List of Speakers

Eva Ageberg, PhD, PT, Associate professor
Department of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Lund University
PO Box 157
22100
Lund, Sweden

Osman Ahmed, Dr
BSc (Hons), PGDip (Sports Physiotherapy), PhD
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Bournemouth University
Christchurch Road
Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
United Kingdom

Thor Einar Andersen, MD, PT, PhD, Professor
Consultant in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine & Sports Medicine
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Oslo, Norway

Stig H. Andersson, PT MSc PhD-student
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Department of Sports Medicine,
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
PO Box 4014 Ullevål Stadion
0806 Oslo, Norway


Paul Ashley, BDS FDS PhD Dr
Centre for Oral Health and Performance
University College London, Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD, UK


Irfan M. Asif, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
877 W Faris Road
University of South Carolina Greenville
Greenville, SC 29605 – USA


Martin Asker, Naprapath MSc PhD-student
Musculoskeletal & Sports Injury Epidemiology Centre
Institute of Environmental Medicine
Karolinska Institutet
Box 210, 171 77
Stockholm, Sweden


Roald Bahr, MD PhD Professor
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center & Norwegian Olympic Training Center, Oslo, Norway
& Aspetar Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Arnhild Bakken, MSc Physiotherapist
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222,  Doha, Qatar


Jochen Baumeister, PhD Professor
Professor of Human Movement & Exercise Science
Department of Exercise & Health
Faculty of Sciences
University of Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn, Germany

Jesper Bencke, PhD
Laboratory of Human Movement Analysis
Dep. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager-Hvidovre
2650 Hvidovre, Denmark


Anne Benjaminse, PhD, PT
Center for Human Movement Sciences
University Medical Center Groningen
University of Groningen
& School of Sport Studies,
Hanze University of Applied Sciences,
Groningen, The Netherlands

Tone Bere, PT PhD

Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal
Department of Orthopaedics
Kirkeveien 166
0407  Oslo, Norway

Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM, President & CEO
Youth Sports of the Americas
500 Office Park Drive, Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama, 35223 USA


Mario Bizzini, PT PhD Research Associate

FIFA Medical Research and Assessment Center (F-MARC)
Schulthess Clinic
Lengghalde 2
Zürich, CH-8008, Switzerland

Cheri Blauwet, BS MD
Chairperson, IPC Medical Committee
Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Sports Medicine Service
Boston, USA


Claire Bower, MSc, MA, Dip DigM
Marketing and Communications Manager (Imperial College Business School)
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
Senior Associate Editor (BJSM)
Previously: Digital Communications Manager (BMJ) – 2009-2015


Isaac Carlson, BPhEd
Injury Prevention Portfolio Manager – Sport
Accident Compensation Corporation
PO Box 242
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Cindy J. Chang, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Departments of Orthopaedics and Family & Community Medicine

University of California, San Francisco
Co-Director, UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital Sports Concussion Program

Team Physician, University of California, Berkeley

Ben Clarsen, PT PhD
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Department of Sports Medicine,
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
PO Box 4014 Ullevål Stadion
0806 Oslo, Norway


Jill Cook, PhD, BAppSci (Phty) Professor
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
La Trobe University
3086, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Ann Cools, PT, PhD
Ghent University
Department of Rehabiltation Sciences and Physiotherapy
Gent, Belgium


Michel Coppieters, PT, PhD, Professor
MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam
Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Wayne Derman, MBChB, PhD FFIMS
Member, IPC Medical Committee
Director, Institute of Sport & Exercise Medicine
Co-Director IOC Research Centre South Africa
University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sean Docking, PhD
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
La Trobe University
3086, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Alex Donaldson, PhD Senior Research Fellow
Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP)
Federation University Australia
PO Box 663
Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia


Jonathan Drezner, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Center for Sports Cardiology
Team Physician, Seattle Seahawks and UW Huskies
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Jiri Dvorak, MD
Professor of Neurology, Schulthess Clinic Zurich,
Dept of Neurology, Swiss Concussion center, Switzerland

Guri Ekås, MD (Orthopaedic surgeon)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC)
Sognsveien 220
0840 Oslo,
Norway


Carolyn Emery, PT PhD Professor
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology
Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada


Lars Engebretsen, MD PhD
Professor & Head of Medicine & Science
International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland;
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo University Hospital &
Norwegian Olympic Training Center, Oslo, Norway

Kari Fasting, PhD, Professor emerita,
Department of Social and Cultural Studies
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Box 4014, Ullevål Stadion
0806 Oslo, Norway

Lauren Fortington, Dr

Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP),
Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia

Peter Fowler, PhD
Research Scientist (Performance Recovery)
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222, Doha, Qatar


Mark Fulcher, MD MMedSci
Medical Director, New Zealand Football
Sport and Exercise Physician, Axis Sports Medicine Specialists
Auckland, New Zealand

Tim Gabbett, PhD
Gabbett Performance Solutions,
Brisbane, Australia

Julie Gallagher, BDS MSc Dentist and post graduate research student
Centre for Oral Health and Performance
University College London, Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
UK


Laurence Gant MB,BS DA FRCS FRCEM DipSEM
Academy and Development Squad Doctor
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Hotspur Way, Enfield, EN2 9AP
Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Homerton Row Hackney London
E9 6SR

Matthias Gilgien, Ass. Prof. PhD
Department of Physical Performance
Norwegian School of Sports Sciences
Postboks 4014 Ullevål Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway

Hege Grindem, PT PhD
Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation,
Department of Sports Medicine,
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Postboks 4014 Ullevål Stadion,
0806 Oslo, Norway


Kevin Guskiewicz, ATC PhD Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Brent Hagel, PhD
Departments of Paediatrics and Community Health Sciences
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Alberta Children’s Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 6A8, Canada


Martin Hägglund, RPT PhD Associate Professor
Football Research Group
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy
Linköping University
Linköping, S-581 83, Sweden


Kimberly G. Harmon, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Box 354060, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195 – USA

Joar Harøy, PT MSc PhD-student
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

Katja Heinemeier, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Centre for Healthy Aging, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen, and
Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen
Bispebjerg Hospital
Building 8, 1. Floor
Bispebjerg Bakke 23
2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark

Per Hölmich, MD, DMSc, Professor
Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C)
Arthroscopic Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark
& Sports Groin Pain Center, Aspetar Orthopaedic
and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Ollie Jay, PhD, FACSM,
Director – Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory
Exercise & Sports Science, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Sydney
75 East Street
Lidcombe, NSW, 2141, Australia


Neeru Jayanthi, M.D.
Associate Professor Orthopedics and Family Medicine
Director, Tennis Medicine
Associate Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Emory Sports Medicine Center, Atlanta, GA  USA
President, Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS)


Manikavasagam Jegathesan,
Pro Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Chairman of the Medical Commissions of the Olympic Council of Asia and the Commonwealth Games Federation


Amanda Johnson, PhD MCSP

Lead Physiotherapist
Aspire Health Centre
NSMP, Aspetar

Simon Kemp, MB BS FFSEM Sports Physician
Chief Medical Officer
Rugby Football Union
Twickenham
London TW2 7BA England


Karim Khan, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada
& Editor in Chief, BJSM

Hideyuki Koga, MD PhD Junior Associate Professor
Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, 113-8519 Japan

Mark Kovacs PhD FACSM Prof
Department of Sport Health Science Life University
2500 Dallas Hwy SW Ste 202-141Marietta, GA 30064 USA

Josef Kröll, PhD
University of Salzburg
Department of Sport
Science and Kinesiology
Schlossallee 49
, 5400 Hallein, Austria

Tron Krosshaug, PhD
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
0806 Oslo, Norway


Tricia Leahy,
CEO-Hong Kong Sports Institute,
Hong Kong, China

Jeremy Lewis PhD PT FCSP, Professor
Consultant Physiotherapist
School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, Ireland
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
Centre for Health & Human Performance, London, UK

Hanna Lindblom, RPT MSc
Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy
Linköping University
Linköping, S-581 83, Sweden  


Adrian Lussi, DDS PhD Professor
Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry
University of Berne
Freiburgstrasse 7
CH-3010 Bern


Michael Makdissi, MBBS PhD
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Brain Centre
(Austin Campus) Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia 3084
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
La Trobe University Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3086


