Part 2: Health, Hormones and Human Performance take centre stage

  By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness, Chair of BASEM Spring Conference 2018 Endocrine and Metabolic aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) are crucial determinants of health and human performance, from the reluctant exerciser through to the elite athlete and the professional dancer. This is what the recent BASEM spring conference set out to demonstrate. The audience […]

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Part 1: Key messages from the 2018 BASEM Spring Conference

By Tej Pandya “RED-S is a complex, multifactorial syndrome that it is often missed” This was the key message from the 2018 BASEM Conference – the largest attendance for the spring meeting since its inception.  We were treated to a wide variety of SEM practitioners (with equal split between male and female presenters) who collectively […]

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Male Cyclists: bones, body composition, nutrition, performance

Dr Nicky Keay There has been much recent coverage regarding female runners suffering with health and performance issues due to relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S). What about male athletes? A recent article about male cyclists who explained how they developed RED-S, did not receive as sympathetic a response as articles concerning female athletes. Yet multiple […]

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Health, Hormones and Human Performance: BASEM Spring Conference 22 March 2018

Early Bird Booking Deadline – 15 December 2017 Why? The balance and timing of exercise, nutrition and recovery is key to optimising health and all aspects of human performance. Intricate network interactions between the Endocrine system and metabolic signalling pathways drive these positive adaptations. However, non-integration of these lifestyle factors can disrupt signalling feedback pathways and predispose […]

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Athletes with disabilities, movement is medicine, muscle imaging, tips for undergrads and more..highlights from the 2nd annual BASEM/FSEM conference

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Ted Caplan With BASEM’s Spring Conference less than a week away, it is an apt time to reflect on the 2nd BASEM/FSEM Annual Conference in Cardiff (12th-13th November, 2015). This two-day event offered an in-depth look into: The Disabled Athlete, The Older Athlete, […]

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Professor Karim Khan Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK

 By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK Professor Karim Khan was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the BASEM/FSEM joint Annual Conference, Walk 500 Miles, on Thursday 2 October 2014. Professor Khan received the award in recognition of his international career in Sport and […]

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BASEM/FSEM Conference ‘Walk 500 Miles’, October 2014: Reflections on the Top 5 Themes

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Rebecca Robinson @rjprobinson 1) Before we walk 500 more… 2014 marked the first year of a joint BASEM/FSEM annual conference with the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. Held in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, the conference was a hub of energy, with attendees ranging […]

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Are high performing athletes any different from the rest of us? Find out on October 1st, 2014

The Secrets Behind High Performing Athletes By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK   ‘Walk 500 Miles’ Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference 2014, co-hosted by BASEM and the FSEM, will reveal some secrets behind elite performance in sport. An October 1st conference session will address the question: Are high performing […]

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4 ‘must attend’ BASEM/FSEM conference sessions on physical activity and young people

By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK This year’s joint BASEM and FSEM Conference, Walk 500 Miles, will include four, not to be missed, sessions covering paediatric medicine. The session starts at 2pm in Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms, on Thursday 2nd October, with Heather McKay, Professor of the Faculty of […]

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‘The fatigued athlete’ and RED-S: Lessons from the field and the BASEM spring conference

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective, a monthly blog series By Dr Khine Swe Win I recently attended the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) spring conference, “The fatigued athlete” in Manchester. It provided the latest evidence in diagnosis, prevention and management of underperformance syndromes. Unsurprisingly, the new IOC consensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency […]

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