The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness inSport is the premier international conference for those interested in sports and exercise medicine. The latest research innovations and developments from the pre-eminent international authorities in sports medicine are to be showcased from 25 to 27 November 2021 in Monaco, representing the diverse range of expertise in the field of injury and illness in sport. Open science communication is paramount for the IOC to achieve its aim of protecting athletes of all levels, and so research must be effectively translated into athlete management. The Organising and Scientific Committees of the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport believe that good science communication is about sharing, and therefore recognise the importance and benefits of communicating the latest research findings through social media. We aim to increase the speed of knowledge translation, provide 24/7 connectivity and develop the desire for a two-way conversation. We encourage the participants to use social media to exchange about the topics addressed at the Conference, to stimulate new ideas and to inform people who are unable to attend the Conference. We also believe that for social media conversation to be an enjoyable experience for all the interested parties, certain basic rules should be respected. These rules are described in this document.

Be nice and respectful of speakers and other participants

Always respect the dignity and privacy of colleagues. Harassing, intimidating, offensive, abusive, threatening, menacing or hostile content communicated during the Conference will not be tolerated. Data related to others, including personal details and pictures, should be posted only with that party’s consent. Photographs at public events, in public areas are admissible. Try to ensure that your online communications reflect openness, responsiveness, integrity and optimism.

Respect the speakers’ instructions about NOT sharing content online

During the Conference, many of our speakers are likely to present exciting novel research that is not yet published. ALL Conference presentations are sharable on social media by default. However, we respect the speakers’ right to explicitly request that certain presentations, slides or findings be left out of the social media conversation, and this MUST be respected by all delegates. It is possible that sharing data without the speaker’s consent in the public domain may preclude subsequent publication in a scholarly journal and/or compromise their scientific progress. Additionally, data taken in isolation may be inappropriately interpreted and result in harmful consequences. Social Media Opt-out policy: Speakers are responsible for providing CLEAR instructions at the beginning of each presentation to highlight any such requests. The “no tweeting” icon [see below] can be included on slides or posters to clearly indicate that results should not be posted on Twitter and/or any other social media sites. Please ensure that tweets do not misrepresent presented material. Delegates are encouraged to provide context around their social media posts and actively correct misunderstandings that arise about something they tweet.

No recording or live streaming without authorisation

We request all delegates to refrain from recording or reproducing audio, video or live streaming (for instance through applications such as Facebook Live or Periscope) any content presented at the Conference unless written permission from the Scientific and organising committees has been provided. Collecting or distributing this content without permission is strictly prohibited.

Do not use property of others without permission, or impersonate others


We encourage all delegates to interact with the Conference via LinkedIn:

Use the Conference hashtag #IOCprev2021 to follow the latest updates, share your experience and join the conversation. We are expecting high volumes of tweets. Please do not flood the hashtag by quote-tweeting others. Please use the retweet function, or “break the hashtag” (i.e. delete the # character) in your quote-tweets.