Sport and Exercise Medicine Hot Topic Symposium

RCPE Hot Topic Symposium: Sports & Exercise Medicine

Friday 7 February 2014 at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Sport and exercise medicine is now recognised as a specialty in the UK.  The aim of this Hot Topic symposium is to review some of the major areas within this specific clinical subject and areas of interest within the wider medical community.

We are delighted that Professor Steven Blair from the  Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina has agreed to deliver a keynote presentation on “Physical inactivity and the obesity plague: fact or over-egging?”


  • EXERCISE AND HEALTH – Bringing physical activity to the nation // Exercise as a prescription


  • EXERCISE AND SPORT GOOD, INJURIES BAD!!! -Concussion and CTE: an ongoing challenge  // The role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of injuries: the evidence base


  • MEDICAL CHALLENGES IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES – Doping control at the games; the Lance Armstrong affair and the aftermath  // Preparation of our athletes: how can we beat the opposition? // Pre-participation cardiovascular screening for all athletes – should we or shouldn’t we?


  • PRACTICAL ASPECTS AND OUTCOMES FROM EXERCISE – How we can get patients active? // Perspectives of sports injuries – player/coach/doctor



Mr Craig Brown  // Professor Sir Harry Burns  //  Professor Stewart Hillis  // Professor Domhnall Macauley / / Dr Andrew Murray / / Professor Nanette Mutrie / / Mr Patrick Nevin // Mrs Lindsay Thomson / / Dr Michael Turner / / Dr Brian Walker
I do hope you register to attend this symposium which will be of interest to all who are involved in the preparation of athletes, the care of sports injuries and the prescription of exercise.

Details on full programme and on-line booking from

(early bird discount deadline Thursday 9 January 2014)

Contact:  Margaret Farquhar, Education Co-ordinator


Tel: + 44 (0) 131 247 3636