Symposia, Keynotes Head to Head debates

Keynote lecture 1
25 years after: The sequence of prevention revisited

Speaker: Willem van Mechelen (Netherlands)

Session A – Symposium 1

Hamstring injury prevention that works! –  From basic mechanisms to international implementation

Chair: Roald Bahr (Norway) & Kristian Thorborg (Denmark)

Roald Bahr (Norway): Back to the Future – Summing up 20 years of Scandinavian hamstring injury prevention research (10 minutes)

David Opar (Australia): Neuromuscular and muscle architectural deficits related to hamstring injury and prevention (15 minutes)

Nicol van Dyk (South Africa): Screening for different hamstring muscle strength characteristics -The Aspetar experience (15 minutes)

Anthony Shield (Australia): High-speed running load and related hamstring injury risk (10 minutes)

Gustaaf Reurink (Netherlands): Optimizing return-to-play and minimizing recurrence rate – The roles of clinical examination, imaging, rehabilitation and injections (15 minutes)

Kristian Thorborg (Denmark): Implementation issues in hamstring injury prevention – challenges and opportunities (10 minutes)

Bahr, Opar, van Dyk, Shield, Reurink, Thorborg: Panel discussion – Future directions for hamstring injury prevention and implementation (15 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 2

How to prevent secondary meniscal injuries after ACL injury in our youngest athletes; the skeletally immature?

Chair: Lars Engebretsen

Guri Ekås (Norway): Meniscal injury after ACL rupture in skeletally immature children

– What is the problem and what do we do to prevent it? (10  minutes)

Romain Seil (Luxembourg): Surgical reconstruction of the paediatric ACL – An intervention of prevention? (10 minutes)

Håvard Moksnes (Norway):  Active rehabilitation without surgery- Can training prevent secondary meniscus injuries? (15 minutes)

Hege Grindem (Norway): Return to sport- A factor of consideration in the prevention of secondary meniscal injuries? – Criteria for return to sport to help prevent secondary meniscal injuries. (15 minutes)

Kristian Samuelson (Sweden): What about the contralateral knee- How to prevent it from injury? (10 minutes)

Roman Seil (Luxembourg): The still unresolved- Future directions for ACL related secondary meniscal injury prevention in children and youth. – Presentation of PAMI, the Paediatric ACL monitoring Initiative- A pan-European registry. (15 minutes)

Discussion: 15 minutes

Session A  – Head-to-Head debate 1

Assessing where we are at after 20 years of research in sports injury prevention

Chair: Karim Khan (Canada)

Erik Witvrouw (Belgium) : 20 years of research on sports injury prevention has left us empty handed; we have asked the wrong questions and employed inferior study designs (15 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): 20 years of research on sports injury prevention has delivered a rich harvest with clinical benefit and provides the foundation for an acceleration of advances (15 minutes)

Discussion (15 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 3

Equipment designed to reduce risk of injuries in elite alpine skiing

Chair: Erich Müller (Austria)

Sophie Steenstrup (Norway): Epidemiology and causes of alpine skiing injuries Part 1 – 2006 to 2012 (6 minutes)

Matthias Gilgien (Norway/Switzerland): Equipment designed to reduce risk of impact injuries in alpine ski racing (12 minutes)

Josef Kröll (Austria): Equipment designed to reduce risk of severe knee injuries in giant slalom skiing (12 minutes)

Jörg Spörri (Austria): Equipment designed to reduce risk of overuse injuries of the back in alpine ski racing. (12 minutes)

Sophie Steenstrup (Norway): Epidemiology and causes of alpine skiing injuries Part 2 – after altering the equipment specifications in 2012 (6 minutes)

Müller / Steenstrup / Gilgien / Kröll / Spörri /: Panel discussion –What else can the international ski federation (FIS) do to protect the athletes’ safety? (12 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 4

Sports-specific ACL injury mechanisms and its implication for prevention

Chairs: Takeshi Muneta (Japan) and Roald Bahr (Norway)

Takeshi Muneta (Japan): Incidence of ACL injury in each sports (5 minutes)

Roald Bahr (Norway): Should ACL injury prevention be specific to type of sports? (5 minutes)

Markus Waldén (Sweden): ACL injury mechanisms and its prevention in football (10 minutes)

Hideyuki Koga (Japan): ACL injury mechanisms and its prevention in basketball and handball (10 minutes)

