THE organisers of a North-East sports injuries symposium have announced that Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is the keynote speaker at this year's event.

The Teesside Sports Injuries Symposium, which is now becoming a regular event for health professionals, is to be held in Durham County Cricket Ground on 31 January and 1 February.

Open to doctors, nurses and therapists who specialise in sports injury, the event will look at various aspects of injury and how they affect the sportsman or women.

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The symposium is being organised by three of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust's senior doctors - consultant radiologist Peddada Raju, consultant in accident and emergency Dougal Southward and consultant orthopaedic surgeon Sanjeev Anand.

Dr Raju said: "We are delighted to be once again the focus of sports medicine and we are very much looking forward to hearing from a range of speakers who are internationally renowned experts in their areas of specialism.

Health professionals interested in booking a place can contact 01642 383055.