BASEM Spring Conference

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Date:          Thursday 30th March 2017, 9.00 am to 4.15 pm

Venue:         Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, Doncaster, DN4 5JW


The Event

The conference focused on The Spine, an anatomical area that frequently provokes apprehension, controversy and a diversity of opinions on how problems with it should be managed.  Whether it is a traumatic and life changing incident that, all too frequently, happens in sport, or a chronic debilitating problem that may affect all sports participants, the breadth of problems and conditions that can occur are extensive.  Consequently, Professor Graham Smith endeavoured to draw together a multi-disciplinary faculty of speakers that covered the breadth of problems that Sport & Exercise Medicine Practitioners are presented with, but also gave a realistic perspective of how these should be managed clinically and functionally.

Presentations included:-

  • Recognition of inflammatory causes of spinal pain
  • Lessons from the Inter-Disciplinary Functional Restoration Programme for Chronic Back Pain
  • Recognising and managing lumbar stress fracture: The cricket fast bowler experience
  • Back Pain and the Integrated Community MSK Hub: towards a better model
  • The place of spinal injections in acute and chronic spine pain (Presented by the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (BIMM))

The Programme

Professor Graham Smith brought together recognised experts in their specific areas of expertise to provide evidence based education to delegates.  The programme allowed time for delegates to pose questions to the experts.


The event was accredited by The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM UK).  Attendance certificates will be emailed to all delegates.


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Thank you to Professor Graham Smith for organising the programme and inviting expert Speakers that presented on the day; to our Speakers for their exceptional and insightful presentations; to our delegates for their attendance and participation. The Q & A sessions provided some interesting and lively discussion.

All BASEM Courses and Conferences provide excellent networking opportunities.  They bring together individuals from all professions within the Sport and Exercise Medicine field.  

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