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Arsenal FC SEMS Conference – Screening in Elite Sport: The Search for the Panacea to Optimise Player Performance

Date: 21/03/2017
Location: Hornsey Road, London, N7 7NY
How to Book

If you are planning to attend the Arsenal FC SEMS Conference this year at Emirates Stadium and have not yet registered, just a quick reminder that the full schedule and on-line registration are at:

6 hours FSEM CPD Accreditation awarded

BJSM approved – quality international education 

Senior SEMS practitioner or student – a day not to be missed!!

Comments from 2016 conference attendees: “An excellent meeting, many new ideas and methods to implement.”; “A very enjoyable meeting and lots of information gained looking forward to the next meeting.”; “The usual high quality, well organised, interesting meeting – thank you!”

Building on the great success of previous Arsenal FC SEMS conferences, Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Arsenal FC Medical Director, and Mr Colin Lewin, Head of Medical Services, are delighted to confirm the 2017 high level, interdisciplinary, FSEM accredited Conference will take place at Emirates Stadium. Again, this year, the speakers have international reputations that will ensure high quality, current, and interactive presentations.

Open to all medical and scientific healthcare professionals working across sports, presentations are aimed at SEM Faculty Fellows, senior doctors, physiotherapists and professional healthcare staff working with elite sportspersons. The conference presentations this year will focus on various aspects of screening in elite sport with presentations on cardiac, concussion, hip, groin and knee screening.

The full schedule and on-line registration are at:; to access the conference app please search “Arsenal FC SEMS Conference.”

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Roald Bahr, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Chair, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norway

Dr Michael Collins, Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion programme at University of Pittsburgh, USA

Professor Fares Haddad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, UCH The Princess Grace and The Wellington Hospital, UK

Mr Adam Meakins, Specialist Sports physiotherapist and Strength and conditioning coach, UK

Andrea Mosler, Senior Sports Physiotherapist at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Qatar

Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Medical Director at Arsenal Football Club, UK

Mr Des Ryan, Head of Sports Medicine and Youth Athletic Development at Arsenal Football Club, UK

Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of clinical Cardiology at St Georges University of London, UK

Presentations include:

Pelvic avulsions and related injuries: Lessons learnt.

Screening and identifying clinical profiles in Sports concussion. A proactive approach to concussion management.

Screening and its role in athletic development in academy football.

Why screening to predict injury does not work… and probably never will!

New player medicals in professional football, what does it involve?

Screening for groin pain: from research to risk management.

Screening as a tool for injury prevention and reduction. A Physiotherapist’s view.

Current concepts in cardiac screening of the young and elite athlete.

Attendance fee:

The standard fees for attending this conference are £175; BASEM full members £155; Full time SEMS PG Student £105. The discounted places for full-time SEMS postgraduate students and full BASEM members are limited in number. Students – please note to receive a discount your student ID will need to be shown on the day. BASEM members – please note to receive your BASEM full member discount will need to show your BASEM membership number on the day. Once these 35 discounted places have been booked, all subsequent bookings will be at the standard rate of £175.

Included in your delegate fee is attendance at all sessions, all conference documentation, FSEM accreditation, attendance certificate, refreshments and food, a guided tour of Emirates Stadium (subject to availability), a post event flash drive (with all PowerPoint presentations uploaded) and the attendee weblink to the video of all talks and question sessions.

All at Arsenal FC Medical Department look forward to seeing you at Emirates Stadium in March.