Sport and Exercise Medicine Societies

Interested in getting involved with your local SEM society? Here is a list of all the UK SEM societies. Can’t see one for your university – well we can help you set one up! If you’re at a Northern University please just contact Adam Lucas, and if you’re based down South, give Tom Gower a message. We have helped many societies in the past with everything from finding speakers to promoting events and helping with sponsorship.

Aims of each Society and Contact Details

Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Presidents- Andrew Shafik & James Walker
Honorary President- Professor Francis Smith
Email address: aberdeensems@gmail.com
Twitter: aberdeen_sems
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenSEMS/
Website: http://aberdeensems.wixsite.com/asems

Previous events:

National Undergraduate SEM Conference 2017
Where? RCSEd, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh
When? Saturday 28th October 9:30AM-5PM

ASEMS (Aberdeen Sports & Exercise Medicine Society) and ESEMS (Edinburgh Sports & Exercise Medicine Society) have been selected to host the National Undergraduate Sports & Exercise Medicine Conference this Autumn.

The conference is the biggest of its type in the UK attracting 150+ medical, physio, sport science and other healthcare students from across the UK interested in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Some of the confirmed speakers include: Dr Andrew Murray, Professor Chris Oliver, Steffan Griffin, Mr Ian Ritchie, Professor Francis Smith and Dr Jonny Gordon!

Birmingham

Birmingham

Presidents – Thomas Gower and Zoe Chandler

Contact – txg140@student.bham.ac.uk or zxc342@student.bham.ac.uk

Twitter:  @BUSEMS_

Facebook:  Birmingham University Sport and Exercise Medicine Society (BUSEMS)

Aims

Promote networking, discussion and exchange of ideas between students interested in SEM

Improve the undergraduate awareness of SEM as a specialty

Increase the awareness of the health implications of physical inactivity and consider how this may impact our future practice

Give students the opportunity to learn from external professionals

Identify appropriate training courses and experiences available in the local field and nationally

Previous events

What is SEM all about and what is the career pathway?

Football Medicine in the 21st Century

Pushing the boundaries-where to draw the line? (Endurance sports and doping)

Screening, monitoring and profiling elite athletes

Traumatic Brain injuries in the Rugby world cup

Performance Nutrition: From paper to plate

Adolescent and Paediatric Sports Medicine

Brighton

Brighton

Bristol

Bristol

Presidents:  Anna Burton and Georgia Cahill

Email:  uobristolsems@gmail.com

Facebook:  uob sports and exercise med soc (uobsems)

Twitter:  @uobsems

Cambridge

Cambridge

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University has delivered the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine programme since 1999. The programme offers opportunities for students to engage with elite athletes, performers and sports teams. Doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and other health professionals study together and benefit from sharing ideas and practices across disciplines. A high-quality teaching, learning and research environment is created by the range of sports medicine and science professionals and academics who deliver on programme. The programme follows a modular framework and is delivered in residential blocks; each residential block combines various learning and teaching methods such as lectures, clinical skills and practical sessions

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

President: Daniel Phillips 

Email: cardiffsems@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: @cardiffSEMS

Website: https://www.cardiffstudents.com/activities/society/sports-exercise/

Durham

Durham

President - Jazz Sharma

Contact - jazzsharma12@gmail.com

Aim

The Society aims to Raise SEM awareness and its profile throughout Durham University and encourage as many students as possible to consider the specialism. We want to create a high quality diverse educational experience within the realms of SEM.

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

President - Jack Bayram

Contact Email - edinburghsems@gmail.com

Twitter: @edinburghsems

Facebook: /edinburghsems

Information

 

ESEMS aims to educate students interested in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and provide opportunities for all students involved in the pursuit of sport with regard to health, fitness, and safety. We are proud to be hosting the 2017 National Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Medicine Conference in association with Aberdeen Sport and Exercise Medicine Society on the 28th October at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

 

 

Glasgow

Glasgow

President - Hamish Robertson

Contact Email - gusportsmedsoc@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/groups/756877854457992

Aims

Increase awareness and encourage students to become involved with us and understand the importance of exercise in health and wellbeing, as well as the role of SEM in return to fitness post injury. We aim to hold a greater number of events this year and with greater range of topics to enhance student interest in sports and exercise medicine to a greater body of students, as well as provide information on pursuing a career in the field.

