Arsenal FC SEMS Conference

21 March 2017 , London

Arsenal FC SEMS Conference 21 March 2017 (Presented by Vitality) - Screening in Elite Sport: The Search for the Panacea to Optimise Player Performance 


FSEM CPD Accreditation to be sought


 The conference website with outline schedule and on-line booking is now open at

 Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Arsenal Football Club Medical Director, and Mr Colin Lewin, Head of Medical Services, are pleased to confirm that the 2017 Conference will take place on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at the Emirates Stadium. Building on the success of previous conferences, this day will be high level, interdisciplinary and as interactive as possible. Open to medical and scientific healthcare professionals working across all sports, the day will be attended by up to 300 delegates and, whilst aimed at SEM Faculty Fellows, senior doctors, physiotherapists and professional healthcare staff working with elite sportspersons, is open to all medical, healthcare and scientific practitioners.

 This year the main topics of discussion focus on the various strategies employed during the on-going process of screening players and athletes in order to optimise performance, injury prevention and recovery.

 Currently confirmed speakers:

Professor Roald Bahr - Head of the Aspetar Sports Injury and Illness Prevention Programme

Dr Michael Collins - Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Professor Fares Haddad - Clinical Director, ISEH; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , UCLH, The Princess Grace Hospital and The Wellington Hospital

Mr Adam Meakins - Extended Scope Practitioner and Specialist Physiotherapist in the field of sports injuries with a particular interest in the shoulder joint.

Ms Andrea Mosler - Senior Sports Physiotherapist at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

Dr Gary O’Driscoll - Arsenal Football Club Medical Director

Mr Des Ryan - Arsenal Football Club Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development (Academy)

Professor Sanjay Sharma - Professor of clinical Cardiology at St Georges University of London


Presentations will include:

Screening injury prevention in the hip, groin and knee….a surgeons perspective.

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.


The fees for attending this day are:

Early bird (on bookings confirmed by 31 January 2017)

Normal                                                          £150

BASEM full member                                        £135

Full time SEMS PG Student                              £ 90

Standard (for all bookings received after 31 January 2017)

Normal                                                          £175

BASEM full member                                        £155

Full time SEMS PG Student                              £105


The discounted places for full-time SEMS postgraduate students and full BASEM members are limited in number to 35. 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 early bird rate of £150 or 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.

 As with previous Arsenal FC SEMS events, we anticipate the day filling quickly and early booking is advised.