BJSM Podcast

British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multimedia information portal that provides original research, reviews, and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine. We contribute to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning), and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy). We use web, print, video, and audio material to serve the international sport and exercise medicine community.

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Friday Jan 26, 2024

Prof Jon Drezner and Dr Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi talk to Dr. Liam West about the important backstories to the BJSM achievements in 2023 and share with the listener the aims for 2024.

Friday Jan 05, 2024

In this podcast, we are joined by Professor Roald Bahr, a Professor of Sports Medicine and the Chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. In addition, he is chair of the IOC Medical Commission Games Group, and has been overseeing the organisation of the 7th IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport.
To find out more about the conference, check out this link or to follow Prof Bahr directly, you can follow him on Twitter/X here

Friday Oct 27, 2023

On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast, hosts Dr. Corinne Rivard, DO, and Dr. Taryn Ryan, MD, are joined by three experts to discuss several key factors regarding mental health in athletes.
The panel of experts includes Chelsea Morales, PsyD; Samantha Morris, PsyD; and Andrew Toce, MEd, MBA, LPC, CMPC, and in this conversation, they address the following topics and questions about athlete mental health:
Explaining some of the roles and stressors that contribute to mental health injuries in athletes
How physicians can play a role in improving an athlete’s mental health
Who should be part of the mental health team supporting athletes?
What are some go-to mental health resources that student-athletes can utilize?
Examining the link between physiological response to physical injury or illness
What language can physicians use to address trauma and underfueling in athletes?
Beneficial advice on how to navigate the complex world of social media
Additional Resources
Mental Health Issues and Psychological Factors in Athletes: Detection, Management, Effect on Performance and Prevention: AMSSM Position Statement—Executive Summary
Mental Health Best Practices from the NCAA Sport Science Institute 
2023 International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) consensus statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs)

Friday Oct 20, 2023

In the last of this BJSM mini-series on the REDS (relative energy deficiency in sport) consensus statement, Dr Georgia Cahill hosts Monica Torstveit, a sports scientist who specialises in REDs and Dr. Kate Ackerman, sports medicine physician and director of the Female Athlete Program in Boston, USA. They discuss their paper, soon to be published in BJSM, regarding primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies for identifying and treating REDs. Kate provides tips for clinicians involved in athlete care while Monica outlines screening tools to identify at-risk athletes.
You can access their paper using the link below:

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Professor Margo Mountjoy and Dr Trent Stellingwerff discuss the latest clinical assessment tool for REDs. They introduce the new International Olympic Committee Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Clinical Assessment Tool - IOC REDs CAT2 – including how and when it is best to use it. Hosted by Dr Shona Kohlhardt, this podcast is part of the BJSM REDs Podcast Series.

Friday Oct 06, 2023

Prof. Sundgot-Borgen and Dr. Therese Mathisen draw on their personal and professional experiences to take the listener through the new consensus statement in body composition measurement in athletes. Packed full of clinical pearls, this podcast is part of the BJSM REDs Podcast Series.

Friday Sep 29, 2023

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs) can cause various health and performance consequences for physically active individuals. BJSM’s Dr Liam West poses the questions to our topic expert Prof Margo Mountjoy to give you the overview of the changes to the recent IOC REDs Consensus Statement Papers. Margo has a wealth of knowledge in the area both in a clinical and research capacity so is perfectly placed to help guide you through the top take home points and how to improve the care you offer your patients!

Friday Aug 11, 2023

In this episode of the AMSSM (T: @TheAMSSM) Sports Medcast, host Dr. Jake Wessels, MD, is joined by Dr. Margot Putukian, MD (T: @MPutukian), and Dr. Siobhan Statuta, MD, to discuss the AMSSM Position Statement on Mononucleosis and Athletic Participation, which was published earlier this year.
This position statement updates the Evidence-Based Subject Review on Mononucleosis by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine published in 2008 and reviews the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory assessment, and management including RTS for the athlete with IM. It also addresses complications, imaging, special considerations, diversity and equity considerations, and areas for future clinical research.
A Past President of AMSSM and the CMO of Major League Soccer, Dr. Putukian served as the co-lead author, and Dr. Statuta, sports medicine physician and team physician at the University of Virginia, was a co-author on the statement.
Additional Resources:
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Position Statement: Mononucleosis and Athletic Participation

Friday Jul 28, 2023

This BJSM podcast dives into the launch of 'Swimming as Medicine' with Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi (GP, RCGP Lifestyle & Physical Activity Lead and Clinical Advisor for Swim England) and BJSM's host Dr Shona Kohlhardt.
This podcast explores the benefits and practicalities of the 'Swimming as Medicine' campaign and both how patients and clinical practitioners can benefit and get involved.
The following links are mentioned within the podcast:
Coming in September 2023: The NHS England eLearning on Aquatic Activity and Swimming for Health - and burning questions can be sent to

Friday Jul 21, 2023

In this episode of the AMSSM CRN Spotlight Podcast (T: @TheAMSSM) host Dr. Jeremy Schroeder, DO, (T: @thejschro) is joined by Dr. Dusty Narducci (T: @NarducciDusty) to discuss the updated AMSSM Position Statement regarding Athletes With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Narducci served as a co-author on the position statement, and in this conversation, she addresses the following topics:
Why the position statement, which was originally published in 2011, was updated
The recommended approach for diagnosis and management of athletes with ADHD
Identifying the most common doppelgangers for ADHD and how to diagnose them
Some of the key points related to the new diversity, equity, and inclusivity section
Pharmacotherapy and the various medical treatment options for athletes with ADHD
The role of exercise in the treatment of ADHD
The relationship between ADHD and concussions
Regulatory issues
Athletes With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Position Statement of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Athletes: More Than Self-Rating Scales and Stimulants – Key Messages from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement

* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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