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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.
  • Institute for Medicine and Sport
    Koprska 94A - 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    mobile: +386 40 84 00 87
    e-mail: info@efsma-scientific.eu
    Secretary General
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petra Zupet
  • 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
  • Consultant Sport & Exercise Medicine - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Visiting Lecturer Sport Medicine EUC - Executive Board BASEM (British Association Sport & Exercise Medicine)
    DMRC Headley Court | Epsom | Surrey KT18 6JW United Kingdom
    Mil Tel: 95238 7435 | Civ Tel: 01372 378271 ext 7435
    Email: thpapadopoulou@hotmail.com
    Elected EFSMA Members
    Ms Theodora Papadopoulou MD, BSc (Sports), PGDip (SEM), MSc (Sp. Injuries), PhD
  • 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
  • Associate 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
    Assoc. Professor Anca Ionescu MD, Ph.D.