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How to manage injuries in female football players

Are you looking to take your career in sports injury management to the next level?

In this edition of Sports Tomorrow Congress, Medicine and Physiotherapy join into one interrelated track to focus on personalized treatments and strategies for female and male athletes for two days. This innovative space will allow you to be a driver of change in the management of sports injuries as well as being able to exchange and learn from new ideas.

To start off the day enjoy an opening ceremony with top doctors from the FC Barcelona medical team, such as Dr. Gil Rodas, Head of Health & Wellness at Barça Innovation Hub.

Topics explored in the Medicine-Physiotherapy track include:

  • How to manage injuries in female footballers: The FC Barcelona approach. Exploring the female physiology: hormonal profiles, the impact of menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives.
  • Prevention and management of injuries in female footballers: including conservative and surgical management of ACL deficient knees.
  • Muscle and tendon injuries in female football.
  • Medical management of young, developing female football players.
  • Return to play for the female football player.
  • Unique guide on tendon injuries, including insights from FC Barcelona’s Medical department and leading sports medical professionals.

Learn more about managing future challenges in sports injuries and rehabilitation

Call for papers

Call For Papers, applications are now open! Are you working on an interesting project? Would you like the chance to present your innovative ideas or perhaps share the results of pioneering research?

Enter your paper for the chance to present it at Sports Tomorrow Congress in November. This will be an excellent opportunity to get your name and paper in to the spotlight of the sports industry.

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An interactive front row virtual experience on an easy-to-use online platform and App

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Meetings 1-to-1 online
+16h exclusive online content (Live / On-Demand)

+16h Interactive Talks
SPORTS TOMORROW Arena access
Networking Area with Speakers
SPORTS TOMORROW Lunch & Break Coffees
SPORTS TOMORROW After Congress
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A unique congress in the home, and heart, of FC Barcelona, at the historic Camp Nou stadium

Camp Nou, Barcelona

Digital Platform access
SPORTS TOMORROW 2021 App
Meetings 1-to-1 online
+16h exclusive online content (Live / On-Demand)
+16h Interactive Talks
SPORTS TOMORROW Arena access
Networking Area with Speakers
SPORTS TOMORROW Lunch & Break Coffees
SPORTS TOMORROW After Congress
Match tickets discounts
Barça Experience Tour tickets discounts

THE TRACK in numbers

Assistents

Edition

Hours of content

Industry leading speakers

SPEAKERS

Take a look at some of the speakers who will be joining us at Sports Tomorrow Congress

Kathryn Ackerman

Medical director of the Female Athlete Program in the Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children´s Hospital

Hege Grindem

Senior researcher Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center
Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Edwin Goedhart

Chief Medical Officer
Royal Netherlands Football Association

Eva Ferrer

FCBarcelona female football and youth female teams doctor
FCBarcelona

Gil Rodas

Head of Medical Area Bihub
FC Barcelona

Anthony C. Hackney

Professor of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
University of North Carolina

Abigail Mackey

Senior Researcher
Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital

Ritan Mehta

England Women´s Team Doctor
The Football Association

Dai Sugimoto

Associate Director of Clinical Research
Boston Children´s Hospital

Pilar Hueso

Rehabilitation specialist
Juventus Football Club

Elisa Nédélec

PhD
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Sara Mérida

2nd coach of the 1st team RCD Espanyol Women
RCD Espanyol

Clara Prats

Associate Professor
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Kirsty Elliot-Sale

Associate Professor
School of Science & Technology, Universitat de Nottingham

Eduardo Serrano Troncoso

Unidad de Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria del Área de Salud Mental
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

Tania Pizzari

Physiotherapist and Clinician Researcher
La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Katrine Kryger

Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation
St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Program

Central European Time (CET)

All talks will be recorded and available until December 31st, 2021

8 NOV 2021

09:00

OPENING CEREMONY Gil Rodas

09:30

Are women really all that different from men when it comes to sports injuries? Celeste Geertsema

09:50

How to manage women’s football injuries: FCB approach Eva Ferrer

10:10

TOPIC 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Chair: Eva Ferrer Moderator: Toña Lizarraga

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Anthony C. Hackney

10:30

The menstrual cycle, is it really that important? Georgie Bruinvels

10:50

Sex and gender differences in sport – implications for ensuring athletes are happy and healthy Kathryn Ackerman

