Conference Chairs

Professor Nick Webborn and Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

Conference Theme

Elite, Olympic and Paralympic Sport and Exercise in Medicine and Health.

Conference Strapline

Hot topics and lessons from the Tokyo Olympics during a universal crisis, health impact of a lifetime in elite Paralympic and Olympic sport, and the national and European initiatives in physical activity promotion and exercise prescription.

Conference Aim

To bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and clinicians to exchange and share their experiences and research results in the hot topics in elite sport and sport and exercise medicine
To attract new clinicians to sport and exercise with practical workshops in day-to-day musculoskeletal medicine and team care
To provide the opportunity for young scientists to present their work on the podium, meet their mentors and discuss their careers

Conference Objectives

To discuss how Elite Sport was affected during the COVID19 and how IOC and IPC handled the crisis
To showcase the role of the World Olympians Association and discuss their studies
To discuss the European initiative for the promotion of the Physical activity and present the history behind the Hamburg declaration presented by Exercise is Medicine Europe
To showcase the practised working strategies Moving Medicine
To discuss the latest research and practical guidelines in Musculoskeletal medicine and practical tips and tricks to take in your practice
To discuss Antidoping and other sport integrity challenges and understand the world of technological doping and fairness in Sport with participation of WADA
To discuss relevant cutting-edge topics of 2021 in Sport and Exercise Medicine and the extended specialties
To discuss the Pre-hospital Medicine and the delivery of the of the emergency care at sports events such as marathon from the medical team of Brighton Marathon
To debate the challenges of injury prevention in Sport and the evidence behind it
To showcase the work of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK
To challenge the topic of safeguarding and medical governance
To guide and mentor the next generation of the leaders in Sport and Exercise medicine
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Sport and physical activity

Conference Audience

SEM Consultants
Primary Care Sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists
GP and Hospital based Doctors and Allied Health Professionals who encounter patients that could benefit from exercise or see musculoskeletal injuries
All health care professionals involved in sports and exercise
Parents, Coaches and Sports Media
Sports Medicine Scientists
Students pursuing a career in Sport and Exercise medicine


This year we are delighted to be working with the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) as our strategic partner.

BJSM is the leading peer-reviewed journal in sports medicine, and the flagship of BMJ’s sports medicine portfolio. In addition, it has an open access companion journal, BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine.

The journal is a multi-media portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation. BJSM contributes to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning) and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy). The web, print, video and audio material, combined with active social media, serves the international community of clinicians who treat active people. Visit the BJSM website

BJSM is delighted to introduce a new event for the sports and exercise medicine community, BJSM Live. This global event takes place on 25 May 2022, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton and online. Find out more by clicking here