MSK Imaging and intervention in professional football

When: 
Friday 17 June 2022
Venue address: 
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St. Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LB
CPD credits: 
5

Course lead: Professor Rowena Johnson 

This is a face-to-face, multidisciplinary meeting on musculoskeletal imaging and intervention in professional football. Speakers include doctors from Barcelona FC, Juventus FC and Liverpool FC, sports radiologists and surgeons in the UK. The conference also includes the doctors from the Dutch national team as well as the Belgian national team, which has held the FIFA number 1 worldwide ranking for the past 4 years. 

Talks include a lecture on the Barcelona Innovation Hub regarding integrating research into medical imaging, the collaboration between clinical and radiological findings, imaging support in terms of diagnostics and return to play, postoperative imaging, and the challenges of signing MRIs during the transfer window.  There will be an interactive panel discussion regarding the complexities of medical imaging and image-guided interventional procedures in professional football. 

Who should attend?

  • Clinical radiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Sports physicians
  • Surgeons

Programme: 

09:10

Registration

09:40

Introduction
Professor Rowena Johnson, Fortius Clinic, London and RCR Learning Chair, The Royal College of Radiologists  

Session 1 moderator: Dr Dora Papadopoulou, British Association of Sports and Excercise Medicine

09:45

Imaging of muscle injuries and potential pitfalls in diagnosis
Dr Andy Dunn, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

10:15

Anatomy and injuries of the pyramidalis-anterior pubic ligament-adductor longus complex (PLAC)
Professor Ernest Schilders, Fortius Clinic, London

10:45

Coffee break

Session 2 moderator: Professor Rowena Johnson, Fortius Clinic, London and RCR Learning Chair, The Royal College of Radiologists  

11:15

Interactive panel discussion: potential challenges of imaging and intervention in professional football
Dr Jim Moxon, Liverpool Football Club, Dr Jaime Isern Kebschull, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - Barcelona Football Club, Dr Fabrizio Tencone, Isokinetic Medical Group, formerly Juventus Football Club, Dr Kristof Sas, Belgian National Team, Antwerp Football Club, Dr Edwin Goedhart, Dutch National Team.

12:00

Signing scans in professional football – what the club needs
Dr Jim Moxon, Liverpool Football Club

12:30

Lunch

Session 3 moderator: Dr Dora Papadopoulou, British Association of Sports and Excercise Medicine

13:30

Last night a radiologist saved my life
Mr Andy Williams, Fortius Clinic, London

14:00

MSK Interventional procedures in elite sports
Professor Rowena Johnson, Fortius Clinic, London and RCR Learning Chair, The Royal College of Radiologists  

14:30

Interventional imaging procedures at club and national team level: the sports physicians perspective
Dr Kristof Sas, Belgian National Team and Antwerp Football Club

15:00

Coffee break

Session 4 moderator: Dr Jon Houghton, Wales National Team

15:30

The Barca Innovation Hub
Dr Jaime Isern Kebschull, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - Barcelona Football Club

16:00

Implementation of research in the medical care of the Dutch National Team
Dr Edwin Goedhart, Dutch National Team

16:30

What information do champions league football club doctors require from radiologists?
Dr Fabrizio Tencone, Isokinetic Medical Group

17:00

Closing remarks
Professor Rowena Johnson, Fortius Clinic, London and RCR Learning Chair, The Royal College of Radiologists  

 

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Registration fees: 

Consultant RCR member£220
Trainee RCR member£150
Non-members£310
Allied healthcare professionals*£150

*If you are a osteopath or physiotherapist please select Allied Health professionals as your booking type.


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