Kathy Martin, M.Couns. B.A. B.App.Sci(Physio). G.Dip.Adol.Hlth&Welf.
WTA Senior Director, Athlete Assistance, Florida, USA
ITF Player Welfare Officer, London, United Kingdom


Andrew McIntosh, PhD Adjunct Professor
Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sports and its Prevention (ACRISP),
Federation University Australia
Director, McIntosh Consultancy and Research
Australia


Carly McKay, PhD
Department for Health
University of Bath
Claverton Down, Bath
BA2 7AY United Kingdom


James McNeil,
University Emeritus Professor
Physics Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401, USA


Chris Milne, MBChB FACSP FRNZCGP Sports and Exercise Physician
Anglesea Sports Medicine
PO Box 228
Hamilton, New Zealand 3240

Cam Mitchell,
Community Director
New Zealand Football
PO Box 301-043
Albany, Auckland, New Zealand


Robin Mitchell, BSc (Hons) MBBS President
Oceanic National Olympic Committees
73 Gordon St
Suva, Fiji

Kam-Ming Mok, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Faculty of Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China


Håvard Moksnes, PT PhD
Norwegian School of Sports Science
Norwegian Olympic Centre
Sognsveien 288
0840 Oslo
Norway


Merete Möller, PT, MHSC PhD-student
Aarhus University,
Department of Public Health, Section of Sports Science
Box 8000
Aarhus, Denmark

Christine Holm Moseid, MD PhD candidate
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Department of Sports Medicine
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
PO BOX 4014 Ullevaal Stadion
0806 Oslo, Norway


Andrea Mosler, MAppSc (Sports Physio)
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222, Doha, Qatar


Margo Lynn Mountjoy, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP, FACSM, Dip Sport Med.
Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University of School
of Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; IOC Medical
Commission-Games Group; FINA Bureau – Sports Medicine

Erich Müller, PhD Professor
Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
Vice Rector for Teaching
University of Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria


Takeshi Muneta MD PhD Professor
Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine
Graduate School of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Chief of Knee and Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital

Natalie L. Myers MS, ATC, PES
Shoulder Center of Kentucky
Lexington Clinic
1221 South Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
USA

Grethe Myklebust, PT, PhD Professor
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Department of Sport Medicine
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
PO Box 4014 Ullevål Stadion
Oslo, N-0806, Norway


Ian Needleman, FDS PhD Professor
Centre for Oral Health and Performance
University College London, Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
UK


David Opar, PhD
School of Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University,
Melbourne, Australia


Kati Pasanen, PT PhD
Research Center of Sports Medicine,
UKK Institute
FI-33501 Tampere, Finland


Jon Patricios, MD
Director, Sports Concussion South Africa
Extraordinary lecturer Section of Sports Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Honorary lecturer, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
PO Box 1267
Parklands
Johannesburg
South Africa


Julien Périard, PhD, Head of Research Operations
Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222
Doha, Qatar


Babette Pluim, MD PhD Chief Medical Adviser
Royal Netherlands Lawn Tennis Association (KNLTB)
Displayweg 4
Amersfoort 3821 BT, Netherlands


Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM
Director of Athletic Medicine, Head Team Physician, Princeton University
Assistant Director of Medical Services, University Health Services, Princeton University
Assoc Clin Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson
University Health Services, Washington Rd, Princeton, NJ 08544
Team Physician, US Soccer, US Men’s National Soccer Team

Sebastien Racinais, PhD, FECSS
Head of Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre,
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PoBx 29222, Doha, Qatar


Gustaaf Reurink, MD
Sports Physicians Group Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital,
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Dr. Ebonie Rio
La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre,
The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention

Kristian Samuelson, Dr MD, PhD, MSc
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Molndal
SE-431 80 Molndal

Irving Scher, PhD, PE
Guidance Engineering and
Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Washington
205 NE Northlake Way, Suite 100
Seattle, Washington 98105
USA

Kathryn Schneider, PT PhD Assistant Professor
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4
Canada

Martin Schwellnus, MBBCh, MSc (Med), MD, FACSM, FFIMS, Professor
Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Director: Institute for Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Research
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Director: IOC Research Centre
Director: FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Hazel Screen, CEng MIMechE MIPEM Professor
Institute of Bioengineering
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
LONDON E1 4NS
United Kingdom

