ABOUT BASEM

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) was founded in 1952 and is the largest multidisciplinary sports medicine organisation in the UK, offering full membership to medical practitioners and allied professionals such as physiotherapists and sports scientists.

ASSOCIATION OBJECTIVES

BASEM has its own internationally recognised journal, The British Journal of Sports Medicine and is dedicated to the promotion of good health through physical activity and the provision of sports medicine expertise to optimise athletic performance at all levels.

The Association aims to provide support and education to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of athletes and individuals undertaking, or aspiring to undertake, regular physical activity at all levels.

  • To promote exercise as a therapeutic tool.
  • To support and promote the multi-disciplinary team in sport and exercise medicine.
  • To support the professional needs of those doctors working in the speciality of sport and exercise medicine and to advise on career structures in sport and exercise medicine.
  • To provide support and education for those healthcare professionals involved in the care of athletes and individuals undertaking, or aspiring to undertake regular physical activity at all levels.
  • To promote the speciality of sport and exercise medicine and to encourage best standards of clinical practice in the care of the exercising individual.  To promote the adoption of evidence-based practice in all areas of sport and exercise medicine.
  • To support and encourage research in sport and exercise medicine.
  • To promote the adoption of exercise and physical activity by all sections of the population for their general wellbeing and in the preventions of illness.
  • To assist and advise all relevant authorities in adopting policies that will encourage and promote physical activity in schools, the work place and the home.
  • To cooperate with the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine and to collaborate with other Associations, both nationally and internationally, in furthering the speciality of sport and exercise medicine and the aims of BASEM.
  • To communicate frequently and effectively with the membership.

Membership

BASEM holds National Association Membership of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).

FIMS aims primarily to promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world, to protect the physical and mental health and ensure the wellbeing of all who are engaged in sports and exercise and to assist athletes in achieving optimal performance by maximizing their genetic potential, health, nutrition and (access to) high-quality care and training.

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BASEM holds membership of The European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA), whose aim is to develop and harmonise education in Sports Medicine throughout Europe and to get Sports Medicine included in the basic curricula at all Medical schools and Educational Institutions.

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