29 Jul 2016
Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health – one of nine worldwide.
A special plaque was unveiled this week at the NCSEM’s East Midlands hub based at Loughborough University by Andrew Honeyman, Head of Olympic and Paralympic Legacy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
In terms of the IOC remit, the NCSEM, which also has hubs in Sheffield and London, will research, develop and implement effective prevention and treatment strategies for sports-related injuries and health problems over the next four years. The NCSEM joins an international network of expert scientists and clinicians who will be able to focus their efforts on research which optimises the health of athletes.
The plaque unveiling on Tuesday (26 July) followed an introduction by Loughborough University’s Pro Vice Chancellor for Teaching Professor Morag Bell and Professor Mark Lewis, NCSEM Operations Director, in front of an invited audience from sporting bodies and the wider NCSEM network. Also giving presentations on the day were Professor Elizabeth Goyder on the research happening in the Sheffield consortium and Dr Akbar de Medici, who gave an update on the activities in London.
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