Football AS Medicine… Or is that Football IS Medicine? Does it even matter?!

  YES! And make it a double yes! 2019 was a great year for the Football is Medicine (FIM) initiative: starting with the success of the second conference in Odense, Denmark back in January 25-26, to working with the most productive soccer scientists in the world to advance the field. 2019 ended beautifully for the […]

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The World Medical and Health Games — 2019 Budva

The Gait Way to Sport and Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series  By Shona Kohlhardt @ShonaKohlhardt This year Montenegro’s picturesque city, Budva, hosted over 1,200 participants from 45 countries for the 40th World Medical and Health Games – Medigames. Bringing together like-minded people from all over the world with a passion for sports and medicine, Medigames […]

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Kicking Groin pain ‘Into touch’

By Helen McElroy (@helenmcelroy) Physiotherapist and Northern Ireland Rep for ACPSEM Hip and Groin pain in kicking sports will be the focus of the 2019 ACPSEM Autumn Study day. This two-day event will be held in Riddell Hall, Belfast on 22/23rd November. We’ve pulled together experts from several kicking sports including international rugby and premiership […]

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Highlights from FSEM Ireland Annual Scientific Conference 2019

By Jonny Elliott (@jelliott1989) On 14th September the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) Ireland hosted it’s widely anticipated 16th Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The event itself, entitled “Movement is Therapy”, showcased some of the best and brightest from across Medical and Allied Health Professions and […]

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‘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 […]

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Isokinetic Football Medicine Conference 2019: reflections from an early career physiotherapist aspiring for a career in SEM

The Gait Way to Sport and Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series  By Connie Briggs @conniebriggspt Yes: I attended the Isokinetic Conference this year, worked with the SoMe team (short for social media – yes, I did learn that expression there!), and I had a blast. The theme this year was “Football Medicine Meets the Universe […]

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Empowering female athletes in 2019

“When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They’re weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.” In 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to complete the all-male Boston Marathon as an official entrant. Registered as ‘K.V. […]

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Feedback from the 1st British-Swiss student exchange!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin, Giuseppe Loggia, Chloé Joray @chloejoray, Laurène Niederhauser and Tej Pandya @PandyaTej Foreword: Tej Pandya At the 2017 British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Conference, we were delighted to see Justin Carrard, a junior doctor working in Switzerland […]

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World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy: return to sport/ screening

By Christina Le @yegphysio Return to sport, it’s so hot right now. That’s right Zoolander, move aside for one of the most heavily researched and discussed topics in sports medicine! It seems like a new paper is published nearly every day that tackles some aspect of return to sport (RTS) in athletes who have undergone anterior […]

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