Free Communications

Free Communication sessions will be held in Room Van Dongen 1+2


Thursday 16 March
11:00 – 12:30  Session D – Cardiology and Mass events

11:00 – 11:10
     Cardiovascular incidents, including sudden cardiac arrests, in professional male football players with negative pre-participating cardiac screening results: an 8-yr follow-up study [516]
Hilde Moseby Berge; Thor Einar Andersen; Roald Bahr (Norway)

11:10 – 11:20     Presence of abnormal findings within sports pre-participation cardiovascular screening [827]
João Freitas; Renato Andrade; Rogério Pereira; Ana Leal; Cátia Saavedra; Nuno Pais; Diana Marques Isabel Lopes; Nuno Loureiro; Paulo Maia; Ovídio Costa; João Espregueira-Mendes (Portugal)

11:20 – 11:30     The Psychological Impact of Electrocardiogram Screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes [734]
Irfan Asif; Scott Annett; Alex Ewing; Ramy Abdelfattah; Justin Rothmier; Kimberly Harmon; Jonathan Drezner (USA)

11:30 – 11:40     The protective effects of various warm-up modalities on exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) in non-asthmatic athletes [767]
Jae Seung Chang; Young Hee Lee; In Deok Kong (Korea,South)

11:40 – 11:50     Exercise Associated Hyponatremia (EAH) and Fluid Intake During the 2016 London Marathon [657]
Steven Whatmough; Mears Stephen; Kipps Courtney (United Kingdom)

11:50 – 12:00     The Incidence of Exertional Heat Stroke during Mass-Participation Triathlon Races: Optimising Athlete Safety [805]
Nicholas Knight; James Parkin; Ralph Smith; Courtney Kipps (United Kingdom)

12:00 – 12:10     Novel risk factors associated with more severe Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping (EAMC): A prospective cohort study of 41 698 distance runners [782]
Sonja Swanevelder; Martin Schwellnus; Esme Jordaan (South Africa)

12:10 – 12:20     Injuries and illness during mass-participation triathlon races: Optimising competitor safety [713]
Courtney Kipps; Ralph Smith; Nick Knight; James Parkin (United Kingdom)

12:20 – 12:30     The incidence of illness decreases over a 6-year period during the Super Rugby tournaments: A prospective cohort study involving 96 959 player days [786]
Martin Schwellnus; Audrey Jansen van Rensburg; Dina Christina Janse van Rensburg; Charl Janse van Rensburg; Esme Jordaan; Wayne Derman; Clint Readhead (South Africa)

Thursday 16 March
14:00 – 16:00  Session D – Surveillance & Youth

14:00 – 14:10     The functional movement test 9+ is a poor screening test for lower extremity injuries in professional male football [653]
Arnhild Bakken (Qatar/Norway); Stephen Targett (Qatar); Tone Bere (Norway); Cristiano Eirale (Qatar);  Farooq Aziz (Qatar); Johannes Tol (Qatar/The Netherlands); Rod Whiteley (Qatar); Karim Khan (Canada); Roald Bahr (Qatar/Norway)

14:10 – 14:20     Risk factors for injuries in elite youth tennis players [563]
Joost van Mechelen; Joske Nauta; Babette Pluim; Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands)

Elsbeth van Dorssen; Janine Stubbe (The Netherlands)

14:30 – 14:40     Sports specialized risks for reinjury in young athletes: A 2+ Year Clinical Prospective Evaluation [549]
Neeru Jayanthi (USA)

14:40 – 14:50     High prevalence and incidence of health problems in talented Dutch athletes [790]
Angelo Richardson (The Netherlands); Ben Clarsen (Norway); Evert Verhagen (The Netherlands); Janine Stubbe (The Netherlands)

14:50 -15:00       The Influence of Previous Injury History on Health and Fitness Outcomes in Junior High School Students [829]
Carla van den Berg; Patricia K Doyle-Baker; Alberto Nettel-Aguirre; Sarah Richmond; Carolyn Emery (Canada)

