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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ATTEND TCC 2016 WITH IFSPT!
DECEMBER 1-3, 2016 
PLANET HOLLYWOOD HOTEL AND RESORT 
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA 

Join us in exciting Las Vegas at the beautiful Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino for Team Concept Conference 2016 as SPTS and IFSPT bring you not only the biggest and brightest names in sports medicine in the US, but the world!

This intensive three-day course will feature a golf medicine symposium on Day One, followed by an educational session and welcome reception sponsored by Theraband.

Day Two brings hands-on labs, themed sessions and a keynote speech by Richard Parks, famed extreme athlete from Wales
 
Richard Parks is a former Wales international rugby union player turned Extreme Environment Athlete. He now spends his life taking on expeditions and challenges, which push the boundaries of human performance.



Day Three focuses on more sessions and labs, including a return to play session presented by IFSPT members. 
 
Your new knowledge can be put to use immediately in your daily practice upon your return. This is a fantastic opportunity for our newest member organizations, Canada and Brazil, to meet fellow members and the IFSPT Executive Committee!

Special pricing for IFSPT members, too...a discount of $50 USD from regular rates. Register with a colleague, and receive an additional $40 USD off each registration. Be sure to select the IFSPT Member or IFSPT Member Bring a Friend option when registering.

Hotel rooms are available through the hotel website.

Don't miss this opportunity... register now for TCC 2016, December 1-3!

REGISTER NOW!
And don't forget to take advantage of your IFSPT discount!


CAN'T MAKE IT TO LAS VEGAS?
LIVE STREAM!

Nothing can replace the experience of Team Concept Conference...but live streaming is as close as you can be!   
Virtual attendees may watch the conference live, or download to their desktop from a link and watch at their leisure after the conference is complete. All general sessions are included; breakout sessions will not be streamed.

PRICING 
Thursday through Saturday Sessions  
Individual day sessions and labs not available
Non-APTA/IFSPT: $450
APTA/IFSPT: $350
SPTS Member: $300 
Student: $225

Earn 21.25 CEUs

STREAMING TIMES 
Thursday, December 1 
8 am to Noon, PST
1 pm to 5:30 pm, PST

Friday, December 2 
8:10 am to 9:55 am PST
10:35 am to 1 pm PST 
1:50 pm to 3:35 pm PST

Saturday, December 3 
8:10 am to 9:50 am PST
10:30 am to 11:45 am PST 
1:00 pm to 4:45 pm PST 

HOW TO WATCH 
About one week prior to the course, you will receive an email, giving you instructions for logging in to the conference. Login to watch live.

CAN'T WATCH LIVE? 
You will also be sent a link within two weeks of the conference to connect to the full course to watch at your own pace, or download to your desktop.

ACCESS OUR TCC 2016 APP! 
You also will have access to our TCC app for your laptop, Smartphone or tablet. Follow the proceedings, announcements and updates, and download speaker material directly from the app. You can also communicate with speakers and exhibitors.

 REGISTER NOW!
CAIRO: THE ANCIENT CITY CAME ALIVE WITH THE 5TH CAF MEDICAL CONGRESS
OCTOBER 14-16, 2016

By Bakare Ummukulthoum, Nigeria Sports Physiotherapy Association (NSPA)

Sports medicine experts and representatives from the 54 member associations of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) gathered in the ancient city of Cairo for 3 days to discuss the theme of the 5th CAF Medical Congress for 2016 ''Healthy and Clean Football''. The Congress which takes place every four years aims to bring experts from within and outside the African continent to discuss current trends in practice and standards of care regarding the health of soccer players. The next congress is scheduled to take place in 2020 but a host city is yet to be announced.

The intensive 3-day football medicine centred congress under the auspices of the CAF President Issa Hayatou and the CAF Medical Committee had collaborating facilitators from the FIFA- Medical Assessment and Research Centre (FMARC), Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), ASPETAR Orthopaedic Hospital Qatar, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Union of African Sports Medicine (UAMS) was hosted at the magnificent Aida Hall of the Marriott Hotel, Zamelek in Cairo. 

Here is a review of what happened in Cairo:
DAY 1 I 14th October, 2016
Opening address by the CAF Secretary General Hicham El Amrani.
 
