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    NPC Team Physician Workshops

    At the occasion of previous Paralympic Winter Games, the IPC Medical & Scientific Department, in partnership with the Organising Committee Medical Services Function, took the initiative to organise a Workshop for Team Physicians on the theme “Medical Care and Services in a Winter Sports Environment.”

    Presentations from the Rio 2016 Team and IF Medical Staff Workshop can be downloaded here:

    Welcome and Introduction (Blauwet & Vanlandewijck)

    Injury and Illness Epidemiology in Paralympic Sport – Lessons Learnt (Derman)

    Translating Injury Epidemiology to Practice for Injury Prevention in Paralympic Football 5-a-side (Webborn)

    Return to Play Guidelines Following Acute Illness (Schewellnus)

    The Importance of an Emergency Response Plan: An NPC Perspective (Thompson)

    Water Quality at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics (Duffus)

    Medical Issues Specific to the Paralympic Athlete (Lexell)

    Anti-Doping Updates in Paralympic Sport (Fedoruk)

    Concussion in Paralympic Athletes: The Next (But Not the Final) Frontier (Kissick)

    Unique Considerations – the Female Paralympic Athlete (Blauwet)

    Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Paralympic Sport (Tuakli-Wosornu)

    Presentations from the Vancouver 2010 workshop can be downloaded here:

    Paralympic Team Physician Needs and Demands (Davidson)

    Paralympic Athletes Competing in Extreme Conditions (O'Connor)

    Autonomic Dysreflexia and Boosting (Thompson)

    Sport Injury from Salt Lake to Vancouver (Webborn)

    Operational Aspects of Paralympic Games Related Medical Services (Wilkinson)

    Presentations from the Sochi 2014 workshop can be downloaded here:

    Training OCOG Medical Workforce to serve Paralympic Sports (Pleskov)

    Autonomic dysfunctions in Paralympic athletes (Krassioukov)

    Team physicians needs and demands on medical care for paralympic athletes (Stinus)

    Athlete health and safety issues in Ice Sledge Hockey (Blase)

    Safe Sport: The Pre-Participation Examination (Grimm)

    The influence of the sit ski position on performance and daily life activity – a case report (Assländer, Albert, Rapp, Rombach)

    Safe sport: Anti-doping perspectives (Webb)

    Clinical Lessons for Team Physicians: what the IISS tells us (Derman)

    Sports participation in extreme (cold) environments (Thompson)

    It is anticipated that this initiative will be repeated at future Games. It is furthermore aimed to bring NPC Medical Delegates together at regular basis in the lead up to major events. More detail will be provided at later stage.

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