President’s update February 2017

The FSEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine has now become the FSEM Membership Examination. 

We are pleased to be able to offer all doctors working across the spectrum of Sport and Exercise Medicine, the chance to be part of our specialty via a skills and knowledge based qualification.

It is important that the FSEM supports the development of doctors working in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise medicine and team care at all levels. This will maintain standards of excellence and best practice for patients, which range from elite athletes to people recovering from illness and injury or managing a long term condition.

You can read more about the exam name change and changes to our membership criteria in our news item.

We are also holding elections for new Council members, with a term of office from 2017 to 2021. Members and Fellows will have received a letter and nomination form by email. Our SEM Registrars (or trainees) will also be holding an election for a new Council representative.

Our Education Committee is planning the FSEM session for this year’s joint conference with BASEM, in conjunction with the University of Bath 12-13 October. We recently conducted a members survey to find out more about what our members want from this event.

As always, we welcome views from our Fellows and Members on the Faculty and the work it carries out. Our regular Council Meetings provide a platform for our members to get involved via our Council Representatives.