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Photos from First Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium

The first Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium took place in Toronto from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2017.

The symposium organizer was Dr. Yasser El-Sheikh and there were a number of guest speakers, including Sasha DiGiulian.

El-Sheikh noted the reason he was putting on the event was because, he’s a climber and this is his way to give back to the community.

With the inclusion of climbing in the Summer 2020 Olympics, there is a lot happening on the national and international level.

The symposium is a way to bring leading doctors, trainers, coaches and climbers together to to teach and learn about management of various climbing injuries, epidemiology, biomechanics and anatomy, training for climbing, working with young athletes, national athletic development programs and yoga for climbing.

The event was held at the Steam Whistle Brewery, which is found at the heart of the entertainment district, and Joe Rockheads climbing gym.

Some of the invited guests included Eric Hörst, Professor Volker Schoeffl, Dr. Isa Schöeffl and Dr. Herb von Schroeder.

El-Sheikh’s Facebook page is called Rock Doc and it’s where you can reach him with questions. For more visit here.

Here are some images by Toronto comp climber Will Johnson from the big event, follow on Instagram here.

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