Erik Witvrouw is professor at the department of Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Ghent University. His main area of research is prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in sports. He authored more than 160 SCI publications in international peer reviewed journals and obtained funding for more than 40 scientific and corporate service projects. He is one of the founders of the spin-off company Spartanova. He has won more than 10 National and International awards in the field of Sports Medicine and has been keynote lecturer and invited lecturer at many international congresses (>200). He received more than 20 grants from National and International funding agencies, as well as industry.