Faculty Sponsors ‘The Super Human’

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine is sponsoring this year’s speakers for the Undergraduate content at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) Congress 31 October and 1 November.

Entitled ‘The Superhuman’, the first undergraduate session will include a line-up of debate provoking topics chaired by Dr Mike Turner Chief Medical Adviser (CMA) to the British Horseracing Authority and Dr Liam West, President of the USEMS:

  • Nutritional supplements, are they worth the hype and money? Professor Ron Maughan
  • Gene doping. Infecting our athletes to succeed.Proffessor  Hidde Haisma
  • Child athletes, are we creating superhumans or just premature health risks?Professor Neil Armstrong
  • Can we construct the superhuman? Andy Miah
  • Neurotracker/Neurominder – Cognitive Attention/Performance Assessment and Training technology combined with concussion rehabilitation monitoring system. Jean Castonguay and Dr Joclyn Faubert

BASEM describes this session as:“Worth the daily delegate fee in its own right”. Be ready with your questions!

The Faculty is also supporting The reality of being a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician – an early career stream in association with USEMS. Chaired by Dr Kate Hutchings SEM Consultant for the English Institute of Sport and Bryn Savill Co-President of Cardiff Sport and Exercise Medicine Society (CSEMS).

BASEM describes this stream as: “Involving various doctors at different stages of their career in SEM. It will provide the undergraduate with some realistic tips of future work in this area.”

Professor John B King, who was awarded Honorary Fellow at the Faculty’s Diploma ceremony last week, will also be chairing a discussion in relation to the football athlete.

Dr Tom Crisp, the Chair of BASEM and member of the FSEM Council, will be opening the congress.

You can view the full programme for the BASEM Congress here