Spice up your lifestyle – the 2019 Undergraduate Lifestyle Medicine Confere...

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If you only go to one event this April – make it be this: the UK's first ever National Undergraduate Lifestyle Medicine Conference is set for Saturday 27th April 2019 in London.

KCL Lifemed and NULMS are bringing together the top influencers and leaders in lifestyle medicine to show you how to eat, sleep, move and relax your way to health, allowing you to spice up your own life – as well as your clinical practice. We have some groundbreaking speakers and workshops up our sleeve, so be sure to mark the date in your diaries and keep checking this page and our social media for announcements. Trust us, you won't want to miss this.

This event is aimed primarily at medical students and students in other healthcare disciplines, but we're also welcoming students without a medical background who are interested in the area of lifestyle medicine. No longer a student? Not a problem: we have a set number of tickets for BSLM members and the public.

Please note that refreshments will be available during the breaks and lunch will be provided. Seats are not allocated prior to the event and will be available on a first come first served basis on the day.

PROGRAMME

Morning speakers (attended by all delegates):

Dr Aseem Malhotra

Know of Dr Aseem Malhotra yet? Chances are you have, and if you haven't, here's why you should. He's one of the world's leading cardiologists and the founding member of the Action on Sugar campaign. He's written numerous articles for worldwide press about the prevention of heart disease and obesity, and has made many TV appearances to discuss the matter. He also sits on the advisory board for Saving Londoners Lives. If you're not already exhausted by his long list of achievements, just know that this is a taster of the good work Aseem has done.

Dr Zoe Williams

Dr Zoe Williams is no stranger to a challenge. During her junior doctor years she featured as ‘Amazon’ in the Sky 1 TV show ‘Gladiators’. While she has now hung up the lycra, she continues to work in media and broadcast, regularly featuring on ITV’s This Morning, BBC Horizon and “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”. Aside from her media commitments, Zoe is a clinical champion for the RCGP’s clinical priority ‘Physical Activity and Lifestyle’ and works as a GP in South London. She is passionate about raising awareness of why physical activity and lifestyle changes are so important, for both disease prevention and treatment.

Dr Chris Lutterodt

Chris Lutterodt completed his surgical training at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital, before undertaking a Sports, Exercise and Health MSc at UCL. A keen sportsman himself (he represented the University of London Boat Club), he's worked with elite athletes using exercise to improve health and prevent disease. Overall, Chris aims to provide evidence-informed lifestyle advice – to his patients and to the public – as a means to prevent and treat disease.

Pixie Turner

Meet Pixie Turner, aka @pixienutrition, aka no-nonsense nutritionist. In a world full of 'clean eating' and demonised food groups, she is a welcome voice of reason to help navigate through the nutribollocks of today. In addition to debunking misleading nutritional information, she's also featured as a nutrition expert on BBC and Channel 5, and in publications such as Red magazine, Evening Standard, Grazia, the Telegraph and more. Her first book, ‘The Wellness Rebel’ was published early 2018, with her second book, ‘The No Need to Diet Book’ out later this month – we've got it on our wish lists!

Afternoon sessions (pick and choose the sessions you want to attend!):

Nick Littlehales

Nick Littlehales. If that name sounds familiar it could be because he's bestselling author of 'Sleep: the myth of 8 hours' – a book which suddenly got the world talking about why we need to wake up to the power of sleep. He's also former chairman of the UK sleep council and a leading sleep coach to the sporting world, having worked with recording-breaking cyclists, top Premiership and international football teams and players, Rugby Union and Rugby League, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes. We're excited to hear we can improve our own sleep hygiene to properly help spice up our lifestyle.

Dr Brendon Stubbs

Dr Brendon Stubbs. Name ring any bells? If it doesn't, then perhaps his research does. Brendon's research focuses primarily on the link between physical activity and mental heath, and has been published in over 450 academic papers. It's been featured in the New York Times, TIME magazine, Forbes, CNN, Men’s Health, BBC news, ITV news and Sky News (among others). When he's not busy talking (or writing) about the mind-body interface, he's also Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation trust and clinical lecturer at King's College London. What a CV, eh. With more than 15 years experience in mental health, you can be sure you're learning from the best.

