Football Medicine Strategies: Return to Play Conference, major value for both seasoned SEM pros and students

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “When will they be able to get back playing?” ..That is the question that the medical staff of football clubs attempt to answer most days of their working lives. The question may come from coaches, journalists, agents, supporters, club owners and […]

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Exercise Addiction – too much of a good thing?

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Taylor-Sweet (@dtaylorsweet) We all know exercise is probably the single best activity to do if you want to keep healthy. On a daily basis we encourage patients to exercise more, persuade ourselves to go to the gym and read the innumerable public […]

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Undergrad intro to Sports Medicine in Ireland, #SEMSEP by @FSEM_IRL: Concussion seminar highlights, and upcoming courses

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Fiachra Maguire @Fiachra_Maguire The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland (@FSEM_IRL) began their 3rd successive Structured Educational Programme (#SEMSEP) this past November. The #SEMSEP is comprised of 4 half-day seminars on current topics. Two seminars took place in 2015 (the first on Concussions […]

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Fear of hypoglycaemia is the greatest barrier to exercise in type 1 diabetics: What health professionals need to know

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Manroy Sahni (@manroysahni) A plethora of health benefits are associated with physical activity in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) (Chimen et al., 2012). Thus, it is important to encourage exercise in T1DM as, just like the general population, the majority of these patients […]

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Sudden cardiac death and ECG screening in athletes: what I think juniors need to know!

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Taylor-Sweet (@dtaylorsweet) Professional athletes are among the most fit on the planet and a group you would not likely associate with sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, each year many professional and amateur athletes alike die from SCD. An athlete dying of SCD […]

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Highlights: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport – Advanced Team Physicians Course

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series CONFERENCE REPORT By Dr. David Samra & Dr. Liam West (@Liam_West) The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport (Doha, 4-7 May, 2015) addressed injury prevention, screening, surveillance and evidence-based management for common injuries and illnesses among athletes. The format of the conference […]

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Northern Undergraduate Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference: Call to Action #NUSEMC

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Lysander Gourbault (@lgourbault) Newcastle and Durham Universities, in association with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, are proud to host the next Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference. The event will take place on the 10th October 2015 at Newcastle University, […]

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The American Dream? Lessons from an elective in Orthopaedics & Sports medicine

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By David Bui (@David_Bui_) I recently had the privilege of undertaking a three-tiered elective in the United States of America (USA). 1) The “Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerkship” program in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Boston Children’s Hospital; 2) The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Cornell […]

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Football Medicine Strategies for Player Care Conference – Take home messages

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Zachary Spargo (@ZachSpargo) After attending the Football Medicine Strategies (#FMS2015) Conference in London, I was inspired to put together a brief, yet hopefully informative overview of the streams I attended. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn, first hand, from some of the […]

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Highlights from the Female Athlete, BASEM Spring Conference 2015

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) “Too often in sport, doctors are men and they don’t understand” That was the opinion of Paula Radcliffe last January in reference to the effects of menstruation on athletic performance. Clearly a challenge had been laid down to Sport and […]

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