‘Grab your tartan scarf and trainers and head to Glasgow this November for the BASEM Annual Conference 2019. Can you ‘Go the Glasgow Mile’?

Dr Kay Brennan @DrSportyKay

Join us for the BASEM Annual Conference 2019! Open to all health professionals and students with a passion for Sports and Exercise Medicine, it is being held at The Hilton Hotel, central Glasgow on 21-22 November.

Whether this is your first foray into the speciality or you are a seasoned pitch-side professional there is something for everyone in the two-day packed programme, covering a wide range of stimulating topics that includes gene editing, getting active in pregnancy, the A-Zzzzzz of sleep and performance, and transgender athlete performance. There will be twenty-four sessions across three streams: Cutting Edge Sports Medicine, Exercise Medicine and Team Care. Each session will include two or three punchy presentations from leaders in their field and have plenty of time for Q&A and debate.

Amongst the high quality talks, we will hear from Ms Elaine Wylie, the inspirational founder of the ‘Daily Mile’ worldwide school-based phenomenon. She will elaborate on her recent BJSM podcast, and update us on how this initiative has been improving physical and mental health and wellbeing for children around the globe.

This is a truly multi-disciplinary conference and we welcome professionals from across the sports medicine community to join us. BASEM provides reduced delegate conference fees for its members, PhysiosInSport (ACPSEM) and Society of Sports Therapists (SST) members. The full programme carries 12 FSEM CPD and 10 BASES points. The Tom Donaldson Poster Prize is run in association with SEMSoc as part of the abstract and poster presentation and is open to all Undergraduates currently studying in the UK.

Plenty of time is made for networking and socialising over the two days and we encourage you to discover this diverse city. If you fancy an early morning walk or jog, then please join our ‘Daily Mile’ fun-run on Day Two. There will be sporrans and haggis galore at our annual formal dinner on the first evening. The Lord Provost will host the Glasgow City Council Civic Reception within the dinner, which will be followed by a toe tapping, kilt twirling Ceilidh (a Scottish traditional country dance).

The Conference is organised and run in partnership with the FSEM, The Society of Sports Therapists, Scottish Institute of Sport and Moving Medicine. There is a focused session for Undergraduate and newly qualified clinicians on day two offering career advice and a ‘Ask the Sports Medicine Doctor’ Q&A.

Dr Jane Dunbar and Ms Theodora Papadopoulou our joint conference chairs and the whole BASEM executive look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow. We truly believe this year there is something for every UK Sports and Exercise Medicine enthusiast, student and professional.


Kay Brennan @DrSportyKay: BASEM Education Chair and Executive board member is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialist doctor, Civilian Medical Practitioner for the MOD and locum NHS GP. She is passionate about promoting improved public and population health and lifestyle choices, and is a Clinical Advisor to Devon CCG on Integrated Care and Prevention. She is also a Clinical Champion in Physical Activity for PHE and an FSEM Appraiser.

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