Successful World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention held in Tromsø
The 2nd World Congress followed the format of the successful 2005 congress in Oslo, with a multidisciplinary perspective on sports injury prevention for different sports and different injury types. The exciting three-day program included keynote lectures, symposia and workshop.
More than 700 participants from 55 countries attended the Second World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention in the Land of the Midnight Sun at the end of June.
The scientific program included 5 keynote lectures, 19 symposia with 127 lectures, 21 workshops and over 180 presentations and posters of scientific reports from world leading sports medicine experts to young and enthusiastic colleagues.
The keynote lectures covered topics from a new framework of studying overuse injuries to different insight in injury prevention from practical models, biomechanical and epidemiological strategies and risk management in sports.
Download the final program (pdf).
More than 180 presentations
Many of the world leading experts within sports injury and injury prevention were gathered to present and discuss important results and aspects of research within intervention, epidemiology, injury mechanisms and ways to influence government policies.
Most of the presentations are now available (powerpoint and sound). The remaining presentations will be published in the near future.
All abstracts are published in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine on sports injury prevention published in June 2008.
The enthusiastic participants experienced various social events including a get-together in arctic surroundings and midsummer experience in a fishing dock. Some even found out what the Land of the Midnight Sun can offer with a mountain hike at midnight in full sun light. The picture above was taken at 02.00 am.