exhibiting doesn’t have to end at BSLM 2024! With our online compartment of the conference, you can provide our engaged membership base of over 2500 members with content, offers and education lifestyle medicine information that raises further awareness of your organisation.

 


View Our Sponsorship Brochure Here!


Apply Via the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Booking Form

#1CHANGE



We love nothing more than seeing examples of #LifestyleMedicine at work.

Spread the word by tagging us in your #1Change and tell us what behaviour change techniques, keep you, and your patients, on the right path. If you happen to be setting any goals or challenges that may include fundraising, whether as an individual or team/practice … please consider supporting our Charity and driving further awareness through our Just Giving page or with #1Change online, it all helps us to ensure lifestyle medicine education gets to the communities that need it the most, driving further awareness of lifestyle medicine and enabling us to create more education through our Learning Management System to host our courses.

Visit Newcastle


Tourism


Throw yourself head-first into the electric atmosphere of Newcastle/Gateshead, with its buzzing city vibes, a stunning quayside setting and its large host of unique resteraunts and activities. With a city centre boasting some of England’s finest Georgian architecture, Newcastle Gateshead is a hub for shopping, from the independent stores and quirky shops of Grainger Town to the latest big brand names of Eldon Square. To plan view some of these locations and plan your trip, click one of the link below!

Official Newcastle Gateshead Tourism Website
Visit NorthEastEngland Website

Accommodation


We’ve partnered up with the Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau and snapped up some special room rates throughout the city to make sure for your stay is as convenient as possible during the conference.

Visit our accommodation here

Location


St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR

With the Venue being in central Newcastle, there are a variety of options on how to reach the venue. For a guide on how best to reach us, visit the Newcastle Glasshouse website by clicking the link below.

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