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Benefits and Hazards of Exercise

Benefits and Hazards of Exercise, a book compilation of updated review articles from the British Journal of Sports Medicine has had excellent reviews and continues to climb the list of medical bestsellers. There is an increasing market for sport and exercise medicine literature, not just within the medical profession but also throughout the sport and leisure industry. Following the success of this venture, the BMJ and Royal College of General Practitioners have organised a superb conference addressing the most important aspects of the benefits of exercise and how to get the population active. The conference will be at the Chelsea Village Conference Centre on Thursday 15 June and, following the success of Chelsea Football Club both at home and abroad, many delegates will relish the opportunity to visit this famous ground. Further details are available from the Royal College of General Practitioners Courses Unit (tel: 0171 823 9703; email:

Forthcoming conferences

June is the month for sports medicine conferences. After many years of famine, we now have two major conferences on sport and exercise medicine in London on successive weeks. The Royal College of Physicians have put together a high quality meeting focusing on Exercise Prescription on 8 June with details available from the Conference Administrator, Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE.

Mike Turner …

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