The congress will take place on-site in Technogym Village, exquisite facility in Cesena (Italy) and online.

Athletes, strength & conditioning coaches, physioterapists, doctors, assistant coaches, students and all others interested are invited to participate at the second edition of EPIC, which will be led by renowned experts from training, recovery, rehabilitation, performance management, psychology and nutrition. ELPA’s entire Performance Advisory Board and other guests will present innovative solutions on different topics of their field of work.

The congress will be focused on “Performance and injuries reduction strategies: a systemic and transversal approach”.

All on-site attendees will have free access to Technogym state of the art fitness gym and enjoy the tour of the Technogym Village, including  company’s headquarters and their research and development center.

July 1st, 2023


Technogym Village, Cesena (Italy)

Also live ONLINE!


8:30 – 9:15 REGISTRATION

9:30 – 10:00
“Injuries reduction strategies: a systemic approach.”
Speaker: Igor Jukic (CRO)
ELPA-PAB, Professor Faculty of Kinesiology – University of Zagreb

10:00 – 10:30
“How does Strength Training reduce injuries? Facts are beyond belief.”
Speaker: Francesco Cuzzolin 
ELPA-PAB, Professor at Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM)

10:30 – 11:00
“Competing and Performing under intense congested fixtures periods.”
Speaker: Jaime Sampaio
ELPA-PAB, Pro-Rector – University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)

“The role connected equipment in elite training.”
Speaker: James Vernau
Training Education & PT Network Manager

11:15 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00
“Injury register and prevention – EuroLeague Basketball”
Speaker: Dr. Ignacio Muro
Euroleague Basketball – Medical Officer

12:30 – 13:00
“Stress management, practical ways to improve team’s health and performance.”
Speaker: Mar Rovira
ELPA-PAB, Professor Tecnocampus University.


13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK


    “Performance and injuries reduction strategies: ELPA and EuroLeague Clubs’ managers’ voice.”
    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Francesco Cuzzolin

    15:15 – 15:30 STARPOOL WORKSHOP
    “Innovations in sports performance: the role of wellness in recovery strategies”
    Speaker: Sami Abdel Jaber
    Starpool, Scientific Research Manager

      15:30 – 16:00
      “Preventive diagnostic, a new approach from medicine to sports performance.”
      Speaker: Dr. Baris Kocaoglu
      ELPA-PAB, Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology – Acibadem University

      16:00 – 16:30
      “Applied Recovery, what does it really work!”
      Speaker: Prof. Dr. Julio Calleja Gonzalez
      ELPA-PAB, Full Professor in Sports Training – University of the Basque Country

      16:30 – 16:45 COFFEE BREAK

      16:45 – 17:15
      “Clinical and research initiatives for the NBPA: our current and future priorities for players.”
      Speaker: Dr. Asheesh Bedi
      Chief Medical Officer, NBPA

        17:15 – 17:45
        “Poor Nutrition and the risk of injuries, which mistakes should be known and avoided.”
        Speaker: Antonio Santo
        ELPA-PAB, Performance Nutrition

          *Special price for students is available (student card at registration is needed).

          **For those who will be unable to attend in person, EPIC will also be streamed online.

          ***ELPA members have free on-site or online access.

          Please fill out all fields below to start the registration process. Your attendance will be approved and registration complete upon payment of your desired package to the bank account number below.

          By registering to EPIC 2023 each person allows EuroLeague Players Association to send or contact him directly about all information regarding the congress and sending him information about future events and similar projects of ELPA. Contacts will not be forwarded to third parties.

          • Account holder: EuroLeague Players Association (ELPA)
          • Address: Hamburger Allee 4, 60486 Frankfurt am Main
          • Bank name: Commerzbank
          • IBAN: DE 96 5004 0000 0317 0339 00
          • BIC: COBADEFFXXX
          • Purpose: EPIC 2023


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