Tone Bere (Qatar): ACL injury mechanisms and its prevention in alpine skiing (10 minutes)

Eiichi Tsuda (Japan): ACL injury mechanisms and its prevention in badminton (10 minutes)

Muneta, Bahr, Waldén, Koga, Bere, Tsuda: Panel discussion – Future strategies for ACL injury prevention based on the mechanisms (10 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 5

Citius, Altius, Fortius – Ensuring sports safety messages have maximal impact

Chair: Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands)


Ross Tucker (South Africa): Introduction to social marketing for large-scale behavior change (5 minutes)

Ross Tucker (South Africa): Who needs to hear the message and why? – Identifying and knowing your target audience (10 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): One approach does not fit all – How to target the same message to different groups (10 minutes)

Jiri Dvorak (Switzerland): Disseminating the story – The importance of branding to resonate the message (10 minutes)

Alex Donaldson (Australia): But does it work? – Tools for assessing message uptake, evolution and sustainability (10 minutes)

Dvorak, Finch, Tucker, Verhagen: Panel discussion – Top tips for achieving behavior change through sports safety messaging (15 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 6

The brain’s role in ACL injury prevention

Chair: Eva Ageberg (Sweden)

Eva Ageberg (Sweden): Introduction (7 minutes)

Charles Buz Swanik (USA): The brain’s role in ACL injury prevention (12 minutes)

Anne Benjaminse (Netherlands): Motor learning in ACL injury prevention (12 minutes)

Jochen Baumeister (Germany): Neuroplasticity – from theory to practice in ACL injury prevention (12 minutes)

Ageberg, Swanik, Benjaminse, Baumeister: Panel discussion – How can we optimize ACL injury prevention considering motor learning ? (17 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 7

Team Handball – Time to reduce the injuries!

Chair: Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Handball injuries – Epidemiology: (5 minutes)

Martin Asker (Sweden): 40.000 throws per season must have an impact on the shoulder: Biomechanics and imaging of the handball shoulder (10 minutes)

Stig H Andersson (Norway): Risk factors and prevention of overuse shoulder injuries in elite handball (15 minutes)

Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Prevention of lower limb injuries – How do we do it? (10 minutes)

Merete Möller (Denmark): Implementation of prevention programs in handball teams – how can we succeed? (10 minutes)

Myklebust, Asker, Andersson, Möller: Panel discussion: Prevention of handball injuries – where do we go from now? (10 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 8

Protecting the health and performance of the traveling athlete (60 min)

Chair: Sebastien Racinais (Qatar)

Peter Fowler (Qatar): Interventions to combat jet-lag and travel fatigue (12 minutes)

Martin Schwellnus (South Africa): Does international travel increase the risk of illness and injury in athletes?  (12 minutes)

Sebastien Racinais (Qatar): Traveling to a different environment – how to adapt (12 minutes)

Wayne Derman (South Africa): Travel concerns for the Olympic and Paralympic athletes from a sports medicine physician perspective (12 minutes)

Panel discussion (12 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 9

Tendon pain: How to direct prevention strategies by understanding the local and central contributions.

Chair: Prof Jill Cook

Jill Cook: (Australia) How little we know about local nociceptive drivers of tendon pain (10 minutes)

Michel Coppieters: (Netherlands) Corticospinal contributions to tendon pain and function (10 minutes)

Jeremy Lewis: (Britain) Perspectives on upper limb tendon pain (10 minutes)

Ebonie Rio: (Australia)  Putting it together for clinicians and Tendon neuroplastic training (10 minutes)

Cook, Rio, Coppieters, Lewis Panel discussion: How do we use evidence and clinical experience to prevent tendon pain? (10 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 10

Postcard from the Third World – Prevention of illness and injury in athletes from developing countries

Chair: Robin Mitchell (Fiji)

Robin Mitchell: Setting the scene – practicalities of illness and injury prevention plus athlete care in developing countries (10 minutes)

Jegathesan Manikavasagam Tan Sri: Special considerations for athletes brought up amidst the health challenges of developing country environments (10 minutes)

Chris Milne: Prevention issues relating to difficulties in accessing medical care and high technology imaging in developing countries (10 minutes)

Martin Schwellnus: Periodic health evaluation – additional elements required in athletes from developing countries, plus issues that athletes from developed countries need to consider when training or competing in developing countries (10 minutes)

Panel discussion plus questions and answers (20 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 11