Participants were warmly welcomed by the CAF Secretary General Hicham El Amrani who highlighted in his key note address that plans are advanced towards the establishment of a Health Map for African Footballers by CAF in the quest to establish a medical database across the continent and beyond. He further emphasised that the Health Map is a big step towards the development of a software that allows to gather medical data of all players who participate in competitions under the umbrella of the continent's football governing body. The session for the day kicked off in earnest and focus of discourse included Application of PCMA and Injury Statistics, Clinical Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Role of athlete's cardiac screening to prevent SCD, Screening for cardiac diseases or predictors of sudden cardiac death, MRI for Age determination from the AFC experience and Gender Verification.

Anjorin Abiodun receives a certificate from Dr Zakia Bartagi of CAH Medical Committee. 

DAY 2 I 15th October, 2016
Robert Grisdale (UEFA) gives updates on doping issues.
Team Nigeria with Prof Jan Eskrand at the Gala.
Bakare Ummukulthoum with the stunning Egyptian architecture. 
   
The day's activity kicked off with Football and Health morning session which included FIFA 11+, FIFA 11+: African Experience, FIFA 11 for Health , Physiological, Physical, Psychological and Nutritional Strategies for Improving Performance. Management of concussion, Injury Prevention: UEFA Model, FIFA 11 Against Ebola and management of football activities during Ebola/Yellow Fever Outbreaks as well as Children in Sports: Growth and trauma cartilage were also among the issues discussed. Abuse of Medication, CAF , FIFA and UEFA strategies in the fight against doping were deliberated on. Set up for poster presentations wrapped up the session for the day. The organizing committee of the Congress later in the evening treated delegates to a sumptuous dinner and gala night overlooking the Nile from the terrace of the Almaz Hall.


Team Nigeria.

DAY 3 I 16th October, 2016
Team Aspetar: left to right; Dr Zarko Vuckovic, Dr Peter Dzendrowskyj, Dr Maria Carmen,Dr Hakim Chalabi and Dr Andreas Serner.

The last day of the Congress had a morning session on trauma which included discussions on injury prevention, acute groin injuries , physiotherapy and rehabilitation , injuries and disease. There was a free communication session which included incidence of injuries and artificial grass, health of referees, one year balance of arthroscopy in Cameroon, musculoskeletal system examination, making a good start to an acute traumatic knee as well as Dilemma of Interpretation of ECGs and ECHOs of African players.


Monika Keller facilitating the Anti Doping Workshop.

FIFA 11+ worskhop team with Mrs Hend Thabet and Mrs Aya Gheriany.
FIFA 11+ Workshop

There were three workshops for the last session of the day which ran simultaneously. Dr Peter Dzendrowskyj of ASPETAR conducted the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation /use of Automated External Defibrillator in Sudden Cardiac Arrest while Dr Monika Keller of FIFA facilitated the session on the FIFA Doping Control procedure. Miss Bakare Ummukulthoum, FIFA Instructor and her team from NIGERIA conducted the workshop on the FIFA 11+. The workshops were keenly attended and participation was hands on.

The congress came to an end on a lofty note. All participants came away with key take home messages. Prof Hosny Abdel Rahman acknowledged the dynamic LOC team who made things seamless for delegates in Cairo and were appreciated with a resounding applause. Certificates of participation was presented to delegates by members of the CAF Medical Committee which drew the congress to its eventual close.

END NOTE
After a very productive time spent at the Congress, what better to do but to take a trip to the historical pyramids of Giza. With very little time left , I had to take the time to make the quick trip before my departure from Cairo. With the help of my friends Tarek Hussein and Abdel Rahaman Aref who are locals as well as physios, I was able to experience visiting the pyramids the local way. I took the metro to Giza, a camel ride after much ado, took the tour on a carriage horse as well as had the traditional Arabian turban to complete my look. All in all, it was a memorable trip and I still made good time to catch my flight back to base. Thanks Cairo for the memories!


Bakare Ummukulthoum at the top of her game at the Pyramids at Giza! 

