UKCCIIS IOC Research Centre Inaugural Conference - Registration Open Until 24th June

The UK Collaborating Centre on Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport (UKCCIIS) is an IOC Research Centre and part of the global research network on injury and illness prevention in sport and athlete health protection.

In the run-up to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games, UKCCIIS's inaugural conference will bring together sports injury and illness prevention researchers, sport scientists, sport and exercise medicine doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and wider health professionals to network and engage with speakers and renowned experts in sports injury and illness prevention research. The event will provide delegates with the most up-to-date research, providing new insights into sports injury prevention research from world-leading experts across numerous summer and winter Olympic sports.

Participating organisations

Speakers will include those working with:

Confirmed Speakers

Speakers include:

  • Dr Will Adam (United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee)

  • Dr Karen Barclay (Scottish Rugby Union)

  • Dr Xavier Bigard (UCI)

  • Dr Paul Dijkstra (Aspetar)

  • Professor Lars Engebretsen (IOC)

  • Dr Niall Elliott (British Olympic Association)

  • Dr Rachel Faull-Brown (Rugby Football Union)

  • Dr Emma Lunan (SIS, SFA)

  • Dr John Maclean (SFA)

  • Dr Carrie McCrea (Scottish Institute of Sport)

  • Dr Carly McKay (UKCCIIS)

  • Dr Debbie Palmer (UKCCIIS/IOC)

  • Professor Babette Pluim (Royal Netherlands Tennis Association)

  • Professor Jörg Spörri (Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich, FIS)

  • Professor Keith Stokes (UKCCIIS, RFU)

  • Dr Jane Thornton (Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Centre)

  • Professor Ross Tucker (World Rugby)

  • Professor Evert Verhagen (Amsterdam IOC Centre, UEFA
  • Dr Tom Comyns (Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance)
  • Dr Jackie Whittaker (Arthritis Research Canada, University of British Columbia)

More to come…

Provisional programme

Our provisional programme is now available to download. Please note that this is subject to change.

Download the provisional programme


Registration is now open

Register for the conference

Standard rates: 11th May – 24th June

Student delegates (undergraduate/postgraduate) = £140

The student registration fee is only available to full-time students. Proof of student status required (copy of official university ID or enrolment certificate)

Full delegate = £270

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, CPD awarded

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SEM delegates can register for 6 CPD points per day for each day, 8 and 9 July 2024.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are now closed. Delegates with accepted oral and poster abstracts please see email correspondence. Poster room will be open from 7.45am Monday 8th July.  

Conference Sponsorship

Want to support the conference? For full details on sponsorship and exhibitor information please contact us. 


UKCCIIS conference sponsors


Our inaugural conference will take place on Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls Estate.

John McIntyre Conference Centre

Pollock Halls

18 Holyrood Road


EH16 5AY

Getting here

Further information and directions to the site can be found on the University Conference and Events web page: 

Pollock Halls

The Pollock Estate

Local bus travel can be found on the Lothian Buses website:

Lothian Buses

You will also find useful transport information from Edinburgh Airport’s website: 

Getting to and from Edinburgh Airport


We are offering a number of hotel packages for our delegates to stay in one of the University’s various accommodation options. Details of our hotels can be found below:

Accommodation is available all year round within The Scholar and The Scott  Hotels at Pollock Halls.  Alternatively the KM Hotel & Apartments at Richmond Place provide convenient, central overnight accommodation.

Delegates and guests can visit our online booking service and quote promotion code: EVENT, to receive 15% off our best flexible B&B rate within The Scholar and KM Hotels & Apartments, or 10% off our best flexible B&B rate within the Scott Hotel.  Please note this excludes any promotions or other deals we may be running. Payment is taken at time of booking.

Visit the online booking service

No accommodation is on hold and all bookings are subject to availability.

Further information about our venues and hotels

Alternatively, Edinburgh has many hotels for visitors to choose from. You can find further information below:

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email us.


Related links


IOC Olympian Health Cohort

Centre for Health, and Injury & Illness Prevention in Sport (CHi2PS)

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UKCCIIS IOC Research Centre Inaugural Conference - Registration Open Until 24th June

Join the UK Collaborating Centre on Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport (UKCCIIS) and IOC Research Centre for our first International Conference on 8th and 9th July 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

John McIntyre Conference Centre
Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Road
EH16 5AY