 

Imperial

Imperial

President - Brian Wang and Umar Ahmed

Contact Email - semsoc@ic.ac.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ICSEMSOC

Website:  http://icsemsoc.wordpress.com

London

London

President - Rory Heath 

Contact - LondonSEMS@Gmail.com

Aims

We want to narrow the gap between the undergraduate curriculum and the real world of SEM. We aim to provide educational talks and practical events for all interested undergraduate students in the London area. Our final aim is to provide a source of information for students considering a career in SEM and provide experience and networking opportunities. 

Previous events - LSEMS is a society under reform. Last year we had talks from Dr Daniel Broman, elite physiotherapist Marco Zanobbi and Isokinetic’s Mike Davison. We also organised a student discount to the international Isokinetic “Football Medicine Strategies”  and a private lunchtime meeting with two of the biggest names in the game - Brukner and Khan. (http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2016/04/21/interested-in-sports-and-exercise-medicine-three-must-dos-i-learnt-at-the-football-medicine-strategies-conference/

This year, we hope to provide more regular events and develop the undergraduate SEM scene further. We’re looking for students and professionals to help this happen. If this interests you, send us an email, find our website at LondonSEMS.com, like us on Facebook and follow our Twitter feed.

Keele

Keele

President: Eddie Smith

Email address: soc.sems@keele.ac.uk

Twitter: @KeeleSEMS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108285795967042/

Upcoming events/information:

This society aims to promote and deliver sessions and opportunities for Keele students to be involved in with Sport and Exercise Medicine.

6th March - Pitch-side Trauma Management - Dr John Morgan

15th March - The Athletes Heart - Dr Kiran Patel

Kings

Kings

President: Lisa Hambley

Email: info@kings-semsoc.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KingsSEMSoc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingsSEMSoc

 

Leeds

Leeds

President - Adam Lucas

Contact Email - leedssemsoc@gmail.com

Twitter:  @leeds_sem-soc

Facebook:  Leeds Sems (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013621661235)

Instagram: leeds_sem_soc

Upcoming Events:

Keep following us on social media for updates

 

Leicester

Leicester

President: Ali Shah, Tom Rickaby

Email: as728@student.le.ac.uk, TR102@student.le.ac.uk

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/groups/746801485465531

Upcoming events:

11th October 7pm - Working in elite sport Q&A with Coventry City Football Club doctor and Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Randeep Aujla

Liverpool

Liverpool

President - Oliver Dray

Contact Email - livsemsoc@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LivSem/

Twitter:  @livsemsoc

Information

Liverpool Sport and Exercise Medicine Society (LivSEM) aims to provide an insight into one of Medicine's newest and most competitive fields. Sport and Exercise Medicine clinicians manage the health of elite athletes and help to promote and improve the health of the general public. We have many plans for this new society and if you are interested in learning more about careers in Sport and Exercise Medicine or wish to increase your knowledge of sporting injuries then this society is definitely for you!

Details of past events:


- An Introduction to Sport and Exercise Medicine’’ (Dr Rob Sivori - including short presentations on SEM masters and a SEM elective)

- MSK lower limb examinations workshop’’ (hip, knee, ankle)

- Life as a football doctor’’ - Dr Andy Massey (Head of Liverpool Medical Services)

- Nutrition and Medicine’’ – Lloyd Parker (Nutritionist – Everton Football Club)

- Future of Football Medicine’’ – Dr Mike Davison (joint talk with Manchester semsoc)

- 2016 USEMS National Student Sports Medicine Conference (attended/helped arrange as part of the organising committee)

Manchester

Manchester

President-Tej Pandya

Contact - semsocuk@gmail.com

Twitter:  @semsocuk

Facebook:  SEMSoc

Upcoming Events

Manchester SEMSoc is a collaboration between Manchester University and MMU. Our events try and encompass the broad and multi-disciplinary nature of sports medicine by hosting speakers from various different backgrounds. Open to all, we look forward to seeing you at our events!

