Annual Scientific Meeting

It is less than one month to go before the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting starts. The Faculty has bumper packed Sport and Exercise Medicine programme, including insights into military and disability sport and exercise medicine and how General Practice can engage with physical activity and exercise medicine. The Annual Scientific Meeting will also focus on undergraduate teaching and maintaining standards in UK sports and exercise medicine training. Here is a round-up of this year’s topics and speakers:


Dr Paul Jackson, Fellow and Chair of the Faculty’s Appraisal and Revalidation Committee, which is responsible for setting standards for sport and exercise medicine appraisals, will be starting the session with a talk about Revalidation: the first year’s experience.

Diabetes in Athletes

Dr Ian Gallen, Consultant Physician from the Diabetes Centre, Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospital NHS Trust will be presenting on the Management of Diabetes in Athletes.

Teaching and Training

Dr John Brooks, Medical Student, King’s College, London School of Medicine will be hosting a talk on Undergraduate Teaching in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) and Dr Simon Till, Fellow and Chair of our Specialty Advisory Committee will be updating the meeting on how his committee, determines and reviews curriculum and maintains standards in UK SEM training.

Medical Experience in the Military

Col John Etherington OBE, Fellow and Vice Chair of the Faculty will be speaking about Medical Experience from Afghanistan and Major Mark Cranley RAMC will be outlining Trainee Experience in the Military.

Disability Sport

Dr Nick Webborn a Fellow of the Faculty and Medical Director of The Sussex Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at The University of Brighton, will be covering Disability Sport: Lessons from the Paralympics and Dr David White, a specialist registrar in SEM will be talking about Training Experience in Disability Sport.

General Practice

Dr Richard Weiler, Fellow and Honorary Consultant at University College London Hospitals and lecturer and course tutor at University College London and Specialty Advisor in Sport & Exercise Medicine to Department of Health and NHS North West, will be presenting Engaging Physical Activity in General Practice.

FSEM Travelling Fellowship

The Faculty’s Bauerfeind travelling fellowship 2012 winner, Dr Stephen Chew, a member and SEM registrar, will also be presenting a report from his year’s work.

View the full programme here, final closing date for applications for the Annual Scientific Meeting is 10 October 2013.