Tweeting, liking, following, sharing: enhancing the protection of athletes’ health now and in the future

Chair: Evert Verhagen (Netherlands)

Karim Khan (Canada/BJSM): Successful examples of Twitter and Facebook to increase the dissemination of injury prevention — knowledge translation outcomes (12 minutes)

Osman Ahmed (United Kingdom): Effective social marketing techniques that ‘sell’ effective interventions (12 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): You are what you share; what does social media tell us about our audience? (12 minutes)

Claire Bower (UK/theBMJ): The science of social to prevent injury. There is an evidence-base for what works and what doesn’t (12 minutes)

Bower, Khan, Ahmed, Verhagen, Bell: Panel discussion – Our social tools are not an improvement to modern sports medicine, they are a challenge to it! (12 minutes)

Keynote lecture 2

Why screening to predict injury does not work – and probably never will…

Speaker: Roald BAHR (Qatar / Norway)

Session A – Symposium 12

[242] Prevention of tendinopathy; how to play the game?

Chair: Johannes Zwerver (The Netherlands)

Johannes Zwerver (The Netherlands): Introduction: what is the extent of the problem? (5 minutes)

Johannes Zwerver (The Netherlands): Risk factors and preventive strategies; what is the evidence? (10 minutes)

Katja Heinemeier (Denmark): Adaptation of tendon to (over)load; helpful in prevention? (10 minutes)

Sean Docking (Australia): Prevention of tendon structure abnormalities? (10 minutes)

Hazel Screen (United Kingdom): Prevention of loss of tendon function? (10 minutes)

Ebonie Rio (Australia): Prevention of tendon pain? (10 minutes)

Jill Cook (Australia): Screening and prevention of tendinopathy in the (elite) athlete. (15 minutes)

Zwerver, Heinemeier, Docking, Screen, Rio, Cook: Panel discussion – How can we reduce the problem and impact of tendinopathy?; future directions for prevention research and implementation? (20 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 13

Injury prevention in youth sport: Time to “Get on with it!”

Chair: Carolyn Emery (Canada)

Carolyn Emery (Canada): The public health burden and evidence for prevention of injury in youth sport and recreation (15 minutes)

Carly McKay (United Kingdom): Key considerations in understanding the implementation context in primary prevention in youth sport     (15 minutes)

Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Identifying high risk youth athletes through pre-participation screening, injury and illness monitoring?         (15 minutes)

Brent Hagel (Canada): Evaluating the effectiveness of protective equipment in youth sport. (15 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): Social media and global approaches to injury prevention in youth sport and recreation (15 minutes)

Panel discussion (Emery, McKay, Myklebust, Hagel, Verhagen) Injury prevention in youth sport and recreation: Let’s get on with it! (15 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 14

Go big or Go home: Is injury prevention among competitive and recreational snowboarders and freestyle skiers possible?

Chairs: Erich Müller (Austria) and Torbjørn Soligard (Norway/Switzerland)

Sophie Steenstrup (Norway): A decade of injury data from FIS World Cup snowboarding and freestyle skiing (10 minutes)

Torbjørn Soligard: The Olympic and Youth Olympic Winter Games experience (10 minutes)

Erich Müller: Determining injury mechanisms in snowboarding and freestyle skiing: Learning from alpine skiing (15 minutes)

Matthias Gilgien (Norway/Switzerland): Can technology tell us if certain freestyle and snowboard course elements cause more crashes than others? (15 minutes)

Irving Scher (USA): Limitations and opportunities in engineering safe snow park jumps (12 minutes)

James McNeil (USA): Designing tomorrow’s snow park jump (12 minutes)

Steenstrup, Soligard, Müller, Gilgien, Scher, McNeil: Panel discussion – Future directions for injury prevention among snowboard and freestyle athletes (16 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 15 

ACL injury prevention works – but not in the real world?

Chair: Tron Krosshaug (Norway)

Kati Pasanen (Finland): ACL injury prevention works – but not in the real world? (10 minutes)

Tron Krosshaug (Norway): What have we learned from biomechanical analyses of ACL injury videos? (10 minutes)

Kam-Ming Mok (Hong-Kong): Are loading and movement patterns during jumping and cutting associated with ACL injury risk? (10 minutes)

Kathrin Steffen (Norway): Is lower extremity muscle strength associated with ACL injury risk? (10 minutes)

Jesper Bencke (Denmark): Are muscle activation patterns during jumping and cutting associated with ACL injury risk? (10 minutes)

Mette Zebis (Denmark): Knee control, balance, strength or technique – which is more important? (10 minutes)

Krosshaug, Pasanen, Walden, Steffen, Mok, Bencke, Zebis: Panel discussion – How do we improve current ACL injury prevention programs? (20 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 16

The end of collision and contact sports as we know it? The prevention of concussion in sport

Chair: Cindy J. Chang (USA)

Chair: Cindy J. Chang (USA) – Introduction (5 minutes)

Kim Harmon (USA):  Comparative Rates of Concussion in American Football, Football, Rugby, other sports, and everyday life.  Are contact and collision sports really the problem? (12 minutes)

Margot Putukian (USA): Prevention of Concussion in American Football from professional to pee wee.  Are policies in the NFL beneficial or detrimental for concussion prevention at other levels? (12 minutes)

Jon Patricios (South Africa): Models for Prevention of Concussion in Rugby (12 minutes)

Laurence Gant (UK): Preventing Concussion in Professional Football (soccer) – opportunities and obstacles (12 minutes)

Jiri Dvorak (Switzerland):  Preventing Concussion on the World’s Biggest Stage: FIFA, Strategies to Prevent Concussion and How this Translates to Youth Sport (12 minutes)

Cindy J. Chang (USA):  Putting it All Together:  Interdisciplinary Lessons for Reduction of Concussion across Sport (10 minutes)

Chang, Harmon, Putukian, Patricios, Gant, Dvorak – Panel Discussion (15 minutes)

Keynote lecture 3

Translating research into action: How to minimize risk in Olympic athletes?

Speaker: Cindy J. Chang (USA)

Session A – Symposium 17

Preventing groin injuries in football – beyond the “time-loss” approach

Chairs: Per Hölmich (Denmark) & Thor Einar Andersen (Norway)

Per Hölmich: Advances in groin injury prevention and management – from confusion towards consensus (10 minutes)

Thor Einar Andersen: Injury incidence and prevalence – Describing the entire groin injury iceberg (10 minutes)

Kristian Thorborg (Denmark): Strength and flexibility factors related to groin injury – (10 minutes)

Joar Harøy (Norway): Prevention of groin injuries in football: First RCT including prevalence parameters (15 minutes)

Hölmich, Andersen, Thorborg, Harøy: Panel discussion – Sports medicine challenges in a difficult anatomical region (15 minutes) 

Session B – Symposium 18

Game over: time to blow the whistle on psychological injury in sport

Chair: Margo Mountjoy (Canada)

Margo Mountjoy (Canada):  Introduction – preventing psychological harm (5 minutes)

Tricia Leahy (Hong Kong): Psychological Abuse:  What is it? (10 minutes)

Kari Fasting (Norway): The Science Base:  What is the evidence? (10 minutes)

Margo Mountjoy (Canada):  Prevention: primary + secondary strategies (10 minutes)

Kathy Martin (Australia):  Implementing prevention programs in the sport setting (10 minutes)

Mountjoy, Leahy, Martin, Fasting: Panel discussion – Preventing Psychological Injury  (15 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 19

Optimizing your Injury Surveillance system: Strategies to maximize prevention.

Chair: Ian Shrier MD, PhD

Ian Shrier (Canada): Chair Introduction (4 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): Mini surveillance systems to optimize local injury prevention: What do you do when you are not the IOC? (12 minutes)

Ian Shrier (Canada): How to overcome common errors and challenges in injury surveillance methods to develop better prevention programs. (12 minutes)

Lauren Fortington (Australia): Preventing subsequent injuries: Understanding that re-injuries are not just more injuries (12 minutes)

Panel discussion (20 minutes)

Session A – Head to Head debate 2

Enough is enough – or is it? Can we stop conducting RCTs and accept we have enough evidence to fully inform sports injury prevention?

Chair: Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands)

Chair – Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands): Setting the scene for the debate and introduction to the debate format and speakers (5 minutes)

Speaker for the negative – Carolyn Emery (Canada): Randomised controlled trials – the only evidence that should inform practice and policy for injury prevention in sport (10 minutes).

