3rd International Football Medicine Conference

This meeting, taking place prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, will provide an update on the current evidence in Football Medicine. The main areas below reflect the key questions to be discussed in Football Medicine:

  • Preventive medicine in football
  • Football under extreme conditions
  • Advances in diagnosis and treatment of injuries and medical conditions
  • New strategies in the fight against doping
  • Football for health

Workshops will also be held on: pre-competition medical assessment, cardiac assessment, doping control, age determination by MRI, etc. Further information will be provided later with regard to the submission of an abstract related to original research in Football Medicine for consideration as a poster or oral presentation as free submissions.

More information will soon be available on: http://www.fifa.com/medical 

Programme Committee

Honorary Chairman: Michael D’Hooghe MD, FIFA Sports Medical Committee, Bruges, Belgium Chairman: Prof. Jiri Dvorak MD, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F-MARC, Zurich,Switzerland Members: Demitri Constantinou MD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Colin Fuller PhD, University of Leicester, United Kingdom Astrid Junge PhD, FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F-MARC, Zurich, Switzerland Victor Ramathesele MD, LOC General Medical Officer 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, Johannesburg , South Africa Prof. Martin Schwellnus MD, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa