The Meeting of the EFSMA Executive Committee has been held on 20th April 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey.

23-27 October 2024

At Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Meeting of the EFSMA Executive Committee has been held on 22nd July 2023 in Rome, Italy.

22-25 September 2022

At Guadalajara, Mexico

The Meeting of the EFSMA Executive Committee has been held on 12th November 2022 in Riga, Latvia.

During the Meeting President Maurizio Casasco and the Executive Committee members have mainly discussed about the state of art of Sports Medicine as specialty in Europe, following the achievement of the minimum number of Countries required for the official recognition - a great success for EFSMA that have been working hard for years to reach this goal.

Another important topic of the meeting has been the scientific programme for the next European Congress of Sports Medicine, that will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, on 19-21 October 2023.
Furthermore, the President has announced the Congress of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine that will be held in Rome on 20-22 July 2023.

Following the election of the Executive Committee in May, the new members of the Scientific and Education Commission, chaired by Prof. Yannis Pitsiladis (UK), have been appointed: Evert Verhagen (NED), Wolfgang Schobersberger (AUT), Chiara Fossati (ITA), Herbert Löllgen (GER).

It was a special chance for the members to meet again and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Latvian Sports Medicine Association, also in occasion of the Lāčplēsis Remembrance Day, a commemoration of one of the most important victories during the Latvian War of Independence in 1919. On Lāčplēsis Day, Latvians light thousands of candles across the whole country and the EFSMA Executive Committee members had the opportunity to enjoy the celebration in Riga.

 

The Meeting of the Council of Delegates of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) will be held on the occasion of the BASEM Annual Conference in Brighton (UK), on Thursday, 26th May 2022 at h. 17.00.

More than a quarter of adults in the world follow a sedentary and inactive lifestyle. Worldwide, about one in three women and one in four men do not perform enough physical activity to maintain or restore health. Levels of inactivity are twice as high in high income countries compared to low income countries. 

Therefore, corrective action is urgently required at the individual and society level.

Numerous prospective studies of the last 50 years have proven that regular physical activity has an evidence-based, positive and beneficial effect on enhancement, maintenance (prevention) and restoration of health (e.g. therapy, rehabilitation) and in the improvement of physical fitness. Nowadays, extensive facts and a reliable database for a favorable health effect of physical activity are available and accepted worldwide. Nevertheless, it is surprising that so many people remain inactive and have a sedentary or inactive lifestyle. Therefore, they have an "Exercise Deficiency Syndrome", although worldwide efforts getting people to be physically active are increasing. As a consequence, all new and innovative approaches are important to support a healthy lifestyle.

At this regard, EFSMA presents:

THE MAGIC POWER OF EXERCISE: THE TEN PILLAR MODEL - Guide How to Promote Physical Activity and Motivate Behavioral Change

H. Löllgen, N. Bachl, Y. Pitsiladis, F. Pigozzi, M.Casasco