Expanding Sport and Exercise Medicine Across The Globe - Dr David Humphries
Sport & Exercise Medicine – Bringing us all together 12th – 13th October 2017 Don’t miss this key discussion about the future of Sport and Exercise Medicine and how one group is providing an international syllabus for countries with no specialty training.
Dr David Humphries MB BS (Hons), FACSP, FFSEM (UK), Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and Clinical Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, will outline his work with the Delphi project and how it can help countries with little resource to set up their own training programme. David’s talk will be delivered on Thursday 12 October in the FSEM (UK) session:
Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) has been accepted as a medical specialty in many parts of the world over the last few decades and these countries now have excellent training and accreditation programmes for the specialty. Significant resources have been devoted to developing these programmes. However, in countries with no specialty training program in SEM the resources to create a specialty training program are likely to be limited, creating a barrier to the expansion of the specialty.
Discussions between a number of SEM physicians at scientific meetings in Europe and Australasia in 2014-5 led to the formation of a Delphi group, whose aim is to create a base syllabus in the specialty of SEM to assist any country wishing to implement a new specialist training programme in SEM. This presentation will detail the development and progress of this Delphi project, known as the International Syllabus in SEM group (ISSG).
Dr Humphries is a SEM specialist practicing in Hobart, Tasmania. He graduated MB,BS (Hons) from UNSW in 1981. He gained his SEM Fellowship through the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 1991 and was granted Fellowship of FSEM UK in 2007. He has filled a number of roles with ACSEP including Chair of the Specialisation Committee, Censor in Chief and President. He is particularly interested in the value of SEM at community level and the training and assessment of SEM physicians. He is a clinical lecturer at University of Tasmania, medical officer for many sporting bodies and actively involved in teaching. David is currently the convenor of the International Syllabus in SEM Delphi group.
This year’s conference is delivered in conjunction with the University of Bath, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, with sessions by both the University of Bath and Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis. Follow this link to view the full programme.