Our Spring Study Day 2021 will take place on 22nd April 2021 on the topic of "Joint Health in Sport", and will be run in collaboration with our colleagues from Ulster University.

To register click HERE.


Session 1:

Time                  Scientific Presentations                               Chair:   Dr Ciaran Cosgrave

5.30pm              Welcome & Introduction – Dr Ciaran Cosgrave

5.35pm              Dr Mark Matthews - Is running bad for your joints? - Ulster University

5.55pm              Dr Chris Bleakley - The Ankle; is it more than just a sprain? – School of Life & Health Sciences, Ulster University

6.15pm              Dr Emma Crone - Imaging Joint Injuries - Consultant Radiologist, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald

6.35pm              Q & A Session

6.50pm              Break

Session 2:

Time                  Research Presentations                             Chair:   Dr Mark Matthews

7.00pm              Undergraduate/Postgraduate Students (x5)

7.25pm              Break

Session 3:          

Time                   Scientific Presentations                          Chair:  Dr Mark Matthews

7.35pm               Ms Ciara Stevenson - Managing Chondral Injuries in Athletes – Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

7.55pm               Prof Cathal Moran - Regenerative Therapies – Santry Sports Surgery Clinic & Trinity College, Dublin

8.15pm               Q & A Session

8.30pm               Closing Remarks – Dr Ciaran Cosgrave



Abstract Submissions are due by close of business Thursday 8th April 2021.  Call for Abstracts has been circulated in correspondance from the office.  Pre-Registration is required and you must register first before you submit an abstract. 

For further details, please contact: Ms Annemarie Creighton, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI House, 121 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: 01- 402 2382 – e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FSEM Fellows and Members, Doctors in all specialties, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Sport/Exercise Scientists, Nurses, Paramedics, and Allied Healthcare Professionals with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Undergraduate & post graduate students in relevant disciplines are also welcomed to attend.

Cost :

FSEM Fellows & Members - €30.00, non FSEM Fellows & Members - €35.00.


This event is approved by FSEM for 5 external CPD credits 

Previous Spring Study Days:

2019 - in collaboration with Athlone IT

2018 - in collaboration with UL

2017 - in collaboration with UCD

2016 - in collaboration with DCU

2015 - in collaboration with UCC

2014 - in collaboration with RCSI

2013 - in collaboration with TCD