Dr O’Driscoll has asked me to make practitioners aware of the 2013 Arsenal FC SEMS Conference, run by the AFC Medical Department and held at Emirates Stadium on 25 March 2013. Please find current information below.

To register online and secure your place, please go to www.eventelephant.com/arsenalsportsmedicineconference2013 

There is limited capacity of 30 attendees per tour for the two tours of Emirates during the day. If you wish to join one of these, please confirm this when you register.

We will much appreciate it if you can forward information of this conference to any colleagues and contacts who may be interested in attending.

Best wishes, Barry
Barry HillE: [email protected]

Arsenal FC SEMS Conference 2013 – Current hot topics in elite sports medicine

The management of and screening for Cardiac Events, developments in Concussion, aspects of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics

FSEM UK CPD Accreditation to be applied for

Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Arsenal Football Club Medical Director, and Mr Colin Lewin, Head of Medical Services, are delighted to confirm that the 2013 Conference will take place on Monday 25 March 2013 at Emirates Stadium. Building on the success of previous conferences, this day will be high level, interdisciplinary and as interactive as possible. Open to all medical and scientific healthcare professionals working across a wide range of sports, the day will be attended by up to 250 delegates and is aimed at SEM Faculty Fellows, senior doctors, physiotherapists and professional healthcare staff working with elite sportspersons.

This year the main topics of discussion will revolve around the management and screening of cardiac events, the increasing concerns around concussion in contact sports and issues around the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

We are very proud to announce that the former Arsenal player Mr Fabrice Muamba will be presenting on the events surrounding his on field collapse last year and subsequent spectacular recovery. As well as Fabrice we will also have presentations by Fabrice’s Team Doctor who attended the collapse, Dr Jonathon Tobin, and the consultant who oversaw his recovery Dr Sam Mohiddin.

Other presenters on the day include:

Dr John Norwig Head Athletic trainer & Head of Sports Medicine at The Pittsburgh Steelers

Dr Martin Raftery Medical Director of the International Rugby Board

Dr Alan Farrell Medical Director SKY Cycling

Dr Nick Webborn Chief Medical Officer of the British Paralympic Association

Mr John Murtough Premier League Head of Elite Performance

Mr Mark Bawden EIS/GB Olympics and England Cricket Team sports psychologist

Mr Ben Ashworth Physiotherapist GB Judo 2012 Olympics and Arsenal Football Club

There will also be a number of short case studies presented of difficult diagnoses

Stadium Guided Tours

Please note that there will be the opportunity for attendees to take a guided tour of Emirates stadium and its facilities. However the two tours have limited availability (maximum of 30 per tour) and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please indicate when you register that you would like to join a tour.

Included in the delegate fee of £150 inc VAT is attendance at all sessions, FSEM accreditation, attendance certificate, refreshments and food, a guided tour of Emirates Stadium and a post event memory stick with all presentations uploaded.

Some delegate comments from the 2012 AFC conference

Excellent day – very well organised and great speakers; Great idea with case studies highlighting problems of difficult patients in elite sport; Excellent seminar with good range of speakers – well done; Excellent, Very clinically relevant; Absolutely brilliant conference – will recommend to my colleagues; well-presented and very interesting; Good varied case studies which were very appropriate and relevant.

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