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Professor Sir Harry Burns Speaking at the Sport and Exercise Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Professor Sir Harry Burns will be attending the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s Diploma ceremony day on the 24 September 2015 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Professor Burns will be addressing the audience with a keynote speech titled:

If physical activity is the most important thing we can do for our health, why aren’t we all active?

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK is delighted to welcome Professor Burns to its Diploma day, which will be attended by its Members and Fellows alongside those receiving the FSEM Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine and special awards.

Sir Harry Burns is Strathclyde University’s Professor of Global Health and is a Senior Fellow of the Wave Trust. He also has a leadership position within the International Prevention Research Institute (IPRI). From 2005 until 2014, Professor Burns served as Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, where his responsibilities included public health policy. He gave strong priority to early childhood, including co-chairing the Scottish Government’s Early Years Task Force. He was knighted in 2012.

Members and Fellows of both the FSEM and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM), medical undergraduates and trainees with an interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine can attend the speech from 1.30pm to 2.30pm by registering with the Faculty at enquiries@fsem.ac.uk

Useful links:

FSEM Diploma Ceremony Day webpage and booking details – http://www.fsem.ac.uk/training-education/diploma-ceremony.aspx

The Wave Trust- http://www.wavetrust.org/about-us

University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy – http://www.strath.ac.uk/ippi/aboutus/centreforhealthpolicy/