Programme 2024

The impressive program of #SPORTSKONGRES features 6 parallel sessions and workshops (rooms: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ballroom, Top of Town and Iceland) with distinguished national and international speakers.  All talks are in English. In each parallel session, you will be able to find a topic of interest, no matter if your interest lies with sports orthopedic surgery, sports rehabilitation, sports rheumatology, anti-doping or general practice of sports medicine.

Thursday

08.30 – 9.45

Check-in

09.45 – 10.00

Norway

Opening of congress

10.00 – 11.00

Norway

KEY-NOTE LECTURE:

Sport-related concussion—myths, realities and recommendations for clinical practice

Kathryn Schneider, PT, Assoc. Prof. CA

Chair: Monika Bayer, PhD

11.00 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 12.30

Norway

Small Symposium

Best practice in return to sport testing and decision-making

Speakers:

Clare Ardern, PT, Ass. Prof. CA

Matt Taberner, PhD, UK

Chair: Behnam Liaghat, PT, Phd, DK & Barb Hoogenboom, PT, Prof. US

Sweden

Small Symposium

Translating biomechanics theory to practice: understand the exercises so you can design the best resistance training programs

Speakers:

Tron Krosshaug, Prof. NO

Mette Zebis, MSc, Prof. DK

Chair: Jesper Bencke, PhD, DK & Roula Kotsifaki, PT, PhD, QAT

Denmark

Small Symposium

Antidoping a friend or a villian – A session to understand antidoping guidelines, process and practice

Speakers:

Harri Helajärvi, MD, PhD, FIN

Jan Lexell, MD, Prof. SWE

Jacob Mørkeberg, PhD, DK

Chair: Harri Helajärvi, MD, PhD, FIN

Ballroom

Small Symposium

Arthrofibrosis – Pathological mechanism and treatment of the stiff joint

Speakers:

Sara Katrine Jandrup, Patient, DK

Sebastiano Nutarelli, PT, PhD, SUI

Peter Faunø, MD, DK

Chair: Sara Katrine Jandrup, DK & Kristoffer Barfod, MD, Prof. DK

Top of Town

Workshop A

Imaging the healthy, the tendinopathic and the post-rupture Achilles tendon

Speakers:

Rikke Hoffner, PT, PhD, DK

Taija Finni, MSc, Prof. FIN

Chair: Ben Waller, PT, Adj. Prof. FIN

Iceland

Workshop B

DSSF guideline on rehabilitation after shoulder injury

Speaker:

Julie Rønne Pedersen, PT, PhD-stud, DK

Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof. DK

Chair: Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof DK

12.30 – 13.15

Lunch

13.15 – 14.45

Norway

Large Symposium

Optimising rehabilitation after ACL injury: neuroplastic changes and neurocognitive approaches

Speaker:

Charlotte Häger, PT, Prof. SWE

Alli Gokeler, PT, PhD, GER

Jan Wilke, Prof., PhD, AUT

Chair: Carl-Johan Boraxbekk Prof. SWE & Monika Bayer, PhD

Sweden

Large Symposium

Hip instability: Fiction or a source of concern for athletes and clinicians?

Speakers:

Per Hölmich, MD, Prof. DK

Vikas Khanduja, MD, PhD, UK

Julie Jacobsen, PT, PhD, DK

Willaume Guicherd, MD, FRA

Chair: Per Hölmich MD, Prof. DK & Julie Jacobsen, PT, PhD, DK

Denmark

Large Symposium

Collaborating with patients, athletes and clinicians for real-world impact

Speakers:

Alex Culvin, PhD, UK

Karin Rydevik, PT, NO

Hege Grindem, PT, Assoc. Prof. NO

Chair: Merete Møller, PT, Assoc. Prof. DK & Jackie Whitaker PT, Assoc. Prof.

