Healthcare Conference Brings Latest Advancements in Sport and Exercise Medicine in run up to Commonwealth Games

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) will have its own medical symposium as part of the programme at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Advancing Excellence in Healthcare Conference 19-20 June 2014.

The international triennial conference, which takes place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow, covers all aspects of healthcare with a theme of sport and exercise medicine running through the two-day programme.

The Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) symposium, led by Fellows and Members of the FSEM, includes plenty of thought provoking content and debates from Doctors who will be attending the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  The first day opens with the debate ‘This house believes that exercise is the panacea for all ills’.Member of the FSEM and volcano runner, Dr Andrew Murray and Fellow of the FSEM, Dr Robin Northcote will take part in the debate, alongside Sir Harry Burns and Dr John Larkin.

Dr Roderick Jaques, President of the FSEM UK and a speaker at the conference, comments: “It is great to see an advancing excellence in healthcare conference with a real focus on sport and exercise medicine. In taking part in this conference, we hope to raise awareness of the many different applications of sport and exercise medicine, especially in the treatment and prevention of common illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis and the need for more specialists in exercise medicine across the NHS.”

Professor Stewart Hillis, lead organiser of the FSEM content at the symposium and speaker on prescribing exercise, comments: “Our sport and exercise medicine speakers are covering a broad spectrum of topics, not just for the consultant treating elite sports participants, but for those who would like to know more about the application of exercise medicine for public health. This conference is very timely bringing to Scotland the latest advancements in sport and exercise medicine in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”

The Exercise Medicine content at the symposium will also include the latest advancements in:Physical Activity; Achieving Behavioural Change in Secondary Care, Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes; Lessons from the Athlete, Prescribing Exercise in Oncology, Heart Failure and Diabetes, Concussion the Continued Challenge, Exercise and Ageing, and Exercise in the Management of Arthritis.

The complete conference programme is available on the RCP&S of Glasgow website:


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Notes to Editors:

  • The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine was launched in 2006 and is an intercollegiate faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The Faculty has over 550 Members and Fellows, not including medical students
  • There are around 80 Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors on the GMC specialist register
  • The FSEM not only sets standards in SEM but oversees research, training, curriculum and assessment of SEM Doctors, including providing revalidation services
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine involves the medical care of injury and illness in sport, exercise and the work place. It requires accurate diagnoses, careful clinical examination, experience and knowledge of sport and exercise specific movement patterns. SEM practitioners work in a variety of settings across primary, secondary and tertiary care. The specialty has a large scale application in improving the health of the general public through exercise advice and prescription. Further information about the specialty can be found in the Media & Resources section at

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