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20170901 MMSC Banners 2017_sponsors_644x250Worldwide hotspot for innovation and networking: The 5th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE

MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE is celebrating its 5th anniversary on 14th and 15th November at MEDICA 2017. This lighthouse event of the world’s largest medical trade fair MEDICA (more than 130,000 participants, 5,000 exhibitors), brings together internationally renowned sports medicine experts, physiotherapists, sports techies and visionaries for interdisciplinary dialogue on innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation.

Leading sports physicians and other well-known international experts will participate in six exciting sessions, on two conference days, in the following topics:

  1. Sports Medicine – The Future is Now
  2. Exercise – From Idea to Action
  3. Latest Innovations in Monitoring Vital Data and Sports Performance
  4. Guided Innovation Tour MEDICA
  5. Tailored Exercise Programs
  6. Digital Innovations in Recreational and Elite Sports

The following speakers will be present in Düsseldorf:

  • Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis | Professor of Sports & Exercise Science, University of Brighton | Member of Medical and Scientific Commission, International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Executive Member of FIMS
  • Dr. med. Wilhelm Bloch | Head of Department, Molecular & Cellular Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Vice-President DGSP
  • Tony Hope | Director Digital Sports, adidas
  • Alberto Bichi | Secretary General, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry FESI
  • Lutz Herdener | Deputy Director, Central University Sports Munich, Technical University Munich
  • Laura Hottenrott | Professional Athlete, Runner
  • Pekka Hyysalo | Freestyle Skier, Founder of FightBack
  • Raija Laukkanen | Director, Science Collaborations, Polar
  • Dr. med. Manfred James Müller | Institute of Human Nutrition | University of Kiel | DANK Gruppe
  • Dr. Dr. med. Claus Reinsberger | Head of Department, Sports & Health, University of Paderborn
  • med. Götz Welsch | Head of Medical Team, Hamburger SV
  • Marko Yrjövuori | Director of Business Development, Hospital Neo Physical Therapy | Director of Coaching, Neo Performance
  • Dr. med. Petra Zupet | President, Slovenian Sports Medicine Association

On the first day of the conference, new approaches and technologies which will change the daily routine of sports medicine will be on the forefront. The founder of the SUB2 Marathon project provides an insight into the building blocks of a multidisciplinary 360-monitoring of athletes. Adidas will present the ALL DAY App, developed jointly with the American College of Sports Medicine, for the first time in Europe. Session 1 will also present new approaches to “Digital Life Management” for athletes, as well as relevant innovative VR and hybrid technologies for real training in a virtual world.

In Session 2, the panel discussion will focus on exercise programs that can motivate different target groups to move more. Corporate fitness will be one of the key issues.

Another exciting highlight of Day 1 of the conference is the Guided Innovation Tour. Here, new technologies for sports physicians will be presented during a tour on the exhibition grounds of MEDICA. Participants will have a good overview of the trade fair halls relevant to sports medicine. Day on ends at the Get-Together where the latest wearables for sports physicians can be tested at the WT | Wearable Technologies Show at MEDICA.

Day 2 starts with innovative approaches for the monitoring of vital data and sports performance. Topics range from the measurement of movement quality, through analysis in real-time at the point of care, to new findings for the diagnosis of cranial and brain injuries. The importance of sleep for regeneration, injury prevention and sports performance, as well as new methods for the analysis of sleep behavior are also presented in this session.

In Session 5, the individualization of training and exercise programs is on the agenda. What are the procedures for “Return-to-Activity” in the Bundesliga? What strategies do star athletes pursue in “return-to-activity” and “return-to-play”? Exciting personal “stories”, training programs and their results are on the program from the use of specific monitoring procedures for the optimal training of individual athletes and teams, to the rehabilitation of a severe traumatic brain injury.

