About this event

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

If you would like to attend this event in London, please book your place here.

This live stream 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.

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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Session 1

Welcome and introduction
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
Comfort 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 Universit

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
Safeguarding and safeguarding in sport

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

Combating child abuse in child athletes

Ms Trinea Gonczar, Director, Avalon Healing Centre

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close on Monday 3 October 2022 at 07:00am. 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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