Our Guests of Honour

Prof. Jacques Menetrey

Reports on “High Performance in Sports and Orthopedics”
Friday, 16.6. at 10:10 a.m. in Room Europa!


  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sport Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva Switzerland
  • Director of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center Hirslanden Clinique la Colline in Geneva
  • Medical training at the University Hospital of Geneva and at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Traveling fellow for the ESSKA and ASG
  • Specialized in knee surgery
  • Interested in muscle injury research effort to muscle healin

Research Specialty

  • numerous high ranked publications and has published a textbook entitled «The Knee joint : Surgical techniques and strategies»
  • Past President of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Board Member of the Swiss Orthopaedic Surgery Society Sports Medicine
  • Team physician of the Geneva Servette Hockey Club
  • Medical director of the Ballet du Grand Thêatre Geneva
  • Medical director of World Pro Tour IAMcycling team for four years
  • worked more than 15 years in alpine skiing for Swiss Ski Federation
Prof. Carolyn Emery

Reports on “ 25 years of Prevention in Sports”
Saturday, 17.6. at 11:30 a.m. in Room Europa!


  • Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary
  • Physiotherapist and epidemiologist
  • BSc in Physiotherapy at Queens University in 1988
  • MSc in Epidemiology (Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Calgary in 1999
  • PhD in Epidemiology (Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) from the University of Alberta in 2004
  • Joint appointments in Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, O’Brien Institute of Public Health, Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the McCaig Institute of Bone and Joint Healt

Research Current Work

  • Injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, and pediatric rehabilitation
  • aimed to reduce the public health burden of injury including long-term consequences (e.g. overweight/obesity, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, post-concussion syndrome)
  • Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation (Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute)
  • Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary (1 of 10 International Olympic Committee Research Centres in Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport)
  • leads “SHRed Injuries: Preventing Injuries and their Consequences in Youth Sport and Recreation” (CIHR) and “SHRed Concussions-Surveillance in High Schools to Reduce the Risk of Concussions and their Concequences: (NFL Scientific Advisor Board)
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and Scholar of the Royal Society of Canada