LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord has announced that vital policy-based and practical steps to enhance the health and wellbeing of athletes will be explored under the theme of ‘The Power of Sport – The Power to Change’ during HealthAccord at the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2021.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, 9 November 2021 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo in Ekaterinburg, Russia, with SportAccord having confirmed last month that the 2021 edition of sport’s most influential gathering will be staged from 7-12 November 2021.
HealthAccord will feature panel sessions and presentations covering essential issues, including accessible sport and sport policies, mental health, athlete injury monitoring and prevention, the influence of high-performance sports on the body, and safeguarding athletes.
HealthAccord Steering Committee Members Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical and Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical and Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau; and Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) will also speak during the conference.
Dr. Mountjoy said: “There has never been a broader appreciation of the role sport can play in terms of the mental and physical health of its participants. The past year has shone a spotlight on the key issues in this regard, and HealthAccord will bring together the most effective ideas and approaches that can continue to drive this positive momentum.”
Prof. Pigozzi added: “HealthAccord provides a great opportunity for SportAccord delegates to hear from healthcare professionals, technology experts and policy-makers. All of these individuals recognise the importance of athletes in the development of sports and wider society, and now is the ideal time for essential discussions to take place, enabling future strategies to be fine-tuned.”
HealthAccord will sit alongside SportAccord’s other conference streams – CityAccord, the newly launched InvestAccord and ArtAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and the main SportAccord Summit programme – offering delegates clear signposts to specific areas of interest during a busy week of meetings and networking opportunities in Ekaterinburg.
The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. As the only global sports industry event attended by all International Sport Federations and their stakeholders, SportAccord also brings together organising committees, hosting cities and regions, governments and administrations, rights-holders, agencies and athletes, as well as top-level experts and organisations from the sports media, technology, investment, medical and legal sectors.
Registration is open for the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2021 in Ekaterinburg, the 19th edition of SportAccord’s flagship annual event. Organisations interested in becoming an official partner or exhibitor can contact SportAccord to discuss these investment opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with SportAccord also offering an interactive exhibition floorplan and 3-D flyover of the SportAccord 2021 exhibition space.