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International experts and world champion speak at Sports and Exercise Medicine conference at RCSI

02 October 2012
The 9th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (Royal College of Physicians in Ireland & Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) took place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2012 at RCSI. A number of international experts featured as keynote speakers over the two day event, which was opened by former Irish boxer and former WBA and European super bantamweight champion, Mr. Bernard Dunne.

Pictured (l-r) are Dr Philip Carolan, Dr Nick Mahony (Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee), Mr Bernard Dunne, Dr Mary Archer, Dr Joe Cummiskey (FSEM Dean) and Dr Alan Byrne.

This year's thematic sessions were Fatigue Failure of Bone on the Friday morning, and the Overtraining & Burnout and Short updates session on the Saturday morning. Oral presentations also took place on both afternoons along with parallel sessions in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Exercise Science and Physiology, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, and Case Series.

Pictured (l-r) are Dr Joseph Cummiskey (FSEM Dean), Dr Peter Brukner (Honorary Fellow), Prof Paddy Broe (RCSI President), Mr David Hickey (Honorary Fellow), and Dr Conor O'Keane (RCPI Pro-President / Treasurer)
Keynote speakers at the meeting included Prof. David Taylor from TCD; Prof. Peter Brukner from Australia; Prof. Domhnall MacAuley from Belfast and Prof. Romain Meeusen from Belgium. 

Pictured (l-r) are Dr Joseph Cummiskey (FSEM Dean) and Mr Bernard Dunne, former Irish professional boxer.
Honorary Fellowships of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine were awarded to Prof Peter Brukner, world renowned Sports Medicine clinician and researcher, and Mr David Hickey, Consultant Urologist in Beaumont Hospital and former GAA All-Star. .

Dr. Nick Mahony, Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee and Board Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI), said, ‘More than 170 healthcare professionals attended the conference this year and we received a record number of abstract submissions. In particular we would like to highlight the contribution that two clinical units made in their abstract submissions. Mr. Paul O'Grady's orthopaedic team (Mayo General Hospital and Sports Clinic West in Castlebar) and Professor John Ryan's Emergency Medicine team (St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin); both made substantial contributions in their abstract submissions and we look forward to further contributions in future meetings.