Digital innovations for sports medicine and top-level and broad sports will be presented in Session 6 on Wednesday afternoon. A smart running coach based on biomechanical data, innovative gaming technologies for ball sports, wearables for regeneration and back-training, new methods for the real-time analysis of cardiac arrhythmia, stretchable electronics for high-precision force and performance measurement, and solutions for corporate fitness management.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Brother | CEO, TRACKTICS
  • Ricard Delgado-Gonzalo | Senior R & D Engineer, CSEM
  • Jim Johnson | CEO, WearTech Therapeutics
  • Tytti Julkunen | CMO, Chairman of the Board of Directors, FORCIOT
  • Markos Kern | CEO & Founder, Fun With Balls / InteractiveSQUASH
  • Christoph von Oldershausen | Founder & CEO, motion24
  • Christophe Ramstein | CEO, Myotest
  • Christoph Tischner | Managing Partner & CMO, 8sense

More information about the program and registration can be found at or

There are 11 CME points for participation in the conference. The ticket to the conference also allows entry into the fair.

The 5th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE is the perfect dialogue platform and the hot spot of MEDICA for innovation and business development in the sports medicine sector. Cooperation partners of the conference are the American College of Sports Medicine (Exercise is Medicine), the German Sports Medicine Association (DGSP), EFSMA, FIMS, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), the German Society of Sport Science (DVS), ISPO, Perform Better Europe, WISS (Wearables im Spitzensport) & WT | Wearable Technologies.

In addition, companies such as HUR, Polar, Hocoma, Medtronic, OXY4, Qualisys, as well as others will showcase the latest technology and newest products to support athletes in recreational and elite sports as well as the everyday lives of people.

For more detailed information about the conference and registration, head to or alternatively

Contact Program Management

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier

+49 8152 99 88 623

Contact Conference Organization and Partnerships

Matias Posio

+49 8152 99 88 622


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Junior researcher free tickets

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Win one of 100 free junior researcher tickets to the 5th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE 

We have very good news for you! EFSMA is a cooperation partner of MEDICA in Düsseldorf (the largest medical trade fair in the world with 130,000 trade visitors and 5,100 exhibitors). For the promotion of junior researchers, MEDICA has awarded 100 tickets for free participation in the 5th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE. The international conference will take place on the 14th & 15th of November 2017 in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf, and also includes free admission to the trade fair with hundreds of exhibitors within sports medicine. The conference is one of the leading international platforms for innovations in sports medicine and the dialogue between science and industry. If you are interested in one of the tickets, please send an email until 13 October to Matias Posio ( Please provide us with your name and organization and use the following title for your e-mail “EFSMA free ticket for researcher”. You will then receive a personal eCode for registration if you are amongst the first 100. More information about the conference can be found here: and  Sign up right away so you can be there!


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10th European Sport Medicine – Congress of EFSMA – European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations

We are delighted to announce that the 10th European Sport Medicine – Congress of EFSMA – European Federation of Sports Medicine Association will be held in Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal from 16 to 18 November 2017 at the Estoril Congress Center.

We invite you all to submit your Abstracts until the 30th April 2017 (Extended Date), and take part in this joint major International Congress that will cover a wide range of scientific knowledge and research in the domain of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Associations.

Extended Deadline

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Taking place for the 4th time on 15th and 16th of November in Dusseldorf, the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE will once again be the lighthouse event at MEDICA 2016. With over 130,000 attendees and 4,950 exhibitors, MEDICA is the largest medical tradeshow in the world providing a great premise for sharing the latest innovations and approaches in sports medicine. The 4th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE will bring together internationally renowned sports medicine experts, visionaries and industry professionals for intersectoral dialogue, and provides an established networking platform for discussions and development of innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation.

The conference program is packed with leading sports medicine experts from all over the globe. Among others, the below mentioned experts will dive into various topics in five insightful sessions during the two-day conference. “The Future of Sports Medicine”, being the theme for the first day, will open the discussion to the infinite possibilities of the future.  Predictive medicine, sports medicine roadmap 2030, 360 monitoring, augmented activity, robotics and the electronic athlete record are among the topics discussed.

Day 2 will focus on theRHT_Au_enansicht_klein new findings of training programs, human performance and exercise assessment. In addition, measuring vital data and physical parameters, as well as taking a look into the emotional and cognitive elements of sports medicine are a part of the agenda.

