Dr Mark Abela MD (Melit), MRCP (UK), MRCP (London) MSc (Edin)
Dr Mark Abela MD (Melit), MRCP (UK), MRCP (London) MSc (Edin) Biography
He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London and is also an MSc Graduate from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently reading an MSc in Sports Cardiology with St George's University, working hand in hand with a number of internationally renowned sports cardiologists. He was the lead clinical investigator for BEAT-IT, a national cardiac screening program in Maltese adolescents (athletes and non-athletes).
He has been appointed as the official content reviewer of the 2020 ESC Position Paper on Sports Cardiology on behalf of the Maltese Cardiac Society. He has also recently been appointed as a junior reviewer on the European Heart Journal of Case Reports editorial board. He has presented at a number of local and international conferences and also has a number of papers in international journals.
Dr Lucienne Attard MD, MSc(SEM), FFSEM(UK), FFSEM(I), DSM(RCS), MMCFD
Dr Lucienne Attard MD, MSc(SEM), FFSEM(UK), FFSEM(I), DSM(RCS), MMCFD Biography
Dr Lucienne is also very active in the Anti-Doping scene as she is the Chairperson of the Anti-Doping Commission of Malta, and also chairs the Council of Europe Education Advisory Group on Anti-Doping and represents the Maltese government at EU and Council of Europe meetings on anti-doping. She is a firm believer in education as a means of preventing doping among athletes.
She has been an elected Executive Board member of the Maltese Olympic Committee since 2004, and chairs the Women in Sport and Anti-Doping Commissions and previously also the Medical Commission.
Dr Danica Bonello Spiteri MD MRCP FFSEM MSc (SEM) MSc (Sports Biomech)
Specialist in Sports & Exercise Medicine
Consultant to the England Football Association
Certified Running Technique Specialist
Dr Danica Bonello Spiteri MD MRCP FFSEM MSc (SEM) MSc (Sports Biomech) Biography
Dr. Danica enjoys helping people with all sorts of musculoskeletal ailments including:
- Athletes and exercisers of all levels with sports related injuries, with a special interest in dealing with running technique and biomechanics, including video analysis and running technique rehabilitation.
- Middle aged and elderly people struggling with arthritis, muscle, joint and ligament problems related to the neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankles.
- Diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pains found in those who lead sedentary lifestyles or undertake desk based occupations.
- Athlete screening prior to starting an exercise regime including blood tests and full examination, to avoid injuries.
- Advice and guidance towards starting exercise in those who wish to improve their lifestyle
Working as a team player and good communication skills are the essential basis on which Dr. Danica believes in and work with, as this will ensure a good all round service provision for the patient and will reflect well on the team providing the care.
Stefan Buttigieg, M.D(Melit.), MSc(Sheffield), MPH(Melit.)
Medical Graduate | Digital Marketing and Digital Health Consultant
Stefan Buttigieg, M.D(Melit.), MSc(Sheffield), MPH(Melit.) Biography
Dr Buttigieg is currently focused on empowering healthcare professionals to design, develop and distribute user-centric applications for healthcare. Stefan is energised to get the best out of people and helping them achieve their technological goals and vision. In his free time, he enjoys walking in nature, cycling, skiing, reading about the future and swimming.
Dr. Nigel Camilleri M.D.(Melit.),M.D.(N'cle.),M.R.C.Psych.(U.K.),C.C.T.(Child&Adolescent Psychiatry),D.C.P.(Ire.)
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Nigel Camilleri M.D.(Melit.),M.D.(N'cle.),M.R.C.Psych.(U.K.),C.C.T.(Child&Adolescent Psychiatry),D.C.P.(Ire.) Biography
He is currently working as a consultant psychiatrist and is the clinical lead for child and adolescent psychiatry at Mount Carmel Hospital, Malta. He has recently completed and was awarded an MD Newcastle, University, UK for his research. Nigel is President of the Maltese Association of Psychiatrist (MAP), the research lead for the Malta branch of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and clinical lead within the Team for Assessment of Attention and Social Communication (TAASC).
Mr John A. Casaletto
Mr John A. Casaletto Biography
After working as a consultant in the Liverpool region he returned to Malta to set up the Shoulder service on the Island. His main interests are complex shoulder trauma, instability and reconstructive surgery.
Andrew Cole Biography
Andrew has been involved in a number of international sports competitions which include the European Waterpolo Championships, Asian Athletic Championships, IAAF Diamond League and will also form part of the medical team supporting the upcoming IAAF World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar this September.
Prof John Carey
President of International Society of Clinical Densitometry
Prof John Carey Biography
Medical Services Manager & Lead Physiotherapist at The Football Association of Wales
Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine Department, Rome, Italy
Sean Connelly Biography
Sean has also spent time in Switzerland working as Head of Performance at Servette FC between 2014 & 2015 before returning to the UK to be Head Physiotherapist at Crystal Palace FC in the English Premier League. He left Palace in 2017 to take up his current full-time role with the FAW. Sean is also a fully qualified UEFA coach.
