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FIVB Volleyball Medicine Congress 2011

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Thursday 13 January 2011
Keynote Lecture 1
Roald Bahr (Norway): Sports medicine challenges in volleyball and beach volleyball
Chairs: Amr Elwani (EGY) & Edvin Dervisevic (SLO)
Symposium 1A: Advances in volleyball Sport science
1A.1 Markus Tilp (Austria): Introduction Video
1A.2 Hiroshi Toyoda (Japan): Scientific analysis of volleyball -
1A.3 Jonathan Reeser (USA): Biomechanics of overhead volleyball skills Video
1A.4 Markus Tilp (Austria): Biomechanics of jumping Video
1A.5 Hiroshi Toyoda (Japan): Analysis of athletic performance -
1A.6 Markus Tilp (Austria): Implications for training Video
Symposium 2A: Volleyball-related shoulder dysfunction
Chairs: Lars Engebretsen (NOR) & Manfred Holzgraefe (GER)
2A.1 Ann Cools (Belgium): Introduction – What is the scope of the problem? -
2A.1 Ann Cools (Belgium): Clinical approach to shoulder pain in overhead athlete -
2A.2 Jonathan Reeser (USA): Risk factors for volleyball-related shoulder dysfunction Video
2A.3 Scott Magnes (USA): Suprascapular neuropathy and other entrapments in the overhead athlete Video
2A.4 Jonathan Reeser (USA): Vascular problems in the overhead athlete Video
2A.5 Scott Magnes (USA): Surgical management of shoulder problems in the overhead athlete Video
2A.6 Ann Cools (Belgium): Rehabilitation strategies for the overhead athlete with shoulder pain -
Friday 14 January 2011
Keynote Lecture 2
Lars Engebretsen (Norway): Treating the ACL-injured player – are there special concerns in volleyball?
Chairs: Jonathan Reeser (USA) & Hakan Alfredson (SWE)
Symposium 3A: Evaluation and treatment of the volleyball athlete with knee pain
Chairs: Elizabeth Arendt (USA) & Jacek Kruczynski (POL)
3A.1 Karim Khan (Canada): Introduction - What is the scope of the problem? Video
3A.1 Karim Khan (Canada): What is tendinopathy? -
3A.2 Havard Visnes (Norway): Risk factors for patellar tendinopathy in volleyball players Video
3A.3 Karim Khan (Canada): What is mechanotransduction? Video
3A.4 Roald Bahr (Norway): Does eccentric training really work? Video
3A.5 Hakan Alfredson (Sweden): Ultrasound-guided sclerosis and electrocoagulation Video
3A.6 Lars Engebretsen (Norway): Platelet-rich plasma injections Video
3A.7 Hakan Alfredson (Sweden): Ultrasound- and Doppler-guided mini-surgery for pattelar tendinopathy Video
Keynote Lecture 3
Elizabeth Arendt (USA): The female volleyball athlete
Chairs: Annie Peytavin (FRA) & Grethe Myklebust (NOR)
Symposium 4A: Low back pain in volleyball players
Chairs: Hosam Bahgat (EGY) & William Briner (USA)
4A.1 Jonathan Reeser (USA): Introduction – What is the scope of the problem? Video
4A.1 Jonathan Reeser (USA): The spine in overhead sports -
4A.2 William Briner (USA): Epidemiology of low back pain among volleyball players Video
4A.3 Aaron Brock (USA): Evaluation on non-surgical management of low back pain Video
4A.3 Aaron Brock (USA): Core stabilization: does it really work? -
4A.4 Elizabeth Arendt (USA): Indications and outcomes for surgical management of back pain in athletes -
Saturday 15 January 2011
Keynote Lecture 4
Roald Bahr (Norway): Preventing injuries in volleyball players
Chairs: Andrés Piña del Rosario (DOM) & Jonathan Reeser (USA)
Symposium 6A: Periodic Health Examination of volleyball players
Chairs: Bernhard Nau (HAI) & Bruno Borges Da Fonseca (BRA)
6A.1 Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): The IOC PHE consensus statement Video
6A.1 Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): The electronic pre-participation evaluation -
6A.2 Edvin Dervisevic (Slovenia): The role of isokinetic strength testing in volleyball Video
6A.3 Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Screening female athlete for risk of ACL injury Video
6A.4 Aaron Brock (USA): Monitoring athlete health - how the USA does it Video
Symposium 7A: Ankle injuries in volleyball
Chairs: Mamadou Ndoye (SEN) & Hakan Alfredson (SWE)
7A.1 Matjaz Veselko (Slovenia): Introduction – What is the scope of the problem? Video
7A.2 Roald Bahr (Norway): Assessment of the acutely injured ankle Video
7A.3 Matjaz Veselko (Slovenia): The role of surgery in acute ankle injury Video
7A.4 Grethe Myklebust (Norway): Rehabilitation of acute ankle injuries Video
7A.5 Alvaro Chamecki (Brazil): The chronically painful or unstable ankle Video
Keynote Lecture 5
Pavel Mustafins (Latvia): The Paralympic volleyball athlete
Chairs: Jacek Krucynski (POL) & Jonathan Reeser (USA)
Symposium 8A: Environmental issues in beach volleyball
Chairs: Fernando Avila-Espana (ESP) & Hosam Bahgat (EGY)
8A.1 Jonathan Reeser (USA): Historical risk of heat illness on the FIVB World Tour Video
8A.2 Roald Bahr (Norway): The FIVB Heat Stress Monitoring Program Video
8A.3 William Briner (USA): Recognition and treatment of heat illness Video
Symposium 8B: The FIVB Anti-Doping program
Chairs: Amr Elwani (EGY) & Manfred Holzgraefe (GER)
8B.1 Roald Bahr (Norway): The FIVB Anti-Doping program Video
8B.2 Helgi Thorsteinsson (Switzerland): The FIVB – We play it clean! Video
8B.3 Annie Peytavin (France): The FIVB TUE protocol Video
Symposium 9A: Minimizing and managing the risk of injury
Chairs: Yuichiro Hamu (JPN) & Annie Peytavin (FRA)
9A.1 Roald Bahr (Norway): Principles of risk management Video
9A.2 Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): Empirical lessons learned from other sports -
9A.3 Jacek Kruczynski (Poland): Management of risk at the national team level - Poland Video
9A.4 Alvaro Chamecki (Brazil): Management of risk at the national team level - Brazil Video

