IOC Research Center Meeting and 2nd ReFORM Prevention Days

IOC Research Center Meeting and 2nd ReFORM Prevention Days

ReFORM has been busy in early October.

First of all, the network was invited to the International Olympic Committee (IOC ) Research Center Meeting in Luxembourg, from October 11 to 14, along with 10 other worldwide Research Centers located in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and South Africa. These 3 days enabled the ReFORM group to present all its projects (Dr. Géraldine Martens), as well as to address topics such as "The impact of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy on sports performance in women" (Dr. Juliana Antero), "Injury prevention in sprinters (Fulgur Project)" (Dr. Gael Guilhem) and "New developments in the management of ACL injuries" (Prof. Romain Seil). These meetings also enabled ReFORM to learn more about projects carried out at other IOC Research Centers, and to discuss improvements/collaborations that could be undertaken with a view to Injury Prevention and Athlete Health Protection.

Following on from this, ReFORM organized its 2nd Symposium on Injury Prevention in Sport on October 14 (afternoon) and 15 in collaboration with theAmsterdam collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports.

On the first day, a series of practical workshops and lectures took place at the brand-new "SportFabrik" biomechanics center run by the Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS) in Differdange (south-western Luxembourg). Speakers such as Prof. Lars Engebretsen (head of the IOC Scientific Commission), Prof. Roald Bahr(Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center) and Prof. Evert Verhagen(Amsterdam collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports) gave much-appreciated talks on the importance of injury prevention, as well as on the work carried out within the various IOC Research Centers.

The second daywas held at the Centre Sportif National d'Coque in Luxembourg City. Speakers of international renown addressed a range of topics, including primary prevention, the multifactorial nature of injury prevention, and the tools available for prevention. The day ended with a session devoted to the prevention of lower limb injuries. During these sessions, cross-cutting and actual topics were addressed, including the implementation of preventive measures, integrity in sports practice and ethics in the care and management of athletes.

The 2nd ReFORM Prevention Days were a resounding success! Over 170 participants were welcomed on both sites, and the high quality presentations by the various speakers were warmly received by the audience.

The diverse audience included physiotherapists, doctors, trainers and sports scientists.

Many thanks to the speakers for their presence and professionalism.

Thanks to our partners for their support.

Thanks to all participants for their enthusiasm.

Get ready for the next edition! Information will be available shortly.

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