Newcastle

Newcastle

President - Farah Hasan

Contact Email - newcastlesems@gmail.com

Twitter:  newcastleSEMS

Facebook: Newcastle Sports & Exercise Medicine Society - NSEMS

Upcoming Events/Information

No formal dates yet, but we are in contact with SAFC Doctor, Gateshead FC Doctor, Newcastle Uni Move Labs and a few local physiotherapists.

Queen Mary's University, London

Queen Mary's University, London

Presidents: George Wilson and Sean Morgan 

Email: blqmsportsmedicine@gmail.com

Twitter:  @BLQMSEMSoc 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/128497644465378/

Upcoming events/Information

BLQM Sports and Exercise Medicine Society provides members with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicinethe opportunity to gain insight and experience in the field.  At regular events, members will have the opportunity to learn more through talks from guest speakers working in Sports Medicine, including professional sports club doctors, physiotherapist and other members of the industry.  Events will also provide members the opportunity to make presentations in an area of their interest, relating to Sports Medicine, with a prize for the best presentation from the year.

Sheffield

Sheffield

President – Katie Marino

Society email: sportsmedicinesoc@sheffield.ac.uk

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SheffieldSportsMedicineSociety

Upcoming Events/Information

This society is focused on keeping our members up to date with one of the newest and most exciting medical specialties. We keep members updated about upcoming conferences and opportunities, and host lectures and events throughout the year.

We acknowledge that multi-disciplinary teams are vital in sports medicine, and therefore undergraduates with an interest in sports and exercise (not just medical students) are more than welcome to get involved in this society.

In addition, we are advocates of healthy living. We are keen to support any initiatives aimed at getting people in Sheffield/Yorkshire more active and promote exercise medicine to all!

Events we have planned for the year:

·        Introduction to Sports and Exercise Medicine

·        Common MSK conditions seen in GP

·        Exercise in Pregnancy

·        Introduction to pitch side care

 

Southampton

Southampton

President: Matt Jones

Email: semsoc.soton@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SotonSEMSoc

Upcoming events: Careers/ training event with Southampton FC doctors and physios (date TBC)

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

President: Omar Mansour

Email Address: ueasemsoc@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UEASemSoc/

Twitter: @UEASEMSoc / https://twitter.com/UEASEMSoc

Upcoming Events/Information:

1  Organising to attend FSEM/BASEM Conference in Bath

2  Organising to attend USEMS Conference in Edinburgh

3  Organising a Pitchside First Aid Course 

4  Inviting the Norwich FC Doctor and Physiotherapist

5  Planning a Rheumatology & Orthopaedics Mock OSCE

Bringing in a range of guest speakers.

St. Georges

St. Georges

President:  Jatin Mistry (3rd Year Medic)

Treasurer: Sam Massais

Email: sgulsems@hotmail.com (Personal email better point of contact m1600046@sgul.ac.uk)

Aims:  To increase awareness of the speciality and get speakers who specialise in SEMS and related fields to come in and give talks and workshops.

Previous talks:  Career in SEMS

 

University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL)

President:  Joshua Robson

Society Email: joshua.robson.14@ucl.ac.uk

Twitter: @UCLSEM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLMedicalSocietySEM/

Undergraduate Lifestyle Medicine Society

Undergraduate Lifestyle Medicine Society

President: Anant Shah

Society Email: ULMSoc@gmail.com

Twitter: @ULMSoc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ULMSoc/

 

Warwick

Warwick

President – Eleanor Jones

Contact - E.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk

Facebook - Warwick sports and exercise medicine