2018 Basketball Sports Medicine Conference (BSMC)

Basketball England is pleased to announce that the 2018 Basketball Sports Medicine Conference (BSMC) will be taking place on 18 May at the University of Nottingham.

The event is now entering its 5th year and it continued to go from strength to strength. The conference is open to physiotherapists, sports physicians and psychologists, strength and conditioning coaches and sports scientists, as well as basketball coaches and club officials.

‘The Basketball Sports Medicine Conference is one of the highlights of the Performance basketball calendar,” said Basketball England’s Programme & Pathway Integration Manager Charlie Ford. “The BSMC provides a valuable learning opportunity for our talent workforce to share ideas and hear from industry experts which will then enhance the support they can give our basketball athletes on the Talent Pathway.”

The conference aims to provide expert knowledge and education on youth athlete health and physical development. Areas presented this year will include the management of knee injuries from a physiotherapist’s, sports physician’s and orthopaedic surgeon’s perspective; sports medicine provision in AASE Basketball, and the role of AASE in other areas of performance sport, specifically rugby union.

Lee Herrington and Tim Spalding have both been confirmed as key note speakers for this year’s event. Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at Salford University and is a vastly experienced physiotherapist in the area of knee rehabilitation. He has attended multiple major championships including Olympic Games and Word Championships and his current role includes being the Technical lead Physiotherapist with the English Institute of Sport. Tim is a specialist knee surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. His sub-specialist interest in knee surgery relates to sports injury, with a focus on ACL and PCL reconstruction.

“Our thanks to Lee and to Tim for attending this year’s Conference,” said Ford. “We have a great line up of speakers and for the first time will work alongside colleagues from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from a cross sport knowledge transfer perspective”

Tickets to the conference are priced at £125 and are on sale now. Tickets purchased between today and the end of March will qualify for a discount and further reductions are available to those working or studying in an area associated with the conference. Affiliated Basketball England clubs and club personnel will also receive a discount and we encourage our clubs and members to engage with this event to enhance their knowledge of sport science and medicine. Evidence of membership, study or affiliation will be required on the day of the conference for those purchasing reduced price tickets.

For a full schedule of the day’s events, and to purchase your tickets, please click HERE