Winner announcement: BJSM 2014 cover competition

The Dutch Association of Sports Medicine theme issue that focused on muscle injuries won the Oscar for BJSM’s 2014 cover.  The clear winner broke the The South African Sports Medicine Association’s  3-year stranglehold on the coveted trophy; no other nation had captured this ultimate among sports awards. Congratulations to all 17 BJSM member societies and particularly to those […]

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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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Should trainee sports physician’s always be remunerated to provide medical cover at sports events?

Sport and Exercise Medicine: The UK trainee perspective (A BJSM blog series) By Dr Bhavesh Kumar   Background There has been recent debate on appropriate remuneration for the provision of medical services at sports events by junior doctors involved in Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM). This has in part been prompted by a reduction in tariffs […]

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Injury prevention, advances and challenges of the international paralympic committee, and countdown to the next games

It has been 12 months since Rowan Atkinson plonked the piano with his umbrella to Chariots of Fire in the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Wikipedia says he is worth 85 million pounds, loves cars, has retired ‘Mr Bean’ and has been married to Sunetra Sastry for 23 years. But I digress already. Now, Professor […]

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What my 13-flight & 4-country sports medicine elective taught me: 5 lessons for success in sports & exercise medicine

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series By Liam West (@Liam_West) 13 flights. 4 countries. One very battered and bruised suitcase. The most incredible 3 months of my life. My medical elective enabled me to experience sport and exercise medicine (SEM) outside of the United Kingdom for the first time. A […]

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‘Care of the Female Athlete’ special theme issue: AMSSM call for manuscripts

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is soliciting submissions for publication in the February 2014 issue of the BJSM. This AMSSM themed issue will focus on the broad topic of “Care of the Female Athlete”. (See the cover of the 2013 AMSSM special issue of BJSM at right).  Manuscript submissions can be in any area of […]

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BASEM Congress 2013 – St George’s Park, 31st October & 1st November

BASEM 2013 is a ‘not-to-miss’ event for clinicians interested in sport and exercise medicine & physiotherapy. A great forum for physiotherapists, sports therapists and doctors, the packed program is full of practical sessions and opportunities for networking and discussion. See full program details HERE. What’s more, it will be at the impressive new venue of St. […]

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Practical tips for a future in sports physiotherapy

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine blog series (The ACPSEM is a BJSM member society – see January’s ACPSM issue of BJSM here; all ACPSEM members have full access to BJSM for free through the ACPSEM website) Getting involved in Sport and Exercise Medicine, a physiotherapist graduate’s perspective By Natalie Morgan My […]

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Dr. Babette Pluim: Living the Olympic Dream

By Dr. Babette Pluim (@DocPluim) To work at an Olympic Games is a dream for every sport physician. So, in 2011, I applied to LOCOG as a volunteer. The minimum commitment was ten days, with an option to do both the Olympics and Paralympics. Nothing could hold me back at the interview. Yes, yes, yes, […]

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Don’t miss Richard Budgett’s Olympics podcast…

Just a quick alert that Richard Budgett, the Chief Medical Office for the London Olympics, shares his very special insights. He was an Olympic Gold medal winner in Los Angeles before serving the UK and now the world! Click here for the podcast And remember, the IOC, through its Medical Commission, supports the 4 of […]

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