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Record edition for Tennis & Friends 2023; 300 free screenings at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Science


The 13th edition of “Tennis & Friends – Salute e Sport (Health and Sport)”, the event aiming to raise awareness of the importance of preventive healthcare, ended yesterday with a record turnout. The focus of the 2023 edition, entitled “La Prevenzione è GIOVANE (Prevention is YOUNG”', was on youngsters. And it was the youngest, with their families, who crowded the stands at the Foro Italico over the weekend. There were around 80,000 attendees and almost 30,000 free screenings and clinical consultations were offered. There was also significant interest in the CONI Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, in attendance with five spaces dedicated to Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Dentistry, Nutrition and Sports Science. The queue at the entrance to the CONI area (photo Tennis & Friends) did not deter those present, who were able to benefit from approximately 300 free screenings spread over the two days of visits. Among the most popular were orthopaedic and sports medicine and science consultations (accounting for around 70% of the services offered by CONI at the Foro Italico). Supporting the Institute were Italian Team champions Daniele Garozzo (fencing), Margherita Panziera (swimming), Domitilla Picozzi (water polo) and Simone Alessio (taekwondo), who attended on Saturday at the opening ceremony alongside CONI Secretary General Carlo Mornati. CONI's Institute of Sports Medicine and Science was present, alongside Head Giampiero Pastore, Health Director, Professor Andrea Ferretti, and Dr. Maria Rosaria Squeo, Health Director of the Olympic Area.  The screenings were carried out by the following specialists: Maria Rosa Squeo, Roberto Fiore, Andrea Serdoz, Ilaria Menichini, Domenico Zampaglione, Alessandro Spinelli (Sports Medicine), Andrea Ferretti, Matteo Guzzini, Federica Alviti, Gabriele Bolle, Alessandro Carrozzo (Orthopaedics), Angelica Petrilli, Simona Maratea, Andrea Roiate, Chiara Bellisari, Daniele Puzzilli, Simona Maratea, Edoardo Montemurro, Silvia De Nigris (Dentistry), Loredana Torrisi, Giulia Rossato, Alessio Franco, Lucre Lucrezia Macori (Nutrition) and Dario Dalla Vedova, Nicolò Brigati, Valentina Becchi, Antonio Indelicato, Chiara Ragona, Cristian Romagnoli, Francesca Ambruoso and Valerio Carlozzi (Sport Science).

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