Prof John Saxton FBASES (Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee)
"I am delighted to welcome you to BASES Conference 2019.
We aim to provide 2 days of world-leading content across sport and exercise sciences. Whether you wish to present your own research or listen to others, I hope you will join us for what promises to be an outstanding event."
Early bird delegate prices
Available until Friday 13 September 2019
St George's, University of London
Professor Sharma specialises in inherited cardiac diseases, and has particular interests in cardiomyopathy, ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). He also specialises in sports cardiology, in particular pre-participation screening in athletes and the condition known as athlete's heart.
Professor Sharma qualified in 1989 from Leeds University and consequently received cardiology training at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and St George's Hospital, London. In 2007 he became a professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology, before in 2010 becoming consultant cardiologist for Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity that promotes awareness of SADs.
Since 2001 Professor Sharma has been the medical director of the Virgin London Marathon, the Silverstone half-marathon, the BUPA 10k run and the Adidas Women's 5k run. He is also cardiologist for the Lawn Tennis Association, the British Rugby Union and the English Institute of Sport Congress. Professor Sharma is the programme committee member for the European Society of Cardiology and EACPR; and has had 120 publications in various scientific journals.