Sport & Congress Centre, Arosa - SWITZERLAND
13th-15th March 2018
Invitation to the SITEMSH-Congress
It is rumoured, that the Swiss are born with skis.
This would probably apply for all alpine countries in the central Europe.
For these, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland decided at the beginning of the fifties to have regular meeting to discuss skiing and its injuries. The aim was to discuss ways to improve skier’s safety and to compare the different results of the treatment options on rehabilitation after skiing injuries.
These were simple meetings of interested surgeons and practitioners. Each presented his results and ideas in his native language, and some faculty just translated the message ad hoc. Thus, the Société Internationale de Traumatologie du Ski et de Médecine des Sports d’Hiver, SITEMSH, was founded. The meetings continued, more countries participated and today it is an international society with 18 national secretaries, a scientific committee and some observers. Today wintersports are not just skiing and due to the broad spectrum of wintersports today, SITEMSH became the International Society for Snowsport Medicine.
Our next meeting will take place – after the last meeting in Switzerland in Zermatt 20 years ago – in the attractive and well-known Arosa. Take the spectacular train or drive along the 365 bendings to get an update on snowsport activities, injuries and their prophylaxis. Meet people and speakers from snowsport countries from all over the world to get latest informations and scientific findings on snowsports. And don’t forget at this occasion to indulge yourself in a spectacular alpine region in the middle of Switzerland. Welcome!
PD Dr. med. Dominik Heim, congress president 2018 and his team, national delegate for ESTES
4th - 7th may 2016
The European Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Pathologies (ESSKA) Conference will be held in Barcelona the first week of May 2016. SITEMSH is proud to participate in the scientific program by organising a Symposium about Knee Injury Prevention in Snow Sports.
The scientific table will be presented on May 5th in Room 113 from 10.30 to 11.30 am.
The program is as follows:
Dr Aleix Vidal “Introduction: Snow Sport Injuries in a Ski Resort”
Dr Marc-Hervé Binet "Evolution of Knee Ligament Injuries in Winter Sports"
Dr Athanasios Zacharopoulos "Risk factors and prevention strategies for ACL injuries in children and adolescents in alpine sports"
Rick Howell "Ski Bindings and the Mitigation of ACL Knee Injuries"
Christopher A. Brown “ACL Injuries in Skiing and the Principles that apply to their Prevention”
Dr Roberto Negrin “Preventing Ski Injuries through Equipment”
Dr Jürgen Herfert “Prevention of sport injury in alpine skiing. What is known?”
Pr Yukio Urabe “Training and Rehabilitation for Preventing Knee Ligament Injuries”
Dr Peter Brücker “Development of a Preventive Knee Brace in Professional Ski Racing. A Holistic Developmental Concept and successful implementation in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup”
Inawashiro – Fukushima - JAPAN
March 13th-17th 2016
General Information and organization
Chairperson of the congress
Chairman: Prof. Yukio Urabe (Department of Sports Rehabilitation)
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Science (Hiroshima University, Japan)