Is it safe to run a marathon after heart surgery (valve replacement)?

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. One questions is answered by our world expert panel on the BJSM blog. This week’s question is from a MOOC student who used to run marathons. (not the person in the photo, left) Q: I used to be a marathon […]

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A picture IS worth a thousand words: Why healthcare professionals should know (and care) about infographics

By Chris Oliver @cyclingsurgeon, Hilary Scott @thehilsarealive and Andrew Murray @docandrewmurray Many industries use infographics: business, politics, food, finance, and healthcare, including physical activity promotion. Statistically, the most successful infographics, in terms of number of ‘shares’ on social media, contain an average of 396 words (1) and a combination of data visualisations (e.g. bar graphs, line […]

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Congrats to ECOSEP, MuscleTech Network, and FC Barcelona – the 2015 cover competition winners!

Congratulations to all of the collaborators and supporters of the ECOSEP/FC Barcelona, December 2015 BJSM issue (#24) for winning the 2015 cover competition by a landslide (honorable runner up goes to Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand 49(issue #14) Strong debut performance!). We had the pleasure of sharing the news with two of the major contributors: Nikos Malliaropoylos (founding member […]

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Fortius International Sports Injury Conference (FISIC) – A conference you can’t afford to miss…

Wimbledon is well underway, cricket season is in full flow, football season is commencing and 20 national rugby squads are preparing to compete in the 2015 Rugby World Cup – needless to say it is another exciting summer of sport. With the home Rugby World Cup tournament fewer than three months away, the 50-man England […]

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Medical Provision in English Professional Football: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Dominic Malcolm, Andrea Scott, Ivan Waddington Imagine you run a business in which employees are routinely paid hundreds of thousands of pounds per week. You have restricted periods when you can ‘buy’ these employees, often for millions of pounds. Yet your industry has a workplace injury rate 2000 times higher than the UK average. […]

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Winner announcement: BJSM 2014 cover competition

The Dutch Association of Sports Medicine theme issue that focused on muscle injuries won the Oscar for BJSM’s 2014 cover.  The clear winner broke the The South African Sports Medicine Association’s  3-year stranglehold on the coveted trophy; no other nation had captured this ultimate among sports awards. Congratulations to all 17 BJSM member societies and particularly to those […]

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Professor Karim Khan Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK

 By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK Professor Karim Khan was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the BASEM/FSEM joint Annual Conference, Walk 500 Miles, on Thursday 2 October 2014. Professor Khan received the award in recognition of his international career in Sport and […]

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Should trainee sports physician’s always be remunerated to provide medical cover at sports events?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Bhavesh Kumar   Background There has been recent debate on appropriate remuneration for the provision of medical services at sports events by junior doctors involved in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM). This has in part been prompted by a reduction in tariffs […]

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Injury prevention, advances and challenges of the international paralympic committee, and countdown to the next games

It has been 12 months since Rowan Atkinson plonked the piano with his umbrella to Chariots of Fire in the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Wikipedia says he is worth 85 million pounds, loves cars, has retired ‘Mr Bean’ and has been married to Sunetra Sastry for 23 years. But I digress already. Now, Professor […]

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What my 13-flight & 4-country sports medicine elective taught me: 5 lessons for success in sports & exercise medicine

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Liam West (@Liam_West) 13 flights. 4 countries. One very battered and bruised suitcase. The most incredible 3 months of my life. My medical elective enabled me to experience sport and exercise medicine (SEM) outside of the United Kingdom for the first time. A […]

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