About this event

  • Date and time Mon 3 Oct 2022 from 8:30am 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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Early Bird pricing available until 21 August 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£128.00 £76.00 £76.00 £76.00 £40.00


View the programme here

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Common overuse bone injuries in adolescent sports medicine
Common overuse tendon injuries in adolescent sport medicine
Paediatric avulsion fractures

Mr Rahul Patel, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, University College Hospital, Co-Developer and Course Tutor, MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health, and Senior Honorary Lecturer, University College London

Joint injuries in paediatric sports medicine

Mr Sam Oussedik, Fellowship Trained Knee, Sports and Trauma Surgeon and Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University College London Hospitals

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 2


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


Mr Abbas Rashid, Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, University College London Hospitals

Flat feet

Dr. Kate Strachan. Sports & exercise Medicine Physician. English Institute of Sport. Loughborough University

Back pain
Panel discussion

Session 3

Principles of paediatric rehabilitation

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

Strength and conditioning in children

Professor Rhodri Lloyd, Professor in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning and Chair, Youth Physical Development Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Risks associated with early specialisation in endurance sports

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

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Early specialisation or multisport

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

Adolescent Rheumatology and Hypermobility
Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Concussion in children and adolescent

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


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

Safeguarding and safeguarding in sport

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

Combating child abuse in child athletes

Connie Briggs, Associate Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine and Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks


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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