Health and Youth Sports


Photo: Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games

Wednesday, February 17

Young athletes fighting their way to success

Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (LYOGOC), Lillehammer University College (HiL) and Lillehammer Hospital’s Sports Medicine Project invite you to a symposium where the focus will be on the challenges which young athletes experience. They are young, ambitious and vulnerable and in the phase of life when adult challenges arise, whilst they try to achieve results in their sport. As Youth they, in an increasing extent, make their own choices and decisions often without support from coaches, parents etc. This symposium will focus on the young athlete through a basis of knowledge and research from the different partners in the Sports Medicine Project. The issues are relevant for everyone with an interest and concern for young athletes.

For online registration, see link on the bottom of this page.



14.30 Welcome by Thomas Moger CMO LYOGOC, Head of Project Sports Medicine
14.40 “Exercise in young age to be best as an adult elite athlete?” by Erlend Slokvik, Head of The Norwegian Elite Sport Program in the Lillehammer region
15.10 “Youth, training and infections” by Christian Holm Dep. CMO LYOGOC and Pediatric Consultant
15.40 “Trainsome -unravelling the heritability of performance” by Stian Ellefsen, Professor Lillehammer University College
16.10 Break with coffee and fruit
16.30 “How to handle head injuries in sports” by Ole K. Fosse, Team physician Norway’s national hockey team and orthopedic consultant Lillehammer hospital
17.00 “Winter sport and airway difficulties – All isn’t asthma” by Camilla E. Moger Pediatric consultant and specialist in lung medicine
17.30 Panel discussion
18.00 End

Venue: Lillehammer University College, Auditorium A

Registration: When you register to the seminar, we will ask you which parts of the seminar you want to attend, so please make that decision before you register. Follow the link

For information on transportation and parking, see the practical information page.



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