If you missed it, you can enjoy almost all the presentations from the principality here.

If you've got even more time to spare the presentations from Oslo in 2005 and Tromsø in 2008 are also available. 


The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport provided the world’s leading sports medicine experts with an opportunity to present their work to an international audience of physicians, therapists, scientists and coaches.


The scientific committee had a challenging task, considering that of the more than 100 proposals received the core program allowed for only 5 keynote lectures and 21 symposia.


The conference presented evidence-based information on how to prevent injuries and other health problems in sport.


This includes a multidisciplinary perspective on epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology and injury mechanisms.


The final programme presented an amazing array of state-of-the-art lectures covering a wide range of topics, featuring as many as 94 invited speakers.




Memories from Tromsø 2008 and Oslo 2005

You can enjoy many of the excellent presentations from the first two World Congresses on Sports Injury Prevention held in Norway; Oslo 2005 and Tromsø 2008.


The 2nd World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention in Tromsø/Norway followed the format of the successful 2005 congress, with a multidisciplinary perspective on sports injury prevention for different sports and different injury types. The exciting three-day program included keynote lectures, symposia and workshop.


More than 700 participants from 55 countries attended the Second World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention in the Land of the Midnight Sun at the end of June.


In addition, a three-day pre-congress satellite course was also arranged right before the World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention, ”The Advanced Team Physician Course”, in the Lofoten that attracted 80 participants.


The scientific program of the congress included 5 keynote lectures, 19 symposia with 127 lectures, 21 workshops and over 180 presentations and posters of scientific reports from world leading sports medicine experts.



At the gala dinner in Tromsø, the President of the IOC Medical Commission, Professor Arne Ljungquist announced that the IOC now will take over this congress after the founders at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center.


The 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention was held at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo, Norway in June 2005. During three beautiful midsummer days, more than 600 delegates from 55 counties gathered for the first time to share information on sports injury prevention. Although major research advances have been made in sports medicine, until recently the focus has been almost exclusively on the treatment of injuries, both for the elite and amateur athlete.


The 1st World Congress on Sports Injury Prevention was therefore a hallmark event, signifying a significant shift in research interest from treatment towards the prevention of sports injuries. The congress established a venue for scientists and practitioners to present new research and discuss the potential for prevention of different injury types in different sports.


The congress also featured 154 research abstracts on injury prevention, presented as podium lectures or posters. In addition, the congress included an extraordinary social program with excellent opportunities to network with the world’s leading experts on sports injury prevention.