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Register now for the IOC Injury and Illness Prevention Conference

17 Feb 2011
Olympic News, Medical

Save your place now for the 2011 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport and register here.

The event will be held in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, from 7 to 9 April 2011 and is being organised for the first time by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in collaboration with the Principality. Designed as a continuation of the 1st and 2nd World Congresses on Sports Injury in 2005 and 2008, the sport and medical experts attending will look beyond injuries by including the topic of prevention of other health problems associated with sports participation.

Final programme

The final programme, with a list of all the speakers, is now available here and reflects the multi-disciplinary approach. Recognised scientists and practitioners from the medical and sports worlds will share their latest findings in keynote lectures, symposia, workshops, dialogue sessions and a poster exhibition. The objective is to transfer academic knowledge to the field of play and thus minimise risk factors in sport and maximise safe sports participation. The scientific programme covers a wide range of topics, featuring as many as 94 invited speakers for keynote lectures and symposia at the three-day Conference.

Learn more about the Conference at

Background information

Health risks are inherent to the practice of sport, and protecting the wellbeing of the athletes as well as possible 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/or training at the Olympic Games to gain further knowledge about the effectiveness and weaknesses of existing programmes.

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