NOVEMBER 12th 2021

Session 1: Adaptive Sports

15:00 – 16:00 *

– Challenges of classification in adaptive sports

Leila Marques, MD | Portuguese Paralympic Committee, Lisbon, Portugal

– Lessons learned from Tokyo 2020

Cheri Blauwet, MD | Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, USA

– Overuse injuries in para athletes

Monica Rho, MD | Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, USA

– Integration and Participation through Adaptive Sport

Francisco Trovão, PT | Associação Salvador, Lisbon, Portugal


16:00 – 16:30*

Discussion – Chairs

Sara Lorga, MD | Garcia d’Orta Hospital, Almada, Portugal

Susana Santos MD | Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal

* Local time Lisbon (GMT)

Session 2: The Female Athlete

17.00 – 18.00 *

– Mental Health in the Female Athlete

Margo Mountjoy, MD, PhD | McMaster University, Ontario, Canada


– Sleep in the Female Athlete

Júlio Costa, MS, PhDPortuguese Football School, Oeiras, Portugal


– Low energy availability in the female athlete: are we doing better?

Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH | Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA


– Injury profile in women’s football

Francisco Ayala Rodriguez, PhD | Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain



Discussion – Chairs

Diana Santos-Ferreira, MD | Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal

Rita Tomás, MD, MS | Portuguese Football Federation, Oeiras, Portugal

* Local time Lisbon (GMT)


NOVEMBER 13th 2021

Session 3: COVID-19 and Sports: lessons learned and future directions

09:30 – 10:30*

– The overall impact of COVID-19 in Sports

José Gomes Pereira, MD, PhD | Portuguese Olympic Committee, Lisbon, Portugal

– Clinical course and sequelae in athletes

Michael Papadakis, MD, PhD | St. George’s University Hospitals, London, England

– Return to play after COVID-19 infection

Niall Elliott, MD | Sportscotland Institute of Sport, Dundee, Scotland

– How COVID-19 can affect the future of sports?

Romeu Mendes, MD, PhD | Northern Region Health Administration Public Health Unit, Vila Real, Portugal

10:30 – 11:00*

Discussion – Chairs

João Paulo de Almeida, MD, PhD |  Lisbon, Portugal

Hélder Dores, MD, PhD | Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal

* Local time Lisbon (GMT)

Session 4: E-Sports Medicine

11:30 – 12:30 *

– Mental Health in E-Sports

Catarina Cardoso, BSc | SAW, Oporto, Portugal

– Physical preparation and performance at SIM racing

Emiliano Ventura, PhD | Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain

– E-Sports Medicine: experience as team physician

Melita N. Moore, MD | Level Up Sports Medicine, Sacramento, USA

– Keeping E-Sports athletes healthy

Caitlin McGee, PT | 1HP, Los Angeles, USA


12:30 – 13:00*

Discussion – Chairs

Ana Pereira, MD, MS | Portuguese Football Federation, Oeiras, Portugal

Alexandre Rebelo-Marques, MD, MS | Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

* Local time Lisbon (GMT)