Blood, Sweat and Fears: Women in Sport and Exercise Conference 2018

  By Dr Jacky Forsyth @JackyForsyth @WiseConf18 Research on women and how a woman’s body responds to exercise lags far behind the research carried out on men. For instance, there is limited research on how variations in hormones can affect sports performance [1], and females are significantly under-represented in research in sports and exercise medicine […]

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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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Three blind mice: 2017 SASMA Conference from the eyes of three medical students (PART 1)

By Kyle A. Winik, Lisa Erasmus and Robyn Paulse The SASMA conference is a biennial event and the latest instalment – the 17th of its kind – was held in Cape Town. This year’s theme was “Integrate-Accelerate Elevate”. As medical students attending our first conference, we were made to feel extremely welcome and we highly recommend […]

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Arsenal FC SEMS Conference, 20th March 2018, Emirates Stadium, London, UK

Duty of Care and Athlete Welfare in Elite Sport: how advances in monitoring, loading and performance can help our athletes Register on-line at www.arsenal.com/semsconference Senior SEMS, sports law, NGB professional or student – a day not to be missed!! Comments from 2017 conference attendees: “An excellent meeting, with many news ideas and methods to implement.”; […]

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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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Cumulative Endocrine Dysfunction in Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

By Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness Unfortunately I continue to see athletes, both male and female, whose health and athletic performance is hampered due to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S). There have been some high profile athletes who are very open about how RED-S has affected them, alerting younger athletes to potential pitfalls. Does this issue warrant highlighting? Yes! […]

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Advance your sports respiratory knowledge by securing your place at #EILO2018

  Want to join us in learning about a condition that continues to make waves in Sports Medicine? This May, world experts meet at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health in Central London, to discuss exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) and other respiratory conditions that affect athletes around the world. The event is organised by […]

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Football Is Medicine International Conference [Portugal, Jan 25 – 26, 2018]

  Ahead of this week’s 1st International ‘Football is Medicine‘ Conference at Portugal’s City of Football, here’s a teaser interview with João Brito, Exercise Physiologist and investigator at the Performance & Health Unit of The Portuguese Football Federation. The conference brings together expert researchers from around the globe to discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice […]

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