15:00 – 15:10     Long-term consequences of interpersonal violence against children in sport [885]
Tine Vertommen (Belgium); Jarl Kampen (Belgium/The Netherlands); Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven (The Netherlands); Filip Van Den Eede (Belgium)

15:10 – 15:20     The Effects of Serial Sports Training Risk Assessment and Counseling in Kids  (T.R.A.C.K.) [558]
Neeru Jayanthi (USA)

15:20 – 15:30     Injuries in elite Australian female cricketers [586]
Nirmala Perera; Alex Kountouris; Joanne Kemp; Corey Joseph; Caroline Finch (Australia)

15:30 – 15:40     The development of a weekly e-diary for self-reported injuries and illnesses in Paralympic sports: The Sports-Related Injuries and Illnesses in Paralympic Sport Study (SRIIPSS) [600]
Kristina Fagher; Jenny Jacobsson; Toomas Timpka; Örjan Dahlström; Jan Lexell (Sweden)

15:40 – 15:50     Concussion in Rugby Union: improved reporting, a more conservative approach or an increased risk? [678]
Matthew Cross; Grant Trewartha; Simon Kemp; Colin Fuller; Aileen Taylor; Stephen West; Keith Stokes (United Kingdom)

15:50 – 16:00     Does Injury Definition Matter? The Influence of Injury Definition on Interpretations of Injury Risk in Pre-Professional Ballet and Contemporary Dancers [789]
Sarah Kenny; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Jackie Whittaker; Carolyn Emery (Canada)

Friday 17 March
09:30 – 10:50  Session D – Intervention Studies I

09:30 – 09:40     A study to evaluate the effects of a neuromuscular injury prevention programme (GAA 15) in adolescent males participating in hurling [838]
Sean Kelly; Clare Lodge; Paul Miley (Ireland)

09:40 – 09:50     The Efficacy of a Neuromuscular Training Injury Prevention Warm-Up Program in Junior High School Students [806]
Sarah Richmond; Carla van den Berg; Oluwatoyosi Owoeye; Qian Shi; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Brent Hagel; Alison Macpherson; Carolyn Emery (Canada)

09:50 – 10:00     The efficacy of a movement control exercise programme to prevent injuries in youth rugby: a cluster-randomised controlled trial [667]
Michael Hislop; Keith Stokes; Sean Williams; Carly McKay; Simon Kemp; Mike England; Grant Trewartha (United Kingdom)

10:00 – 10:10     Efficacy of a movement control injury-prevention programme in an adult community rugby union population; a cluster randomised controlled trial. [592]
Matt Attwood; Simon Roberts; Grant Trewartha; Mike England; Keith Stokes (United Kingdom)

10:10 – 10:20     Is shoe drop a key factor for injury prevention in running? Part 1: an RCT on injury risk [564]

Laurent Malisoux (Luxembourg); Nicolas Chambon (France); Axel Urhausen (Luxembourg); Daniel Theisen (Luxembourg)

10:20 – 10:30     Is shoe drop a key factor for injury prevention in running? Part 2: an RCT on running biomechanics [566]
Daniel Theisen (Luxembourg); Paul Gette (Luxembourg); Nicolas Chambon (France); Axel Urhausen (Luxembourg); Laurent Malisoux (Luxembourg)

10:30 – 10:40     Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries among Dutch hockey players: development and pilot-implementation of the KNHB intervention [405]
Vincent Gouttebarge; Victor Zuidema (The Netherlands)

10:40 – 10:50     Psychological interventions associated with injury prevention: A systematic review [675]
Adam Gledhill; Eliot Murray; Dale Forsdyke (United Kingdom)

Friday 17 March
11:30 – 12:50  Session D – Risk factors & Load  

11:30 – 11:40     How much rugby is too much? A seven-season prospective cohort study of match exposure in professional Rugby Union players [676]
Sean Williams; Grant Trewartha; Simon Kemp; John Brooks; Colin Fuller; Aileen Taylor; Matt Cross; Gavin Shaddick; Keith Stokes (United Kingdom)

