Duty of Care in Sport Meeting, London, 27 April 2018


The MedEduCare not-for-profit Duty of Care in Sport – making it happen Meeting, Chandos House, London, UK is this April. Developed by Dr Rod Jaques and Professor Nicola Maffulli, the day will be high level and interdisciplinary SEMS/Sports Law Meeting, aimed at senior SEMS and Sports Law professionals and open to all healthcare, sports law, performance and NGB legal practitioners working across all sports. The day will be CPD accredited by FSEM UK and Bar Standards Board.

Confidentiality – The meeting will take a maximum of 60 attendees and will be run as a closed event (Chatham House rules), with all attending asked not to use any social media platforms/blogs during the day. No journalists will be attending and both presentations and discussion will be extremely forthright and open.Delegate Fees: Standard £180 (Fee includes (includes full-day attendance, all meeting documents, refreshments, hot buffet lunch, attendance certificate with BSB and FSEM CPD accreditation and meeting DVD with edited presentations uploaded, sent to you after the day).Booking forms available from Barry Hill at barryghill@hotmail.com; currently 15 places remain. 

Click here to view the programme.

Meeting Organisers:

Professor Nicola Maffulli Professor of Musculoskeletal Surgery, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Salerno, Italy and Professor of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mile End Hospital.

Dr Rod Jaques served as President of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK) between 2012-15. He is Director of Medical Services at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) which provides medicine and sports science services to summer and winter Olympic athletes.

Additional Meeting Chairs:

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson is one of Britain’s most successful Paralympic athletes, amassing a medal haul over 16 years and five Paralympic Games of 11 gold, 4 silver and a bronze, and added to that 5 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals at World Championships. Created a Cross bench life Peer in 2010, she works in areas including physical activity and sport, and Disability Rights. She is also Chair of ukactive, and Chancellor of Northumbria University. Asked by the Minister of Sport to undertake a review of Duty of Care in Sport, her findings were published in April 2017 and presented to the DCMS committee considering this area. The full report can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/duty-of-care-in-sport-review

Meeting Speakers:

Dr Anita Biswas is a senior sport physician for the English Institute of Sport based at Bisham Abbey where she works as part of the Research and Innovation Athlete Health Team, with a focus on reducing the impact of injury and illness on performance in elite athletes.

Dr Charlotte Cowie has worked in private, elite and professional sports medicine for over 20 years. She has experience and a special interest in professional football, Olympic sports and general musculoskeletal problems.

Mr John Donnelly is Head of Integrity, UK Sport has 36 years of military experience, predominantly operational. He has significant leadership and command experience, including Leadership of complex change programmes, developing leaders in high hazard environments, communication and influence at executive and national strategic level, strategic HR development and management.

Professor Derek Fraser has been the Independent Football Ombudsman since the IFO was founded in 2008.

Mr Majid Hassan is a Partner in the Clinical Law team at Capsticks. Majid has a particular interest in sports and exercise medicine and has lectured and written widely on this topic. He has worked with a number of professional sports bodies looking at healthcare governance in the context of professional sport.

Frances Houghton (OLY) was the first British woman to be selected for 5 Olympic Games in rowing and the fifth in any sport for Great Britain. She won three Olympic silver medals, 4 World Championships, and held two World Records before retiring at the age of 35. In Rio she was part of the first British Women’s 8 ever to win an Olympic medal. Throughout her career Frances was acutely aware of the importance of mental health from a medical perspective, but also of mental wellbeing as a fundamental component of the ultimate performance.

Dr David Jones is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Lead Physician EIS Northwest. David has worked in elite sport for over 20 years and has worked in a wide range of sports at an elite level.

Professor David Lavallee joined Abertay University in Dundee in August 2017 as Professor of Duty of Care in Sport in the School of Social and Health Sciences.

Mary O’Rourke QC is a highly-respected and sought-after specialist in professional discipline, clinical negligence and employment law. Mary is widely recognised as one of the leading silks in professional discipline. She has consistently been representing doctors before the GMC in every type of hearing and before every type of Panel or Committee. Mary is also active in cases involving the medical treatment of sporting injuries in an employment or disciplinary context, especially those involving complex statutory or regulatory issues or human rights issues.

Dr Nicholas Peirce works both as a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine at QMC, with an NHS Musculoskeletal / Sports Injury clinic and in elite sport as Chief Medical Officer for the England and Wales Cricket Board and local teams including Nottingham Forest Football.

Kendrah Potts is a barrister at 4 New Square specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including sports law with significant experience of sports disputes, particularly in respect of sports supervisory review cases, duty of care issues, anti-doping and corruption. She was also Legal Counsel to the international commission set up by the Union Cycliste Internationale to investigate doping and allegations of corruption and mismanagement in cycling in 2014 and was the lead lawyer on anti-doping and integrity for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

You can find more details at www.mededucare.com.

Every best wish, Barry

Barry Hill E: barryghill@hotmail.com

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14/04/18 FSEM SEMSEP Module 4 on “Management of Soft Tissue Injuries in Sport”, RCSI Dublin, Ireland (www.rcsi.ie/semsep)

27/04/18 MedEduCare Meeting, Duty of Care in Sport – making it happen, Chandos House, London (www.mededucare.com) 

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