Ballroom

Large Symposium

Athlete-centred care and shared decision-making with elite athletes

Speakers:

Diane Slater, PT, DK

Paul Dijkstra, MD, DPhil, QAT

Caroline Bolling, PT, PhD, NL

Chair: Michael Rathleff, PT, Prof. DK & Kristian Lyng, PT, PhD-stud, DK

Top of Town

Workshop C

Applying virtual reality in rehabilitation for shoulder pain

Speakers:

Niamh Brady, PT, IRL

Beate Dejaco, PT, NL

Chair: Birgitte Hougs Kjær, PT, PhD, DK

Iceland

Workshop D

DSSF guideline on rehabilitation after Achilles tendon injury

Speakers:

Christina Ramos, PT, DK

Esben Kjeldgaard, PT, DK

Kristoffer Barfod, MD, Prof. DK

Chair: Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof. DK

14.45 – 15.15

Coffee break

SPONSOR EVENT: ALPHATEK

AlphaPWR – A breakthrough in forceplate technology for sports performance analysis, return-to-play, and real-time training feedback (Iceland).

15.15 – 16.15

Norway

Oral presentations

Sweden

Oral presentations

Denmark

Oral presentations

Ballroom

Oral Presentations

Top of Town

Iceland

16.15 – 16.45

Coffee break

16.45 – 18.15

Norway

Large Symposium

How Achilles tendon ruptures occur and how to (surgically) treat them

Speaker:

René Svensson, PhD, DK

Rasmus Kramer Mikkelsen, MD, DK

Taija Finni, Prof. FIN

Chair: Taija Finni, MSc, Prof. FIN & Kristoffer Barfod, MD, Prof. DK

Sweden

Large Symposium

How do you work to protect athletes’ health when you have limited resources?

Speaker:

Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi, PT, PhD, ZW

Merete Møller, PT, Assoc. Prof. DK

Mariann Gajhede Knudsen, PT, DK

Chair: Mette Zebis, MSc, Prof. DK & Paul Dijkstra, MD, DPhil, QAT

Denmark

Large Symposium

Best practice for managing athletes’ pain

Speaker:

Julie Rønne Pedersen, PT, PhD-stud, DK

Morten Høgh, PT, Assoc. Prof. DK

Fiona Wilson, PT, Prof. IRL

Chair: Michael Rathleff, PT, Prof. DK & Evert Verhagen, Prof. NL

Ballroom

Large Symposium

Are females better than males in the long run?

Speaker:

Mette Hansen, PhD, DK

Mads Münster Karlsson, MD

Anna Katerina Melin, PhD, SWE

Chair: Jesper Løvind Andersen PhD, DK & Michael Kjær, MD, Prof. DK

Top of Town

Workshop F

Applying virtual reality in rehabilitation for shoulder pain (repeat)

Speaker:

Niamh Brady, PT, IRL

Beate Dejaco, PT, NL

Chair: Birgitte Hougs Kjær, PT, PhD, DK

Iceland

Workshop E

Optimising rehabilitation after ACL injury: neuroplastic changes and neurocognitive approaches (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Jan Wilke, Prof., PhD, AUT

Alli Gokeler, PT, PhD, GER

Chair: Charlotte Häger, PT, Prof. SWE & Jesper Bencke, PhD, DK

18.15-19.30

General Assemblies

19.30 – 21.00

Get together

20.00 – 21.00

Poster Walk, Norway

Chairs:

Mikkel Bek Clausen, PhD, PT, DK

Julie Sandell Jacobsen, PhD, PT, DK

Co-Chairs:

Birgitte Hougs Kjær, Beate Dejaco, Torstein Dalen-Lorentsen

Diane Slater, Signe Kierkegaard-Brøchner, Tobias Wörner

Anne-Sofie Agergaard, Marie Pedersen, Linda Truong

21.00 – 24.00

Afterparty, Ballroom C

Friday

SPONSOR EVENT: RUNEASI 

7:30-8:00 and 8:30-9:00

Try our Running Gait Analysis Software during a short run on the “Christianshavns Vold” waterfront. Meet at hotel entrance 15 mins before, Register at: https://lu.ma/grouprun, limited spots available.

08.00 – 09.15

Norway

Small Symposium

Clinical vs. laboratory tests for return to sport: what is feasible for your daily practice?

