The 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention was held at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo, Norway in June 2005.
During three beautiful midsummer days, more than 600 delegates from 55 counties gathered for the first time to share information on sports injury prevention. Although major research advances have been made in sports medicine, until recently the focus has been almost exclusively on the treatment of injuries, both for the elite and amateur athlete.
The 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention was therefore a hallmark event, signifying a significant shift in research interest from treatment towards the prevention of sports injuries. The congress established a venue for scientists and practitioners to present new research and discuss the potential for prevention of different injury types in different sports.
With 74 invited speakers from all over the world delivering a total of 105 lectures during 19 symposia and 16 practical, hands-on workshops, the inaugural Oslo congress was a tremendous success.
Enjoy many of the excellent presentations from Oslo 2005 here - many with sound!
Download the final program (pdf) and find all abstracts from the oral and poster presentations in the special issue of sports injury prevention in the June issue of British Journal of Sports Medicine.
In addition, the congress included an extraordinary social program with excellent opportunities to network with the world’s leading experts on sports injury prevention.
After an intensive three-day scientific and social program, the response we have received from many of the more than 500 delegates has been overwhelming! They have highlighted keynote presentations of exceptional quality, symposia and workshops representing the state-of-the-art in sports injury prevention, social events in beautiful weather, the boat trip on the Oslo harbor, the welcome reception at the Holmenkollen ski jump, and the many opportunities for highly stimulating discussions with new friends.
Memories from Oslo 2005
”I would like to congratulate you on the top performance of the 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention. With this conference, you have initiated and coordinated discussion, and stimulated new research programmes on such an important issue as sports injury prevention. We were honoured to actively participate at the conference and are looking forward to future collaboration”
Jiri Dvorak, Professor, Chairman F-MARC, FIFA Chief Medical Officer
”On behalf of the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association here in the USA, I would like to congratulate the entire organizing team for a very successful congress. As a presenter and participant, I can say first hand that this was a well run congress that served the participants well in both the dissemination of valuable information as well as providing excellent opportunities to network and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world that will hopefully degenerate down into making sports safer around the world. ”
Mike Voight, President, Sports Physical Therapy Section, American Physical Therapy Association
“We participants take our hats off to you and all the organizers for an outstanding conference and fabulous hospitality. I can’t wait for the next go around.”
Bob Cantu, Chief of Neurosurgery Service, Director of Sports Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts
“The Oslo Conference was excellent - I'd have to say, without a doubt, it was the best and most stimulating conference I have been to in at least 4-5 years!”
Caroline Finch, Professor, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Director NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre, University of New South Wales
“The Congress was perfect in every way. It addressed issues in a forthcoming and aggressive way while leaning on science to substantiate the discussions being held. Injury prevention is a key component to what athletic trainers specialize in and the Congress provided opportunities for each athletic trainer in attendance to share opinions and have discussions related to how we can better protect our athletes from future conditions that might limit their ability to participate.”
Chuck Kimmel, President, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
“As sports physical therapists of the medical staff of AFC Ajax Amsterdam, we would like to compliment you with the great organization and content of the 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention. Hardly ever has a seminar brought up so much information from all over the world about such a complex subject.”
Peter Hoogland & Mark Rekers, sports physical therapists, AFC Ajax Amsterdam
“Thank you for the amazing effort that you and the organizing committee put forth with the recent congress in Oslo. It was truly an all around wonderful experience that I had, both with the education presentations, as well as the planned social events. It certainly takes a lot of individuals to make happen what you did, so please pass on my appreciation as well as my congratulations to all of those involved with making the congress such a success. I look forward to attending future congresses.”
Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, James Madison University