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02 Dec 2013
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Register now for the 2014 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport

Make the most of the early bird rate until 15 December and waste no time in securing your place for the 2014 International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, set to take place in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, from 10 to 12 April 2014, in collaboration with the Principality. Learn more about the Conference and registration process below and on the official Conference website. 

With over 120 international sports and medical experts lined up as speakers, including the dynamic tandem of Professor Karim Khan, editor of the British Journal of Medical Science (BJMS), and Prof Domhnall Macauley, editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the 2014 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport promises once again to offer the global sports and exercise medicine community three days of thorough and constructive exchange.

Looking beyond injuries and exploring the topic of prevention, recognised scientists and practitioners from the medical and sports field will share their latest findings in keynote lectures, symposia, workshops, dialogue sessions and a poster exhibition. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the objective of the Conference is to transfer academic knowledge on injury and illness prevention strategies to the field of play, in order to minimise the risk factors in sports participation and maximise safety for high-level and recreational athletes alike. 

Register for the Conference here before 15 December 2013 and benefit from the early bird rate of EUR 600.

Click here to consult the registration fees. Note that students registering for the Conference are eligible for a reduced fee. 

For further detailed information on programme, keynote speakers and accommodation, visit the official Conference website at:

Background Information

Health risks are inherent to the practice of sport, and protecting the wellbeing of the athletes is a key priority for the IOC. Through its Medical Commission, chaired by Professor Arne Ljungqvist, the IOC has initiated and supported research on various topics related to athletes’ health, with the ultimate goal of improving injury and illness prevention. The IOC also records and analyses all athlete injuries and illnesses that occur in competition and training at the Olympic Games to gain further knowledge about the effectiveness and weaknesses of existing programmes.

Learn more about the IOC’s Medical Commission

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