Mental health issues within elite sport: are we taking steps in the right direction?

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Dr Thomas McCabe @dr_t_mccabe In the build-up to the World Cup Danny Rose was among the long line of professional athletes to describe their battles with mental illness in the main stream media (1). He talked openly about a variety of […]

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Concussion: management and mismanagement at FIFA World Cup 2018

BJSM Undergraduate Perspective of SEM Blog Series – FIFA World Cup 2018 Discussion By Jeff Cullen @jeffcullen0 The main medical issue at the World Cup 2018 in Russia thus far has, not surprisingly due to the media coverage, been the management of concussion. The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement1 describes Sport Related Concussion as […]

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Are soccer players going the extra mile in extra-time?

By Mark Russell 1 @drmarkru55ell and Liam D. Harper 2  @lharper89  1 School of Social and Health Sciences, Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD 2 School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH   With the FIFA World Cup about to enter the knockout stages, there is a very […]

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A visit from ‘Down Under’! Canada gets a masterclass with Jill Cook

By Paul Blazey @Blazey85 This past week Canada got lucky. Professor Jill Cook, renowned for her contributions in tendinopathy research, visited from Australia and delivered a series of masterclass events across the country. Participants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal were in for a real treat. Below is a summary of their experience and some of […]

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CONFERENCE ALERT! GetSet: Inaugural Sri Lankan Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference, 6-9 September 2018

By Nirmala Perera @Nim_Perera, Scientific Committee Chair On behalf of the Sri Lankan Sports and Exercise Medicine (SLSEM) Conference Committee, it is my great pleasure and honour to extend an invitation to you to join us at the Inaugural Sri Lankan Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference (#SLSEM2018). This BJSM approved conference promises to be a […]

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Can smartphone-based motion sensors and applications measure and influence physical activity? (PEDro synthesis)

By Baskaran Chandrasekaran1, Ashokan Arumugam2   1Centre for Sports Science, Medicine and Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India 2Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy Section, Umeå University, SE-901 87, Umeå, Sweden   PEDro synthesis on the following paper: Bort-Roig J, Gilson ND, Puig-Ribera A, et al. Measuring […]

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Call for applications: International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission

By Paul Blazey @Blazey85 The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission exist as the highest authority on promoting health through sporting participation. They accept a duty of care to all sporting participants across the age and skill-level spectrum and since 2009 have worked towards stated aims of achieving improved athlete and population-based health. These include1: Provision […]

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Discussing Football Science & Medicine during the FIFA World Cup- let’s get the ball rolling! 

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Andrew Shafik @aaashafik, Manroy Sahni @manroysahni and Jonathan Shurlock @J_Shurlock Russia has taken centre stage this summer with the 21stFIFA Football World Cup. As one of the most widely viewed sporting events globally, we thought it would provide a fantastic platform for multi-national and inter-disciplinary […]

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Highlights from Sports Medicine Australia’s Women In Sport Event 2018

By Charlie Bradshaw @charlie31_   Those lucky enough to attend Sports Medicine Australia’s Women in Sport (WIS) event experienced a day jam-packed with learning, healthy debates and fun. Experts presented on hot topics impacting female athletes including Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S), hypermobility, eating disorders and exercise during different stages of the female life cycle. We also […]

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