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The 2011 FIVB Medicine Congress took place in Bled, Slovenia from January 13-15.

As FIVB is committed to protect the health of its Athletes, the landmark Congress focused primarily on how injuries and illness can be prevented, how the risk of long-term disability can be reduced by proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, and how to maintain Volleyball as a drug-free sport.

Keynote speakers included Chairman of the FIVB Medical Commission Roald Bahr from the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center in Norway, Elizabeth Arendt from the University of Minnesota, Lars Engebresten from the University of Oslo and Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, and Pavels Mustafins from Riga Stradins University in Latvia and the Latvian Academy of Sports Pedagogy.

This congress was the perfect platform for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, biomechanists and other scientists to share their views on volleyball injuries and illnesses.

Next to the presentations in the main Congress Hall, workshops on specific topics were organized:

Workshop 1: Lars Engebretsen (Norway): The IOC sports medicine program

Workshop 2: Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): Update on concussions – Applying the Zurich consensus to volleyball

Workshop 3: Andrew Gregory (USA): Considerations for young volleyball athletes

Workshop 4: Grethe Myklebust (Norway): ACL Injury Prevention – A practical approach

Workshop 5: Edvin Dervisevic (Slovenia): Sports nutrition for athletes

Workshop 6: Ann Cools (Belgium): Clinical algorithm for shoulder pain

Workshop 7: William Briner (USA): Challenging cases from the volleyball sidelines

Workshop 8: Lars Engebretsen (Norway): Everything you need to know about the posterolateral corner of the knee

Workshop 9: Hakan Alfredson (Sweden): Evaluation and treatment of Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy

Workshop 10: Elizabeth Arendt (USA): Sparing the patella: strategies for treating patellofemoral pain in our jumping athletes

Workshop 11: Pavels Mustafins (Latvia): Sports medicine in
the former Soviet Union

Workshop 12: Jacek Kruczynski (Poland): The FIVB injury surveillance system

Workshop 13: Goran Markovic (Croatia): Plyometric training in volleyball

Workshop 14: Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): Hands-on with the electronic pre-participation exam

Workshop 15: Aaron Brock (USA): Principles and practice of core training

Workshop 16: Lars Engebretsen (Norway): Update on treating medial knee injuries: it`s not just the MCL

Workshop 17: Karim Khan & Willem Meeuwisse (Canada): How to get your article published in a peer-reviewed journal

Abstracts within all fields of volleyball research were received. This includes studies on epidemiology, risk factors, injury mechanisms, pathophysiology, intervention studies, relevant biomechanical studies, studies on behaviour and attitudes, performance & fitness, and related research from other fields. All accepted abstracts were published in an Abstract Book and will be published in a themed issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.