About this event

  • Date and time Mon 27 Sep 2021 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sport and Exercise Medicine

Join us at this exciting meeting to hear from the medical leadership team, leading scientists as well as top athletes involved in the 2021 Olympic games. Speakers will explore their experience adapting for this year's unique Olympic games, and share their knowledge across the breadth of medical care provisions, the lessons learned and planning for the future.

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Aims for this meeting include:

  • Explore the unique challenges to taking hundreds of athletes and staff across the world in a pandemic
  • Understand other physiological preparation and adaptation for travelling to and competing in Japan
  • Hear about plans for the future including the Winter Games in Beijing and next Summer Games in Paris

Topics include:

  • Precautions, successes and lived experiences from the medical team as well as the athletes
  • Novel doping methods and anti-doping techniques
  • Athlete health screening prior to competition, including respiratory health
  • Medical planning by game organisers
  • Common injuries in climbing - a new Olympic sport
  • Medical care provided to athletes at the games

We would like to thank our sponsor TRB Chemedica UK Ltd for their support of this event. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Dr Mike Rossiter

Head doctor of holding camp for Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Danny Kerry

Head coach of GB men's hockey team

Dr Laura Needham

Co-head of physiology, English Institute of Sport

Dr Jim Hull

Sports Respiratory Consultant and Specialist Advisor to Team GB


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Dan Brooke, sports medicine consultant, English Institute of Sport and President of the Sport and Exercise Medicine Section,  Royal Society of Medicine

Travelling to Tokyo – jet lag measurement, management and the master plan (remastered)

Dr Luke Gupta,  Physiologist, English Institute of Sport

Coping with heat, humidity and other extreme conditions

Dr Laura Needham, Co-head of physiology, English Institute of Sport

Oral presentation of the winning Helal and Harries Prize
Tea and coffee break
Planning and implementing medical care for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Dr Mike Rossiter , Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Team GB – Tokyo 2020, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Team GB


An athlete’s perspective of the delayed Tokyo Olympics

Danny Kerry MBE, Head coach of GB men's hockey team

Covid-19 and the Olympics and sports respiratory update

Dr Jim Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Institute of sport , exercise and health 

Question and answer
Closing remarks
Networking and drinks reception



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Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 23:59pm on Sunday 26 September 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels.