Call for Workshops

The IOC World Conference on Prevention and Injury & Illness in Sport will include dedicated workshop sessions. The Conference is multidisciplinary, and we encourage submission of proposals with a second call for Workshops.

Workshops are interactive discussions or demonstrations on a topic or issue in sports injury/illness prevention. These could be related to practical injury prevention programmes (e.g. exercise programmes), skills (e.g. taping, bracing), or methodological issues of particular relevance to researchers in the area. Workshops are informal, with 1 – 2 speakers, intending to give a maximum of 25 attendees a chance to “meet the expert”.

Please send your proposals by e-mail to

Please find the instructions below:

Workshops (40-50 minutes)


Your proposal should follow the format below, but must – in addition – also include a description of the value and significance of the topic and speaker(s) to enable the scientific committee to judge the merit of the proposal. Note: This description should be a maximum of one page – do NOT send CVs or publication lists for speakers, except for proposals for unopposed keynote lectures.

1. Title of workshop

– Please do not just state the general topic to be covered, but give a specific title which describes lecture content as precisely as possible. “Catchy” titles are most welcome, especially for keynote lectures.

2. Speakers

No more than two speakers will be accepted per workshop.

3. Programme description

– Provide a brief description of the purpose and contents of the workshop. Describe the learning objective(s) of the workshop. The programme description cannot exceed 80 words.

4.Speaker details

– To include name, academic degree, title, e-mail address, mailing address. This information should be formatted exactly as shown in the example below.

5. Maximum # of repeat workshops


(Please note that workshop proposals must be submitted using this exact format! Incomplete submissions will not be considered by the scientific committee!)

Workshop title: Techniques for preventing ACL injuries

Speakers:Tim Hewett (USA), Grethe Myklebust (Norway)

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate techniques used for neuromuscular training for ACL injury prevention. Use of these training techniques could have significant effects on the number of knee injuries and ACL injuries, specifically in female athletes. We will summarize the Norwegian and US approaches. Workshop participants will be able to compare, contrast and demonstrate the key components of the most and least efficacious programs currently available.

Tim Hewett PhD Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 2008
Sportstown, OG 2014, USA

Grethe Myklebust PT PhD Professor
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2014
2014 Sportstown, Norway

# of repeat workshop:
Speakers are willing to give this workshop up to 3 times during the conference.