Jean McEwan
Vice Dean (Education)
University of Exeter Medical School

Simon Kemp
Head of Sports Medicine
Rugby Football Union


Exeter Sports Medicine Conference Launched by the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon & Exeter Trust (RD&E)

International rugby-focused event supported by the Exeter Chiefs and RFU

The University of Exeter Medical School and the RD&E are launching a brand new international initiative, the Exeter Sports Medicine Conference.

Supported by the RFU and Exeter Chiefs, the conference will be held at Sandy Park, Exeter on 9th and 10th May 2018 and has already attracted elite speakers from the world of rugby, sports medicine and beyond.

Vice Dean (Education), the University of Exeter Medical School, Jean McEwan states:
“Nowadays, the pressure on sportspeople to maintain peak physical condition is immense and the impact of any injury can be significant. Our Exeter Sports Medicine Conference will address a wide range of sporting injury research and treatments. While we will have a focus on rugby this year, the nature of the injuries covered will provide an all-encompassing forum for discussion among sports medicine professionals.

Presenting an elite line-up of speakers including Rob Baxter from the Exeter Chiefs, RFU Chief Medical Officer Simon Kemp and Prav Mathema from the Welsh Rugby Union, this conference will provide cutting-edge research on all aspects of sports medicine from nutrition, rehabilitation and psychology to concussion, tendinopathy and the sporting heart.

Simon Kemp, RFU Chief Medical Officer and Keynote Speaker at the event said:
I look forward to being part of this sports medicine conference. It not only provides an opportunity to actively participate in discussions about sporting injuries, but also with  access to key research from experts in this field of sports and rugby medicine. The conference will offer an excellent opportunity to discuss and share learnings with peers.

Developed specifically for sports practitioners including SEM doctors, physiotherapists, sports therapists, medical students and allied healthcare professionals, this two day international event has been designed to educate, stimulate and inspire participants throughout the sports medicine sector.