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Champions' league of professional educational opportunities: Helsinki June 2017
  1. Karim M Khan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Karim M Khan, Department of Family Practice, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; karim.khan{at}

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I love Google images. Have you tried it? Put in ‘Helsinki’ and you see a wonderful mix of old and new; historical grandeur and contemporary elegance. I have to confess to having a soft spot for Finland and the Finns. My love affair began in 1995 with Professor Pekka Kannus, Sports physician, PhD, with prolific research publications including the classic bone mineral density studies in female adolescent tennis players. Up to 20% side-to-side differences in the forearms of those girls started playing before puberty;1 half to a quarter the difference if they began playing at or after puberty. Not dependent on hours per week of tennis, the window of opportunity is quality research, innovative study design and impactful.

If Finland were a character in a movie, she/he would not be a scene stealer like Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, Robin Williams or Denzel Washington. Finland would be played by Anna Kendrick or William H Macy. It is …

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