Dr Sohaib Imtiaz

Dr Sohaib Imtiaz has always been passionate about technology. From small beginnings as an IT whizz kid at school to his current role as board-certified lifestyle medicine doctor, Sohaib has always wanted to improve the health of people using technology. He is passionate about artificial intelligence, apps and wearables to gather data to optimise health and longevity. And as a big believer in exponential thinking, Sohaib strives to use digital health to help people focus on prevention in order to dramatically reduce chronic diseases in the population. Sohaib has a Masters in Public Health, and has spent a year studying at Imperial College Business School to refine his skills and develop his interest in behaviour economics, as well as digital health. We're excited to welcome him at Spice up your Lifestyle 2019!

Rose Bird

Rose is a seasoned yoga enthusiast. She has eight years of experience teaching and training across the world (including in India, Portugal, Bali, Gran Canaria and London) – and a medical student and valued member of the NULMS committee. She'll be bringing her yoga knowledge and skills to the 2019 Spice up your Lifestyle conference, teaching a vinyasa-based session with a focus on mind strengthening and tension releasing. Rose loves combining strong physical movements with a kind and compassionate centre in her yoga classes. We're all excited to get our yoga on – be sure to be wear clothes you can stretch in!

Sleep Imperial

Sleep is something we all do; in fact, it is vital for survival. But what happens when we are deprived of it? Madonna revealed she “only grabs four hours' sleep" (BBC News). Margaret Thatcher and Thomas Edison were also famous short sleepers. So why do we sleep? We're excited to welcome Yizhou Yu and Dr Connor Qui from Sleep Imperial to our conference, who will talk about healthy sleep – and will aim to answer your questions on the many myths that surround sleep.

Steve Hennessy-Maia

Steve is a personal trainer and health coach working out of Crossfit London. Steve uses a combination of Crossfit style training and holistic nutrition and lifestyle principles to create healthier bodies and minds. Believing that every body is unique, Steve uses a wide range of fitness modalities (weightlifting, gymnastics, metabolic conditioning and aerobic training) to create the best program for his clients. He also carries this approach when implementing a nutrition protocol, as every client undergoes hormone and gut testing to ensure they're given the right program. While based in London, Steve consults with clients from around the world to help create and implement their personalised health protocol.

Dr Fenia Giannopoulou

It’s safe to say that Dr Fenia Giannopoulou has seen the world. She comes from a diverse background of educational and research experiences, having studied and worked as an academic both in Europe and America. Fenia has a BSc from the University of Athens, a MscEdu in Exercise Science from Northern Illonois University and a PhD in Exercise Physiology/Science Education, from Syracuse University in New York State in America. She’s now currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton. Phew.

Fenia’s interests lie in clinical exercise physiology and nutrition. Recently, she’s investigated the effects of mindfulness and mindful eating on mood, eating behavior, disordered eating and overall wellbeing in university students and mental illness patients. And it’s this concept of mindful eating and the relationship between mental health and food that will be the focus on her talk at Spice up your Lifestyle 2019!

Dr Sue Kenneally

Sue graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1995 and spent some time in hospital medicine until qualifying as a GP in 2001. During this time she developed a keen interest in lifestyle as a risk factor for many chronic diseases – and this led her to complete an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. Sue is SCOPE certified, a member of the GPs with an Interest in Nutrition Group, and does some work with the Welsh Obesity Society and the Association for the Study of Obesity, alongside tutoring students completing an obesity course via the University of South Wales. She's also the BSLM's regional director for South Wales. We're excited to learn from Sue's wealth of experience; she'll be talking about plant-based eating – offering another angle with which to approach nutrition.

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Opening remarks by Vickie Morrish, Abe Bashir and Dr Rob Lawson

Dr Rob Lawson

Having qualified in Medicine in 1975, Rob has gained extensive experience as a GP in Scotland. His principal interests have been 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 founded a charity in 1991 providing weekly activity and support in venues around East Lothian for sufferers of long term conditions including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, lung disease and frailty. Rob has retired from NHS practice to concentrate on the applications of Lifestyle Medicine to healthcare. In 2016 he co-founded BSLM, a registered charity, to promote the principles of Lifestyle Medicine to healthcare professionals and the public.

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Please note, sadly Alan Flanagan can no longer make the conference due to research commitments, but we are certain that with our other stellar speakers you won't be disappointed!

Tickets on sale – get yours now to avoid disappointment!

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