Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK to host International Visiting Fellows

News Release

The FSEM (UK) will welcome three visiting fellows from the United States of America, on the 30 September 2017, for a two week programme. The travelling fellowship programme will take in centres of excellence in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the UK, ending with all three international guests presenting at the FSEM (UK) and BASEM Annual Conference, 12-13 October 2017, in the historical town of Bath.

The programme is an exchange between the FSEM (UK) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), to encourage academic interchange, shared research and exploration of common clinical interests among Sport and Exercise Medicine leaders throughout the world. The experience includes the opportunity to view live patient encounters, tour Sport and Exercise Medicine facilities, share cases and spend time with regional experts.

This is the second half of the joint fellowship programme, during the first half of the exchange Dr Simon Kemp, MA, MB, BS, MRCGP, MSc (SEM), FFSEM visited sports medicine centres in Los Angeles, Seattle and the San Francisco area before serving as a keynote speaker at the 2017 AMSSM Annual Meeting in San Diego from May 8-13.

Dr Paul D Jackson, President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, comments“We are delighted to welcome our three visiting SEM fellows from the U.S .on this the first reciprocal AMSSM/FSEM travelling fellowship exchange. Our visitors will experience various aspects of SEM as it is practised across the UK including two of our National Centres, Headley Court, The National Football Centre and the EIS in Bath as well as the national conference.” 

AMSSM President Matt Gammons commented: “Hosting a physician with Dr. Kemp’s expertise and experience has added great value to our annual meeting. We are so pleased he was willing to serve as the International Traveling Fellow and allowed us to learn from his perspectives on the treatment and prevention of sports injuries.”

The second half of the exchange will include visits to centres of excellence in Sport and Exercise Medicine around the United Kingdom including the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) in London, the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Loughborough, St George’s Park, Twickenham, the English and Scottish Institutes of Sport, the Royal Ballet School and the Defence Medical Research Centre in Headley Court.

The Faculty is looking forward to welcoming its visiting fellows:

Dr E. Lee Rice DO, FAAFP, FAOASM. Dr Rice will be joining as Senior Visiting Fellow, is an AMSSM Founder and Past President and Founder of the Lifewellness Institute. With over thirty years experience as a family and sports medicine physician Dr Rice is an internationally known authority in sports medicine, wellness and preventative medicine having authored numerous medical texts and journal articles.

Dr Ken Barnes MD MSc. Dr Barnes will be joining as a Junior Visiting Fellow and is a Sports Medicine Physician at Greensboro Orthopaedics focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of MSK injuries and conditions with a special interest in non-operative fracture management and sport related concussion. His current research is examining the impact of concussion history on balance, cognitive function, sensory processing, brain electrical activity and the influence of various genetic markers in both collegiate and high school student-athletes.

Dr Mederic Hall MD. Dr Hall will be joining as Junior Visiting Fellow and is Director of Musculoskeletal and Sports Ultrasound at the University Iowa specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of tendon disorders and other sport related MSK disorders with a special interest in the endurance athlete. An internationally recognised expert in diagnostic ultrasound imaging and ultrasound guided procedures. Dr Hall is board certified in sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is team physician for the Uni of Iowa Hawkeyes and the U.S. Ski Team.

The trip will conclude with the three AMSSM Visiting Fellows presenting at the 2017 joint conference of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine Sport & Exercise – Bringing us all together

The programme was made possible by the generous support of SEMPRIS in the UK and DJO Global in the US.

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