fit4future: a school programme that makes Swiss kids move more!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Chloé Joray In Switzerland, almost one in five children is overweight(1). The causes are complex and multifactorial however, we know well that low levels of physical activity and unhealthy diets are a major part of the problem(2). Health initiatives at schools […]

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Conference announcement: The Swiss Students Day is back!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Justin Carrard @CarrardJustin For the third year in a row, The Swiss Society of Sport Medicine will run the Swiss Students Day!  Since the “Students & Junior Doctors SGSM/SSMS” was created in March 2017, they have run Students Day successfully. This year, the’ve organised […]

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2018 Football Medicine Outcomes Conference: interview with Mike Davison, Managing Director of the Isokinetic Centre in London

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin When I first heard about the Isokinetic Football Medicine Outcomes conference I was surprised by the size of the event. The 2017 conference hosted 2500 attendees from 90 countries with more than 197 leading experts – all at the […]

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Exercise oncology part 3/3: exercise as a therapeutic tool in an out-patient oncology setting

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Lauranne Bazin and Justin Carrard For our final blog in the exercise oncology series, we spoke to Dr. Didier Jallut, who, for over 20 years has worked as an oncologist at an out-patient setting dealing primarily with breast cancer patients in Lausanne, Switzerland. What […]

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Swiss Sports Student Day #2! “Have fun – meet the experts – learn the essentials”

  Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Alexandra Tewes, Nadine Werthmüller, Giuseppe Loggia and Justin Carrard @CarrardJustin Haven’t read about the First Swiss Sports Student Day yet? We’ve linked it here. On 25th October 2017, the second edition of the Swiss Sports Student Day in Interlaken saw […]

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Young athletes are not small adult athletes: A Junior Doctor`s perspective of the first Young Athletes Forum Convention

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Karsten Königstein and Justin Carrard, @CarrardJustin  The first Young Athletes Forum Convention (YAF) recently took place in Montreux, Switzerland. World leading experts from sports science and sports medicine met with other stakeholders to discuss the hottest topics in relation to young […]

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Exercise oncology part 2/3: Let’s put it into practice!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Anne Cornevin @anne_cornevin and Justin Carrard @Carrard.Justin The first part of this series reviewed the scientific evidence to prescribe exercise in order to prevent and treat cancers [read it HERE]. This second part “gives”  the floor to a family, whose daughter was […]

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Mountain sports: what should a sports doctor check before authorizing patients to go at high altitudes?

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By David Eidenbenz, with the contribution of Dr. Sandra Leal Mountain sports such as hiking, trail running, or ski touring are becoming increasingly popular. Trail access is improving, allowing people to go to higher altitudes. For both moderate and sustained efforts, caution […]

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Exercise oncology part 1/3: Let’s get moving, exercise helps in preventing AND treating cancers!

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Giulia Marzano and Justin Carrard, @MarzanoGiuli, @Carrard.Justin “I am very sorry to tell you that you suffer have bowel cancer (…). But we are able to treat this kind of cancer with pretty good results. Treatment consists of surgery as well as […]

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Five pearls from the first Swiss Sports and Exercise Medicine Student’s Day – for future doctors

Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective on Sport and Exercise Medicine Blog Series By Justin Carrard, @Carrard.Justin I am very honored to launch the new Swiss Junior Doctors and Undergraduate Perspective blog series. This series will help amplify Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) as a medical specialty in our country. It will also encourage dialogue […]

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