Medicine + Sports Conference to Launch at MEDICA

July 22, 2013

The world’s largest medical trade show, Messe Duesseldorf’s MEDICA 2013, World Forum for Medicine will be even bigger when it’s held Nov. 20-23 in Duesseldorf, Germany, with the launch of the Medicine + Sports Conference.

Held in English, the conference will be dedicated to three topics relating to sports and medicine: prevention, therapy (excluding surgery) and recovery.

“For all those who are health conscious, sport plays a crucial role in staying fit into a ripe old age. However, whether caused by accidents or strain, the treatment of sport injuries requires an individual approach as well as expert knowledge,” said Joachim Schäfer, managing director of Messe Duesseldorf.

The MEDICA Medicine + Sports Conference will present research results, trends and technology from various perspectives.

In addition to the preventive effect of sports for various illnesses, strategic improvement of training results, while at the same time preventing injuries, will be the main focus of the conference. Additional topics will include techniques to build strength and to prevent surgeries including the latest methods from the field of Tradition Chinese Medicine.


NAVISPACE AG will organize the conference with its advisory team of experts, such as Dr. Tim Meyer, team physician of the German National Football Team, and Dr. Luis Serratosa, team physician of Real Madrid.

Conference partners include the Continua Health Alliance, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), the International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment and Fashion (ISPO), as well as Wearable Technologies AG.

Last year’s MEDICA attracted 4,554 exhibitors from more than 60 countries and 130,600 visitors, 50 percent of whom came from outside Germany.

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