basemOn Friday 8th April 2016 at The Royal College of Physicians, London, Dr Nigel Jones, Senior Team Doctor to the England Rugby Team will chair the BASEM Spring Conference, in which Athletes’ Hearts and Minds will provide an up-to-date review of athlete care in the fields of Sports Cardiology and Sports Psychology.

The morning session features the first key note speaker, Professor Steve Peters, Consultant Psychiatrist / Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield Medical School and author of the best-selling personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’, which has sold over half a million copies in the UK alone and is now published in 14 languages. Professor Peters has invited a number of highly regarded speakers to facilitate this session and topics will include ‘the mind as a machine’, ‘developing a challenge mindset and culture in sport’ and ‘changing mindset from victim to fighter’. Lead Psychologist with EIS, Dr Ben Chell will also be sharing his reflections from the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

The afternoon session features the second key note speaker, Professor Sanjay Sharma, who specialises in sports cardiology, in particular pre-participation screening in athletes and the condition known as athlete's heart. Professor Sanjay has invited leading cardiologist to support his session and topics such as ‘prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes’, ‘differentiating athletes’ hearts from cardiomyopathies’ and ‘exercise recommendations in athletes with heart disease’.

The conference is aimed at all health care professionals working with athletes at varying stages of their careers. As well as the presentation of the latest research, the day will encourage debate, questions and answers and, as always, will provide an excellent networking opportunity for those working within or aspiring to work within sport and exercise medicine. 

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