MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE presents future topics of sports medicine
The 7th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE (MMSC) will take place at MEDICA in Dusseldorf on 20 and 21 November 2019.
The MMSC is the international dialogue platform for the exchange between sports medicine and sports science, professional athletes, those interested in innovation, as well as the sporting goods and the healthcare industry. This is where the who-is-who of international sports medicine and sports science meets to discuss the hot topics on their future agenda. Topics this year are, among others, the latest findings for evidence-based diagnostics in elite sports, personalization in elite sports (tailored exercise programs, avoiding training overload, regeneration), head and brain injuries, corporate fitness, best practice for sports for health, as well as digital innovations in sports and health.
Cooperation partners of the conference are FIMS, EFSMA, Exercise is Medicine (ACSM), DGSP, DVS, WISS (BISP), FESI, EPSI, SportsTech Germany, and WT Wearable Technologies.
Registration & eTicket
2-day ticket: 175 EURO
eTickets will be available from 01 August 2019 via the MMSC Online Shop.
We are pleased about the support of the following experts:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Norbert Bachl
Vice President FIMS Honorary President EFSMA
MD, FFIMS, FRCPI, FRCSI Department of Sports and Exercise, Physiology Centre for Sports Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna
Director of the Austrian Institute for Sport Medicine Member of the Medical Commission of IOC, EOC, ÖOC Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Head of the Medical Commission of the UCI
Secretary General at FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry)
Alberto Bichi is the Secretary General of FESI since January 2000. Following a brief working experience at the European Commission’s cabinet of Commissioner Vanni d’Archirafi, Mr. Bichi integrated the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) where he soon became member of the Board.
In his professional period at FTA, he was requested to develop and improve the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which he did while advancing in the hierarchy: in 1996 he became FESI Member Services Manager, and then in 2000 he became Secretary General.
For the last years Mr. Bichi has continued to improve FESI’s overall reputation as the unique voice in Europe for the sporting goods industry and in 2008 he became Executive Director of EPSI: European Platform for Sports and Innovation.
For more information please visit: www.epsi.eu
Since June 2012 Mr. Bichi has also became Director of Government Affairs for HDS-L representing The German Footwear & Leather Industry Association. More details about HDS-L at www.hds-schuh.de.
Dr. Cindy Lin
Clinical assistant professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Cindy Lin, M.D., is a board-certified sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Lin earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts; completed her internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California; was chief resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation during residency at Stanford University Hospital in California; and finished a Sports & Spine Fellowship at both the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) in Illinois and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Her clinical interests include non-operative treatment of sports, spine and musculoskeletal injuries, female and aging athletes, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain, exercise for chronic conditions, concussion management and adaptive sports for disabled athletes. Her research interests include motion and gait analysis, sports injury prevention and epidemiology, exercise promotion, active aging and women's health.
Prof. Dr. med. Tim Meyer
Professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University
Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer is team physician of the German national football team since 2001. After studying at Hanover Medical School, Prof. Meyer also graduated in Sport Science from the Göttingen University, where he was honored for outstanding achievements in 1995.
He received his doctorate from the Göttingen University in 1997, and was awarded the Arno-Arnold-Prize for Sports Medicine for his dissertation “Therapeutic use of endurance training in panic disorders” in the same year.
Between 1996 and 2006 Meyer held different posts at Saarland University, i.a. as research assistant to Professor Kindermann. Following his paper “The use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in sports medicine” in 2006, with which he qualified as a professor, he took over the chair in sports medicine at Paderborn University in 2007. In October 2008 he was appointed to the professorship for sports and preventive medicine at the Saarland University.
In 1999 and 2001 Prof. Meyer supervised the U20 national football team at the World Championships in Nigeria and Argentina. From 1999 to 2001 Meyer also supervised the German A2 football team (replacement) as well. In 2005 he was also appointed a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Reer
Secretary General, German Sports Medicine Association DGSP; Deputy Director Exercise Science, Hamburg University
Prof. Dr. Reer is Secretary General of the German Sports Medicine Association DGSP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention) and Deputy Director of exercise science of Hamburg University, Germany. He is member of the DGSP, American College of Sports Medicine, the European College of Sport Science and Hamburg Sports Medicine Association. Focus of his research is on spiroergometry of swimmers in performance diagnostics, exercise therapies for different disease patterns. In 2000, he won the International Science Award (ICSSPE) in Clinical Sciences in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. med. Christian Schneider
Head of Back Institute and Sportsmedicine, SCHÖN KLINIK Munich Harlaching; Medical Expert Committee at the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
Dr. Christian Schneider, MD PhD, orthopedic surgeon and specialist in sportsmedicine, head of Back Institute and sportsmedicine in SCHÖN KLINIK Munic Harlaching, Medical Expert Committee of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
He holds additional qualifications in sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and social medicine. He works also as head of Therapy and Training Center at the Schön Klinik in Munich Harlaching.