11:40 – 11:50     A large weekly increase in handball participation increases the shoulder injury rate in Danish youth handball [716]
Merete Møller (Denmark); Rasmus Nielsen (Denmark); Jørn Attermann(Denmark); Niels Wedderkopp (Denmark); Martin Lind (Denmark); Henrik Sørensen (Denmark); Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

11:50 – 12:00     The relation between load and patellar tendon structure during preseason in volleyball players [780]
Lucas Maciel Rabello; Ruth Ijtsma; Johannes Zwerver; Michel S Brink (The Netherlands)

12:00 – 12:10     Incidence and risk factors of injuries in Brazilian elite volleyball  players: a prospective cohort study [430]
Rafael M Pimenta (Brazil); Luiz C Hespanhol Junior (The Netherlands); João A Grangeiro Neto (Brazil); Alexandre D Lopes (USA)

12:10 – 12:20     Jumper’s knee: A prospective evaluation of risk factors in volleyball players using an overuse measure of injury [670]
Kerry MacDonald; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Sarah Kenny; Carolyn Emery; Willem H. Meeuwisse (Canada)

12:20 – 12:30     Risk factors for overuse shoulder injuries among 329 elite handball players: a prospective cohort study [569]
Stig H. Andersson; Roald Bahr; Ben Clarsen; Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

12:30 – 12:40     Risk factors for groin injuries in elite male soccer players [418]
Anne-Marie van Beijsterveldt; Igor Tak; Rob Langhout; Janine Stubbe (The Netherlands)

12:40 – 12:50     What pre-participation health complaints and athlete characteristics predict injury and illness at major Athletics championships? Cohort study at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships. [783]
Toomas Timpka (Sweden); Jenny Jacobsson (Sweden); Victor Bargoria (Sweden/Kenya); Julien Periard (Qatar); Sébastien Racinais (Qatar); Ola Ronsen (Monaco/Norway); Karin Halje (Sweden); Christer Andersson (Sweden); Örjan Dahlström ((Sweden); Armin Spreco (Sweden); Pascal Edouard (France); Juan Manuel Alonso (Qatar)

Friday 17 March
17:00 – 18:50  Session D – Biomechanics & External Risk factors  

17:00 – 17:10     No association between static and dynamic postural control and ACL injury risk among female elite handball and football players [781]
Kathrin Steffen (Norway); Agnethe Nilstad (Norway); Tron Krosshaug (Norway); Kati Pasanen (Finland); Roald Bahr (Norway)

17:10 – 17:20     Landing with less hip flexion is associated with increased risk of ACL injuries in young female team sports players [765]
Mari Leppänen (Finland); Kati Pasanen (Finland); Tron Krosshaug (Norway); Pekka Kannus (Finland);  Tommi Vasankari (Finland); Jari Parkkari (Finland)

17:20 – 17:30     Association between Frontal Plane Knee Control and Acute Lower Extremity Injuries [666]
Anu Räisänen (Finland); Kati Pasanen (Finland); Tron Krosshaug (Norway); Pekka Kannus (Finland); Tommi Vasankari (Finland); Jari Parkkari (Finland)

17:30 – 17:40     Risk factors for non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury in Japanese female high school basketball and handball players. A prospective three-year cohort study. [588]

17:40 – 17:50     Kinetic chain related risk factors for the development of lower extremity injuries in women: a prospective study. [381]
Ruth Verrelst (Belgium); Damien Van Tiggelen (Belgium); Roel De Ridder (Belgium); Erik Witvrouw (Qatar)

17:50 – 18:00     What separates an individual at risk of ACL injury? A first step towards an ACL-risk movement passport. [693]
Raihana Sharir (United Kingdom); Jos Vanrenterghem (Belgium); Mark Robinson (United Kingdom);  Keith George (United Kingdom)

18:00 – 18:10     2D Video Feedback Improves Landing Technique in Elite Female Handball Players. [507]
Anne Benjaminse; Ina Janssen; Wytze Postma; Bert Otten (The Netherlands)

