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ESSKA-ESMA's first Open Meeting

Thursday 9 November 2017  
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The first ESMA Open Meeting was held on 3-4 November 2017 in Munich with the main topic: ‘Stop sports injuries – Back to sports’.

The "ESSKA-ESMA Open Meeting" was a start-up event. We were really happy about the acceptance of the meeting and were extremely surprised by 211 participants from 39 nations from 5 continents. Many positive feedbacks via e-mail and telephone. There was even a very good acceptance by industries. It was a new field for us. Thanks to many outstanding presentations and many controversial discussions, the congress was very much alive.

Daryl C. Osbahr, the chair of the AOSSM STOP and outreach committee presented the “STOP Sports Injuries” programme which has been successfully established in the US.

In every session, we focused on the specific aspects in different sports. Besides popular sports such as football and alpine ski, a lot of other less common sports like extreme sports, triathlon, rugby and dancing were discussed.

Each session was started with a keynote lecture presented by invited international experts:

Henrique Jones (Portugal), Daryl C. Osbahr (USA), Karl-Peter Benedetto (Austria), Stefano Della Villa (Italy) and Lars Engebretsen (Norway)

In line with the ESMA spirit, the meeting was especially designed for all disciplines of sports medicine — physicians, sport traumatologists, physiotherapists, sport scientists, coaches and sports managers.

Click here to see the final programme.

A collection of photos is available in the Photo Gallery.


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