The British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) has announced the dates for UKsem 2011 at ExCel, London.
The event, Europe’s leading conference in its sector, will take place from 23-26 November at London’s top conferencing destination, and is predicted to attract over 1000 delegates and 80 international speakers from sport and exercise medicine, performance, conditioning and recovery.BASEM has also signalled its intention of developing UKsem over the next three years into a major event in the world arena, eventually attracting over 3000 delegates each year.
The organisation, the UK’s official representative to the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations and the International Federation of Sports Medicine, has also revealed final statistics from UKsem 2010, which attracted Lord Coe among its keynote speakers.
The event drew 600 delegates and a packed programme of 60 presentations from worldwide speakers, including Domnhall MacCauly who spoke on ‘Top 10 Innovations in Sports Medicine In 2010’ and Kelvin Giles who delivered a groundbreaking lecture on ‘five-in-five’ exercise routines – a programme set to revolutionise the way physical exercise is taught in schools.
Audited delegate feedback shows over 80% of those attending UKsem 2010 believed the conference was either “very good” or “excellent” said Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller, UKsem spokesperson.
Speakers’ names and conference topics for the 2011 conference are due to be unveiled in coming weeks.
“With six big name speakers from elite sport to be announced and an extra day added to the programme, UKsem 2011 is shaping up to be Europe’s pre-eminent sports medicine event in 2011,” said Franklyn-Miller, a consultant physician.
“Following the success of last year’s conference, UKsem 2011 will transform learning in the sports and exercise medicine sector, by integrating medicine, physiotherapy, conditioning, performance and surgery into a single event,” added Franklyn-Miller.
Founded in 1953, BASEM is the oldest sports and exercise medicine association in the UK. UKsem, the organisation’s brainchild, provides a conferencing, exhibitions and networking platform for professionals involved in sports medicine, sports science, elite coaching and health.