Prof Calogero Foti
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Chair
Prof Calogero Foti Biography
Dr Antonio Frizziero
Assistant Professor in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Founding Member of Italian Society of Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons (ISMuLT)
Co-Editor Muscles, Ligaments and Tendon Journal (MLTJ)
University Hospital Padova
Dr Antonio Frizziero Biography
He has published many papers on the principal International Jounals in Sport Rehabilitation field and he is member of the most important Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Societies in Europe and in Italy.
Dr Augusto Fusco, Ph.D
Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitiation, Rome, Italy
Dr Augusto Fusco, Ph.D Biography
Collaborator of national and international pharmacological and European research projects of phase 2-3-4 on stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and spasticity.
Winner several grants with different projects into rehabilitation field: Province of Rome on cerebral palsy (2011-2013); ONLUS Komen Italia on oncological rehabilitation (2016); Ministry of Health on rehabilitation of Parkinson's Diseases (2018-ongoing).
Member of the editorial board of several scientific journals: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (expert member on transcranial electric stimulation, 2014-2018); Stroke Research and Treatments (Academic Editor, 2018-ongoing); Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (2019).
Author and co-author of several scientific articles in national and international journals indexed on main medical database (70 articles at the moment; H-Index=16; N. Citations=664) and 2 chapters on printed books.
Ian Gatt MSc OMT MAACP MCSP BSc(Hons)
Head of Performance Services & Lead Physiotherapist - GB Boxing
Ian Gatt MSc OMT MAACP MCSP BSc(Hons) Biography
Ian qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. He went on to specialise in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT), completed an MSc in Sport Physiotherapy, and is currently undergoing a PhD in Upper Limb Biomechanics. He is a visiting lecturer at the University College London (UCL) and Queen Margaret University of London (QMUL).
Ian is an advisor to both Olympic and Professional sports, delivering educational workshops and supporting practitioners with their respective athletes on Upper limb musculoskeletal injuries. Further, he provides private specialist consultations to all members of the public in Sheffield, London, and Malta. Ian has been a physiotherapist with team Anthony Joshua since 2010 providing his expertise around injury prevention and management strategies.
Prof Adam Hawkey CSci FBIS SFHEA
Head of Sports Science and Performance
Prof Adam Hawkey CSci FBIS SFHEA Biography
Prof Hawkey has advised English Premier League and Championship football teams, Great Britain Gymnastics, GB Judo, and had professional roles at major sporting events, including Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. He regularly appears as a specialist commentator on radio, television and digital media, and has worked on projects with the BBC, Sky, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and recently provided expert commentary on applied technology (including VAR) during the FIFA2018 World Cup.
He also has a long history of working with specialist populations, including military personnel, Antarctic explorers, adventurers and astronauts. A former researcher with NASA’s Biomedical Office at the Kennedy Space Center, where he investigated bone and muscle changes during space flight, his research now focuses on training techniques to improve musculoskeletal health and performance; most recently the efficacy of vibration exercise.
Prof Karen Hind, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Sports & Exercise Sciences
Fellow of the Woldson Research Institute for Health & WellBeing
Prof Karen Hind, PhD Biography
She currently leads the Global Rugby Health Research Programme which is dedicated to improving knowledge on the long-term health of retired rugby players.
Other current projects include DXA methodology and novel applications, relative energy deficiency in sports (RED-S), and a multi-centre study of athlete bone health. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist and a member of Leadership Committee of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). She currently serves as Chair for the UK-Ireland ISCD Panel, is an Honorary Fellow in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Zbigniew M Kirkor, MD PHD
Managing Director & Consultant of ALGO CELLS, UK
Dr Zbigniew M Kirkor, MD PHD Biography
He qualified from Medical University in Gdansk, Poland in 1987. He completed his formal training in anaesthesia in1994 and he held several consultant posts in Poland. He obtained his PhD in medicine in 1996. He moved to the UK in 2005 and he joined Pain Clinic at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (National Spine Injury Centre). In September 2010 he moved to Telford, Shropshire where he was a Clinical Lead for Pain Services at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust until he semi-retired in March 2019.
Dr Kirkor’s special interest is interventional pain medicine, interventional regenerative orthopaedics, spine pain, whiplash injury, Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Dr Kirkor is a member of Spine Interventions Society (Membership Committee Member) and Interventional Orthopaedic Foundation. He is an Associate Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Kirkor teaches on pain management courses and is involved in research project on Platelet Rich Plasma and Pulsed RF for pain management.
Dr Kirkor is an expert witness and his area of expertise is anaesthesia and chronic pain. He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI).