Speaker for the affirmative – Ian Shrier (Canada): To truly understand prevention and its challenges, oobservation of reality is what is needed (10 minutes)

Rebuttals – Carolyn Emery (Canada) and Ian Shrier (Canada): (3 minutes each)

Audience discussion (10 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands): Chair’s sum-up and audience voting (4 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 20

Leadership: a vital ingredient in the recipe for implementing health protection and injury prevention interventions in sport

Chair: Alex Donaldson (Australia) and Mario Bizzini (Switzerland)

Alex Donaldson (Australia): Introduction – the role of leadership in program and policy implementation (5 minutes)

Margo Mountjoy: The leadership role of International Sport Federations in implementing health protection, injury prevention and health promotion interventions in sport (10 minutes)

Mario Bizzini (Switzerland): Implementing the 11+ across international borders (10 minutes)

Wayne Viljoen (South Africa): Leading and implementing changes in South African Rugby Union using an evidence-driven and pragmatic approach (10 minutes)

Alex Donaldson (Australia): Injury prevention in community sport – the leadership role of the coach in implementing FootyFirst (10 minutes)

Donaldson, Bizzini, Mountjoy and Viljoen: Panel discussion – Generating political, federation and stakeholder support for injury prevention and health protection across the sporting spectrum: what we know and what we need to get better at (15 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 21

Bodies of gods, teeth of yobs – preventing poor oral health in sport

Chair: Ian Needleman (United Kingdom)

Ian Needleman (United Kingdom):  Poor oral health of athletes– what do we know? (10 minutes)

Adrian Lussi TBC (Switzerland): Dental erosion, dental caries, sport and prevention (10 minutes)

Ian Needleman (United Kingdom): Periodontal disease, inflammatory burden and performance (5 minutes)

Julie Gallagher (United Kingdom): The impact of poor oral health on performance (10 minutes)

Paul Ashley (United Kingdom): Screening and preventive interventions: developing a strategy (10 minutes)

Needleman, Lussi, Gallagher, Ashley: Panel Discussion: How extensive is the impact of oral health in sport and what are the solutions? (15 minutes)

Keynote lecture 4

Monitoring training load in team sports: Should athletes be training smarter and harder? The training-injury prevention paradox

SpeakersTim Gabbett (Australia)

Session A – Symposium 22

How to prevent the painful shoulder among the overhead athletes

Chair: Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

Grethe Myklebust: Introduction and epidemiology (10 minutes)

Ann Cools (Belgium): Screening the overhead athlete for risk factors (15 minutes)

Martin Asker (Sweden): The role of the neck and the thoracic spine in shoulder problems among overhead athletes (10 minutes)

Stig H. Andersson (Norway): Shoulder injury prevention and implementation challenges (20 minutes)

Rod Whiteley (Qatar): When is a thrower not a thrower? When he is a handball not a baseball player. Learning from the different throwing and striking sports for prevention of shoulder injury (20 minutes)

Myklebust, Cools, Asker, Andersson, Whiteley. Panel dicussion: Prevention of the painful shoulder – where do we go from now? (15 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 23

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death: Evidence, knowledge gaps, and new directions

Chair: Jonathan Drezner (USA)

Jonathan Drezner (USA): Overview: challenges and controversies in the prevention of sudden cardiac death (6 minutes)

Stephen Targett (Qatar): Clarifying the goals of pre-participation/periodic health evaluations and cardiovascular screening: are they the same?  (15 minutes)

Kimberly Harmon (USA): Cardiac risk assessment in athletes: the concept of differential risk (15 minutes)

Irfan Asif (USA): History that matters: Can we improve standardized heart health history questions? (12 minutes)

Sanjay Sharma (UK): Evidence, rationale, and limits of ECG screening in athletes (15 minutes)

Jonathan Drezner (USA): Ending the debate: a new paradigm for cardiovascular screening in athletes based on risk and resources (12 minutes)

Drezner, Targett, Harmon, Asif, Sharma: Panel discussion (15 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 24

Overload in the elite youth athlete: Challenges and solutions

Chairs: Roald Bahr (Norway) and Michael F. Bergeron (USA)

Christine Holm Moseid (Norway): Setting the scene – What is the magnitude and nature of the problem? (10 minutes)

Amanda Johnson (UK): Are we nurturing or degrading talent? (15 minutes)

Neeru Jayanthi (USA): Sport specialization – Stairway to heaven or highway to hell? (15 minutes)

Babette Pluim (Netherlands): How to prevent overload in the skeletally immature elite athlete – The case of spondylolysis in tennis players (15 minutes)

Haavard Visnes (Norway): Are we destroying the most talented players – The case of jumper`s knee in volleyball players (15 minutes)

Michael Bergeron (USA): The way ahead – future directions toward a more sustainable pathway in developing and safeguarding elite youth athletes (10 minutes)

Bahr, Bergeron, Moseid, Johnson, Jayanthi, Pluim,Visnes: Panel discussion – How can research help to change the game of youth elite sports? (15 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 25

From the research lab to the sporting pitch — efficacy to effectiveness of preventive interventions in team sports.

