celebrations in November 2012, in which we were joined by
representatives from RCSI and RCPI, past and current Faculty Deans
and Board Members, and Representatives from FSEM UK. I would
like to thank everyone for their dedication to the specialty and the
work done so far. We look forward to what the next 10 years bring.
The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) priorities were:
Professor Michael Molloy, has been postponed to early 2014.
The Faculty must have approval from RCSI and RCPI before
approaching the Medical Council or the HSE/MET Unit.
Our objective is to have as widely representative a group of medical
practitioners with an interest in sports and exercise medicine,
across all specialties and levels, joining our ranks as Fellows as
Members. Sports medicine doctors, physicians, general practitioners,
emergency medicine specialists, anaesthetists and surgeons are
currently represented on our Faculty board.
Board decided to review part of its committee structure. A Corporate
Committee was set up in early 2013 under the leadership of Dr
Padraig Sheeran, our Treasurer, to focus on corporate risk and
strategy and will make recommendations to the Board in relation
to Fellows and Members benefits, marketing and fundraising
Associate Membership, for registered medical practitioners currently
in training who have been awarded with a postgraduate qualification
for Membership at this time. We hope this category will be popular
among NCHDs in training. Information about Associate Membership,
Membership and Fellowship is available on our website:
a make-over, with a range of enhancements, including additional
an article on `Better Boards' to all Board members. In addition, we
had a presentation from a PwC management consultant on corporate
governance. We explored issues related to the culture of the Faculty
and the FSEM image was re-branded.
We maintain close contact with the Faculty of Sports and Exercise
Medicine (UK), and are committed to our international European
Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) and Fédération
Internationale de Médecine du Sport (FIMS) affiliates. The biannual
meeting of EFSMA will take place in Strasbourg in September 2013,
under the patronage of the Council of Europe.
Our Annual Scientific Conference was held in September 2012,
attracting more delegates than ever. Honorary Fellowships were
awarded to Dr Peter Bruckner (Australia) and Mr David Hickey
(Ireland). I would like to thank our Organising Committee, especially
Chairman, Dr Nick Mahony, for an invaluable contribution to the
success of the conference.
Management' is taught by Dr John O'Riordan, Dr L. Joe Conway
and Dr Michael Griffin from the FSEM, and the course is
administered by the ICGP. Information is available on
www.icgp.ie and www.rcsi.ie/fsem
Of Resuscitation and Trauma in Sports (SPoRTS) Immediate Care
Course' in RCSI, led by Dr Padraig Sheeran, Course Director and Mr
Brian Carlin, Lead Tutor. This course is open to medical practitioners
in other specialties and at all levels, as well as allied health care
professionals. An intensive three-day course, it has since been run