Final 4 days for Abstract Submission ~ Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Sept 18-20, 2013, Vancouver BC

In relation to its size, the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is one of the most described joints of the human body. This may be partly attributed to the high prevalence of patellofemoral pain (PFP) in active people, the controversies concerning the underlying aetiological mechanisms, and the recalcitrant nature of the symptoms. The natural history of this […]

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Cardiff Olympic SEM Conference: Inspiring the undergraduate generation

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Robert Whitham (@R_Whitham) & Bryn Savill (@BrynSavill) Undergraduate SEM Liam West has persistently publicised how the pathway into SEM is unclear. As emphasised by Joy et al.,1 most undergraduate medical and physiotherapy curricula have little SEM teaching and many students are ill or […]

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Are you a clinician/public health decision maker looking for the best Physical Activity and Public Health Course? The ‘Russ Pate / Steve Blair plus more’ course – Park City, Utah, Sept 10-18, 2013

From my 30-year experience in the field of sport and exercise medicine, I know that the best course for clinicians wanting to change the physical activity landscape through work in the community, (i.e., via workplaces, NGOs, local government, big government or other public health settings is what we respectfully refer to as the Pate/Blair course […]

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SEM student movement – it’s gaining momentum!

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Sean Carmody (@seancardmody1) and Liam West (@Liam_West) There’s been a palpable shift in the attitudes of undergraduates towards Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) in recent years. Well-attended student conferences, with world-class speakers, are a common feature of the calendar, and SEM societies are […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat and Clinical Symposium, Sept 18-21st, 2013, Vancouver, BC: Abstract submission and registration now open

By Jordana Bieze Foster   If the last 10 years have been the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) decade, the next 10 just might be the decade of patellofemoral pain (PFP). As described by Lower Extremity Review magazine researchers have identified key predictive variables and verified the effectiveness of several training interventions for prevention. Perhaps as important, ACL […]

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Do you work with teams? Looking for a practical case-based learning opportunity? IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (22-24 May, 2013)

Thirty experienced speakers (and leaders in the field) are fully committed to ensuring that this 3-day event will be even more successful than the four previous IOC Advanced Team Physician Courses. This course is geared towards the practical issues of working with high-level athletes in a team sports setting! Check the program below and see how the case-based curriculum means […]

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Ireland’s Call! A student perspective on SEM in Ireland – now and the future

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Stuart O’Flanagan (@SROFlanagan) Considerable momentum was gathered this past year from students in the UK, championing the cause of Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).  As is often the case with close neighbours, such great noises have not gone unnoticed by your Irish colleagues! […]

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Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Thailand) 2013: Call for abstracts

Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport  October 22-25 2013, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa, Phuket Thailand Fancy an elephant ride after enjoying a sumptuous thai seafood curry? Want to soak up some rays whilst lying on a tropical beach, cocktail in hand? Sound good? Well why not do all of this whilst learning […]

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Benefits and barriers: Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) conferences through the eyes of a student

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Holly Weaver The consensus amongst my peers was that being a team doctor in the Olympics would make a ‘Top 5 jobs in the world’ list. You may therefore be surprised to hear then that it is relatively easy to progress through undergraduate […]

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