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EFSMA, European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations, was founded in Portugal in 1998; during the years, has become a well-organized and structured international association, committed to the promotion and development of Sports Medicine in the whole Europe.

Its primary aim is the protection of athletes’ health, fighting at the same time against doping, arising from the conviction that sport expresses, maintains and improves not only physical fitness and performance, but even mental well-being, creating also social relationships and preventing different diseases.

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Our Governance

  • The EFSMA main body is the Executive Committee, which is composed by the President, the Past President, the Honorary President, two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.
    Current President of EFSMA is the Italian Maurizio Casasco MD, elected in November 2017.


  • President of the Flemish Society of Sports Medicine
    Kiewitstraat 141 - 3500 Hasselt - Belgium
    Tel. +32 11 265100 - Fax +32 11 265101
    adebruyne@debruyne.com
    Past President
    Andre Debruyne MD
  • Full Professor of Sports and Exercise Physiology - Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences - Head of the Institute of Sport Sciences - Institute of Sport Sciences - University of Wien - Department of Sports and Exercise Physiology
    Auf der Schmelz 6 - A-1150 Wien Austria
    Tel. +43.1.4277 48870 or 48871 - Fax +43.1.4277 48879
    martina.postl@univie.ac.at
    Honorary President
    Norbert Bachl MD
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon - Horonary President of the Sports Medicine Association of Greece
    Pl. Ippodromiou 17 - 546 21 Thessaloniki Greece
    Tel: +30 2310 999681 - Fax: +30 2310 999334
    natsis@med.auth.gr
    1st Vice-President
    Professor Konstantinos Natsis MD, Ph.D., BSc.
  • Full Professor of Medicine - Past President of Polish Society of Sports Medicine - Department of Sports Medicine - Medical University of Lodz
    251 Pomorska Street - 92-213 Lodz, Poland
    Tel.: +48 606 246 381 mobile - +48 426757471 office - +48 426757591 fax
    anna.jegier@umed.lodz.pl
    2nd Vice-President
    Anna Jegier MD, Ph.D.
  • Consultant in Sport & Exercise Medicine, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Executive Board Director BASEM British Association Sport and Exercise Medicine,
    Secretary Development Commission FIMS,
    Office: Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Stanford Hall, Loughborough, LE12 5B, United Kingdom
    Email: thpapadopoulou@hotmail.com
    Twitter: Dora_Sportmed
    Mobile: +44(0)7554530172
    EFSMA Secretary General
    Ms Theodora Papadopoulou MD, BSc (Sports), PGDip (SEM), MSc (Sp. Injuries), PhD
  • Presidente of Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine - Clinical Pathologist
    Rua Viriato 27 – 3B - 1600 – 176 Lisbon, Portugal
    Tel: 00351917241340
    jppdealmeida@hotmail.com
    Treasurer
    João Paulo Da P. Pereira de Almeida MD
  • Vice President of the Austrian Society of Sports Medicine and Prevention Medical University of Graz Department of Pediatric Surgery Head of Pediatric
    Intensive Care Unit Division of Sports Medicine Auenbruggerplatz 34 - A-8036 Graz Austria
    Phone: +43 316 / 385 – 14125 - Fax: +43 316 / 385 – 17504
    peter.schober@medunigraz.at
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Professor Peter H. Schober MD
  • European University Cyprus – School of Sciences
    Nicosia Cyprus
    Tel: +357 22 713248
    N.Christodoulou@euc.ac.cy
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Prof. Dr. Nicholas Christodoulou
  • MD,FACC,FAHA,FFIMS - European Cardiologist,Sportscardiology - Int.Med.,Cardiology,
    Hon.Pres.German Fed.Sports Medicine
    Bermesgasse 32b - D-42897 Remscheid
    Phone:02191-65354 - F: -610671
    E-mail: herbert.loellgen@gmx.de - loellgen@dgsp.de
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Prof. Dr. Herbert Löllgen
  • Associate Professor - President of the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine. - Director of Archives of Sports Medicine Journal. - Chair Professor in Sports Medicine. - San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia.
    Avda. de Movera nº 420-14 - 50194 – Zaragoza, Spain
    Tel : +34 976 237129
    pmanonelles@femede.es
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Professor Pedro Manonelles Marqueta MD
  • Institute for Medicine and Sport
    Koprska 94A - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    mobile: +386 40 84 00 87
    e-mail: info@efsma-scientific.eu
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petra Zupet
  • Rector - Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of the Internal Medicine Unit - Department of Health Sciences - University of Rome - “Foro Italico”
    Piazza L. De Bosis 15 - I-00194 Roma , Italy
    Tel. +39.06.36733350-569 - Fax +39.06.36733351
    fabio.pigozzi@uniroma4.it
    FIMS president - Elected EFSMA Members
    Fabio Pigozzi MD
  • Ostrovityanova, 1 - 117 997 Moscow Russia
    Tel : +7 903.7644484 - Fax: +7 495.4345792
    E-mail : polyaev@sportmed.ru
    Co-Opted Members
    Prof. Dr. Boris Polyaev
  • National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
    41 Ethnikis Antistassis str. 172 37 Athens, Greece
    Tel: ++ 30 210 727 6040/6038 - Fax: ++ 30 69444 51067
    Email: vklissou@phed.uoa.gr
    Co-Opted Members
    Prof. Dr. Vassilis Klissouras
  • Professor - University of Medicine “Carol Davila” - Head of the Sports Medicine Department - President Romanian Society of Sports Medicine
    Bucharest, Romania
    Tel: +40-752262756 - Fax: +40-21-318 47 15
    anca_mirela_ionescu@yahoo.com
    Chairman EFSMA Scientific and Education Commission
    Professor Anca Ionescu MD, Ph.D.

The 11th EFSMA Congress of Sports Medicine has been held in Portoroz, Slovenia, from 3rd to 5th October 2019, organized by the Slovenian Sports Medicine Association. 

The Congress has been an important chance for scientific and cultural discussion, thanks to its rich programme focused on the protection of young athlete's health and on the prescription of physical exercise and to the paticipation of many prestigious international experts.

During the Opening Ceremony the participants had the opportunity to listen to the speeches and the greetings of the EFSMA President, Prof. Maurizio Casasco, the EFSMA Secretary General, also President of the Slovenian Sports Medicine Association, Prof. Petra Zupet, the FIMS President, Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, the President of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, Bogdan Gabrovec, and the mayor of Portorose, Đenio Zadković. 

In closing, the EFSMA Past President, Prof. Norbert Bachl, has held the Opening Lecture titled "Personalised Sport- and Exercise Medicine - A Challenge for an Efficient Future Health Management".

Read the President speech for the Opening Ceremony

In occasion of the Congress, on 4th October, it has been held the EFSMA Executive Committee Meeting, followed by the Council of Delegates Meeting.

This meeting, officiated by President Casasco, for the first time after his election in Slovenia, has seen the participation of the whole Executive Committee and of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) President, Prof. Fabio Pigozzi. It was focused on essential themes for EFSMA, such as the recognition of Sports Medicine as a specialty in Europe, the reiforcement of the scientific production, starting from the creation of EFSMA Guidelines and in particular the "Exercise Prescription for Health", which embodies the hippocratic culture of the "right dose" of exercise for the prevention and reduction of risk of NCD's.

 

Following some pictures of the Opening Ceremony and the Executive Committee Meeting: