ESMA News

Save the Date: ESSKA Speciality Days to be held 8-9 November 2019
15 March 2018

In 2019 ESSKA is launching a brand new meeting concept “ESSKA Speciality Days”. This exciting new format will bring together the four specialist Sections of ESSKA (AFAS – Ankle and Foot Associates, EKA – European Knee Associates, ESA – European Shoulder Associates and ESMA – European Sports Medicine Associates) and will take place on 8-9 November 2019 in Madrid.

This meeting will offer a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario: There will be four distinct scientific programmes for each Section, there will be zoned areas for networking within the Specialist Sections yet there will be a joint Industry exhibition and many opportunities for networking and educational exchange with your peers from all the Specialist groups.

More information will be available in due course and during the ESSKA Congress in Glasgow.

Mark your calendars now for 8-9 November 2019!


ESSKA-ESMA's first Open Meeting
9 November 2017

The first ESMA Open Meeting was held on 3-4 November 2017 in Munich with the main topic: ‘Stop sports injuries – Back to sports’.

The "ESSKA-ESMA Open Meeting" was a start-up event. We were really happy about the acceptance of the meeting and were extremely surprised by 211 participants from 39 nations from 5 continents. Many positive feedbacks via e-mail and telephone. There was even a very good acceptance by industries. It was a new field for us. Thanks to many outstanding presentations and many controversial discussions, the congress was very much alive.

Daryl C. Osbahr, the chair of the AOSSM STOP and outreach committee presented the “STOP Sports Injuries” programme which has been successfully established in the US.

In every session, we focused on the specific aspects in different sports. Besides popular sports such as football and alpine ski, a lot of other less common sports like extreme sports, triathlon, rugby and dancing were discussed.

Each session was started with a keynote lecture presented by invited international experts:

Henrique Jones (Portugal), Daryl C. Osbahr (USA), Karl-Peter Benedetto (Austria), Stefano Della Villa (Italy) and Lars Engebretsen (Norway)

n line with the ESMA spirit, the meeting was especially designed for all disciplines of sports medicine — physicians, sport traumatologists, physiotherapists, sport scientists, coaches and sports managers.

Click here to see the final programme.

A collection of photos is available in the Photo Gallery.


ESMA early bird deadline
27 June 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to register at a reduced rate for the ESMA Section Open Meeting ‘Stop Injuries - Back to Sports’ and save up to 90 EUR. More information HERE


ESMA representatives at the International Symposium on Basketball Science
24 May 2017

ESMA Ambassador-Basketball Baris Kocaoglu and ESMA member Angelina Lukaszenko represented ESSKA-ESMA at the International Symposium on Basketball Science held on 19-20 May 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.


ESMA to participate in the 10th SFMES SFTS Congress
09 May 2017

ESMA will be presenting a Session on "Football" at the 10th Congress of the Société Française de Médecine de l’Exercice et du Sport (SFMES) and the Société Française de Traumatologie du Sport (SFTS) in Marseille on 21-23 September 2017. The Section will be represented by Fernando Corbi, Gustavo Vinagre and Philippe Tscholl.

For registration and more information, please visit: www.congres-sfmes-sfts.com.


3-4 November 2017: ESMA Open Meeting
22 March 2017

The first ESSKA-ESMA Open Meeting will be held in Munich, Germany on 3-4 November 2017. Details are available on www.esma-conference.org