In 2018 Dr Kirkor set up the first Regenexx Clinic in the UK (second in Europe) upon completion the extensive training in the Regenexx clinics in USA. The clinic focuses on regenerative medicine (stem cells and platelet rich plasma) for musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr Ed Laskowski
Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Sports & Exercise Centre. Rochester, USA
Dr Ed Laskowski Biography
Dr. Laskowski is Co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in fitness and sports medicine, Dr. Laskowski studies and promotes best practices for general fitness, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, strength training, and stability training. Collectively, Dr. Laskowski’ s work has produced several hundred publication credits, including scientific papers, abstracts, books, book reviews, book chapters, and popular media and multimedia. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Golf Digest, Prevention, Time, Men’s Health, Esquire, and GQ Magazine. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Now, Sirius XM radio, and Good Morning America as a trusted voice in sports medicine and fitness. His teaching expertise has been recognized by his election to the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, and he was Co-Director of the Course of the Year in the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 2016.
Dr. Laskowski has provided medical services at sports events ranging from high school football to the 2002 Winter Olympics and the Chicago Marathon. From 2006 to 2010, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; he served under Presidents Bush and Obama, and he received a special commendation from the Department of Human Services for his contributions to the Council. He also received the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Distinguished Public Service Award in 2016.
Prof Nicola Maffulli
Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Salerno School of Medicine
Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Salerno School of Medicine
Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Professor of Orthopaedics, Keele University School of Medicine
Prof Nicola Maffulli Biography
Nicola undertakes research in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. A broadly trained orthopaedic surgeon, his major areas of expertise are knee surgery and foot and ankle surgery.
Nicola has produced major contributions in the physiopathology of tendon ailments and has undertaken a large number of randomised controlled trials in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Given his training, in addition to his specialist interest in Sports Surgery, Prof Maffulli's expertise ranges from exercise physiology, gene expression in musculoskeletal conditions and tissue engineering and mesenchimal stem cell therapy.
Prof Maffulli maintains a Professorship in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and a Professorship in Orthopaedics at Keele University School of Medicine.
Dr Daniel Mckean
Doctor for the Malta Football Association Maltese National Team
Dr Daniel Mckean Biography
Originally from Liverpool (UK), Dan has been based in Malta since 2006. He has been involved in the local football scene in one capacity or another since his arrival, first as a player, then coach and then finally as a doctor. He also worked in the A&E Department. for a number of years.
Nowadays his own footballing days are behind him, but he keeps up with other sports such as running, swimming and the occasional game of tennis.
Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace MD(Melit.), MSc Sports Med.(Lond.), PgDip MSK Ultrasound(UEL)FFSEM(UK), FFSEM(Ire.), FFIMS(Inter.), EFSM(EU)
Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine
Medical Director Malta Football Association
Director Maltese Olympic Committee
Chairman Medical Commission of the Maltese Olympic Committee
Senior Lecturer University of Malta
Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace MD(Melit.), MSc Sports Med.(Lond.), PgDip MSK Ultrasound(UEL)FFSEM(UK), FFSEM(Ire.), FFIMS(Inter.), EFSM(EU) Biography
Dr. Farah Mydin MB BCH BAO MICGP DRCOG MFSEM(Irl) FFSEM(M'Sia) FWSSEM
General Practitioner, Clinical Lecturer National University Of Ireland Galway,
Education Director of World Society of Sports & Exercise Medicine
Dr. Farah Mydin MB BCH BAO MICGP DRCOG MFSEM(Irl) FFSEM(M'Sia) FWSSEM Biography
Dr William Murrell
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Emirates Integra Medical & Surgery Centre, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai,UAE
Associate Editor, Journal Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Co-Founder, and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Biologic Orthopedic Journal
Section Editor, Sports Medicine, Journal of Clinical Orthopedics and Trauma (JCOT)
Dr William Murrell Biography
Prof Francesco Oliva (MD, PhD)
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy.
Prof Francesco Oliva (MD, PhD) Biography
He is actually Associate Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at University of Salerno “ Scuola Medica Salernitana” Italy.
Prof. Oliva has 17 years of experience as Full Specialist in Orthopaedic and Traumatology and his main surgical interest are Tendons Repair (Shoulder Knee Ankle Foot) and Regenerative Medicine. He have win several International Fellowships. He has operated more than 2000 patients during his career.
He is a co-founding member of I.S.Mu.L.T. and Associate Editor and co-funding of MLTJournal.
He has published over 120 manuscripts on International Journals (Scholar H-index 36) and with his co-workers around 10 Books.
Mr Alistair M. Pace M.D (Melit.), M.R.C.S (Eng.), M.R.C.S (Edin.), Dipl. (Orth.), M.Sc. (Orth.), F.R.C.S (Tr.& Orth.),
Mr Alistair M. Pace M.D (Melit.), M.R.C.S (Eng.), M.R.C.S (Edin.), Dipl. (Orth.), M.Sc. (Orth.), F.R.C.S (Tr.& Orth.), Biography
He currently performs a wide range of surgical procedures including open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery, elbow and hand surgery as well as general orthopaedic procedures including hip and knee arthroplasty.
Mr Pace regularly attends international Orthopaedic courses and conferences and has written more than 25 peer reviewed abstracts, posters, publications and book chapters.