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10th European Sport Medicine – Congress of EFSMA – European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations

We are delighted to announce that the 10th European Sport Medicine – Congress of EFSMA – European Federation of Sports Medicine Association will be held in Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal from 16 to 18 November 2017 at the Estoril Congress Center.

We invite you all to submit your Abstracts until the 30th April 2017 (Extended Date), and take part in this joint major International Congress that will cover a wide range of scientific knowledge and research in the domain of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Associations.

Extended Deadline

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Taking place for the 4th time on 15th and 16th of November in Dusseldorf, the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE will once again be the lighthouse event at MEDICA 2016. With over 130,000 attendees and 4,950 exhibitors, MEDICA is the largest medical tradeshow in the world providing a great premise for sharing the latest innovations and approaches in sports medicine. The 4th MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE will bring together internationally renowned sports medicine experts, visionaries and industry professionals for intersectoral dialogue, and provides an established networking platform for discussions and development of innovative approaches in prevention, regeneration and rehabilitation.

The conference program is packed with leading sports medicine experts from all over the globe. Among others, the below mentioned experts will dive into various topics in five insightful sessions during the two-day conference. “The Future of Sports Medicine”, being the theme for the first day, will open the discussion to the infinite possibilities of the future.  Predictive medicine, sports medicine roadmap 2030, 360 monitoring, augmented activity, robotics and the electronic athlete record are among the topics discussed.

Day 2 will focus on theRHT_Au_enansicht_klein new findings of training programs, human performance and exercise assessment. In addition, measuring vital data and physical parameters, as well as taking a look into the emotional and cognitive elements of sports medicine are a part of the agenda.

The first day of the conference will also include the Guided Innovation Tour to the trade show area of MEDICA and the get-together at the WT Wearable Technologies Show. Conference attendees can test the latest tech and network.

The conference will also include an innovation wildfire with a session in digital innovations in recreational and elite sports, showcasing wearable technologies, beat analytics as well as measuring and training cognitive and emotional parameters.

For more detailed information about the conference and registration, head to or alternatively

Contact Program Management

Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier
+49 8152 99 88 623

Contact Conference Organization and Partnerships

Matias Posio
+49 8152 99 88 622


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During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types!

During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types!

During Go4Life Month, get #Fit4Function with these 4 exercise types! (for private use only)

Many people tend to focus on one type of exercise or activity, like walking, and think they’re doing enough. But it’s important to do the 4 different types of exercises recommended for older adults. During Go4Life Month, why not try varying your exercise routine? Doing so can help reduce the risk of injury and offer a wider variety of benefits. Learn about 4 types of exercises recommended for older adults.

See and share this Go4Life infographic showing the 4 exercise types.

The information on Exercises to Try was provided by NIHSeniorHealth and developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Register for FIMS2016

Register for FIMS2016



Type of Registration Early Bird Registration
Before or on
February 29, 2016
Regular Registration
Between or on
March 1 – August 24, 2016
Late Registration
On or after
August 25, 2016
FIMS Individual Member EUR 300 EUR 450 EUR 550
Participant EUR 400 EUR 550 EUR 650
Student1 EUR 200 EUR 350 EUR 450
Accompanying Person EUR 200
Team Physician Course2 EUR 125
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course2 EUR 75
Gala Dinner3 EUR 100
  • Above mentioned fees are exclusive of 18% V.A.T.
  • Registration will be confirmed after receiving full payment. Those who do not receive a confirmation notice before the congress are requested to contact the registration secretariat at Only participants who complete their registration will be included in the programme.
  • The date of payment is decisive for the registration fee. Even if the registration form is received before the early bird or regular deadline, it will not be considered as early or regular registration if the payment has not been received before the deadlines.
  • Payment of registration fee will be processed in EUR.
  • All bank charges including intermediate bank commission for payment must be paid by participants.
  • International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) plans to take photographs and video material at the 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress in Istanbul, and reproduce them in FIMS educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the FIMS website. By participating at the 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress in Istanbul, you grant FIMS the right to use your name, photograph and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of FIMS. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by FIMS for any purpose.

1 To be eligible for the student rates, students are required to produce documentary evidence of their status. Without this documentation, non-member fees will be applied. You may send necessary document by fax at +90 212 347 63 63 or via e-mail

2Team Physician Course is on September 28-29, 2016, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course is on September 29, 2016. Please select only one since the courses are parallel.

3 Gala dinner is on October 1, 2016. Congress registration is mandatory for gala dinner registration.

Participant, FIMS Individual Member and Student Registrations include:

  • Except for those who register to the Courses only, delegates are entitled to access to all scientific sessions of 34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress
  • Entrance to exhibiton area
  • Congress bag and printed materials
  • Coffee breaks to be served during the congress scientific program
  • Welcome Cocktail on September 29, 2016

Course Fees include:

  • Course attendance
  • Coffee breaks to be served on September 28 and/or 29, 2016 depending on the purchased course

Accompanying Person Fees include:

  • Welcome Cocktail on September 29, 2016
  • Full Day City Tour on September 30, 2016
  • Entrance to exhibition area

Cancellation Policy – Registration:

Requests for registration cancellation must be received in writing by the FIMS 2016 Registration Secretariat (DEKON) by fax at +90 212 347 63 63, or via e-mail to

  • Cancellations received before or on July 15, 2016 – 50% of the total will be refunded.
  • Cancellations received on or after July 16, 2016 – no refund

Please note that registration refunds will be processed within 30 days after the end of FIMS 2016, bank charges will be deducted from the refund.

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The National Physical Activity Plan: A Call to Action From the American Heart Association

The National Physical Activity Plan: A Call to Action From the American Heart Association

Sedentary, inactive lifestyles contribute to cardiovascular disease and overall morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. Put simply: Americans do not get enough physical activity. The American Heart Association is calling on volunteers and members to act locally, regionally and nationally to promote increased physical activity and structured exercise in daily lives.

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EFSMA Statement on ECG for Pre-Participation Examination

EFSMA Statement on ECG for Pre-Participation Examination

Goals of pre-participation examination (PPE) in athletes are primarily to protect health of athletes. This applies for children, adolescents, leisure time and top athletes.To recognise early possible risks, history and clinical examination is agreed to be the basis of PPE. However, there is a long-standing controversy about whether ECG at rest should also be mandatory for all athletes. ECG is rejected in the US but included in most European countries.

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EPH web page has been launched!

EPH web page has been launched!

As a part of the project “Exercise Prescription for Health” that EFSMA started in July 2012, a totally new web page under the EFSMA.EU website was created. It contains a number of consolidated documents regarding the issue.