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As rugby teams from 20 nations continue to push themselves to their limits, their medical teams will be working hard to minimise injuries.

Perfect timing then for the Fortius International Sports Injury Conference (FISIC) which coincides with a brief interlude in play before the Quarter Finals, and gives team medical personnel a unique opportunity to participate in a world-class, multidisciplinary congress.

The two-day conference, which takes place next week, October 13th-14th in central London, is supported by World Rugby and the RFU, and has an overarching Rugby theme, tackling many of the current medical issues and hot topics within the sport from concussion to arthritis in sport and issues of the Adolescent athlete. However, the content is designed to be equally relevant to a wide range of performance sports, examining the latest thinking and best practice in sports injury treatment and return to play.

The programme is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other sports and exercise professionals, and represents a unique opportunity to hear leading experts with international reputations in research based medicine, who will present and debate as multi disciplinary panels.

Programme highlights include:
• Concussion: Leading experts from the World Rugby advisory board discuss the science of concussion, how to recognise and remove it, and what we know of the potential long-term consequences.
• The Adolescent Athlete covering Spinal pain in adolescent sports, strength and conditioning training; apophysitis and soft tissue injuries; CL tears and reconstruction in children & adolescents; Osteochondritis Dissecans and imaging the Adolescent Athlete.
• Disability Sport: covering sports science and coaching in sports medicine; performance physiotherapy for disability sport; the athlete/ paralympian perspective; complexity of sports psychology in disability sport, and athlete classification and ethical issues in disability sport.
• The Future of Cell Therapies - covering the current status of stem cell therapies in cartilage repair, bone marrow aspirate and cell therapies, and the PRP debate
• Bone Health, covering the biology of bone repair; Bone health in the female athlete; Vitamin D deficiency, supplements & use as a hormone to enhance injury recovery; medical treatments to aid bone repair, and the use of exogen.
• The science of muscle injuries & repair going on to Acute injuries: Best medical management for successful RTP; imaging acute lower limb muscle injuries: Predicting return to play; best management & optimising RTP following contusion injuries & myositis ossificans; chronic recurrent tears and return to function; surgical indications for hamstring injury.
• Rugby today: World Rugby leads a session on player anthropometrics, the demands and current trends in injury in Professional 15 a side Rugby, Community & age-group rugby; skills needed to work pitch-side in rugby union and how practitioners can reduce the risk of injury to a team.
• Return to play: A session on return to play covering: the psychology and nutritional aspects of return to play; RTP post max-fax injuries; the environment needed to facilitate smooth RTP; objective criteria for safe return to play.

There will also be a wide range of joint specific sessions including: Knee sessions, Foot & ankle sessions; Shoulder and elbow sessions, as well as specialist Spine, Hip and Groin and Wrist and Hand sessions
The conference is organised by leading sports injury group Fortius Clinic,and accredited by the BOA, the RCP and the RCGP.

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