Word gets around: qualitative data and injury research

By Robert McCunn @RobertMcCunn , Neil V Gibson @360CUK, Liam D Harper @lharper89 Qualitative research methods are underused in our field. The prevailing epistemological approach in sports medicine favours the use of objective, numerical data. Indeed, such data and methodology is important; however, it does not always tell the full story. Context and nuance are not easily […]

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Conference announcement! 14th Portuguese Sports Medicine Conference in Braga

By Rita Tomás @rtomasmd On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine, I would like to welcome all faculty and attendees to the 2018 European City of Sport, Braga this November 15th-17th. This is the 14th edition of the national conference. Hot topics on the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Oxford Textbook of Children’s Sports and Exercise Medicine

By Dr Damien McKay The Oxford Textbook of Children’s Sports and Exercise Medicine – 3rdEdition, edited by Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen, is a comprehensive reference of value to clinicians and scientists working in youth sport. This fully revised edition incorporating 50 chapters (including 17 new topics and chapters), is authored by internationally recognised […]

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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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Sports Medicine Australia: Building on 2017 and taking 2018 by storm…

By Declan Boffa 2017 was a jam-packed year for us here at Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). We held our position as the top national umbrella body for sports medicine and sports science and continued to strengthen our ties with BJSM as a member society. Here’s a summary of our year as well as what we’re looking forward to […]

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80 years and counting: the Polish Society of Sports Medicine (PSSM) and Poland’s contribution to the world of Sports Medicine.

By Dr Wojciech Gawroński & Dr Henryk Kuński In 2017, the Polish Society of Sports Medicine (PSSM) celebrated their 80th Anniversary. Below, I share the developments of Sports Medicine in Poland, and our contribution to the Sports Medicine field in Europe and internationally. Polish Sports Medicine has its roots in Sports Hygiene Poland’s capital, Warsaw held the […]

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Paragliding: the sky is the limit for the sports’ medicine.

By Dr Matt Wilkes @freeflightphys Free Flight Physiology Project Extreme Environment Laboratory University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom Paragliding has emerged as one of the most popular unpowered, ‘free flight’ disciplines. Rapid advances in wing and harness design have meant that even recreational pilots regularly fly over 100 km at a time, with the world record […]

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Is it safe to run a marathon after heart surgery (valve replacement)?

Each week students in Professor Ian Shrier’s (@McGillU) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ask questions. One questions is answered by our world expert panel on the BJSM blog. This week’s question is from a MOOC student who used to run marathons. (not the person in the photo, left) Q: I used to be a marathon […]

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A picture IS worth a thousand words: Why healthcare professionals should know (and care) about infographics

By Chris Oliver @cyclingsurgeon, Hilary Scott @thehilsarealive and Andrew Murray @docandrewmurray Many industries use infographics: business, politics, food, finance, and healthcare, including physical activity promotion. Statistically, the most successful infographics, in terms of number of ‘shares’ on social media, contain an average of 396 words (1) and a combination of data visualisations (e.g. bar graphs, line […]

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Congrats to ECOSEP, MuscleTech Network, and FC Barcelona – the 2015 cover competition winners!

Congratulations to all of the collaborators and supporters of the ECOSEP/FC Barcelona, December 2015 BJSM issue (#24) for winning the 2015 cover competition by a landslide (honorable runner up goes to Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand 49(issue #14) Strong debut performance!). We had the pleasure of sharing the news with two of the major contributors: Nikos Malliaropoylos (founding member […]

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