General Information

The six organising partners [the International Olympic Committee (IOC), World Rugby (WR), the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and the FĂ©dĂ©ration Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)], in collaboration with the Scientific Committee, have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, unfortunately, the situation throughout 2020 called for a postponement of the Consensus Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from 29 to 31 October 2020 in Paris, France, to 28 to 30 October 2021.

When deciding to postpone the Conference, we considered various alternative formats, but were unable to identify a hybrid or fully online option that would allow for the participation of all faculty and participants at a suitable time due to the time zone issues. We therefore opted to postpone the event a second time to enable the best chance of an in-person Conference, in order to engage all the relevant parties in the discussions, maintain the scientific rigour of our process and bring our community together.

The Conference is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam (Netherlands), and the new dates are 27-28 October 2022.

Scientific Programme

It is our intention for the 2022 scientific programme of lectures, abstract presentations and poster presentations to remain the same. A first call for abstracts was issued and has now closed. A second call will be issued soon. Accepted abstracts from both will be published online in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Abstracts from the first call will be published in early 2022, and those from the second will be published to coincide with the Conference dates.

The abstracts selected for an oral presentation will only present at the podium and no poster will be required.

The outputs from the 6th Consensus Conference will be submitted for publication following the meeting and will be peer reviewed. It is anticipated that the outcomes of the conference will be available in the second quarter of 2023 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The poster should be printed in portrait mode, A0 format (84.1cm by 118.9cm).

Registration and Hotel Booking

Yes, your Conference registration is still confirmed and will be automatically transferred

at no additional charge.

Yes, your booking is still confirmed and will be automatically transferred to the new dates and new hotel. As the rates for Paris and Amsterdam are different, the Organising Secretariat will contact you in due course to update your booking and refund the overpayment.

The registration and hotel booking for Amsterdam will open in April. All the information will be posted on the website as soon as it is available, and a newsletter will be sent out to announce it.

We invite you to subscribe to the Conference Newsletter on the website or through this direct link:

First Call for Abstracts:
Online registration is no longer available. Please contact the Organising Secretariat ( if you still wish to attend the Conference. Please note that places are no longer guaranteed, as the deadline to register was 29 August 2022.

Second Call for Abstracts:
Places are reserved for you through the online registration by 07 September. After this date, places can no longer be guaranteed. Starting 08 September, please contact the Organising Secretariat if you still wish to attend the Conference.

If you have read the FAQ and your question has not been answered, please contact us.