Worldwide hotspot for innovation and networking: The 5th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE

The MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE will celebrate its 5th anniversary at MEDICA 2017. This worldwide hotspot for innovations in sports medicine and related disciplines takes place on MEDICA days 2 and 3, on the 14th and 15th of November.

Here, renowned sports medicine experts, sports scientists, visionaries, physiotherapists and sports techies gather together for an interdisciplinary dialogue on innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation. By becoming a part of the conference, you will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in the global sports medicine ecosystem present at the conference, as well as the chance to network with the international, high-level attendees of the conference!

The following topics are covered in 6 exciting sessions on 2 conference days:

  1. Sports Medicine – The Future is Now
  2. Exercise – From Idea to Action
  3. Latest Innovations in Monitoring Vital Data and Sports Performance
  4. Guided Innovation Tour MEDICA
  5. Tailored Exercise Programs
  6. Digital Innovations in Recreational and Elite Sports

Among many others, the following speakers will hit the stage:

Prof. Dr. Yannis Pitsiladis | Professor of Sports & Exercise Science, University of Brighton | Member of Medical and Scientific Commission, International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Executive Member of FIMS

Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Bloch | Head of Department, Molecular & Cellular Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Vice-President DGSP

Meg Burich | Senior Director Digital Sports, adidas

Laura Hottenrott | Professional Athlete, Runner

Pekka Hyysalo | Freestyle Skier, Founder of FightBack

Dr. Raija Laukkanen | Director, Science Collaborations, Polar

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Claus Reinsberger | Head of Department, Sports & Health, University of Paderborn

Christian Stammel | Founder & CEO, WT | Wearable Technologies

Dr. med. Götz Welsch | Head of Medical Team, Hamburger SV


On the first day of the conference, the founder of the SUB2 Marathon project will provide insights into the building blocks of a multidisciplinary 360-monitoring of athletes., Adidas will present, for the first time ever in Europe, the ALL DAY App developed in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition, new approaches to digital life management for athletes will be presented, as well as VR and hybrid technologies for real training in a virtual world. In the subsequent Guided Innovation Tour, participants will get an overview of innovative technologies presented at the MEDICA trade show floor from HUR, Movesense, Polar, InBody and Hocoma, in addition to the trade fair halls relevant to sports medicine. At the Get-Together in Hall 15, the latest wearables can be tested at the WT Wearable Technologies Show.

Day 2 of the conference will focus on new insights and innovations concerning the monitoring of vital and performance data, tailored training and exercise programs, as well as digital innovations in elite and recreational sport. Amongst others, the following topics will be on the agenda: real-time analytics at the point of care, body composition as a determinant of metabolism, diagnostics of skull and brain injuries, return-to-activity and return-to-play in football and other sports disciplines, and new methods for sleep analysis.

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In addition to the high-level conference, companies such as HUR, Inbody, Movesense, Polar, Medtronic, OXY4 and Qualisys will be showcasing the latest technology in sports medicine at the conference exhibition area.

Cooperation partners of the conference are DGSP (German Association for Sports Medicine and Prevention), DVS (German Society for Sports Science), EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations), FIMS (Federation Internationale de Medicine du Sport), Exercise is Medicine (American College of Sports Medicine), FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry), ISPO, Perform Better Europe, WISS and WT Wearable Technologies.

The conference is credited with 11 CME points and participants can collect certificates at the end of both days 1 & 2. The ticket to the conference also gives access into the entire MEDICA trade show on 14th & 15th of November. 

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