Romain Seil, MD PhD, Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Luxembourg-Clinique d´Eich
and Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health
78, Rue d’Eich
L-1460 Luxembourg


Sanjay Sharma, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Director of Inherited Cardiac Diseases and Sports Cardiology
St. George’s University of London
London SW17 0RE – United Kingdom

Anthony Shield, PhD, Senior lecturer
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences,
Queensland Universtiy of Technology,
Brisbane, Australia


Ian Shrier, MD, PhD
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology
Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University
3755 Cote Ste Catherine
Montreal, QC  H3T 1E2
Canada


Christopher Skazalski, PT, DPT, ATC
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222, Doha, Qatar


Torbjørn Soligard, PhD
International Olympic Committee
Château de Vidy
1007 Lausanne, Switzerland

Jörg Spörri, PhD
University of Salzburg
Department of Sport Science and Kinesiology
Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein, Austria


Sophie Steenstrup, PT MSc
Department of Sports Medicine
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences
Postboks 4014 Ullevål Stadion, 0806 Oslo, Norway


Kathrin Steffen, PhD
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
0806 Oslo, Norway


Charles Buz Swanik, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Director, Biomechanics & Movement Science Program
Professor, University of Delaware
Dept. of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Human Performance Laboratory
541 South College Avenue
Newark, DE, USA

Stephen Targett, MB ChB Sports Medicine Physician Dr
Medical Coordinator for Athlete Screening
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
PO Box 29222  Doha, Qatar


Kristian Thorborg, PT, PhD, Associate Professor
IOC Sports Medicine Copenhagen
Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark

Eiichi Tsuda, MD PhD  Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine

5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki 036-8562, Japan

Ross Tucker,
Department of Medicine
University of the Free State
Bloemfontein, South Africa


Michael Turner, MBBS FFSEM Dr
Lawn Tennis Association
100 Priory Lane
London SW15 5JQ
United Kingdom

Peter Van de Vliet, PhD
Medical & Scientific Director, International Paralympic Committee
Honorary Research Associate Professor School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland
Bonn, Germany


Nicol van Dyk, PT, MSc, Mr.
Rehabilitation Department, Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital,
Doha, Qatar

Willem van Mechelen, MD PhD FACSM FECSS
Professor of occupational and sports medicine
Amsterdam Collaboration on Health & Safety in Sports
Dept of Public and Occupational Health
VU University Medical Center
van der Boechorststraat 7
1081BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Evert Verhagen, PhD
Amsterdam Collaboration on Health & Safety in Sports
Dept of Public and Occupational Health
VU University Medical Center
van der Boechorststraat 7
1081BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands 


Wayne Viljoen, PhD. Senior Manager: Rugby Safety
South African Rugby Union (SA Rugby)
163 Uys Krige Road
Plattekloof, 7500, Western Cape, South Africa


Håvard Visnes, MD PhD, PT
1Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center
2Haukeland University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics
Department of Sports Medicine
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
PO BOX 4014 Ullevaal Stadion
0806 Oslo, Norway


Markus Waldén, MD PhD
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Senior Researcher
Department of Orthopaedics,
Hässleholm-Kristianstad-Ystad Hospitals, Hässleholm
& Division of Community Medicine,
Department of Medical and Health Sciences,
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Nick Webborn, MB, BS, FFSEM, FACSM, FISM, Clinical Professor (Sport & Exercise Medicine)
Member, IPC Medical Committee
Clinical Professor of Sport & Exercise Medicine, University of Brighton
Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine (SESAME)
Brighton, UK

Rod Whiteley, PT, PhD
Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital
Doha, Qatar


Kevin E. Wilk,
Champion Sports Medicine
Birmingham, USA

Erik Witvrouw, PT, PhD
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and health science
Ghent University, Gent, Belgium


Mette Kreutzfeldt Zebis, PhD
Dep. of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Health and Technology
Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen
2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

Johannes Zwerver, MD PhD Associate Professor
Center for Sports Medicine
University Medical Center Groningen
PO Box 300001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands