Exercise medicine


Saturday 17 June 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Sport & Exercise Medicine Section


5 CPD Points

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about this event


In its 5th year, a conference dedicated to exercise medicine.  A journey that will take delegates through from research highlights, to clinical practice, with key updates of guidelines.


By the end of the conference, delegates will:

  • Understand how ill health impacts on an individual’s ability to exercise
  • Understand how exercise can be safely used as part of the management of chronic illness 
  • Know the effect that these conditions may have on the individual’s ability to exercise, from both an exercise capacity and safety perspective
  • Understand medical conditions commonly encountered in the exercising population 
  • Know how wearable technology can aid the exerciser, and to recognise their limitations when it comes to accuracy and validity


    Keynote speaker: Dr William Bird, MBE, Intelligent Health, Reading

    William Bird



Helal and Harries prize

Submission deadline: Sunday 2 July 2017
Meeting date:  Friday 25 September 2017 
Prize: Certificate
Open to: Doctors in training, allied health professionals, medical students and intercalated students


The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly.




8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Brinda Christopher, President, Sport & Exercise Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session 1

Chair: Dr Roderick Jaques, Immediate Past President, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK)

9.10 am

Physical activity and inactivity: Effects on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Dr Dan Cuthbertson, Reader and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Liverpool

9.30 am

Exercise training for patients with chronic kidney disease

Dr Sharlene Greenwood, Consultant Physiotherapist in Renal and Exercise Rehabilitation, King's College Hospital and Chair of the Exercise and Lifestyle Clinical Study Group, UK Kidney Research Consortium

9.50 am

The role of exercise in prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes

Professor Janice Thompson, Head of School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise, University of Birmingham

10.10 am

Mental illness and exercise

Dr Philip Hopley, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cognacity, Harley Street, London

10.30 am

Cancer survivorship and exercise: An under-utilised therapeutic resource ?

Mr Robert Woolas, Consultant, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health

10.50 am

Panel discussion

All speakers

11.05 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Brinda Christopher, President, Sport & Exercise Medicine Section

11.25 am

Heart failure and exercise

Professor Rod Taylor, Professor of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School

11.45 am

Exercise rehabilitation for people with chronic respiratory disease

Professor Mick Steiner, Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester and Honorary Professor, Loughborough and Leicester Universities

12.05 pm

Individual’s response to exercise trainability in cancer

Dr William Ricketts, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

12.25 pm

Panel discussion

All speakers

12.45 pm


Keynote speaker

2.00 pm

Beat the street

Dr William Bird, MBE, Intelligent Health, Reading

Session 3

Chair: Dr Colin Crosby, Council Member, Sport & Exercise Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

2.30 pm

Accuracy of wearable devices

Dr Mikael Mattison, Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University Stanford, USA

2.50 pm

Gamification of PA and epidemiology

Mr Paul Nuki, Co-founder and CEO, StepJockey

3.10 pm

Everybody active, every day: Optimising physical activity for the nation

Dr Onebieni Ana, General Practitioner Sports and exercise medicine Doctor Clinical Champion - Physical Activity, Public Health England (PHE)

3.25 pm

Panel discussion

All speakers

3.40 pm

Completion of evaluation survey

3.45 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Beilul KahsaiTel: 02072903859 Email: sports@rsm.ac.uk arrow