Jephcott Symposium in celebration of the London Olympics

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

The Olympic year enables us to celebrate the elite athletes who will inspire us all with their gigantic efforts in their race for gold. This RSM Society Conference will discuss the making of the elite athlete, the nature and nurture and what the rest of us lesser mortals can learn from it in relation to the role of exercise in rehabilitation.

This exciting and prestigious meeting should attract physicians and surgeons of all specialties together with biochemists, physiologists, nutritionists and psychologists.

The highlight of the day will be the Jephcott medal lecture by Sir Steve Redgrave and Dr Ian Gallen, presented by Sir Bobby Charlton.

To describe the genetics and training of the elite athlete, focussing on the molecular biology of muscle function and cardiovascular function. Important nutritional and psychological aspects will be discussed together with possible metabolic causes of under-performance. The importance of exercise in the health of the nation and rehabilitation will be highlighted. Delegates will appreciate the cutting edge science behind the elite athlete together with the role of exercise and activity in the successful rehabilitation of those with multiple injuries.

To purchase a copy of last year's Jephcott Symposium publication, please click here.

We are no longer accepting registrations for this meeting via the website. If you would like to attend this meeting please come and register on the day. Places are still available, however, at this late stage we may not be able to offer you lunch.

If you registered to watch the Jephcott Lecture online, please note that your log in details will be emailed to you on Tuesday 8 May 2012.

Registration Details:
Webinar: Free of charge

9.00 am

Registration with tea and coffee

9.25 am

Welcome address
Professor John Betteridge, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Chair: Professor Hugh Montgomery

9.30 am

Genetics - nature vs nurture in elite performance
Professor Hugh Montgomery, Director, Institute for Human Health and Performance, University College London

9.55 am

Molecular biology of muscle function
Professor Stephen Harridge, Professor of Physiology, King's College London

10.20 am

Cardiovascular function for elite athletes
Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George's University Hospital

10.45 am

Coffee break

11.05 am

Training the elite athlete
Professor Greg Whyte, Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University

11.30 am

Optimising mental health and performance in the elite athlete
Dr Phil Hopley MRCPsych,
MD & Consultant Psychiatrist,
LPP Consulting

11.55 am

Nutrition for the elite athlete
Mr Nathan Lewis, Senior Performance Nutritionist, English Institute of Sport

12.20 pm

Are there metabolic causes of poor performance? Can they/should they be treated?
Dr Ian Gallen, Consultant Diabetologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

12.40 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm


Chair: Dr Richard Budgett

2.00 pm

Introduction: The Olympic legacy for health
Dr Richard Budgett, Chief Medical Officer, 2012 Summer Olympic Games

2.20 pm

Rehabilitating the multiply injured
Col John Etherington OBE
Director of Defence Rehabilitation

2.40 pm

Rehabilitation following brain injury
Dr Tom Balchin, Director, ARNI Trust

3.00 pm

Rehabilitation in chronic illness
Dr Nicholas Hopkinson, Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, The Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals

3.20 pm

Tea break

3.40 pm

Keynote: Exercise as medicine
Robert Sallis, MD, FACSM
Past President; American College of Sports Medicine
Chair; Exercise Is Medicine
Co-Director; Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Fontana, CA, USA

4.00 pm

Panel discussion

Chair: Professor Parveen Kumar, President, Royal Society of Medicine

4.30 pm


4.35 pm

The Jephcott Lecture: Olympic diabetes, what have we learned over the last decade?
Sir Steve Redgrave and Dr Ian Gallen

5.15 pm

Discussion and presentation of Jephcott medals
Chaired and presented by Sir Bobby Charlton

5.40 pm

Closing remarks

5.45 pm


Meeting ref: EVC14

CPD: 5 credits

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