Chairs: Martin Hägglund (Sweden)

Martin Hägglund (Sweden): Introduction – efficacy of preventive interventions in team sports (5 minutes)

Alex Donaldson (Australia): From efficacy to effectiveness – an overview of key concepts in implementation (5 minutes)

Alex Donaldson (Australia): The use of implementation science in developing and implementing prevention programs: experiences with FootyFirst (10 minutes)

Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Implementation of preventive interventions in the elite sport setting (10 minutes)

Martin Hägglund (Sweden): Implementation of preventive interventions in youth sports (10 minutes)

Mario Bizzini (Switzerland): Targeting world-wide dissemination/implementation of the 11+ program – view point from a major sporting organisation (10 minutes)

Hanna Lindblom (Sweden): Coaches are key players – how do we get them onboard? Coach perspectives on preventive training (10 minutes)

Hägglund, Donaldson, Myklebust, Bizzini, Lindblom: Panel discussion – From science to the sporting pitch – have we made the journey yet, or where do we go in the future? (20 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 26

Preventing illness and injury in athletes – Is the periodic health examination (PHE) a valuable tool?

Chairs: Stephen Targett (Qatar) and Håvard Moksnes (Norway)

Stephen Targett: Short introduction on the purpose(s) of the PHE and then presentation on the benefits of including an eye assessment as part of the PHE in athletes (15 minutes)

Håvard Moksnes – What is the benefit of the PHE in Olympic athletes and can it help to prevent injury and illness? (15 minutes)

Arnhild Bakken – What is the benefit of a pre-season musculoskeletal exam in professional football players and can it help to prevent injury? (10 minutes)

Andrea Mosler- Does a specific battery of screening tests really identify players at risk of hip/groin injury? (15 minutes)

Christopher Skazalski – Screening and monitoring elite volleyball players – detecting early signs of overload for injury prevention (10 minutes)

Ben Clarsen – Injury and illness prevention does not stop after the PHE – The link between the PHE and ongoing monitoring of Olympic athletes (10 minutes)

Discussion – minimum 15 minutes

Session C – Symposium 27

Concussion prevention in child and adolescent sport: Are our children’s brains different?

Chair: Carolyn Emery (Canada)

Michael Makdissi (Australia): The public health impact of concussion in children. How do we measure risk and outcomes? (15 minutes)

Carolyn Emery (Canada): Primary Prevention: Strategies to reduce the risk of concussion in pediatric sport participants?  (15 minutes)

Kevin Guskiewicz (USA): Secondary Prevention: Risk factors and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of re-injury in children.  (15 minutes)

Andrew McIntosh (Australia): Protective equipment in children: What can we learn from biomechanical studies? (15 minutes)

Kathryn Schneider (Canada): Tertiary Prevention: Are there options for rehabilitation following concussion in youth to reduce time to return to play? (15 minutes)

Panel Discussion (Makdissi, Emery, Guskiewicz, McIntosh, Schneider) Future directions for research informing best practice in the prevention of concussion in children participating in sport (15 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 28

Preventing football injuries: Innovative approaches for getting the most from prospective injury data

Chair: Martin Hägglund (Sweden)

Martin Hägglund (Sweden): Introduction (5 minutes)

Martin Hägglund (Sweden): New ways to use data to identify risk factors – experiences from prospective injury monitoring of professional soccer (Association football) in the UEFA Champions League (10 minutes)

Tim Gabbett (Australia): Identifying changes in training load and other time varying covariates that impact on injury risk – experiences from professional Rugby League (10 minutes)

Simon Kemp (UK): Using prospective data to drive the development of player welfare initiatives – experiences from professional Rugby Union (10 minutes)

Lauren Fortington (Australia): The importance of tracking subsequent injuries – experiences from community-level Australian Football (10 minutes)

Fortington, Gabbett, Hägglund, Kemp: Panel discussion – Setting the new research directions for prospective monitoring of injuries to inform injury prevention in all football codes (15 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 29

As the Vicar said to the Actress – “Anyone for tennis?”. The impact of intense training on the adolescent, overhead athlete.

