Monaco to welcome sports conference for third time

Photo; IOC
Photo: IOC

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the fifth IOC Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport will be held in Monaco from March 16 to 18 at the Grimaldi Forum. It will be the third time in a row that this important event is held in the Principality.

The event is intended for individuals and organisations with an interest in the clinical aspects of sports and exercise medicine, the IOC said, adding that it will bring together a diverse faculty representing the foremost international authorities on injury and illness prevention.

The programme will consist of guest speakers, panel discussions, symposia, and workshops, with an emphasis on evidence-based information on the prevention of injuries, illness and other health problems associated with sports participation, using a multidisciplinary approach.

In 2011, the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport attracted 1,000 delegates from 80 countries to Monaco, representing an important milestone in injury and illness prevention. Since then, the event has gone from strength to strength with the 2014 edition, also in the Principality, attracting even greater interest.

The event has become a significant triennial date in the global sports calendar.

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