About this event

  • Date and time Mon 3 Oct 2022 from 8:50am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sport and Exercise Medicine

This conference will provide education on topics relevant to adolescent musculoskeletal medicine. This event is aimed at doctors and allied health professionals who work with active children and teenagers. Specialists will explore issues surrounding long-term athlete development and early specialism, and much more. The final section of the day will focus on the topical subjects of concussion in young athletes, recognising non-accidental injury and combating abuse in adolescent athletes.

If you would like to attend the live stream version of this event, please book your place here. 

During this meeting you will:

  • Understand the anatomical and physiological characteristics unique to the developing adolescent and their relationship to athletic performance and the risk of injury.
  • Gain knowledge of the clinical diagnosis of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pathologies relating to active teenagers, including those related to growth.
  • Learn adolescent-appropriate radiological investigations for upper limb, lower limb and back
  • Raise awareness of the principles of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation in this age group

This meeting is held in association with RSM Paediatrics Section.

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Paediatric avulsion fractures

Mr Rahul Patel, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, University College Hospital and Senior Honorary Lecturer, University College London 

Joint injuries in paediatric sports medicine

Mr Sam Oussedik, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lead, University College London Hospital


Mr Aditya Prinja, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Whittington Hospital and University College London Hospitals  


Mr Abbas Rashid, Consultant Elbow Surgeon, University College London Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Flat feet

Dr Kate Strachan, Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and English Institute of Sport

Principles of paediatric rehabilitation

Diane Ryding, Head FDP/YDP Academy Physiotherapist, Manchester United

Strength and conditioning in children

Professor Rhodri Lloyd, Professor of Paediatric Strength and Conditioning, Cardiff Metropolitan University 

Risks associated with early specialisation in endurance sports

Richard Blagrove, Lecturer in Physiology and Programme Director, MSc Strength and Conditioning, Loughborough University

Panel disucssion

Session 3

Early specialisation or multisport

Dr Jon Oliver, Professor of Applied Paediatric Exercise Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University 

Hypermobility in Adolescents

Dr Jane Simmonds, Consultant Physiotherapist and Programme Director, MSc Paediatric Physiotherapy, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Relative energy deficiency in sport

Dr Amal Hassan, Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant and Clinical Lecturer, University College London 

Panel discussion
Concussion in children and adolescent

Mr Richard Sylvester, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Safeguarding and safeguarding in sport

Mr Kevin Murphy, Safeguarding in Sport Lead CSE Response Unit, NWG Network 

Combating child abuse in child athletes

Trinea Gonczar, Director at Avalon Healing Center Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program



Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on Sunday 2 October 2022 at 00:00. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time.  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

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

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