Chair: Michael Turner (UK)

Michael Turner (UK): The demands of teenage tennis (5 minutes)

Natalie L. Myers (USA): Keep serving till the basket is empty! When does load become overload in teenage shoulders? (10 minutes)

Michael Turner (UK): Stand up straight and stop complaining! How many young tennis players have undiagnosed pars defects? (10 minutes)

Babette Pluim (Netherlands): The concrete and the clay beneath my feet. Should we restrict all young players to playing on clay courts to avoid injury? (10 minutes)

Mark Kovacs (USA) : Rubber ball or rubber band? Can we really prevent injuries in teenage tennis players? (10 minutes)

Myers, Kovacs, Turner, Pluim: Panel discussion – How can you best protect the health and wellbeing of adolescent tennis players? (15 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 30

Preventing exertional heat illness in youth, Paralympic and elite Olympic athletes

Chair: Julien Périard (Qatar)

Julien Périard: Exertional heat illness at the Olympics (2 minutes)

Ollie Jay (Australia): Thermophysiological demands of competing in the heat (12 minutes)

Michael Bergeron (USA): Exertional heat illness challenges for youth athletes (12 minutes)

Nick Webborn (UK): Thermoregulation barriers in Paralympic athletes (12 minutes)

Julien Périard: Mitigating exertional heat illness risk in the elite Olympic athlete (12 minutes)

Jay, Bergeron, Webborn and Périard: Panel discussion – Population-specific challenges and solutions going forward (10 minutes)

Session A – Symposium 31

Evidence-based injury prevention in paralympic sport

Chair: Wayne Derman, (South Africa)

Wayne Derman (South Africa): Introduction – the Paralympic Injury and Illness Surveillance Study (3 minutes)

Nick Webborn (United Kingdom): Translating epidemiology to policy change for injury prevention in Paralympic football (12 minutes)

Cheri Blauwet (USA): Injury prevention in Paralympic athletics – how does impairment type and event type matter?  (12 minutes)

Wayne Derman (South Africa): The epidemiology of injury in Paralympic winter sport and the impact of longitudinal data collection (12 minutes)

Peter Van de Vliet (Germany): Engaging sport federations in meaningful change – translating injury surveillance to practice (12 minutes)

Webborn, Blauwet, Derman, and Van de Vliet: Panel Discussion – Epidemiology and risk factor assessment for injury prevention in Paralympic Sport – what does the future hold? (10 minutes)

Session B – Symposium 32

Proactive versus reactive: monitoring athletes’ health to optimise sport performance through prevention

Chair: Evert Verhagen (Netherlands)

Margo Mountjoy (Canada): The problem of athletes showing up at championships with health issues (12 minutes)

Martin Schwellnus (South Africa): The performance limiting effects of illness and disease (12 minutes)

Ben Clarsen (Norway): How to ride shotgun; monitoring the health status of athletes (12 minutes)

Evert Verhagen (Netherlands): Providing the athlete and staff with understandable and useable health feedback (12 minutes)

Mountjoy, Schwellnus, Clarsen, Verhagen: Panel discussion – Continuous longitudinal monitoring of athletes’ health is a prerequisite for a healthy and elite performance? (12 minutes)

Session C – Symposium 33

Implementing a national Injury Prevention Programme.

Chair: Mark Fulcher (New Zealand)

Mark Fulcher (New Zealand) Introduction. The ‘ACC Sportsmart Warmup’. Where are we at in New Zealand? (5 minutes)

Jiri Dvorak (Switzerland): How science can convince International Federations, Member Associations and administrative/political bodies to invest in the implementation of prevention programmes. (7 minutes).

Isaac Carlson (New Zealand): Creating injury prevention partnerships (12 minutes)

Cam Mitchell (New Zealand): Developing a sustainable delivery mechanism in Football. The Quality Club Mark. (12 minutes).

Fulcher (New Zealand): Learning’s from the field. What have we learned from two years of delivery? (12 minutes)

Fulcher, Dvorak, Carlson, Mitchell: Panel Discussion – Future direction and further opportunities for research? (12 minutes)

Keynote 5

Preventing sudden cardiac death: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

SpeakersJonathan Drezner (USA)