18:10 – 18:20     Mitigation of ACL rupture in alpine skiing through ski bindings. [892]
Rick Howell (USA)

18:20 – 18:30     Transfer of a Jump-Landing Task to Sidestep Cutting: Implications for ACL Injury Prevention [509]
Anne Benjaminse; Wouter Welling; Bert Otten; Alli Gokeler (The Netherlands)

18:30 – 18:40     Man-made jumps in terrain-parks and the risk of severe ski-patrol reported injuries in alpine skiers and snowboarders [727]
Claude Goulet; Denis Hamel; Benoit Tremblay; Olivier Audet; Brent E. Hagel (Canada)

18:40 – 18:50     No relationship between floor type and match injury patterns in German men’s professional handball [476]
Thomas Henke; Patrick Luig (Germany)

Saturday 18 March
09:30 – 10:50  Session D – Intervention Studies II

09:30 – 09:40     Stay Healthy: An Australian Institute of Sport illness prevention project [852]
Drew Michael; Nicole Vlahovich; David Hughes; Renee Appaneal; Kirsten Peterson; Louise Burke; Bronwen Lundy; Mary Toomey; David Watts; Greg Lovell; Stephan Praet; Shona Halson; Candice Colbey; Silvia Manzanero; Marijke Welvaert; Nic West; David Pyne; Gordon Waddington (Australia)

09:40 – 09:50     Preventive effect of an Athletics Injury Prevention Program on injury complaints with decreased participation in athletics: A pilot prospective cohort study [749]
Pascal EDOUARD (France); Emmanuelle CUGY (France); Romain DOLIN (France); Nicolas MOREL (France); Kathrin STEFFEN (Norway)

09:50 – 10:00     The effect of preventive program in decreasing injury incidence in gymnastic athletes [703]
Natalia Bittencourt; Mariana Weschenfelder; Marcela Leite; Gabriela Gonçalves; Rafael Freire; Luciana Mendonça (Brazil)

10:00 – 10:10     The effectiveness of a national body checking policy change on reducing injury risk in youth ice hockey [542]
Amanda M. Black; Brent E. Hagel; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Kathryn J. Schneider; Carolyn A. Emery (Canada)

10:10 – 10:20     The effect of body checking policy change on contact mechanisms in 13 and 14 year old youth ice hockey players [638]
German Martinez; Leticia Janzen; Maciej Krolikowski; Nicole Romanow; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Claude Goulet; Luc Nadeau; Carolyn Emery (Canada)

10:20 – 10:30     Preventing concussions in youth ice hockey: the effect of local body checking policy change [740]
Amanda M. Black; Brent E. Hagel; Kathryn J. Schneider; Willem H. Meeuwisse; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Shelina Babul; Martin Mrazik; Carolyn A. Emery (Canada)

10:30 – 10:40     Effects of a prevention program focused on hip joint function on the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female basketball players [594]
Yorikatsu Ohmi; Norikazu Hirose (Japan)

10:40 – 10:50     Evaluation of the Effect of Policy Change on Physical Contacts in Youth Ice Hockey Using Video Analysis [640]
Maciej Krolikowski; Brent Hagel; Luc Nadeau; Luz Palacios-Derflingher; Carolyn Emery (Canada)

Saturday 18 March
11:30 – 13:00  Session D – Hamstrings & 11 + 

11:30 – 11:40     Including the Copenhagen Adduction exercise in the FIFA 11+ provides missing eccentric hip adduction strength effect: A randomised controlled trial [567]
Joar Harøy (Norway); Kristian Thorborg (Denmark); Per Hölmich (Denmark); Andreas Serner (Qatar); André Bjørkheim (Norway); Linn E Rolstad (Norway); Roald Bahr (Norway); Thor Einar Andersen (Norway)

11:40 – 11:50     Biomechanical changes with FIFA11+ utilization over multiple soccer seasons [574]
Amelia Arundale; Silvers-Granelli Holly; Marmon Adam; Zarzycki Ryan; Dix Celeste; Snyder-Mackler Lynn (USA)

