FOOTBALL MEDICINE ADVANCED COURSE
SCORE FOR YOUR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
9, 10 and 11 March 2023
9, 10 and 11 March 2023
Football medicine is a context-dependent exercise of knowledge, skills, communication and network. Beyond denominators as graduation degrees and personal skills, continuous training and immersion in advanced teaching experiences are decisive to follow and aim to improve specialists’ practice within the realm of football medicine.
Notably, led by an exceptional faculty team that can add the extra mile – or in our football language – a hat-trick supported in science, skills and factual experience.
The invited world renowned faculty team was carefully selected to ensure participants with a comprehensive and updated learning experience of the main and hot topics, that all doctors should be able to master and manage with ease. These, among other topics, will cover injury and illness prevention, pre-participation cardiovascular and musculoskeletal screening, differential diagnosis, critical workflow, treatment and return to play.
Academia Clínica Espregueira in partnership with Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre – FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence alongside the beautiful city of Porto are calling and offering you 3 unforgettable days carefully planned with a grand programme on advanced football medicine. This will empower and certify you as an asset for players’ health and sports teams. After this, if your load doesn’t spike, we invite and challenge you to take part in the Football Medicine Advanced Course.
Join us to celebrate our common taste in knowledge and our collective quest for excellence in football medicine care!
Welcome to Porto – Portugal!
Ana Úrsula Martins MD | Cristina Valente MSc, PhD | Diogo Rodrigues-Gomes MD | Flávia Ribeiro MSc | Francisco Tavares PhD, MSc, CSCS, ASCA(L2) | João Pedro Araújo MD | Margarida Fernandes PT, DO | Maria João Sá MD | Nuno Loureiro MD | Pedro Prata MD | Rita Tomás MD | Rogério Pereira BHKin, PT | Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes MD
Moderators – João Freitas and Nuno Loureiro
1st Keynote – A Life-saving one.
We start with the heart. Preparticipation cardiovascular evaluation for SCD prevention.
Team Physician dilemma over the neuromusculoskeletal preparticipation evaluation: what, why and how to assess and measure.
Moderators – José Alberto Duarte and Francisco Tavares
Youth football – Is there a masterplan for performance enhancement?
Strength training periodization in youth football: processes and outcomes.
Male elite youth footballers: growth and maturation as potential risk factors and injury profile changes through age.
Moderator – Hugo Gilberto
Communication between coaches and medical team: challenges to overcome.
– Prognostic for athletes’ time away – preferences on the optimistic or pessimist approach?
– Risk of reinjury – is everyone aware of the odds?
– Soft tissue injuries and pain masking – are athletes competent to make voluntary decisions?
Scientific menu explained: the meal you should be eating the day before the game.
Moderators – Diogo Rodrigues Gomes, Ricardo Vidal and Isabel Crespo
Muscle Injuries in male elite footballers – a statistical, clinical and team performance analysis.
First take of the triple 5 experience
Recognition and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Second take of the triple 5 experience
Anterior knee pain – diagnosis and treatment.
Groin pain – key components for differential diagnosis and treatment.
First practical session
ECG screening: procedures and interpretation.
Moderators – Maria Miguel Carvalho and Pedro Cantista
Medial collateral ligament injury: assessment and criteria for surgical treatment.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. A road map to precision orthopaedics: diagnosis and therapeutic.
Meniscectomy or suture? Is the answer the same both for medial and lateral meniscus injury?
Moderators – Maria João Sá and Inês Vieira
Third take of the triple 5 experience
Late-stage rehabilitation and return-to-play training and testing process: landmarks for maximize success.
Fourth take of the triple 5 experience
Psychological readiness to return to play after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: global approach and practical solutions for clinical practice.
Moderators – Rita Tomás and Eduardo Oliveira
Football Medical Governance: inclusion and athlete safeguarding as key to boost your team performance.
Third practical session
Load monitoring with GPS technology: Selecting metrics, defining standards and reporting data.
Training recovery and off-season detraining effects: how to achieve the first and mitigate the second.
Moderators – Marta Massada, Rogério Pereira and José Pedro Marques
Lower limb exercise-based injury prevention: facts you need to know and implement.
Ankle lateral ligamentous complex injuries: what everyone should know for diagnostic and surgical purposes.
Moderators – Paulo Beckert and Pieter D’Hooghe
How to be safe and optimize performance during tournaments undertaken in hot ambient conditions: up-to-date recommendations.
Head trauma during training or match play: on-pitch assessment and return to play recommendations after concussion.
Moderators – Maria João Cascais and Mónica Sousa
FIFA anti-doping regulations – what is new for sanctions and to promote fair and healthy play?
Boosting performance on the table – legal, safe and effective supplements.
Microbiota-gut-brain axis – Health and performance enhancement insights for footballers.
Moderators – Diana Santos-Ferreira, Adriana Lages
Guidance on shielding and protecting players from illness. Ten commandments you should rely on.
Nutritional facts associated with illness and injury: “ordered” eating advices for football players.
Maximizing athlete health and performance: avoiding the “RED-S” card.
Moderators – Francesco Della Villa and Maria Roriz
Fifth take of the triple 5 experience
Women’s football illness and injury risk management: keeping healthy while excel in the pitch.
Knee injury prevention in female players: biomechanics and neurosciences interplay?
Which are the nutritional secrets and challenges of those talented players you work with?
Moderators – Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes, João Pedro Araújo and Sofia Florim
Second practical session
Ultrasound for medial gastrocnemius – technical procedures and classification
Early registration – until 30/11/2023 – 690€
Late registration – between 01/12/2022 and 20/02/2023 – 890€
Attendees who have not completed an early or late registration by 16:00 CET on February 2023 are welcome and encouraged to attend, but will be required to register onsite in FC Porto Stadium, Porto, Portugal, at the onsite Course rates. Rates and hours will be posted at the website in case of availability.
Medical doctors, Physiotherapists, Strength and conditioning coaches and other Football medicine stakeholders.
Yes, only within the early bird period.
70% – At the registration
30% – After 30 days
Until 30/11/2022 - 690€
After 30/11/2022 - 890€
70% - Upon registration
30% - after 30 days
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