Highlights from the Sports Concussion Forum at Macquarie University, hosted by CCD – (ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders)

By Balraj Ougra The inaugural Sports Concussion Forum was recently (November 10th, 2017) hosted at Arc Centre of Excellence in Cognition and Its Disorders (CCD), at Macquarie Universities state of the art facility, Australian Hearing Hub. Organised by the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, the event brought together experts from sports medicine, psychology, law […]

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Lifestyle Choices for optimising health: exercise, nutrition, sleep

By Dr Nicky Keay Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. As in the illustration shown, ideally we should be in the green zone – representing a balance between these lifestyle factors. Slipping into the peripheral red zone represents an imbalance: either too much or too little of any of these […]

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When to load and by how much? Opload Conference2017 – 2nd World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series @PhysiosinSport By Rosie Mew Load – When to load, How to load and by How Much – is a hot topic in the sports world, and is an ideal focus point for the 2nd World congress of Sports Physical Therapy, recently held in Belfast at […]

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Working at my first major sport event! Reflections from the London 2017 Athletics Championships

By Tej Pandya  Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series The 2017 World Athletics Championships were held in London between the 4th and 13th August. I was fortunate to be selected as part of the medical services providing medical care to athletes, workforce, and IAAF representatives. Below are a few thoughts I […]

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Obesity prevention and beyond..highlights from the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference 2017 “Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health”

By Dr Ronan Brady and Dr Ronan Kearney This years Irish FSEM 14th annual scientific conference ‘Exercise Medicine and Physical Activity for Health’ proved to be both informative and thought provoking. No doubt attendees garnered newfound knowledge to inform their clinical practice. For those that were unable to attend, let us highlight some key messages from the conference’s keynote speakers. Prof. […]

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Invitation to ALL Sport and Exercise Medicine professionals, come to Surfers Paradise for ACSEP Annual Conference, 7-13 February 2018: #ACSEP18

By Nirmala Perera (@Nim_Perera), Ashley Mackay (@ACSEP_) and Adam Castricum (@ACastricum) On behalf of the 2018 Conference Committee, we are thrilled to invite you to attend the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Annual Scientific Conference. We would like to extend a special invitation to postgraduate students. As future leaders in sports and exercise […]

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Young athletes are not small adult athletes: A Junior Doctor`s perspective of the first Young Athletes Forum Convention

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Karsten Königstein and Justin Carrard, @CarrardJustin  The first Young Athletes Forum Convention (YAF) recently took place in Montreux, Switzerland. World leading experts from sports science and sports medicine met with other stakeholders to discuss the hottest topics in relation to young […]

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Who’s walking who? – Dogs as catalysts for human physical activity in the population

The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Debbie Chia, Lauren Powell, and Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng Despite the abundance of evidence-based strategies that have been implemented to reduce the burden of physical inactivity, there has been little improvement in physical activity levels worldwide [Chau 2017]. According to the World Health Organisation [2017], 23% of adults worldwide do […]

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Attention! Obesity and healthcare professionals: Support the UK National Student Health Programme

By Mr Jonathan Temple and Professor Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon Healthcare students across the UK will recognise the profound impact of adult and childhood obesity upon the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of millions of patients and their families. Indeed, obesity and obesity-induced disease represent one of the most significant and important challenges facing our […]

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Top tips from around the globe: Undergraduate medical electives in SEM

 Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series A medical elective is a placement undertaken away from medical school usually in the fourth or fifth year of study. Although it can be very tempting, this shouldn’t be viewed solely as an opportunity to lounge in the sun, dipping your feet in the pool […]

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