James O’Brien; Warrren Young; Caroline Finch (Australia)

12:00 – 12:10     Does higher compliance to the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program improve overall injury rate in male soccer (football) players? [709]
Holly Silvers-Granelli (USA); Mario Bizzini (Switzerland); Amy Arundale (USA); Bert Mandelbaum (USA); Ryan Pohlig (USA); Lynn Snyder-Mackler (USA)

12:10 – 12:20     No difference in muscle injury rates during professional football matches preceded by three to five days of recovery. [770]
Håkan Bengtsson; Jan Ekstrand; Markus Waldén; Martin Hägglund (Sweden)

12:20 – 12:30     The effect of Nordic hamstring exercise on hamstring injury in professional rugby union [679]
Kate Evans; Morgan Williams (United Kingdom)

12:30 – 12:40     Impact of the Nordic hamstring and hip extension exercises on hamstring architecture and morphology: implications for injury prevention [460]
Matthew Bourne (Australia); Steven Duhig (Australia); Ryan Timmins (Australia); David Opar (Australia); Morgan Williams (United Kingdom); Graham Kerr (Australia); Anthony Shield (Australia)

12:40 – 12:50     Hamstring injuries in major and minor league baseball: are they preventable? [707]
Holly Silvers-Granelli; James Zachazewski; Bernard Li; Stephanie Insler; Bert Mandelbaum; Christopher Ahmad; Lynn Snyder-Mackler (USA)

12:50 – 13:00     Eccentric knee flexor strength and hamstring injury risk in athletes with history of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction [739]
Daniel Messer (Australia); Matthew Bourne (Australia); Ryan Timmins (Australia); David Opar (Australia); Morgan Williams (United Kingdom); Anthony Shield (Australia)

Saturday 18 March
14:30 – 16:00  Session D – Video Analyses 

14:30 – 14:40     Landing-related ankle injuries do not occur in plantarflexion as once thought: A video analysis of ankle injuries in world-class volleyball from the FIVB Injury Surveillance System [694]
Christopher Skazalski (Qatar); Jacek Kruczynski (Poland/Switzerland); Martin Aase Bahr (Norway); Tone Bere (Qatar/Norway); Rod Whiteley (Qatar); Roald Bahr (Qatar/Norway)

14:40 – 14:50     Decision-making and technique: Evidence for increased head injury risk during tackling in Rugby Union [768]
Ross Tucker (Ireland)

14:50 – 15:00     Video analysis of contact technique during head collisions in Rugby Union [490]
Sharief Hendricks (United Kingdom/South Africa); Demi Davidow (South Africa); Wayne Viljoen (South Africa); Nicholas Burger (South Africa); Mike Lambert (South Africa/The Netherlands); Clint Readhead (South Africa); James Brown (South Africa/The Netherlands); Ben Jones (United Kingdom); Ken Quarrie (New Zealand)

15:00 – 15:10     Head Injury Events in Rugby Union: Description of high risk tackle events [763]
Ross Tucker (Ireland)

15:10 – 15:20     A video analysis of mechanisms of shoulder injuries in Australian Rules football and a comparison to other football codes [942]
Laura M Schwab (Australia)

15:20 – 15:30     Head impact characteristics in youth ice hockey [747]
Patton Declan (Canada/Australia); Maciek Krolikowski (Canada); Carolyn Emery (Canada)

15:30 – 15:40     Video analysis of acute injuries during the 24th Men’s handball world championship 2015 in Qatar [562]
Stig H. Andersson (Norway); Roald Bahr (Norway); Marco Cardinale (Qatar); Nebojsa Popovic (Qatar); Tone Bere (Qatar); Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

15:40 – 15:50     Video-analysis of moderate and severe match injuries in German men’s professional handball [444]
Patrick Luig; Hendrik Bloch; Thomas Henke; Christian Klein (Germany)

15:50 – 16:00     Video Analysis of Match Injuries in German Men’s Professional Football [434]
Christian Klein; Patrick Luig; Hendrik Bloch; Thomas Henke; Petra Platen (Germany)