Are you Keeping Up?

Professor Karim Khan to Talk Social Media at Walk 500 Miles

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK are proud to host this year’s annual Sport and Exercise Medicine conference alongside BASEM at one of the oldest and grandest venues in Edinburgh, The Assembly Rooms, 1-3 October. Both organisations are keen to ensure their Members, Fellows and Students are up to date with the latest techniques in new media as well as Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Both BASEM and the FSEM are providing a packed timetable of challenging and informing topics and included in this is the FSEM sponsored undergraduate session, on Thursday 2 October:

Professor Karim Khan, Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), will be addressing students during the undergraduate session on social media, technology and electronic media #areyoukeepingup. Once you have picked up a few tips from Professor Khan you can follow and join the conversation on Twitter at the conference using #walk500miles.

Dr Mike Loosemore from the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) will be focused on Exercise Medicine for undergraduates,  with a talk about Seven Investments for Health – a message students can spread. Other undergraduate topics worthy of a tweet will include; Orthopaedics – what it can add to SEM, Lessons from the Commonwealth Games, Sports Physiotherapy and Extreme Sports.

There will be a chance to interact with the conference on electronic media throughout the three days when both the FSEM and BASEM include live Twitter updates from the conference on topics such as: Exercise The Way Forward – how to change societies attitude to inactivity, Getting to the Pointe – a talk with demonstrations from members of the Royal Ballet School, New Therapies in Sports Medicine – the ethics and Careers in Sports Medicine – challenges and solutions. You can view the full conference programme at

There is also a special one-day fee of £40 for students wishing to attend the undergraduate sessions at the conference this year. Students, Members and Fellows and those interested in attending can book online at

Follow our conference tweets @FSEM_UK and @basem_uk using #walk500miles

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