Conference Keynotes


Professor Roald Bahr

Roald Bahr MD PhD is a Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Sports Medicine at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and the Chair of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for Olympiatoppen and Chair of the Medical Department at the National Olympic Training Center, and also Director of the Aspetar Sports Injury & Illness Prevention Programme. 

Bahr is authorized as a Sports Medicine Physician by the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He serves as Team Physician for the beach volleyball national teams. He is past chair of the National Council on Physical Activity, past president of the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine and past president, secretary and member of the FIVB Medical Commission. He is the chair of the IOC Medical Commission—Games Group for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

His main research area is sports injury prevention, and he has published more than 350 original research articles, review papers and book chapters, in addition to several books, with a citation index (H-index) of 118. He is the main editor of the widely acclaimed textbook “IOC Manual of Sports Injuries”, which is published in seven languages, as well as the “IOC Handbook of Sports Injury Prevention”. 


Dr MargoT Putukian

Dr. Margot Putukian serves as a consultant with Major League Soccer and is their Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Putukian is the former Director of Athletic Medicine and Head Team Physician at Princeton University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University, medical school at Boston University, and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine in Rochester, NY before completing her fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Putukian is a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, has served as a team physician for the US Men’s National Lacrosse team, and currently serves as Team Physician for the U-20 Women’s and Women’s National Soccer team. 

Dr. Putukian has been a co-author on several Team Physician Consensus Statements, the AMSSM Position Statements on Concussion and Mental Health and the IOC Mental Health in Elite Athletes Statement as well as an editor for the Netter’s Sports Medicine textbook and several other peer-reviewed publications.  She has been an invited participant and co-author for the Zurich, Berlin and upcoming Amsterdam International Concussion in Sport Group Conferences. She serves on the National Football League’s Head Neck & Spine Committee, the FA Research Task Force, the IOC Mental Health Work Group, and the USOPC Mental Health Task Force and just completed her term as chair for the Clinical Sports Medicine Leadership Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine.


International Speakers


Dr Christina L Master

Dr. Master is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at CHOP with almost three decades of experience in clinical pediatrics.  

Dr. Master is board-certified in pediatrics, sports medicine, and brain injury medicine and treats over a eight hundred children with concussion annually in her outpatient practice. She is co-founding director of Minds Matter, the concussion program for children at CHOP that provides clinical care, community outreach and conducts research in youth concussion. Her particular research emphasis has been describing the epidemiology of pediatric concussion and identifying objective biomarkers for visual deficits following concussion as well as targeting those deficits for intervention for those with prolonged symptoms in order to improve their outcomes.


Dr Siobhan Statuta

Dr. Siobhan Statuta is a Sports Medicine Primary Care specialist and has been part of the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine since 2007.  A graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Biology, she worked as a medical assistant and surgical technologist for an orthopedic practice that specializes in sports injuries.  This experience spurred her to pursue a formal medical education.  She completed her primary care focused medical training with a sports medicine fellowship in 2011. After joining the faculty at UVA, she created a practice which focuses mainly on sports medicine split between providing primary care to the Division 1 collegiate athletes as one of the two team physicians and community athletes at The Runner’s Clinic.  In addition, she serves as the director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and teaches residents and medical students on a daily basis. Beyond the university setting, she serves as one of the team physicians for the Under-20’s US Soccer Women’s National Team. Her professional interests include the care of runners, female athletes, and mental health considerations in sports.