4th Saude Atlantica & ISAKOS & ESSKA International Meeting

Challenges in Football Injuries
4th Saude Atlantica & ISAKOS & ESSKA International Meeting
September 22-23, 2017 • Porto, Portugal


Porto Palacio Congress Hotel
Av. da Boavista 1269,
4100-130 Porto, Portugal


Portuguese & English (Simultaneous Translation will be available)

Course Faculty

Course President: Joao Espregueira-Mendes
Honorary Presidents: Philippe Neyret, Romain Seil, Niek van Dijk and Rui Reis


  • Prevention, societal and economic impact of sports injuries – UEFA & FIFA
  • ISAKOS Symposium – Anterior cruciate ligament lesions in football
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – Which are the graft differences and how to decide?
  • Rehabilitation and return to play
  • Round table – Technical, referee, medical teams and media – Which is the role they have over players’ health?
  • Imaging within football: Which help can we get?
  • ESSKA – ESMA Symposium – Sports medicine intervention on field
  • Pelvis and hip football-related injuries
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Cartilage lesions in the football player
  • Meniscal lesions in the football player
  • Round table – Load management and injuries – How well do the coaches work with the medical team?
  • Life saving messages
  • Women’s football
  • Football and lifespan health
  • Short Videos with Tips & Tricks
  • Workshops

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