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By SportAccord 11 Dec 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord 2019 is delighted to confirm its HealthAccord conference: The Power of Sport – The Power to Change will take place on Tuesday 7 May 2019 from 09:00-12:30. This follows its successful launch at the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Bangkok, Thailand this year.

Prof. Margo Mountjoy, Co-Chair for HealthAccord commented on the benefits gained for delegates attending the conference:

“HealthAccord 2019 is a great opportunity for SportAccord participants to learn from healthcare professionals and technology experts on topics that are relevant for all sports: athlete mental health, nutritional supplements, technological monitoring of athlete injuries and wearable sensors in sport. 

Learning how to enhance your athletes’ health will ultimately result in improvements in sport performance. We are excited to bring the latest evidence in science and technology to Gold Coast to help you improve your game!”

This year’s action-packed conference will cover a number of topics including a panel session on mental health in relation to athletes and society. The panel will examine innovations, diagnosis and treatment, the links between mental health and activity levels, and the effects on performance and quality of life. Panelists will also share practical tools and takeaways to help international federations tackle issues and break down barriers to treatment. 

Giving her perspective on athlete mental health, panelist Kathy Martin, Senior Director, Athlete Assistance, Women’s Tennis Association said:

“The HealthAccord conference promises to deliver innovative and practical information for SportAccord attendees. Learn from experts in the field, get tips and takeaways gleaned from work with elite athletes on and off the field of play. Apply these ideas to your own sport to enhance your athletes’ health and performance.

It is an honour to present at HealthAccord and to be among professionals who desire to help athletes from all disciplines to thrive competitively, physically, mentally and emotionally. Let’s play!”

Co-Chairs leading the HealthAccord conference programme are: Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission – Medical and Scientific Group; and Prof. Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau. 

Organisations involved in the business of sport who wish to attend HealthAccord should register for the Gold Coast edition which entitles them to join the entire conference programme and take advantage of all the opportunities on offer. 

As part of the Official Schedule, delegates will be able to enjoy over 20 networking events, a popular 3-day Exhibition and Sports Festival taking place in the outstanding Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre situated close to Queensland’s stunning coastline.

To become an Exhibitor or Partner contact the sales team: or phone +41 21 612 3070. To register as a delegate and watch past SportAccord footage visit

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, or keep up-to-date via LinkedIn and Facebook. 

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SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and Associate Members. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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