First Combined ESMA / ESSKA and ECSS Webinar

This webinar is a collaboration between the European Sports Medicine Associates (ESMA) and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the European College of Sports Science focusing on a topic of mutual interest; Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries in female athletes. The webinar will take place on the 19th of April between 18:00 and 19.30 and will be freely available. The webinar features 5 eminent speakers and will take place on Zoom. The access link is available on each of the respective platforms.

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Please note that the waiting room for the Zoom platform will not open before 17.55 (CET)

ACL injuries in female athletes: what is different ?

  • Introduction by Prof. Patricia Thoreux and Prof. Jørn W. Helge
  • Epidemiological aspects depending on sports (Lior Laver)
  • Biomechanical and neuromuscular aspects of ACL injuries in female athletes  (Brice Picot)
  • Identifying and targeting modifiable ACL injury risk factors in female athletes (Mette K. Zebis)
  • Do we treat them differently? (Thomas Patt)
  • Return to sports and reinjury (Francesco Della Villa)

After the talks there will be a mutual discussion with all speakers.


Lior Laver
Dept. of Orthopaedics
Hillel Yaffe Medica Center (HYMC), Hadera Israel
Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) University Hospital
Arthrosport Clinic, Tel-Aviv,


Brice Picot, PT-PhD
Inter-university Laboratory of Human Movement Biology (LIBM)
Department of Study and Research in Physical Activities and Sport Sciences, Savoie Mont-Blanc University, Chambéry
French Society of Sport’s Physiotherapist (SFMKS)


Mette Kreutzfeldt Zebis, PhD
Research Leader, Affiliate Professor
Faculty of Health, Department of Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychomotor Therapy
University College Copenhagen,


Thomas Patt, MD, PhD
The Netherlands


Francesco Della Villa, MD
Director · Education and Research Department
Isokinetic Medical Group,
FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence,

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