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
During the Christmas and New Year Period the BASEM Office will be closed from 22nd December to 6th January 2019. Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
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.
The aim of the conference is to promote Exercise as Medicine and to highlight the importance of Physical Activity across a range of areas. 29/01/2019 at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14
BASEM is pleased to be sponsoring and supporting this event. The day is designed for exercise professionals, doctors, physiologists physiotherapists, sport and exercise scientists, sport and exercise medicine practitioners, allied healthcare professionals and students in the aforementioned fields and anyone working within the exercise industry.
The event has been awarded 6 CPD points from the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medcine, 2 CPD points from REPS and we are applying for CPD points from the RCP.
Delegates will be educated and inspired about the latest developments in Physical Activity for Health.
Further information and online booking available here
Earlier this year, the BASEM Executive Board requested applications from the membership for 3 Fellow positions to attend the 2018 Invictus Games and provide medical cover for the competing athletes. Many applications were received and the 3 successful applicants are now in Australia, having completed several pre games trial sessions. We wish our members, the rest of the medical team and athletes all the best and look forward to watching their success.
Tom Williams is the Chief Operating Officer of Parkrun Global, a UK-based charity enabling communities around the world to deliver free, weekly, timed, 5K and 2K events, where people can walk, run, or volunteer.
The 7th ISPAH Conference has seen the official launch of the Moving Medicine project and website resources by the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. This is an excellent Faculty inspired and implemented project for which all involved in its development should be congratulated.
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 Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine has updated its position statement Physical Activity in Adolescence. The statement is a useful reference document for both the Sport and Exercise Medicine community and all health professionals, with evidence-informed recommendations for health-related physical activity.
GPs often cite a lack of time and lack of training and knowledge as primary barriers to counselling efforts and as prohibiting factors when asked about the barriers they face in promoting physical activity in practice. The resource Motivate2Move was created by GPs with this in mind. It aims to increase your ability to promote physical activity advice within your consultation.