Board member Jordi Monés was present at the 5th Annual MuscleTech Network Meeting organised by FC Barcelona and the Centre Tecnològic Leitat
The meeting is a reference point in the field and a chance for the top scientists and doctors working in the area to exchange the latest innovations in diagnosing and curing muscle, bone and tendon injuries.
What is MuscleTech?
MuscleTech Network is a network which dedicated to promoting research and communication between scientists and medical professionals working throughout the world, in hospitals, universities and centres of investigation to ensure the latest scientific breakthroughs become real curative tools for patients.
This Monday the 5th Annual Meeting of the MuscleTech Network , which will be held over two days in the Auditori 1899 at the Club, got underway . The meeting is being organised by the FC Barcelona Foundation and the Centre Tecnològic Leitat and is supported by the Leo Messi Foundation, and participation by the Fundació FC Barcelona and the Fundación Leo Messi.
Monés: “this is very important for sports medicine”
The Board Member responsible for the Medical Area of the Club, Jordi Monés participated in the meeting, along with Eusebi Cima, president of the Centre Tecnològic Leitat, Dr. Xavier Gassó, director of healthcare management at Egarsat, Ivan Tibau, Secretary General of Sport of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Xavier Amador, director of Institutional Relations in the area of quality of life and sport at the Barcelona Municipal Council.
Speaking to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat, Monés explained: “this is a unique initiative - we are the only institution or medical centre which organises a meeting to improve knowledge of muscle and tendon injuries. In general medicine, the treatment of muscle and tendon injuries is not a priority – but in sports medicine it really is very important. That’s why research in this area is so important for us”.
As well as Jordi Monés, Club doctors Gil Rodas, Lluís Til, Ricard Pruna, Daniel Medina and Xavier Yanguas will attend, along with the world’s top experts in muscle and tendon injuries, with more than 200 international professionals expected to attend.
MuscleTech Network has organised this meeting with the objective of opening out debate on the issue of muscle and tendon investigation and how to apply scientific research and evidence to the clinical field. According to Jordi Monés, “we are looking to improve knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries to the tendons and muscles and to help us get players back onto the pitch.