Speaker:

Matt Taberner, PhD, UK

Roula Kotsifaki, PT, PhD, QAT

Chair: Mette Zebis MSc, Prof., DK & Jesper Bencke, PhD, DK

Sweden

Small Symposium

Preventing post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis: clinical and research recommendations from OPTIKNEE

Speakers:

Jackie Whittaker, PT, Assoc. Prof.

May Arna Risberg, PT, Prof.  NO

Linda Truong, PT, PhD

Chair: Ewa Roos, PT, Prof. SWE & Charlotte Häger, PT, Prof. SWE

Denmark

Small Symposium

Implementing effective injury prevention programs: what, where, how and with whom? (linked with workshop P)

Speakers:

Elisabeth Bandak, PT, PhD, DK

Eva Ageberg, PT, Prof. SWE

Chair: Caroline Bolling PhD, NL & Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof. DK

Ballroom

Small Symposium

Conquering compartment syndrome: making the diagnosis and choosing the best treatment

Speakers:

Sophia Lindorsson, MD, SWE

Simon Døssing, MD, DK

Chair: Michael Krogsgaard, MD, Prof. DK & Lars Konradsen, MD, DK

Top of Town

Workshop G

Practical load monitoring and dosage for tendons

Speaker:

Christian Couppé, PT, PhD, DK

Miika Köykkä, PhD-stud, FIN

Chair: Ben Waller Adj. Prof. FIN & Sinead Holden, Asst. Prof. IRL

Iceland

Workshop H

Athlete centred-care and shared decision-making (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Paul Dijkstra, MD, DPhil, QAT

Kristian Lyng, PT, PhD-stud, DK

Chair: Diane Slater, PT, DK & Niamh Brady, PT, IRL

09.15 – 09.30

Break

09.30 – 10.30

Norway

Oral presentations

Sweden

Oral presentations

Denmark

Oral presentations

Ballroom

Oral presentations

Top of Town

Iceland

10.30 – 11.00

Break

11.00 – 12.30

Norway

Large Symposium

Understand the female athlete’s physiology to help her perform and stay injury-free

Speakers:

Mette Hansen, Assoc. Prof. DK

Mikkel Skov Oxfeldt, PhD, DK

Anna Katerina Melin, Assoc. Prof. SWE

Chair: Eva Ageberg, PT, Prof. SWE & Tobias Wörner, PT, PhD, SWE

Sweden

Large Symposium

Orthobiologics for treating knee osteoarthritis

Speakers:

Enrico Ragni, PhD, ITA

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, PhD, PhD, DK

Kristoffer Barfod, MD, Prof. DK

Chair: Per Hölmich, MD, Prof. DK

Denmark

Large Symposium

Applying tendon loading principles to rehabilitation for tendinopathy: how much and when to load diseased tendons

Speaker:

Ann-Sofie Agergaard, PT, PhD, DK

Mikkel Holm Jensen, PT, PhD-stud, DK

Chloé Yeung, PhD,

Chair: Monika Bayer, PhD & Taija Finni, MSc, Prof. FIN

Ballroom

Large Symposium

From identifying to managing sports-related concussion

Speaker:

Nina Feddermann-Demont, MD, SUI

Kristina Fagher, PT, PhD, SWE

Vincent Gouttebarge, PhD, FRA

Chair: Fiona Wilson, PT, Prof. IRL & Sinead Holden, PhD, IRL

Top of Town

Workshop I

OPTIKNEE recommendations for best practice in preventing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Jackie Whittaker, PT, Assoc. Prof.

Marie Pedersen, PT, PhD, DK

Linda Truong, PT, PhD

Chair: May Arna Risberg, PT, Prof. NO

Iceland

Workshop J

Optimising rehabilitation after ACL injury: neuroplastic changes and neurocognitive approaches (linked workshop, repeat)

Speaker:

Jan Wilke, Prof., PhD, AUT

Ali Gokeler, PT, PhD, GER

Chair: Charlotte Häger, PT, Prof. SWE & Jesper Bencke, PhD, DK

12.30 – 13.15

Lunch

13.15 – 14.45

Norway

Large Symposium

Exercise for osteoarthritis: high-value treatment or dubious dogma?

