Building on the great success of previous Arsenal FC SEMS conferences, Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Arsenal FC Medical Director, and Mr Colin Lewin, Head of Medical Services, are delighted to confirm the 2017 high level, interdisciplinary, FSEM accredited Conference will take place at Emirates Stadium.


Held on the 21st March 2017, speakers at the conference will, once again, have international reputations that will ensure high quality, current, and interactive presentations.


Open to all medical and scientific healthcare professionals working across sports, presentations are aimed at SEM Faculty Fellows, senior doctors, physiotherapists and professional healthcare staff working with elite sportspersons.


The conference presentations this year will focus on various aspects of screening in elite sport with presentations on cardiac, concussion, hip, groin and knee screening.


The full schedule and on-line registration are at: www.arsenal.com/semsconference; to access the conference app please search “Arsenal FC SEMS Conference.”


Confirmed speakers:


Professor Roald Bahr, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Chair, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norway


Dr Michael Collins, Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion programme at University of Pittsburgh, USA


Professor Fares Haddad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, UCH The Princess Grace and The Wellington Hospital, UK


Mr Adam Meakins, Specialist Sports physiotherapist and Strength and conditioning coach, UK


Andrea Mosler, Senior Sports Physiotherapist at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Qatar


Dr Gary O’Driscoll, Medical Director at Arsenal Football Club, UK


Mr Des Ryan, Head of Sports Medicine and Youth Athletic Development at Arsenal Football Club, UK


Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of clinical Cardiology at St Georges University of London, UK


Presentations include:


Pelvic avulsions and related injuries: Lessons learnt.


Screening and identifying clinical profiles in Sports concussion. A proactive approach to concussion management.


Screening and its role in athletic development in academy football.


Why screening to predict injury does not work… and probably never will!


New player medicals in professional football, what does it involve?


Screening for groin pain: from research to risk management.


Screening as a tool for injury prevention and reduction. A Physiotherapist’s view.


Current concepts in cardiac screening of the young and elite athlete.