The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced the 2019 Prohibited List (the List). The List cam into effect on 1 January 2019.
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List Update – A Guide for Athlete Support Personnel
UK Anti-Doping has informed BASEM that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced the 2019 Prohibited List (the List). The List will come into effect on 1 January 2019.
So, whilst you prepare your athletes for training and competition in 2019, take some time to become familiar with any changes to substances or methods and consider the impact this may have on your athletes both in-competition and out-of-competition.
Further information from UK Anti Doping available here
BASEM is pleased to inform members that a Strategic Partnership has now been agreed between BASEM and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).
UKAD has a clear objective to prevent doping in sport in the UK. As the National Anti-Doping Agency, UKAD aims to prevent, deter, detect and prosecute doping to support its mission of Clean Sport.
Research indicates that athletes are heavily influenced by the athlete support personnel around them – this influence also applies to an athlete’s decision to dope or not. With recent international events highlighting the role of athlete support personnel in the treatment of athletes through the use of doping substances and methods, both UKAD and BASEM are keen to establish a programme of education and awareness to ensure that in the UK our athlete support personnel are operating in line with the ethics of clean sport, by having the relevant information available to them.
UKAD are holding a Forum in January – Clean Sport at the Front Line – and invite BASEM members to participate. The Forum will focus on evidence- based practice and how best to support and protect practitioners, with emphasis on those athletes that are most vulnerable and at risk of making a doping decision, as well as the role of the athlete support personnel in protecting athletes. Full details available here.
BASEM in association with Dr Nicky Keay @nickykeayfitness has developed a new resource website raising awareness of Relative Energy Deficiency (RED-S) for all those involved with exercise training, sport and dance.
The changing nature of disease in the 20th Century. In the mid 19th century a girl born in the UK would be considered lucky to see her 43rd birthday. If she survived childbirth she would have to navigate her way through early life without immunizations, antibiotics or access to free healthcare and wouldmost likely end up dying of an infectious disease such as Tuberculosis or Pneumoniai.
Traditional models of primary and secondary care were established at the inception of the NHS to handle what was a very different health landscape with an emphasis on managing acute health problems in specialist settings. The UK population is growing (to over 75million by 2039) and ageing (nearly 20% are above the age of 65[iv]) and this requires a shift in our approach.
Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) is a clinical model that describes the potential adverse health and performance consequences of low energy availability (LEA) in male and female athletes. Identification of athletes at risk of LEA can potentially prevent these adverse clinical outcomes.
My medical elective consisted of 8 flights, 3 sports medicine placements and countless amazing spots across Australia. As a naïve medical student in my fourth year I remember emailing different clinics in Australia with a prepped CV and a strong interest in SEM through my time so far in medical school
Dr Richard Collins, BASEM Education Chair was receiving lots of emails from GPs (or soon to be GPs) asking how to expand their career into Sport and Exercise Medicine. Richard found that his responses were distilling into some core themes, so he decided to post a thread on twitter of his advice. Here is his 13 step guide to becoming a GPwSI SEM.
Lifespan is dependent on a range of genetic factors combined with lifestyle choices. For example a recent study reported that an increase in one body mass index unit reduced lifespan by 7 months, whilst 1 year of education increased lifespan by 11 months.
Our body acts as a host to vast array of micro-organisms. Often, we are only aware of these micro-organisms causing unwanted infection: for example when a cut on the skin becomes infected, or we suffer with a bout of infective gastro-intestinal upset.
Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. In the illustration shown, ideally we should be in the green zone representing a balance between these lifestyle factors. Slipping into the peripheral red zone represents an imbalance: either too much or too little of any of these three elements.
A degree of athletic fatigue following a training session, as described in part 1, is required to set in motion mechanisms to drive beneficial adaptations to exercise. At what point does this process of functional over-reaching tip into non-functional over-reaching denoted by failure
In order to improve sports performance, athletes periodise their training, nutrition and recovery within the context of a training season. For those not in exercise training, these controllable lifestyle factors correspond to exercise, diet and sleep, which require modification during the lifespan