Special e-edition of BJSM: Pain management

Welcome to this extra e-journal edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It has become clear to us that our readers, listeners and other social media followers have a keen interest in our pain-related content. So, we decided to curate an online only version of BJSM and external content just for you! The online edition […]

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Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?

By Orla Muldoon @orlamuldoon Remember that rhyme.  The mantra of many childhoods, wheeled out to protect youthful fragility. But do names really ‘never hurt’? Is there really no physical cost to name calling, jeering and verbal abuse? At the start of September, I started to think about the cost of street harassment (jeering, heckling and the […]

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What is Dance Medicine?

Dr Nicky Keay @nickyKfitness Traditionally dance medicine has been somewhat the poor relation of sports medicine. Why is this the case? There is no doubt that dancers, of whatever genre, require the physical and psychological attributes of athletes. However, dance involves an additional artistic component where ultimately performance on stage is judged not according to a […]

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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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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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Should SEM have greater prominence in undergraduate curricula?

Undergraduate perspective on Sport & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Daniel Mauro Launched in 2006, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) confirms the growth of the SEM speciality in the UK [1]. Every day, clinicians see illness related to physical inactivity. SEM is not just about elite athletes and sports injuries, it incorporates various […]

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Football Science and Medicine – Kuala Lumpur 2011

AFC Conference on Science & Football Medicine Kuala Lumpur March 18-20, 2011 The past 3 Asian Science and Football conferences (Tokyo; Kuala Lumpur & Muscat) were a great success with approx. 450 participants from all over the world. KL promises a great program of keynote address symposiums, free papers, poster presentations  and clinical workshops in Sports […]

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