11:10

The athlete’s perspective – what it takes to reach the top in women’s sport Caroline Graham Hansen

11:30

COFFEE BREAK

12:00

What about oral contraceptive use on performance and injuries Kirsty Elliot-Sale

12:20

Is there a hormonal profile specific to the female footballer? Nicky Keay

13:00

TOPIC 2: PREVENTION INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Celeste Geertsema Moderator: Lluis Til

Injury epidemiology in women’s football elilte Markus Walden

13:20

The complexity of injury and including the athlete voice and context Caroline Bolling

13:45

Training Load and Player Monitoring in High-Level women’s field hockey player: injury prevention role Esther Morencos

14:05

LUNCH BREAK

15:00

Making sense of the prevention debate. What should clinicians do? Tania Pizzari

15:20

Football boots – implications on performance and injury Katrine Kryger

15:50

The influence of the menstrual cycle on muscle injuries and strength and power performance Blanca Romero

16:10

FIFA Prevention strategies Liesel Geertsema

16:30

TOPIC 3: ACL INJURY OUTCOMES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Liesel Geertsema + Jordi Puigdellivol

16:50

Why are the differences between men’s and women’s football ACL injury? Celeste Geertsema

17:10

Epidemiology on FC Barcelona Javier Yanguas

17:25

Conservative and surgical management of ACL deficient knees in women’s football Hege Grindem

17:45

Systematic video analysis of ACL injuries in professional FEMALE  football (soccer) Francesco Della Villa

18:10

FAIR Anterior ACL project Elisa Nédélec

18:30

Primary and secondary prevention of ACL injury in female footballers Holly Silvers

18:50

Special tips in Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation programs in team sport athletes Silvia Ortega Cebrian

19:05

Round table: Rehabilitation Process Moderator: Lluis Til + Xavier Linde Cot Andrea Esteban + Laura Díaz + Sara Mérida

19:30

AFTER CONGRESS

9 NOV 2021

09:00

TOPIC 4: MUSCLE AND TENDON INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Xavier Valle Moderator: Carles Pedret

09:05

FC Barcelona injury epidemiology and managing muscle and tendon injuries in women’s football elite Eva Ferrer

09:25

Sex-based differences in muscle arhcitecture and metabolism Clara Prats

09:50

Skeletal muscle cell adaptation to exercise and tissue injury Abigail Mackey

10:15

Tendon injuries: comparison between men and women Jill Cook

10:35

Muscle and tendon injuries rehabilitation process : same-same or different Laia Martínez + Roger Gironés + Roger Ollé

11:10

BREAK

11:40

Injury predictions: Is this possible? Alan McCall

12:05

TOPIC 5: MANAGE OF YOUTH FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Dai Sugimoto Moderator: Daniel Florit

Youth and adults differences in sport – implications for ensuring athletes are happy and healthy Kathryn Ackerman

12:30

What differences in maturation process in female and male youth players? Dai Sugimoto

12:55

Injury prevention in youth female athletes Caroline Emery

13:15

Eating Disorders in Adolescents Eduardo Serrano Troncoso

13:35

Apophysitis: how to manage children football players Lluis Til

13:55

Neurocognitive performance and mental health female football players compared to non-contact sport athletes Nina Feddermann

14:15

LUNCH BREAK

15:15

How to optimize staff’s performance Tatiana Ferreira

15:40

TOPIC 6: RETURN TO PLAY FOR THE FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYER Chair: Helena Herrero Moderator: Francesco Della Villa

Helping players achieve readiness for Return to Play Ritan Mehta

16:05

How to manage a concussion episode in the female player Edwin Goedhart

16:30

Return to Play from muscle injuries: Are they different from other injuries? Eva Ferrer

16:50

How can biomechanics help female in the RTP process. Ventura Ferrer

17:15

Return to Play in young female players? Javier Nuñez Villar

17:40

FCB Barça approach Laura Rafols

17:50

Return to play: Psychologist approach Rocío Pomares

18:05

Round Table: What do we expect from female football Eva Ferrer + Natalia Arroyo + Pilar Hueso

18:40

PRESENTATION OF STUDIES/PROJECTS. AWARDING PRIZES TO THE BEST

19:00

AFTER CONGRESS

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