G7 - Sports medicine and the Olympic athlete
Chair: Marcelo Bichels Leitão (BRA) - Specialist in Cardiology and Sports Medicine. President of the regional chapter of Paraná of the Brazilian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine. President-Elect of the Brazilian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine (for 2017-2019).
Chair: José Kawazoe Lazzoli (BRA) - Specialist in Cardiology and Sports Medicine. Associate Professor, Biomedical Institute, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, RJ – Brazil. Chief, Cardiology Division, Santa Teresa Hospital, Petrópolis – Brazil. Past President, Brazilian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine (2009-2011). Secretary General, Panamerican Confederation of Sports Medicine (COPAMEDE). Treasurer, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).
Sports and Exercise Medicine is a very comprehensive medical specialty. The Sports and Exercise Physician may conduct a Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, with patients that present a very limited functional capacity, and at the same time may act with the medical care of the high-performance athlete.
In a clinical setting, physical exercise is a hugely valuable tool, that may reduce cardiovascular and general mortality, either as a primary prevention strategy, or as an adjuvant treatment to several cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic conditions. Clinically, Sports and Exercise Medicine present interfaces with many other medical specialties, as Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Gynecology.
In competitive sports, the specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine interacts with many others health-related professionals, like Physical Educators, Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, and Chiropractors, in a multidisciplinary team, each contributing in his/her expertise area to a common objective: to assure that the athlete will develop a high-performance, while maintaining good health.
This symposium will present and discuss important topics in four significant areas in competitive athlete's related Sports and Exercise Medicine: sports cardiology, sports trauma, medical care and follow-up of the athlete, and doping control.
1. Arnaldo José Hernandez (BRA) - Specialist in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Ph.D. in Orthopaedics, State University of São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, Brazil. Full Professor, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Institute, State University of São Paulo, São Paulo - SP, Brazil. Director, Sports Medicine Division, School of Medicine Clinical Hospital, State University of São Paulo (FIFA Medical Center of Excellence and FIMS Collaborating Center of Sports Medicine), São Paulo - SP, Brazil.
Title Presentation: Prevention of injuries in the athlete
2. Roberto Nahon Teixeira Marinho (BRA) - Specialist in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Chief Medical Officer of the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Member of the Commission of Paralympic Rowing of the World Rowing Federation (FISA). Medical classifier in FISA and in the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
Title Presentation: Medical care and follow-up of the olympic athlete
3. Marcelo Bichels Leitão (BRA) - Specialist in Cardiology and Sports Medicine. President of the regional chapter of Paraná of the Brazilian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine. President-Elect of the Brazilian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine (for 2017-2019).
Title Presentation: High-volume training for olympic athletes: good for the heart?