To two days of insightful discussions and talks all around sports physiotherapy and sports medicine. World-renowed speakers will join us in Bern for an exciting programme around load and recovery, hip/groin/FAI and related problems in athletes. We’re looking forward to welcome you soon in Switzerland!

Nicolas Mathieu & Mario Bizzini (Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association)
Boris Gojanovic & Pierre-Etienne Fournier (Swiss Sports Medicine Society)
Chairs of scientific and organizing committees


Thursday 15th of November

Day 1

Congress map pick up

Pres. SVSP & SGSM, Chairs of Scientific & Organizing Committees + K.Khan (BJSM)

Monitoring training loads in teams sports: does an „optimal load“ exist?

The acute-chronic workload ratio: a critical appraisal

Load in sport – A powerful tool to manipulate the injury risk of the athlete

The burden of overuse injuries in sports

Overuse injury = training load error?

The femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome

Conservative treatment for FAI syndrome: where are we now?

The influence of athletic activities during growth on hip development

Evolution of groin pain diagnosis and treatment over the last decades

Presentations of the 3 best Swiss PT Bachelor student’s posters

How do we manage hip and groin problems in team sports?

Risk factors and prevention of groin pain in athletes

Rehabilitation and training of groin injuries

Friday 16th of November

Day 2

Running event

Past, present, and future of FAI

Hip osteoarthritis in the young athlete

Biomechanical and neuromuscular considerations in athletes with hip pain.

The role of exercise in hip OA

Recovery strategies in soccer

Sleep & sport

The 6 best international abstracts

Knowledge translation interactive session

Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D(R)). Effective treatment for people with hip and knee OA

Medical Services, Sports Science Department and Barça Innovation Hub: Working together

Hip, risk and decision making

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The event will take place at BERNEXPO in Bern

Mingerstrasse 6 - 3014 Bern

Mingerstrasse 6, 3014 Bern