Foto: Speakers at panel discussion on the MMSC stage

15 - 16 November 2016
Tuesday - Wednesday

Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd
CCD Süd / CCD South

190 EUR

The 4th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE has established as the hot spot for innovations in sports medicine. It is the leading exchange platform for new sport medical therapies in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation, and connects renowned sport medical experts, medtech and healthcare companies, sport techies, sporting goods industry, and all other stakeholders who are interested in the topic.

On 15 and 16 November 2016 the future will be on the agenda. The first two sessions „The Future of Sports Medicine in 2030“ and „Sports Medicine Roadmap 2030“ will focus on the changes for the next 15 years, on the topics that will be on the agenda, and on how roles will change. 

In his opening keynote Professor Dr. Robert Riener will give an exciting insight into his „Cyborg Games“. Pilots using robot-supported assistance technologies compete agains each other. Moreover, the topics „Predictive Medicine“ and the redefinition of roles  will be presented and discussed by renowned international experts.

On the first day attendees of the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE can take part in the popular „Guided Innovation Tour“ to selected innovation highlights at MEDICA. Included in this tour is also the WT Show at MEDICA with the latest in healthcare wearables.

The established conference topics „Training Programs and Equipment – New Findings“ and „Latest Innovations in Monitoring Vital Data and Sports Performance“ will take place on the second day of the conference. Attendees will learn if vigorous endurcance training will be a harm or benefit to the heart, how exercise can improve cognitive and mental health, and reduce burn-out risk. In the concluding session 5 „Digital Innovations in Recreational and Elite Sports“ new approaches and findings will be shown for posture monitoring and training, measurement of body core temperature, the use of vibrating massage rolls in top teams, and new training approaches and tools for swimming and kids soccer. And many more to come.

The Program on Tuesday

15 November 2016

1:00 – 01:10 p.m.
Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf
Moderator: Christian Stammel, CEO and Founder, Wearable Technologies

01:10 – 02:15 p.m.
Session 1 - The Future of Sports Medicine in 2030

Opening Keynote - Cybathlon: A New Type Of Competition For People With Disabilities
Prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Riener, Head, Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology | Sensory-Motor
Systems Lab, IRIS, ETH Zurich

Panel Discussion:
Alberto Bichi, Secretary General | FESI
Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Michael Braumann, President | German Sports Medicine Association, Head of Institute for Sports and Exercise Medicine | University Hamburg
Andrea Eskau, 21 x World Champion (Cycling, Nordic Skiing), 6 x Paralympic Gold Medalist
Prof. Dr. med. Herbert Löllgen, Chairman, Scientific & Educational Committee | EFSMA,
Honorary President | German Federation of Sports Medicine
Mark Oleson
, Director of Product & Innovation | Under Armour
Prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Riener, Head, Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology | Sensory-Motor
Systems Lab, IRIS, ETH Zurich
Christian Stammel, Founder & CEO | WT | Wearable Technologies

02:15 – 03:45 p.m.
Session 2 - Sports Medicine Roadmap 2030
Predictive Medicine | 360 Monitoring | Augmented Activity | Electronic Athlete Record

Wearable Sensing for Early Detection of Cardio-Respiratory Conditions
Giuseppe Coppola, General Manager | Philips Wearable Sensing Technologies

Vision of Sports Orthopedics in 2030

Dr. med. Christian Schneider, Head of Back Institute and Sports Medicine | SCHÖN KLINIK Munich Harlaching; Medical Expert Committee | German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

Exercise Cardiology 2030
Prof. Dr. med. Roman Leischik, Prevention, Sports Medicine and Health Promotion | University Witten-

Sports Medicine in 2030 : Future and Challenges
Prof. Dr. med. Herbert Löllgen | Chairman, Scientific & Educational Committee, EFSMA | Honorary President, German Federation of Sports Medicine

Driving Team and Player Performance: Using Big Data & Machine Learning for Athlete Development 
Dr. Steve Fox, Principal SW Engineering Manager | Microsoft Corporation

03:45 – 04:00 p.m.
Networking Coffee Break

04:00 – 05:15 p.m.
Guided Innovation Tour - Hocoma, InBody, WT | Wearable Technologies
Health and Fitness Monitoring | Med Devices | Wearables

05:15 – 06:15 p.m.
Networking and Get-Together
(Hall 15, Stand 15C24)

The Program on Wednesday

16 November 2016

10:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Session 3 - Training Programs & Equipment - New Findings
Individual Programs for Training and Regeneration | Personalizing Medical Products and Equipment |
Hybrid Personal Coaching and Training

Vigorous Endurance Exercise: Harm To The Heart Or Benefit?
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Scharhag, Professor for Sports Medicine, Cardiologist, Sports Physician|
Saarland University, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the European Society of
They Never Come Back - Return to Play: a Neurocognitive Perspective
Prof. Dr. med. Winfred Banzer, Dean, Faculty of Psychology and Sports Sciences,
Department Head Sports Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt 

Improvements of vagal control indexed by 24 hours heart rate variability (HRV)
Dr. med. Doris Eller-Berndl, Pulmonologist, Preventive Medicine, Medical Coaching

Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Y Balance Test
Dr. med. Markus Klingenberg, Head of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery | Beta Clinic

Functional Diagnostics Of Biceps Femoris Injuries
Prof. Dr. med. Petra Zupet, President, Slovenian Sports Medicine Association | Secretary, EFSMA

The Research, Science and Technology Behind Force Modulation
Prof. Dr. Ing. Massimo Mischi, Founding Partner, Hipermotion | Associate Professor, University of Technology Eindhoven

Human Performance Enhancement Program of the German Air Force
Daniel Porten, Captain, German Air Force

12:45 – 01:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Break

01:45 – 03:30  p.m.
Session 4: Latest Innovations in Monitoring Vital Data & Sport Performance
Vital Data and Performance Monitoring, New Approaches and Trends in Monitoring; Best practice in monitoring corporate health

Wearable Computing in Recreational and Elite Sports
Prof. Dr. Bjoern Eskofier, Professor for Computer Science in Sports, Endowed Professorship of the adidas AG, Digital Sports Group, Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg

Enhancing Player Safety Through Wearable Technology
Steven Small, Director, Zephyr Performance Systems, Medtronic

Evaluating the Physiological Effects of Training – From Science to Coaching Practice
Tero Myllymäki, Head of Physiological Research, Firstbeat

New Measurement Methods in Sports Performance Monitoring
Dr. phil. Tobias Engerhoff, Sports Medicine Department, Goethe University Frankfurt
Joachim Magera, CTO, Oxy4

Beyond Wellness Monitoring for Sports Medicine
Dr. Richard Delgado-Gonzalo, Senior R&D Engineer, CSEM

Physiologically based Motor Screening for Athletic Rehab and Performance Training
Sport Scientist, Munich University of Federal Armed Forces

03:30 – 05:00 p.m.
Session 5 - Latest Innovations in Monitoring Vital Data & Sport Performance
Vital Data and Performance Monitoring, New Approaches and Trends in Monitoring; Best practice in monitoring corporate health

Sports Analytics & Wearable Devices
Dr. Jani Mäntyjärvi, Principal Research Scientist, Cyber-Physical Solutions, VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland

Effects Of Using A Vibration Foam Roll On Joint Range Of Motion, Muscle Recovery And Reduced Muscle Soreness

Ralf Lindner, CEO, MEDISANA

How Biofeedback Wearable Tech Can Transform Patient-practitioner Care
Oded Cohen, CEO, UpRight

Precision Localization and Motion Sensing: The Impact on Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Dr. Oliver Trinchera, CEO, Kinexon

Validation Of The Core Body Temperature Measured Through Innovative In-ear Sensor Technology
Florian Creamer, Scientific Assistant, Ph.D. Student, Technical University Munich

eFunino – More Fun And Action In Child Soccer To Improve Education’s Quality
Julien Denis, CEO, Sports Innovation Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

Fysio24, Changing The Way People Prevent And Recover From Running Injuries
Janno Barlage, CEO, Fysio24

05:00 – 05:20
Summary and Closing Remarks

Image: Cover of MMSC brochure 2016


[Version: 04 November 2016, subject to changes ]



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