Pictures: 2013 SEMS Medical Conference

Arsenal Football Club hosted its annual Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference at Emirates Stadium on Monday.

In its third year, the event was hosted by the Club's head of medical services, Colin Lewin, alongside Gary O'Driscoll, Arsenal's medical director.

Building on the success of previous conferences, the day offered attendees the opportunity to share best practices within the medical and scientific healthcare industry. The main topics of discussion focused on the management and screening of cardiac events, the increasing concerns around concussion in contact sports and issues around the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger officially welcomed the 250 delegates, before former Gunner Fabrice Muamba spoke of his on-field collapse last year and his subsequent spectacular recovery.

Bolton Wanderers team doctor Dr Jonathan Tobin and Dr Sam Mohiddin, the consultant who oversaw Fabrice's recovery, presented on the care given to the player at the time of his collapse and the ensuing recuperation and recovery.

Other presenters on the day included John Murtough, the Premier League head of elite performance, John Norwig, head athletic trainer & head of sports medicine at The Pittsburgh Steelers along with Dr Nick Webborn, chief medical officer of the British Paralympic Association.

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