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Conference 2014

Football Medicine Strategies for Joint & Ligament Injuries

The last edition of the Conference was held inLondonwith two days at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) and one at the Wembley Stadium.

The Conference 2014 was instead organised in Milan, in the MiCo – Milano Congressi Conference Centre with the title Football Medicine Strategies for Joint and Ligament Injuries. The Conference was organised in three days, in which the topics relating to prevention, surgery, rehabilitation and return to play of the footballer were discussed.

Injuries to joints and ligaments can occur during sporting activity, with a significant incidence in football.

The Conference programme was designed to supply a complete vision of the recovery process for the injured player: from the start through to the end. The attention of the Football Medicine Community is especially focussed on the final part of the process, when recovery is complete.

The Second Science of Football Summit of the Monday, entitled Preventing Injuries in Football: 1994-2014, 20 years of research constituted the third and last day of this yearly meeting and was designed for the specialists of injury prevention (I particular team coaches, athletic trainers, sports scientists, physiotherapists and students), who are daily dealing with training fields and playing footballers. In this occasion the most important initiatives enacted and coordinated by the FIFA – Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC, which in 2014 celebrates 20 years of research) on the topic of prevention were discussed.

Once again the audience could attend the debate between different professionals of the field, such as sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, radiologists, physiotherapists, team managers and athletic trainers.

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