Dear colleagues,

The Organising Committee for 2017 edition of the IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (ATPC) is very pleased to welcome our experienced faculty and delegates to Turkey.

The 9th edition follows the previous eight successful ATPCs. The first was organised by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center in Svolv√¶r, Norway, 2008. IOC has then hosted the next courses at Stanford University, USA in 2010, in Calvi, France in 2011, in Oslo, Norway in 2012, at Saltsj√łbaden, Sweden in 2013, in Mandelieu, France in 2014, in Doha, Qatar in 2015 and in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2016.

By hosting the 2017 event in Antalya, Turkey we hope to make the IOC ATPC available for colleagues in eastern Europe and western Asia. The excellent feedback from previous participants has inspired us to continue developing the IOC ATPC concept to become even more valuable for experienced team physicians, as well as a selected group of physiotherapists.

For the 2017 edition we will continue with what has become the trademark of the IOC ATPC, addressing current issues in sports medicine through real-life cases. The aim is to foster discussions and interaction among participants and faculty around clinical conundrums facing the team physician working with the elite athlete.

We will also have time for informal social interaction, and we know that each and every one of you will want to avail yourself of this opportunity to build an international network with experienced colleagues among faculty and delegates.

There are many situations in which the benefit of consulting a colleague with perspectives and practical experiences other that your own could be very valuable.

A warm welcome to Antalya, Turkey in November 2017!