Dr. Schneider is Chairman and board member of several associations and federations, including the German Physicians Association (Verbandsärzte Deutschland e.V.), GOTS (German Society for Orthopedic-Traumatologic Sports Medicine, as well as International Medical Commission Bobsleigh/Skeleton (FIBT, IOC). In addition, he is Chief Physician for the German Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge Organization and Head of DOSB-Sports Physiotherapy for the German Oympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
Dr. Schneider works as consultant of the Olympic Base Camp (Olympiastützpunkt) Bavaria and other sports organizations. He was part of the Olympic medical staff in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, and London 2012.
He also acted as advisor and consultant for several research projects of the Federal Institute of Sport Science (BISp) and of F-MARC (FIFA Medical and Research Center) regarding back pain and conducted a study on back pain for the National Research Network MiSpES also on back pain. Additionally he published several journals and books and is medical advisor to different publishing houses.
Founder and CEO of WT | Wearable Technologies
Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies the leading innovation platform for wearables. Being a visionary entrepreneur with broad technology know-how and a pioneer in new fields of technology, Christian already founded his first successful ICT company in the mid 1990s. With more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, and an excellent international network, he has supported companies from start-ups to multinational industry giants in terms of business development, technology marketing and increase of sales. Christian holds an MBA in Business Management of the University of Regensburg.
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Steinacker
Professor of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Ulm; Chair for European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine
Jürgen Michael Steinacker, Dr. med., Ph.D., Dr. h.c., is Professor of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine and division at the University of Ulm, Medical Center, Ulm, Germany. Born 1955, he studied medicine at the Universities of Tuebingen and Ulm and graduated 1983 and obtained 1985 a doctoral degree of the University of Ulm. He is appointed Specialist for Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine. He received a Doctoral degree honoris causa from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Appointments include memberships in Health, Medical and Research Committee, World Anti-Doping-Agency; Medical Commission, International Rowing Federation; Baden-Wurttemberg Academy for Social Medicine; Vice-chair, Scientific Committee, German Society of Sports Medicine; chair, European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine; Chief Editor German Journal of Sports Medicine. He authored 143 original papers and reviews in reviewed journals, more than 300 abstracts, and book articles. The division of Sports Medicine provides outpatient care in cardiology and general sports medicine, including overtraining, fatigue syndromes and aging-related disorders as well as an outpatient rehabilitation center, a physiology, and performance center and a molecular muscle laboratory. The population health promotion programmes include “Join the healthy boat” in the entire state of Baden-Württemberg dealing with physical activity and healthy lifestyle in primary school and kindergarten and the University health program “Move the Eselsberg Mountain”.
Become a MMSC partner in 2019
We can offer the following partnership options for you:
PLATINUM (available only on demand for 1-2 partners)
The European Platform for Sport Innovation is a membership-based networking organization within Europe that focuses on innovation in the areas of physical activity related to sport, leisure and health. EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU sports industry, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to set up businesses with a focus on innovative technology.
Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI)
The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) is the pre-competitive platform representing the interests of the sporting goods industry in Europe, advancing its members’ priorities and promoting initiatives that benefit the sector, EU citizens and the society as a whole.
Located in the core of the European institutions, FESI is the unique stakeholder that provides sporting goods companies with the possibility to leverage their expertise into one steady and coherent voice in Brussels, allowing them to benefit from the many advantages offered by the EU’s single market of nearly 500 million consumers.
FESI represents some 1 800 sporting goods companies either directly or indirectly, with a total annual turnover of about 81 billion €.
Féderation Internationale de Médicine du Sport (FIMS)
FIMS is a structured and well-organized association, strongly committed to the promotion of the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world. FIMS is made up of continental and national sports medicine associations, as well as multinational groups and individual members.
German Association for Sports Medicineand Prevention (DGSP)
With its 9.000 medical members, DGSP one of the biggest professional associations in Germany. The DGSP is the main institution in the fields of sports medicine, as well as healthcare and health prevention by physical activity.