Speaker:

Marius Henriksen, PT, PhD, DK

Jonas Thorlund, MSc, Prof. DK

Thomas Frydendal, PT, PhD, DK

Chair:

May Arna Risberg, PT, Prof. NO & Inger Mechlenburg, PT, Prof. DK

Sweden

Large Symposium

Same, same but different: injuries and illnesses in elite para sport

Speaker:

Jan Lexell, MD, Prof. SWE

Kristina Fagher, PT, PhD, SWE

Fatmir Seremeti – Athlete

Chair: Paul Dijkstra, MD, DPhil, QAT & Clare Ardern, PT, Asst. Prof. CA

Denmark

Large Symposium

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: surgery and rehabilitation

Speaker:

Per Hölmich, MD, Prof. DK

Signe Kirkegaard-Brøchner, PT, PhD, DK

Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof. DK

Tobias Wörner, PT, PhD SWE

Chair: Signe Kirkegaard-Brøchner, PT, PhD, DK & Kristian Thorborg, PT, Prof. DK

Ballroom

Large Symposium

Best practice in assessing, diagnosing and managing upper limb injuries in throwing sports

Speaker:

Krista Tapaninaho, MD, FIN

Toni Luokkala, MD, PhD, FIN

Miika Köykkä, FIN

Chair: Ben Waller, PT, Adj. Prof. FIN & Birgitte Hougs Kjær, PT, PhD, DK

Top of Town

Workshop K

Best practice for managing concussion: the latest from the Concussion In Sport Group (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Kathryn Schneider, PT, Assoc. Prof. CA

Nina Feddermann-Demont, MD, SUI

Chair: Sinead Holden, PhD, IRL & Lisbeth Lund Pedersen, PT, MSc, DK

Iceland

Workshop L

Does your exercise target the muscles you think you’re targetting? (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Niels Nedergaard, PhD, DK

Tron Krosshaug, Prof. NO

Chair: Mette Zebis, MSc, Prof., DK & Jesper Bencke, PhD, DK

14.45 – 15.15

Coffee break

SPONSOR EVENT: MYOACT
Visualizing and optimizing muscle activation through EMG insights (Iceland).

15.15 – 16.15

Norway

Small Symposium

Navigating return to sport decisions with overhead athletes after shoulder injury

Speaker:

Ben Ashworth, PT, PhD-stud, UK

Martin Asker, PhD, SWE

Chair: Merete Møller, PT, Assoc. Prof. DK  & Behnam Liaghat, PT, PhD, DK

Sweden

Small Symposium

The tendinopathy timeline– can athletes get back to their best performance?

Speakers:

Christian Couppé, PT, PhD, DK

Håvard Visnes, MD, PhD, NO

Chair: Anne-Sofie Agergaard, PT, PhD, DK & Christian Couppé, PT, PhD, DK

Denmark

Small Symposium

Co-ordinating a safe and effective return to school, sport and work after concussion

Speakers:

Vincent Gouttebarge, PhD, FRA

Kathryn Schneider, PT, Assoc. Prof. CA

Chair: Lisbeth Lund Petersen, PT, DK & Sinead Holden, PhD, IRL

Ballroom

Large Symposium

Leadership and career pathways in sports medicine research and practice

Women

Dr. Jackie Whittaker, PT, PhD
Dr. Birgitte Sanda, MD, PhD
Dr. Hege Grindem, PT, PhD

Men

Professor Michael Rathleff, PT, PhD
Professor Kristoffer Barfod, MD, PhD
Dr. Paul Dijkstra, MD, PhD

Chair: Signe Kierkegaard-Brøchner, PT, PhD, DK & Julie Jacobsen, PT, PhD, DK

Top of Town

Workshop M

Assessing and diagnosing elbow injuries in throwing athletes

Speaker:

Krista Tapaninaho, MD, PhD, FIN

Toni Luokkala, MD, FIN

Chair: Ben Waller, PT, Adj. Prof. FIN

Iceland

Workshop N

Using data to inform return to sport decisions after ACL injury (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Matt Taberner, PhD, UK

Roula Kotsifaki, PT, PhD, QAT

Chair: Niels Nedergaard, PhD, DK & Tron Krosshaug, Prof. NO

16.15 – 16.45

Break

SPONSOR EVENT: MYOACT
Visualizing and optimizing muscle activation through EMG insights (Iceland).