Special thanks to Dr Boubakary Sidiki, Mr Sherif Ahmed, Mrs Hend Thabet, Mrs Aya Gheriany, Anjorin Abiodun, Dosa Bukayo, Tolulope Obe, Mr Dayo Ogunkunle, Dr Abdulkadir Muazu, National Sports Medicine Center, NIGERIA, The 11+ Advocacy TEAM NG, Prof Jiri Dvorak , Dr Mario Bizzini , Prof Astrid Junge and the entire FMARC team for the opportunity.

Photography Credits: Obe Tolulope (Crosshaired photographer), Bakare Ummukulthoum and CAF Official Congress Photographer.

For the presentations at the 5th CAF Congress, click>
 
For more photos on the FIFA 11+ Workshop, click >
 
For more photos at the CAF Congress, click >
 
BECOME A REGISTERED INTERNATIONAL SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPIST!
If you would like to take your skills to the world, this is the pathway you should choose! Registered International Sports Physical Therapists (RISPT) are immediately recognized as individuals possessing the knowledge, experience and skills to work in the worldwide field of sports.  
While RISPT status does not license an individual in other countries, it does notify that the individual has achieved the highest level of qualification in his or her country.

Currently, members of the following member organizations are able to apply and receive acceptance immediately.

- Australia 
- Denmark 
- Ireland: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy 
- New Zealand: Complete the Specialisation Pathway through the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Must complete specialisation in the Sports Category.    
- Sweden 
- The Netherlands 
- United Kingdom: Continuing Professional Development Level 3, Gold 
- United States: APTA Sports Certified Specialist

Cost for registration is only 50 euros and is good for five years. Renewal is available for 20 euros. A certificate will be emailed to you in order that you may print and display it.

Note: All applications will be approved by the member organization before granting registration. Please allow for ample time for your member organization to respond to IFSPT inquiries. We also appreciate submission applications only from those pre-qualified as listed above.

Register today and be recognized for your accomplishments as an international sports physical therapist!

Follow this link for more information! 
2016 CONFERENCES

icSPORTS 2016
Fourth International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support
Porto, Portugal
November 7-9 
Link here for information


Sportfisio Switzerland Conference

BernExpo, Bern, Switzerland
November 18, 2016  
Link


Traumatology, Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery (TUSYAD) Congress 
November 22-26, 2016
Wyndham Levent Hotel
Istanbul, Turkey

Dutch Annual Sports Medicine Conference 2016
November 24-25, 2016 
Information to come...save the date!


RETURN TO PLAY:
INTERNATIONAL TEAM CONCEPT CONFERENCE 2016
Partnered conference with the IFSPT 
December 1-3, 2016
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
REGISTER NOW!
IFSPT Members pay only $555 USD 
Attend with a friend and each only pays $500 USD


2017 DATES

DENMARK  
Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries
February 2-4, 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen
IOC WORLD CONFERENCE 
ON PREVENTION OF INJURY AND ILLNESS IN SPORT

  Link


SSPS Conference 
Salzburg, Austria 
April 21-22, 2017 
Featuring: 
Michael Kjaer
Peter Magnusson
Christian Couppe
Havard Visnes
Olivier Seynnes
Hans Hoppeler
Abigail Mackey
Nicol van Dyk
Carl Askling
Mette Zebis
Lode Goossens
 

ISOKINETIC FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Save the Date!
May 13-15, 2017
conference@isokinetic.com 
www.footballmedicinestrategies.com


FSPA Congress 
June 9-10, 2017 
Information and Registration Link


A   dvances in Sport Rehabilitation
Clinical reasoning & practice
2nd GISPT International Conference
June 10-11, 2017 | Rome | Ital y
Hashtag:#ASR2017GISPT 
 
 

SAVE THE DATE!
July 2-4, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Follow this link for more information!



SAVE THE DATE!
Join Physios in Sport and the IFSPT for the Second World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy and the IFSPT General Meeting in Belfast next fall!

Attention Member Organizations:  
Are you sponsoring a physical therapy, sports physical therapy or sports medicine conference in 2017?

Please send the information regarding your conference to Mary Wilkinson, IFSPT marketing director, for addition to the IFSPT newsletter and website! Newsletters are published every other month, so please submit your material as early as possible. You are also welcome to provide updates as your event draws closer!