01 Dec 7th UEFA International Medical Conference in Athens
The doctor of our team, Mr. Ristanis, attended the 7th UEFA Medical Conference, representing the team of PAS GIANNINA.
The 7th UEFA Medical Conference was held from Tuesday, January 30 to Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Athens, at the Divani Apollon Hotel (10 Agiou Nikolaou Street), in Vouliagmeni. The central theme of the 2018 conference is “The Importance of Medicine in Football”.
Doctors from the 55 national federations of UEFA and top European clubs participated, and a total of about 220 specialists in applied medicine in football, from many specialties, attended.
The event was organized by the medical and anti-doping unit of UEFA with the support of the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF).
The topics covered all aspects of the role of medicine in the modern game. The representatives had the opportunity to be informed by specialized speakers in a wide range of fields within the medicine of football. Discussions at the conference referred to the latest developments in areas such as nutrition, player wellness, emergency medicine, concussions, injury recovery and anti-doping issues and UEFA Elite Club Injury Study (ECIS) research.
Distinguished speakers such as Louis van Gaal, Edwin Goedhart (Dutch Football Association), Gijs de Jong (Dutch Football Association), Jan Ekstrand (ECIS), Dave Reddin (English Football Association) and Darcy Norman (Roma) at the conference and introductory speeches were made by the President of EPO. Mr. Evangelos Grammenos, the President of the Medical Committee of FIFA and UEFA Mr. Michel D ’Hooghe and the Head of the Medical and Anti-Doping Department of UEFA Mr. Marc Vouillamoz.