Conferences, Courses & Events
All conferences, courses and events listed on this site have relevance to our Members. As part of the arrangement with course organisers we ensure that all Football Medical Association Members receive a discount on events listed below.
**FREE COURSE** Taking Action - Tackling Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION SUPPORTED BY THE PREMIER LEAGUE COURSE FOR FMPA MEMBERS discussions between the FMPA and Premier League have led to the funding of an education workshop for medicine and performance staff in professional football. This will be held at the Etihad Stadium and will be FREE to all FMPA members. A nominal charge of £30 will be applicable for non-members. The event is expected to stimulate a lively debate about where we are with this increasingly important issue and explore the role of, and the thoughts of our members in determining what needs to be done to deliver best practice care within football. Please note delegate spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come basis. Schedule 2.00 – 2.15 Introduction Eamonn Salmon Setting out the format of the event 2.15 – 2.30 Premier League Andy O’Boyle Detailing the work that the Premier League are doing in Mental Health 2.30 – 3.00 Sporting Chance Colin Bland or Alex Mills Defining Mental Health challenges within Football 3.00 – 3.20 Professor Andy Smith First Aid for Mental Health 3.20 – 3.40 Welfare and Safeguarding Officer Mental Health outside of the Premier League Mike Hurn – Wigan Athletic FC 3.40 – 4.10 Break 4.10 – 4.40 Mental Illness Phillip Hopley Cognacity 4.40 – 5.00 Club Medical Staff and their role in Mental Health Awareness Bryan English 5.00 – 5.45 Taking Action – setting out a plan for management of Mental Health in Football – possibly a ‘consensus statement’ for publication in FMPA magazine Panel Discussion 5.45 – 6.00 Summing up and Closing comments Eamonn Salmon