German Society of Sport Science / Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (DVS)
The German Society of Sport Science (Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft, abbr.: DVS) is a federation of researchers active in teaching, research or practice, and it was founded in Munich in 1976. Their mission is to encourage and support research in sport science.
we | innovation in top sport (WISS) Federal Institute for Sports Science
With the founding of the innovation network “Wearables in to p-level sport” (WISS) in July 2015, the initiators of the Federal Institute of Sport Science and Innovation Manufacture set themselves the goal of discovering the potential of wearable technologies (wearable technologies, wearables) and making them increasingly usable for top German sport, Through the work done so far around the WISS network , numerous interdisciplinary collaborations and projects between sports practice, technology development and science have already been initiated. This resulted in an excellent response from all participating network members and external stakeholders.
American College of Sports Medicine (Exercise is Medicine)
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
Exercise is Medicine is an initiative of the America College of Sports Medicine. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
Wearable Technologies AG
the pioneer and internationally leading innovation, market development and incubation platform for technologies worn close to or at the body (wearable technologies).
Program planning and partnerships: Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier Managing Partner Navispace AG Phone +49 (0)8152 99886-23 Mobile: +49 (0)172 5656356 firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference organization: Hanna Haschigk Project and Event Manager Phone +49 (0)8152 99886-23 email@example.com
6th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE showed future topics of sports medicine
The Program on Tuesday 13 November 2018
Keynote:The rise of chronic diseases in children: An unwanted lasting legacy
Keynote:Global active city – A new framework to fight a pandemy of inactivity in a rapidly urbanising world
Session 1: Future concepts in professional sports 360° monitoring – Digital life management – Virtual and augmented reality – Analytics
Session 2: Latest innovations in monitoring vital data & sport performance Vital data and performance monitoring – Movement and body analysis – Point-of-care analytics – Diagnostics of various parameters
Session 3: Guided innovation tour Health and fitness monitoring – Training and rehabilitation solutions – Wearable technologies
Networking and Get-together
The program in detail
13:00 h – 13:10 h Conference Welcome Horst Giesen, Global Portfolio Director "Health and Medical Technologies", Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Moderator: Christian Stammel, CEO and Founder, Wearable Technologies
13:10 h – 13:50 h
13:10 h - 13:30 h Keynote: Global active city – A new framework to fight a pandemy of inactivity in a rapidly urbanising world Philippe Furrer, Senior Manager & Head of Youth Engagement, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
13:30 h - 13:50 h Keynote: The rise of chronic diseases in children – An unwanted lasting legacy Prof. Dr. Larry Durstine, Professor at Arnold School`s Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Past President American College of Sports Medicine
13:50 h – 14:45 h
Session 1: Future concepts in professional sports
360 monitoring – Digital life management – Virtual and augmented reality – Analytics Powered by WISS, German Institute of Sports Science
13:55 h – 14:15 h Key elements for elite coaches and athletes to adhere to and benefit from data monitoring Prof. Dr. Billy Sperlich, Institute of Integrative Experimental Exercise Science and Training, University Würzburg
14:15 h – 14:25 h MISSIE – a new measurement and information system for precise and useful motion analysis in figure skating Prof. Wilfried Alt, Associate Director, Institute of Sports and Movement Science, University of Stuttgart
14:25 h – 14:35 h Football through the eyes of a computer Manuel Stein, Senior PhD student, Member of the Data Analysis and Visualization Group, University of Constance
14:35 h – 14:45 h 3D Markerless motion capture – A new high performance technology for big data analysis in real world scenarios – Injury prevention in soccer and baseball Thomas Hock, Manager Europe, Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH
14:45 h – 16:00 h
Session 2: Latest innovations in monitoring vital data & sport performance
Vital data and performance monitoring – Movement and body analysis – Diagnostics of various parameters
14:55 h – 15:10 h Necessary steps to accelerate the integration of wearables sensors into recreation and competitive sports Prof. Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University Brighton
15:10 h – 15:25 h Physiology of muscle and tendon healing Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Bloch, Head of Department, Molecular & Cellular Sports Medicine, German Sports University Cologne, VP DGSP 2011 – 2018
15:25 h – 15:40 h Therapy of muscle and tendon injuries Dr. med. Casper Grim, Medical Director of Orthopedics, Hospital Osnabrück; Head Team Physician German Triathlon Union
