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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Show Virtual / In Person rates

Tickets (In Person)

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 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 one

The athletic child Including non-linearity of growth and the longer term athlete development model

Dr Katy Hornby, England Womens Senior Team Doctor, Rugby Football Union, Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

Common overuse bone injuries in adolescent sports medicine

Dr Katy Hornby

Common overuse tendon injuries in adolescent sport medicine

Dr Flo Newton, First Team Doctor, Arsenal Performance and Research Team

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 two


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


To be confirmed

Back pain

Dr Eleanor Tillett, Honorary Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

Panel discussion

Session three

Principles of paediatric rehabilitation

Ms Diane Ryding

Strength and conditioning in children

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

    When can children start endurance training

    To be confirmed

    Panel discussion
    Early specialisation or multisport

    To be confirmed


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

    Panel discussion
    Tea and coffee break

    Session four

    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 and Dr Anna Ramsbottom, Consultant Paediatrician, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

    Combating child abuse in child athletes

    Ms 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

    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 12:00am on Sunday 3 October 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. 

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