The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine holds its Annual Scientific Conference (ASC) every September in RCSI.

This is the main event of the year for the Faculty, where Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialists, Doctors from all specialties who have an interest in Sports, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Sport/Exercise Scientists, Researchers and other Healthcare Professionals gather to exchange expert advice and share their knowledge of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

We have national and international speakers attending the conference every year, and we work from feedback received from delegates the previous year in order to plan the ASC for the following year.

Please note details for this year's conference below: 

18th Annual Scientific Conference 2022

‘Sports Medicine Challenges of the Thigh and Lower Leg’

17th September, 2022 - 09.00-18.30 (Virtual Event)

 In Collaboration with Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI)  & Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP)

Early Bird Rate is no longer available

We are delighted to welcome online attendees to this years’ Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) 18th Annual Scientific Conference, which marks the 20th anniversary of the FSEM. We are excited to announce a number of national and international expert speakers to present on ‘Sports Medicine Challenges of the Thigh and Lower Leg’. We are finalising a number of more speakers but here is a taster of what to expect.  This conference will be co-chaired by Dr Pat O’Neill  (Consultant in orthopaedic & sports medicine, Mater Private & Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospitals) and Dr Ronan Kearney (Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellow, Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin).

Part 1 of the conference will explore functional anatomy of the thigh alongside current concepts in assessment and management of challenging hamstring and quadricep injuries. To date confirmed speakers for Part 1 include:

  • Dr Alison Grimaldi (Brisbane, Australia)

Physiotherapist and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Extensively published on hip, groin and lower limb biomechanics.

  • Mr Fearghal Kerin (Dublin, Ireland)

Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Leinster Rugby. PhD candidate with a focus on hamstring injuries.

  • Dr Kelly McInnis (Boston, USA)

Sports Medicine Physician. Team Physician: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots; Consultant: Boston Ballet, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School.

  • Mr James Cashman (Dublin, Ireland)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Beacon Hospital, Bons Secours Hospital and Mater Private Hospital, Dublin.

  • Prof Fares Haddad (London, UK)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon University College London Hospitals. Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Surgery University College London.

  • Dr Noel Pollock (London, UK)

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician at the Institute of Health, Exercise and Health. Chief Medical Officer for British Athletics. Lead author for British Athletic Muscle Injury Classification publications.

  • Ms Sue Falsone (Arizona, USA)

Certified Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Director of Movement and Return to Performance (Houston, Texas), Associate Professor of Athletic Training AT Still University. Previous and current roles with NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball as well as US Soccer teams.

Part 2 of the conference will focus on a variety of lower leg pathologies including bone stress injuries, chronic exertional leg pain, sporting vascular lower limb differentials as well as assessment and management of gastrocnemius, soleus and achilles injuries. We are proud to announce confirmed expert speakers for Part 2 with a number experts to be announced later: 

  • Dr Andy Franklyn-Miller (Dublin, Ireland)

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician and Director of Sports Medicine, Sports Surgery Clinic.

  • Ms Ciara McCallion (Dublin, Ireland)

Physiotherapist Sport Ireland Institute, previous 4x400m International athlete.

  • Dr Rick Seah (London, UK)

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, London.

  • Prof Stephen Eustace (Dublin, Ireland)

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist. Newman Professor of Radiology University College Dublin. Director of Radiology National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.

  • Dr Carles Pedret (Barcelona, Spain)

Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician for multiple elite professional sports teams with expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

  • Dr Ebonie Rio (Melbourne, Australia)

Sports Physiotherapist at the Victorian Institute of Sport and The Australian Ballet and Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, PhD in tendon pain.

  • Dr Phil Glasgow (Dublin, Ireland)

Physiotherapist and Head of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Irish Rugby Football Union.

Athlete Interview:

  • Paul O’Connell

Irish Rugby Legend. Previous Munster, Ireland and Lions Captain. Third most capped Irish rugby player of all time. Current Irish Rugby coach.

The event also gives clinicans and students an opportunity to present summaries of their research during the Research Presentation sections throughout the day. The Moira O’Brien Medal will be awarded for the Best Research Presentation.

Don’t miss out on what promises to be an event packed with key educational pearls from world experts.

Click Here for Programme 

Click HERE to register. Students will need to submit ID to office before event.

Click HERE for abstract submission guidelines. Abstract submissions are extended to close of business Thursday 11th August, 2022

Rates are as follows:

Non Fellows & Members

€170

Fellows & Members

€150

Student Rate

€50

Speaker's Bio's will be available soon.

CPD Credits will be awarded by FSEM.

For further information please contact Faculty office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Annemarie directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01 402 2382.

We have partnered again with Medcafe for IT support, for delivery of webinar to maximum professional standard.

This event will be live/recording will be available afterwards via Medcafe.

** If you are an undergraduate student wondering what Sports and Exercise Medicine is all about, this is the perfect opportunity to find out! **