Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 3rd International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness Barcelona, Spain.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Silvia Ramon

Hospital Quiron Barcelona, Spain

Keynote: Evidence of shockwave treatment in sports medicine

Time : 09:15-09:45

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Dr. Silvia Ramon is a Medical Doctor, specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and completed her PhD in Knee Osteoarthritis. She is the Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital Quiron Barcelona. She is the Professor at International University of Catalonia, Faculty of Medicine since 2012 and; member of the National Commission of the Specialty Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has published many papers on Rehabilitation. Her research interest includes: shockwaves, knee osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, neurorehabilitation, etc. She currently holds the position of Communication Coordinator of ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatments) since 2015. 


Extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT) has been successfully used for over almost 30 years to manage a variety of orthopedic conditions. ESWT have emerged as an efficaceous, safe and non-invasive therapeutic option for tendon and other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. It has become a very popular treatment in sports medicine. Currently, shockwave´s approved musculoskeletal standard indications by the ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment) are chronic tendinopathies (calcifying tendinopathy of the shoulder; tennis elbow; greater trochanter pain syndrome; patellar and Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis), bone pathologies (delayed bone healing, non-unions, stress fracture) and skin ulcers. It has been shown that ESWT can be as effective as other treatment options including traditional physiotherapy, steroids and surgery in calcifying tendinopathy of the shoulder, elbow tennis, plantar fasciitis and non-unions. ESWT are used as a therapeutic tool to speed up tissue regeneration, thus the functional recovery of our patients. Physicians and health allied professionals should be aware about its increasing scientific evidence in musculoskeletal pathologies and new indications as well so they can choose the best treatment option to further improve standards of care, thereby enabling a better quality of life for our patients. 

Keynote Forum

Sandy Weston

Weston Fitness, USA

Keynote: Train your head… body will follow

Time : 09:45-10:15

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Sandy Joy Weston is the owner of Weston Fitness in Philadelphia. She received her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University, and achieved her Bachelor of Science in Dance from West Chester University. Starting as a premiere personal trainer for stars like the 76ers and Flyers, she has now expanded her business to include eight corporate fitness sites, has a growing blog, book. She speaks all over the world, appearing in magazines, newspapers, and on television and radio shows regularly. She lights up a room with her personality and simple system for achieving any goal.


Train your mind, body will follow takes complicated subjects about the brain and body and breaks it down. From her experience as NBC10 Philadelphia’s Fitness expert, and coaching members of her gym to athletes, author is able to help a wide-range of audiences tap into the power of their mentality. By fusing her expertise on kinesiology and positive psychology, she has created a system which helps her audience cultivate awareness and personal motivation through power statements. The formula was created in collaboration with professors from Temple University’s Kinesiology Department, and The University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Department to address the way the mind and body function both separately and together. The components of the presentation, such as the creating power statements, and tracking personal progress are designed to take between 1-3 minutes per day, making it possible for anyone to adapt to this method of positive thinking. In the same way physical therapy patients work on moving certain muscles, they are working to train their brain on reconnecting the association to these muscles, as well. We are training our brain to create action plans through affirmations and cultivating positive habits. This system is designed not to over-complicate things, but present these ideas in a manner that appeal to our innate craving for action. Not only is the awareness of the mind-body connection shown to make us happier, but the fact that we can tap into our motivations through this connection and increase our abilities to meet our goals, as well.

Keynote Forum

Lara A. Carlson

University of New England, USA

Keynote: Hydration Status and Thermoregulatory Responses in Drivers During Competitive Racing

Time : 10:30-11:00

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Dr. Lara Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England. Carlson also has a faculty appointment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Outside the classroom, Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower qualifying for four USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Carlson is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a recipient of the New England ACSM (NEACSM) Honor Award, and was elected President of the NEACSM for an unprecedented second term in their history. Her research interests include the effects of exercise on immune responses, and motorsports physiology.


Stock car drivers are exposed to high ambient temperatures prior to-, and during competition, further complicated by the fact that they are encapsulated in protective clothing; however, the hydration status of these drivers has not been determined. Purpose: To quantify the degree of fluid losses during a competitive event in hot conditions.
Methods: Nine male stock car drivers (30 ± 9 yr, 178 ± 3 cm, 83 ± 19 kg) were studied during a Pro Series Division NASCAR race. Sweat rate (SR) and dehydration was determined via nude body weights (BW) pre- and postrace. SR calculations included ~40 min of pre-race activity and ~20 min or racing.
Results: Urine loss was considered fluid loss and BW was corrected for fluid and food intake. Pre-race BW was 81.5 ± 18.5 kg and decreased to 81.1 ± 18.5 kg post-race (p=0.001). BW loss post-race was 0.77 ± 0.3% and average sweat rate was 0.63 ± 0.4 L/h. Intestinal core increased from 38.0 ± 0.4°C to 38.5 ± 0.4°C post-race (p=0.001). Skin temperature increased from 35.8 ± 0.8°C 36.9 ± 0.8°C post-race (p=0.001), whereas the core-to-skin temperature gradient narrowed from 2.2 ± 0.9°C to 1.6 ± 0.9°C, pre to post-race (p=0.001). Heart rates (HR) post-race were 89 ± 0.0% of the drivers’ age-predicted maximum HR. Conclusion: Fluid losses during competitive racing can be significant, particularly when SR is extrapolated to longer duration events. Without a fluid replacement strategy, fluid losses for these drivers may exceed 3% BW and could negatively impact driving performance.

Keynote Forum

Jordi Desola (Plenary Talk)

Professor of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain

Keynote: Hyperbaric oxygenation in sports medicine: from the empiricism to the evidence; a critical review on indications, safety and rational application

Time : 11:00-11:45

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Jordi Desola is a Professor of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at University of Barcelona. He has Medical specialities on Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is the permanent member of the Executive Board of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM); Medical Representative of Spain in the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC); Diving Instructor - Pilot of General Aviation and; President and Medical Director of CRIS-UTH.


The energetic demand of high level athletes frequently exceeds the conventional requirements. Breathing oxygen at high pressure by means of specially designed devices can be a valuable resource for overstressed, frequently injured, or highly demanding sportsmen/women. Breathing oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber at elevated pressure can supply the most efficient energetic delivery to the human body among the physiological limits within a safe daily practice. Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) increases up to 23 times the availability of plasmatic oxygen, remaining in solution status, independently of the main haemoglobin transport and of myoglobin limitations. This free oxygen not linked to blood cells access to the tissues by capillarity and it is delivered to the cell by gradient simple diffusion. This is a direct physiological effect based on the Boyle's, Mariotte's, Dalton's and Henry's Laws. The limits, conditions, and requirements for a best and safe application of HBO is regulated by international societies like the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM), the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS) and in America the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The requirements and valid procedures for HBO within the range of safe and efficient practice are specified in technical reports like the European code of Good Practice in Hyperbaric Medicine or the UHMS's HBO Committee Reports. HBO is not free of unexpected or secondary effects that can be easily prevented by means of an accurate, specialized, and professional training and application. HBO can be very useful in sports medicine conditioned to a correct application within the limits of safe, valid, evident, and efficient procedures based on acceptable and established principles. Prevention of accidents, enhancing recovery after muscular injuries, and avoiding the hyper training stress are some of the more remarkable effects of HBO if correctly applied in the correct way by means of expert specialists. In the same way, possible HBO secondary effects must be accurately controlled.