16.45 – 18.00

Norway

Oral presentations – Competition

 

Chairs:

Mikkel Bek Clausen, PhD, PT, DK

Julie Sandell Jacobsen, PhD, PT, DK

19:30-

Galla dinner and party

Saturday

09.00 – 10.00

Norway

Small Symposium

Best time for ACL surgery in athletes: early or late?

Speaker:

Michael Krogsgaard, MD, Prof. DK

David Beard, PT, Prof. UK

Chair: Hege Grindem, PT, Assoc. Prof. NO & Linda Truong, PT, PhD

Sweden

Small Symposium

Return on investment: How to approach the team sport warm-up for better and safer performance

Speakers:

Thomas Ødegård, PT

Torstein Dalen-Lorentsen, PhD, NO

Chairs: Jackie Whittaker, PT, Assoc. Prof. & Britt Elin Øiestad, PT, Prof. NO

Denmark

Small Symposium

Making digital health work for managing musculoskeletal problems

Speakers:

Ben Waller, PT, Adj. Prof. FIN

Alessio Bricca, PhD, ITA

Chairs: Clare Ardern, PT, Asst. Prof. CA & Diane Slater, PT, DK

Ballroom

Top of Town

Workshop P

Best approaches to preventing injury in sport (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Eva Ageberg, PT, Prof. SWE

Elisabeth Bandak, PT, PhD, DK

Chair: Elisabeth Bandak, PT, PhD, DK

Iceland

Workshop O

Supporting overhead athletes to return to play after shoulder injury (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Ben Ashworth, PT, UK

Martin Asker, PhD, SWE

Chair: Beate Dejaco, PT, NL & Behnam Liaghat, PT, PhD, DK

10.00 – 10.15

Break

10.15 – 11.15

Norway

Small Symposium

Exercise during pregnancy: what to do, what not to do

Speaker:

Birgitte Sanda, MD, PhD, NO

Emilie Frederikke Mass Dalhaug, PhD-stud, NO

Chair: Britt Elin Øiestad, PT, Prof. NO & Karin Rydevik, PT, NO

Sweden

Small Symposium

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in sports medicine and performance

Speakers:

Christophe Ley, Prof. LUX

Matthias Kempe, Asst. Prof. NL

Chair: Malthe Roswall, PT, DK & Niels Nedergaard, PhD, DK

Denmark

Small Symposium

Can extreme exercise induce cardiac disease?

Speaker:

Hanne Rasmusen, MD, Clinical Assoc. Prof. DK

Michael Papadakis, MD, Prof.

Chair: Michael Rathleff, PT, Prof. DK & Michael Kjær, MD, Prof. DK

Ballroom

Top of Town

Workshop Q

How to collaborate with patients, athletes and clinicians for real-world research impact

Speaker:

Hege Grindem, PT, Assoc. Prof. NO

Christian Moen, PhD-stud, NO

Chair: Hege Grindem, PT, Assoc. Prof. NO

Iceland

Workshop R

Best practice for managing concussion: the latest from the Concussion In Sport Group (linked workshop)

Speaker:

Kathryn Schneider, PT, Assoc. Prof. CA

TBA

Chair: Lisbeth Lund Pedersen, PT, PhD

11.15 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 12.30

Norway

KEY-NOTE LECTURE

Found or lost in translation? From basic insight to clinical treatment of sports injuries

Speaker: Michael Kjær, MD, Prof. DK  & Peter Magnusson, PT, Prof.

Chair: Mette Hansen, Assoc. Prof. DK

12.30 – 13.00

Norway

Closing of Congress