Foreword by HSH Albert II

I am particularly pleased to host in the Principality the “World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport” from 10 to 12 April 2014.

Let me express my thanks to the organizers who have considered once again Monaco as the venue for this Conference addressing issues of upmost importance for the Olympic movement and the NOC that I preside.

Protecting athletes from injury and illness must be a priority in order to guarantee a safe sport practice. This Conference represents a valuable platform of exchanges to achieve this objective with the presence of high-level specialists and physicians. It is essential, not only to build awareness on the necessity of injury prevention strategies, but also to develop scientific research that will enable to minimise these risks for both recreational and top athletes.

The benefits of this World Conference are multiple, from sharing information to defining appropriate clinical protocols in the fight of prevention which leads ultimately to enhancing the athlete’s performance. The diversity of the scientific program combined with the level of the speakers is a guarantee of outstanding contributions and success for the event.

I would like to wish all participants a very warm welcome and a productive Conference.

HSH Prince Albert II