Publication of abstracts

Abstracts presented at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport will be published electronically in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine to coincide with the Conference, focusing on sports injury prevention. Further information will be available on the Conference website.

Online presentations

The following contents will be available online after the Conference, subject to the speaker’s authorisation:

– Presentations of sessions A, B, C, D, E and workshops sessions

Presentation submission instructions (keynotes, symposia, workshops, free communications)

All presentations will be run from a central computer using PowerPoint only.
Speakers and presenters will not be able to use their own laptop.
PowerPoint presentations can be viewed and tested by the speakers in the Speakers’ Preview Room, located in the Apollinaire room on level -2 of the Grimaldi Forum.
Final presentations must be uploaded on the network the day before the presentation (for a morning session) or, at the latest, in the morning before the presentation (for an afternoon session).
It  is  essential  for  the  smooth  running  of  the  sessions  that  all  speakers  hand  in  their  PowerPoint  presentations on time.

The Apollinaire room will be open from Wednesday, 24 November at 16.00, with the technical team available until 20.00. The following days, the room will be open as follows:
25 November from 07.30 to 19.00
26 November from 07.30 to 19.00
27 November from 07.30 to 18.00

Presentation technical requirements

Supported media for transferring the presentations:
– USB storage device (USB stick, hard drive, etc.)

Supported file formats

The Preview System supports the presentations made with the following tools (latest versions):

– MS Office
– Adobe PDF
– Format ODP (Open Office)
– Keynote (to be converted to PPT format)

Slide format

The requested format for slides is 16:9.
Please note that no Olympic rings should appear on your slides.

Conflict of interests

We kindly invite all speakers to provide a conflict of interests declaration as a second slide of the presentation.


Please plan your workshop to last exactly 50 minutes, and allow ample time for an interactive session with questions and a discussion.

Free communications

Please plan your lecture for a maximum of eight minutes, to allow at least two minutes for questions and a discussion.


The allocated poster board space is a maximum size of 150cm high and 90cm wide, and text and figures should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of two metres.
Authors are responsible for the printing of their poster in advance.
There are no on-site facilities for poster printing.

Posters can be installed by the authors on 24 November from 16.00 until 20.00 and on 25 November from 08.00 to 09.00.

All posters will be displayed in the Poster Area of the Diaghilev Hall in the Grimaldi Forum.
A number will be assigned to each poster. Each poster will need to be hung on the poster board space matching this number. A list will be available on-site to inform you on which board your poster should be displayed.

Three themed posters sessions will be organised:

– The first session will be held in the Poster Area, Diaghilev Hall, on 25 November from 15.30 to 16.30.
– The second session will be held in the Poster Area, Diaghilev Hall, on 26 November from 15.00 to 16.00.
– The third session will be held in the Poster Area, Diaghilev Hall, on 27 November from 16:00 to 17:00.

Poster displays are grouped according to topic. The themed posters sessions will be led by moderators, and authors will be asked to give a three-minute oral presentation of their study in front of the poster, followed by questions and a discussion.
The posters will remain on display throughout the duration of the Conference.
After the Conference, on 27 November at 18.30, all posters not yet removed will be destroyed.


The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco, 25/11/2021-27/11/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be available online after the Conference.