Fortius International Sports Injury Conference
The Fortius International Sports Injury Conference 2017 (FISIC 2017) was held on 27th and 28th September at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in central London, attracting over 650 professionals in the field of sports and exercise medicine.
Some of the UK’s brightest minds including orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiothearpists and allied health professionals, gathered to review the latest thinking and best practice in sports injury treatment and management of athletes. For those attending it was a unique opportunity to hear leading experts with international reputations, presenting and debating as multidisciplinary panels.
The theme ‘From Start to Finish’ reflected the 360° approach of the two-day programme, covering topics such as identification and treatment of underlying issues to rehabilitation strategies and return to play. A running theme was the importance of a co-ordinated approach to performance and prevention of injury, as well as talking about the most effective treatments, followed by managed rehabilitation – a smooth and effective baton pass.
The FISIC 2017 major sponsors were Smith and Nephew, Getinge and Stryker, with further support exhibitor sponsors were Arthrex, Bioventus, Carestream, ConMed, Episurf, Fortius Digital, Game Ready, Hospital Innovations, Joint Operations, medi UK, Ossur, Physiolab, Sempris,Sybermedica, TRB Chemedica, UTC imaging, Winback, Wright and Zimmer Biomet.
Summary reports for each session can be found on the right hand menu, they have been written to provide some of the key points.
Testimonials from FISIC'17
"The feedback I have had from delegates I met was very positive re organisation, quality of venue, mix of speakers and presentation content. The multidisciplinary emphasis is to be congratulated and I feel helped to make the conference really work giving delegates bite sized pieces of information and filling knowledge gaps in related fields. The discussion sessions allowed us all to learn from the groups collective experience and the level of audience participation spoke volumes. Thanks again".
Sid Ahamed (Chartered Physiotherapist) Prestwich Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic, Faculty
"I was delighted to attend FISIC meeting which reflected on the excellent multidisciplinary approach. Overall, must say FISIC has been one of the highest quality conferences I’ve attended-relevant, info-packed & efficiently organized".
Khaled Al Smadi, Delegate
"Many thanks for an inspiring two days at FISIC'17, lots to digest from a faculty of world class experts".
Alan Barbero, Delegate
"Congratulations on an excellent and well organised meeting. Arthrex will look forward to 2019".
More than 650 delegates and speakers attended the Fortius International Sports Injury Conference (FISIC ‘15) in central London on 13th and 14th October, 2015.
Amongst the delegates were 70 members of World Rugby’s top medical teams who came to debate and learn more on the current medical issues and hot topics within their sport from concussion, to management of return to play. The event was timed to coincide with a brief interlude in play before the Quarter Finals, and gave team medical personnel a unique opportunity to participate in a world-class, multidisciplinary congress.
Testimonials from FISIC'15
"I just wanted to congratulate you both and all your team on an excellent conference. It was a great event, and there was a real buzz of excitement during the sessions". Richard Keen, Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Disease
"I do not have the words to sufficiently express my thanks at the wonderful work that you and your entire team accomplished. I have chaired, sponsored and hosted hundreds of meetings over the past three decades but never have I participated in one so well organized". Mark Myerson, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon