The Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER), and the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO) signed, last September 10th, a collaboration agreement with the group of services of physical preparation and readaptation of sport injuries JAM Sports.
One of the objectives of the agreement is to agree on the basis for a joint collaboration in the organization of the VII Congress of Sports Recovery, which will take place on 23, 24 and 25 April in online format.
The signing of the agreement was attended by the rector of UNEATLANTICO, Ruben Calderon, and the director of JAM Sports, Juan Angel Mañas, who said that this seventh edition will be held online, with the advantage of « being able to reach all corners of the world, people from other countries who could not access the congress in person ».
Ruben Calderon stressed the importance of signing an agreement with JAM Sports for the realization of the event, since both parties gather « the best to carry out a congress of great scientific quality.
To date, six editions of the congress have already been held, making it the national reference for high-level sports recovery presentations.
This year, given the uncertainty arising from the covid-19 and the possibility that many of the professionals of reference had difficulties in attending a face-to-face event, the organization has decided to move the date of the same to April 2021 and derive it to an online format. This will allow the number of participants to multiply, since for the first time in its seven-year history it will have the opportunity to be followed by people from all over the planet, which has increased the level of the speakers even more.
Outstanding professionals in the field of sports medicine, health sciences and exercise, or physical preparation of sports teams have already confirmed their participation as speakers at the congress.
Among the most prominent speakers who have already confirmed their presence are Andrea Stracciolini (Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital), Angel Aceña (Readaptor of clubs such as Sevilla, Qatar SC and Vitesse and the Costa Rican national team), Avery Faigenbaum (Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University School of New Jersey and co-author of over 200 publications, 40 chapters and 10 books) or Francesc Cos (pioneer in strength training who worked for FC Barcelona).
Similarly, the congress will feature Giampiero Ascenzi (Strenght and conditioning coach at the Qatar Football Association), Ian Jeffreys (one of the directors of the National Strength and Conditioning Society and author of the book ‘Warmup’), Igor Jukic (founder of the magazine ‘Physical Conditioning, which was physical trainer of the Croatian soccer team for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Cup), Julio Calleja (personal trainer of elite athletes in mountaineering, surfing, triathlon and judo. Physical trainer of the Training Centers of the Royal Spanish Basketball Federation. Recoverer of the Dominican Republic’s National Basketball Team in the FIBA Americas and Pre-Olympic championships in 2015).
In addition, it will be interesting the participation of Marcos Chena (Researcher of the Department of Psychopedagogy and Physical Education of the University of Alcalá on Performance and Injuries in Soccer), Mauricio Monaco (Senior Sports Medicine Consultant of the Aspire Academy), Tamara Rial (creator of the ‘Low pressure fitness’, reference of the hypopressive exercise for women), or Vicente Sebastià (Doctor of l’Alqueria of the Bakset of Valencia Basket Club).
FUNIBER, through the network of universities with which it collaborates, continues to show its commitment to the dissemination of knowledge and scientific research in the field of sport, to reach the greatest number of countries possible.