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The 2023 USEMS Committee

Attar is an F1 doctor currently working for Walsall Healthcare Trust in the West Midlands. Over the past year, he has been on the USEMS committee in the role of secretary. He is very passionate about the world of sports medicine, with a particular interest in mental health within sports, concussion management and increasing equality, diversity and inclusivity within SEM. Outside of medicine, Attar enjoys playing sports and going to the gym as well as supporting incoming/current medical students. He is aiming to use this role to bring more people in the SEM specialty and increase opportunities at an undergraduate level.

Siena is a final year medical student, after completing a Intercalated degree in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Medicine. Her dissertation was based on Concussion in Sport, which has impacted the currently Royal College of Emergency Medicine concussion guidelines. Sport and exercise medicine is an area Siena is very passionate about, with many diseases and conditions preventable or even reversible with the role a balanced lifestyle. Particularly with chronic diseases on the ever increase, the need for guidance and advice from SEM doctors will too be essential in the UK healthcare. Siena has directly worked with Welsh Football and published research for the organisation. More recently she has spent 2 weeks volunteering at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as one of the athlete medics, which encompassed “ field of play” care for the international athletes competing

Kathryn is a final year medical student, due to graduate in 2023, at the University of Edinburgh, where she was president of the SEM society and organised a series of SEM workshops as well as assisting in the organisation of the national USEMS conference in 2022. She has an interest in physical activity promotion, female athlete health and sports cardiology, and furthered this through an intercalation in Physical Activity for Health and research into sudden cardiac death in sports. Although now retired from professional sport, Kathryn’s interest in sports medicine stems from her international swimming career, which allowed an alternative view on what is valued from the SEM MDT.

I am in my final year of medical school at Edinburgh, moving to London in August 2023 to start my foundation training. I became interested in Sports Medicine when I joined medical school, with Edinburgh being a great hub for the specialty. I intercalated in Sports Medicine in Third year and have since had various roles in our University SEM society, including social media lead, Vice-President and most recently, President. As part of this role I organised the National USEMS Conference in November 2022, which was an experience that allowed me to connect with like-minded medical students and health professionals working in SEM. I have most recently completed my elective with DP World Tour Golf Medical team where I learnt skills in knowledge translation that I hope to bring to my forthcoming role as Social Media representative for USEMS.

Meg is going into her final year of medicine at the University of Birmingham having intercalated in sports science last year. She is the current President of the Birmingham SEM society, helping them organise their first in person conference this year. She volunteered as a first aider at the Commonwealth Games and will be undertaking a SEM elective in Australia in May. Her aims for USEMS this year are to boost their Instagram profile and to utilise other social media platforms to increase awareness of sports medicine amongst undergraduate students. Outside of medicine, Meg is a competitive runner, with several national cross-country vests in the past, who also enjoys playing social netball.

Thomas is a current Medical Student at University of Edinburgh Medical School, with an intercalated degree in Neuroscience. As current ESEMS vice-president, Thomas has organised and hosted several webinars and conferences, including the USEMS National Conference 2022-23. Thomas has been lucky enough to contribute to an array of SEM related published research, presenting at National and International Conferences, and aims to use this role to increase engagement in the SEM specialty and develop similar opportunities to other aspiring undergraduates. Thomas’s interest in sport medicine stems from his love for rugby, previously playing professionally for Worcester Warriors RFU and gaining international recognition with England Rugby Union U16’s-U19’s and previously playing for England Rugby 7’s at the Commonwealth Youth Games and Junior Olympic Qualifiers.

Isa is a final year medical student at St Georges University of London who has pursued his interest in Sports & Exercise Medicine by completing an intercalated degree from Queen Mary’s University and a FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine. He also gained valuable experience working as part of the AFC Wimbledon football club medical team for several weeks. In his free time, Isa enjoys sharing evidence-based health benefits of exercise with his social media followers of over 30,000 and hitting the gym. His passion for fitness and background in freestyle Olympic wrestling and weightlifting have driven his interest in preventative healthcare and musculoskeletal medicine, making him a valuable member of our committee.

Niall is an F1 doctor at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He studied medicine at UCL graduating with an intercalated degree in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences. He has an interest in SEM and lifestyle medicine-based research, having been involved in projects exploring the cross-education effect, and the impact of telemedicine on post-operative rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Niall’s passion for sports medicine stems from his long-term love of football and an interest in the utilisation of movement medicine in the management and prevention of common medical conditions. Outside of work Niall enjoys playing football, following Chelsea FC and practising calisthenics.