15:40 h – 16:00 h Why another look at bioimpedance? Prof. Dr. Luis Bettencourt Sardinha, Professor of Exercise Prescription and Functional Body Composition and Energy Regulation at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University Lisbon
16:00 h – 16:15 h Networking coffee break
16:15 h – 17:30 h
Session 3: Guided innovation tour
Health and fitness monitoring – Training and rehabilitation solutions – Wearable technologies
Technogym (Hall 4, Stand 4G25) Woodway (Hall 4, Stand 4D57) WT | Wearable Technologies (Hall 15, Stand 15C23)
17:30 h – 18:15 h
Networking and Get-together
at MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (Hall 15, Stand 15C24)
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The Program on Wednesday 14 November 2018
Session 4: Tailored exercise programs Individual programs for training and rehabilitation – Return-to-activity protocols – Exercise programs for patients
Session 5: Exercise – From idea to action Public health guidelines and implementation – Exercise prescription – Digitalization
Session 6: Corporate fitness Monitoring corporate fitness – Best practice programs and implementation
Session 7: Digital innovations in sports & healthcare Wearable technologies – Performance monitoring – Motion analysis
Summary & closing remarks
The program in detail
10:00 h – 12:00 h
Session 4: Tailored exercise programs
Individual programs for training and rehabilitation – Return-to-activity protocols | Exercise programs for patients
10:00 h – 10:20 h How to move kids – Findings of a new psychophysical approach Prof. Hans Holdhaus, Founder and Director of IMSB Austria
10:20 h – 10:40 h Get active – Community mobilization in a cross generational cardiovascular health awareness program Dr. Birgit Böhm, Chair of Preventive Pediatrics, TU Munich
10:40 h – 11:00 h Resistance training in children and adolescents Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher, Division of Training and Movement Sciences, University of Potsdam
11:00 h – 11:20 h Functional evaluation and exercise prescription for people with severe obesity Prof. Dr. Andrea Ermolao, Head of Department, Sport and Exercise Medicine Division, University Padova
11:20 h – 11:40 h Low back pain in sports & the general population – The effectiveness of neuromuscular training Prof. Dr. med. Frank Mayer, Medical Director of the University Outpatient Clinic, University Potsdam, Chair of Scientific Council DGSP
11:40 h – 12:00 h E-bike & health – New findings on the effect of e-biking on health parameters Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Tegtbur, Director of the Institute for Sports and Medicine, University Hanover, VP Sports Association Niedersachsen e.V.
12:00 h – 13:15 h
Session 5: Exercise – From idea to action
Public health guidelines and implementation – Exercise prescription – Digitalization
12:00 h – 12:20 h Swedish Physical activity on prescription- a role model for behavioral change? Prof. Dr. med. Mats Börjesson, Professor of Sport Physiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Director of CHP (Center Health & Performance), Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg
12:20 h – 13:15 h Panel Discussion:Exercise is Medicine – National action plans and learnings Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Steinacker, Professor for Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Hospital Ulm, Chair European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine Prof. Dr. Luis Bettencourt Sardinha, Professor of Exercise Prescription and Functional Body Composition and Energy Regulation at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University Lisbon Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Ermolao, Head of Department, Sport and Exercise Medicine Division, University Padova Dr. Donia Koubaa, Sports Medicine Department, National Center for Medicine and Sports Science, Tunisia Prof. Dr. Larry Durstine, Distinguished Professor Arnold School`s Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Past President American College of Sports Medicine Prof. Dr. med. Mats Börjesson, Professor of Sport Physiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Director of CHP (Center Health & Performance), Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg
13:15 h – 14:15 h Networking lunch & exhibition break
14:15 h – 15:30 h
Session 6: Corporate fitness
Monitoring Corporate Fitness – Best Practice Programs and Implementation
14:30 h – 14:45 h Best practise – The EXOS vision for corporate wellness Martin Welke, Senior Director Fitness & Health Management, adidas AG Anthony Slater, Senior Vice President, EXOS
14:45 h – 15:00 h Active life style – The relevance of physical activity at work Alberto Bichi, Executive Director, European Platform for Sports Innovation
15:00 h – 15:15 h The cost-effectiveness of worksite physical activity and exercise interventions Prof. Dr. med. Willem van Mechelen, Professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine, VU University Medical Center; Department of Public and Occupational Health Amsterdam
15:15 h – 15:30 h Improving corporate fitness and performance: The "Health & Fitness Street" and its implementation Prof. Dr. med Rüdiger Reer, Secretary General of German Sports Medicine Association DGSP and Deputy Director Exercise Science, Hamburg University
15:30 h – 16:45 h
Session 7: Digital innovations in sports & healthcare