The first day of the conference will also include the Guided Innovation Tour to the trade show area of MEDICA and the get-together at the WT Wearable Technologies Show. Conference attendees can test the latest tech and network.

The conference will also include an innovation wildfire with a session in digital innovations in recreational and elite sports, showcasing wearable technologies, beat analytics as well as measuring and training cognitive and emotional parameters.

For more detailed information about the conference and registration, head to or alternatively

Contact Program Management

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier
+49 8152 99 88 623

Contact Conference Organization and Partnerships

Matias Posio
+49 8152 99 88 622


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During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types!

During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types!

During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types! (for private use only)

Many people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity, like walking, and think they’re doing enough. But it’s important to do the 4 different types of exercises recommended for older adults. During Go4Life Month, why not try varying your exercise routine? Doing so can help reduce the risk of injury and offer a wider variety of benefits. Learn about 4 types of exercises recommended for older adults.

See and share this Go4Life infographic showing the 4 exercise types.

The information on Exercises to Try was provided by NIHSeniorHealth and developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Register for FIMS2016

Register for FIMS2016



Type of Registration Early Bird Registration
Before or on
February 29, 2016
Regular Registration
Between or on
March 1 – August 24, 2016
Late Registration
On or after
August 25, 2016
FIMS Individual Member EUR 300 EUR 450 EUR 550
Participant EUR 400 EUR 550 EUR 650
Student1 EUR 200 EUR 350 EUR 450
Accompanying Person EUR 200
Team Physician Course2 EUR 125
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course2 EUR 75
Gala Dinner3 EUR 100
  • Above mentioned fees are exclusive of 18% V.A.T.
  • Registration will be confirmed after receiving full payment. Those who do not receive a confirmation notice before the congress are requested to contact the registration secretariat at Only participants who complete their registration will be included in the programme.
  • The date of payment is decisive for the registration fee. Even if the registration form is received before the early bird or regular deadline, it will not be considered as early or regular registration if the payment has not been received before the deadlines.
  • Payment of registration fee will be processed in EUR.
  • All bank charges including intermediate bank commission for payment must be paid by participants.
  • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) plans to take photographs and video material at the 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress in Istanbul, and reproduce them in FIMS educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the FIMS website. By participating at the 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress in Istanbul, you grant FIMS the right to use your name, photograph and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of FIMS. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by FIMS for any purpose.

1 To be eligible for the student rates, students are required to produce documentary evidence of their status. Without this documentation, non-member fees will be applied. You may send necessary document by fax at +90 212 347 63 63 or via e-mail

2Team Physician Course is on September 28-29, 2016, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course is on September 29, 2016. Please select only one since the courses are parallel.

3 Gala dinner is on October 1, 2016. Congress registration is mandatory for gala dinner registration.

Participant, FIMS Individual Member and Student Registrations include:

  • Except for those who register to the Courses only, delegates are entitled to access to all scientific sessions of 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress
  • Entrance to exhibiton area
  • Congress bag and printed materials
  • Coffee breaks to be served during the congress scientific program
  • Welcome Cocktail on September 29, 2016

Course Fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Coffee breaks to be served on September 28 and/or 29, 2016 depending on the purchased course

Accompanying Person Fees include:

  • Welcome Cocktail on September 29, 2016
  • Full Day City Tour on September 30, 2016
  • Entrance to exhibition area

Cancellation Policy – Registration:

Requests for registration cancellation must be received in writing by the FIMS 2016 Registration Secretariat (DEKON) by fax at +90 212 347 63 63, or via e-mail to

  • Cancellations received before or on July 15, 2016 – 50% of the total will be refunded.
  • Cancellations received on or after July 16, 2016 – no refund

Please note that registration refunds will be processed within 30 days after the end of FIMS 2016, bank charges will be deducted from the refund.

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The National Physical Activity Plan: A Call to Action From the American Heart Association

The National Physical Activity Plan: A Call to Action From the American Heart Association

Sedentary, inactive lifestyles contribute to cardiovascular disease and overall morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. Put simply: Americans do not get enough physical activity. The American Heart Association is calling on volunteers and members to act locally, regionally and nationally to promote increased physical activity and structured exercise in daily lives.