CPD and Event opportunities

Grip Strength, Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes



Presented by Elise Brown, Ph.D.  

Discover how low muscular strength is related to increased cardiometabolic risk, including type 2 diabetes; learn about how normalized grip strength cut-points can predict increased cardiometabolic risk and type 2 diabetes in different age groups; and find out about the effectiveness of acute and chronic resistance training in people with type 2 diabetes. 

This course was developed using content from ACSM’s 2023 From Around the Field webinar series. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the relationship between normalized muscular strength and cardiometabolic risk, including type 2 diabetes.  
  2. Explain how normalized grip strength can be used to predict cardiometabolic risk in adolescents and young adults and type 2 diabetes in apparently healthy adults.  
  3. Examine the effectiveness of a single bout and long-term use of resistance training to improve cardiometabolic risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes. 

ASES and UKAD Webinar – What’s Your Role in Keeping Sport Clean?

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 12:00 - 13:30 BST


In response to feedback from athlete support practitioners (ASP) and following a successful session at the BASES Annual Conference 2023, this webinar will make sense of how the World Anti-Doping Code impacts upon BASES practitioners as part of the global drive for integrity in sport.

Through scenario-based learning, remaining specific to ASP from across the Sport & Exercise Science field, the session will create a dilemma for the delegates. Using an interactive model of delivery, delegates will ‘vote’ on their preferred course of action and cumulative voting results will be shared through subsequent discussion, facilitated by the UKAD-accredited presenters.

Delegates will be invited to share the reasoning behind their ‘vote’ with the opportunity for all to contribute and debate as appropriate. This facilitated discussion allows for a real-time reflection period during the session, which ultimately encourages positive behaviour change around clean sport.

This 90-minute session will provide a forum to share experiences, hear best practice and discuss how to overcome challenges with specific focus around the role and responsibilities of ASP to uphold clean sport.

Webinar series by Dr Brian Hemmings – Developing Consulting Skills 1: Effective professional relationships in sport psychology

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 12:00 - 13:30 BST


Developing consultancy skills is a key aspect of the BASES SEPAR. This webinar is aimed at prospective/current supervisees and supervisors with an emphasis on the process of developing and maintaining effective professional relationships with clients.

Discuss ways that target and evidence the SEPAR consultancy competencies (3.3.4) 

Identify practical ways of fostering an effective working alliance 

Assess the relevance of intrapersonal factors on interpersonal relationships 

Reflect on the needs of the recipients of support in applied sport psychology  

Describe critical factors in relationship building 

Evaluate ‘truisms’ in sport psychology relationships  

ICSESP Board Face to Face Meetings at the ESSA Conference in May

1-4 May

Sydney, Australia

The ICSESP Board will be coming together for a range of face to face meetings aligning with the Exercise & Sports Science Australia Research to Practice 2024 Conference 2-4 May, Sydney, Australia. Come along and join any of the open sessions to hear of the work of the confederation and ask any questions that you may have. The ICSESP Board members will be more than happy to chat at any time throughout the conference so come and introduce yourself.

Sessions include:

Wednesday 1 May

Morning – ICSESP Working Group Meeting (Closed)

Afternoon- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session A with invited Guests (Closed)

Evening – ICSESP Board social gathering with ESSA Board and Conference Invited Speakers

Thursday 2 May

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board attending the Conference Welcome Reception

Friday 3 May

Early Morning- ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session B with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Americas)

Morning – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Lunchtime – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session C with stakeholder engagement (Open face to face)

Afternoon – ICSESP Board attending the conference sessions

Evening – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D with stakeholder engagement (Open online to Asia, Africa and Europe)

Saturday 4 May

Morning – Conference Session ‘International Perspectives on the Discipline of Exercise Physiology’

Afternoon – ICSESP Board Strategic Planning Session D (Closed) and Board Meeting

For more information on the ESSA Research to Practice 2024 Conference click below

Exercise for Whiplash Associated Disorders Webinar

28 May & 18 June, 2024


This is part of a two-part series.
Exercise Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders Webinar – Part 1 – Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Exercise Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders Webinar – Part 2 – Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Part one of this two-part series will cover important theoretical concepts to help understand the heterogeneity of presentations in people who have sustained a whiplash injury. It will cover mechanisms and pathophysiology, anatomical considerations, biopsychosocial consequences of the injury and how to identify and monitor when certain features might be present in your patient.  

Part two of this two-part series will discuss implications for exercise prescription and management of whiplash associated disorders.

Presented by Dr Julia Treleaven

Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change

13 May, 1 July, 23 Sept, 11 Nov

Leeds, London, Bristol, London

Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why all health and welfare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in their clients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings, which dramatically increases the likelihood of those changes taking place in ‘real life’.

If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.