ACIBADEM Sports Istanbul, one of the world’s over 40 FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence, organized the first international conference on “Football Science” in Antalya, Turkey on 4th and 5th January 2016.
Mario Bizzini, PhD, Head of Physiotherapy at the Swiss Concussion Center, opened the conference with the presentation on the topic of “Prevention of Injuries in Football”, in particular of non-contact injuries (e.g. knee injuries through prevention programs like FIFA 11++) and contact injuries (e.g. concussion through fair play and more stringent application of the rules). Numerous international speakers and more than 600 participants ensured wide media coverage in football-enthusiastic Turkey.