FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE AT THE IOC HEADQUARTERS
The first meeting of the new elected Executive Committee of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) with 2014-2018 mandate met at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne on the 4th November 2014. The Executive Committee meeting was opened by the IOC President, Dr. Thomas Bach, in the presence of Prof. Ugur Erdener, Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission and Dr. Richard Budgett, IOC Medical and Scientific Director.
After thanking the IOC President for his generous hospitality, Prof. Pigozzi underlined the need for strong cooperation between the IOC and FIMS and reiterated FIMS commitment to protecting the health of the athlete in terms of science and education. Further evidence of this commitment was the announcement by Prof. Pigozzi of the Official Opening of the Brighton Collaborating Centre for Anti-doping Research scheduled for 13th November 2014. Prof. Pigozzi thanked the Chairman of the Medical Commission for agreeing to be present at this FIMS celebratory event.
After a short FIMS promotional video, President Bach welcomed Prof. Fabio Pigozzi and all the members of the FIMS Executive Committee and thanked FIMS for their valued contribution. The importance of cooperation between the FIMS and the IOC Medical Commissions was also declared. President Bach also stressed the need for greater focus on the protection of the clean athlete.
THE NEW FIMS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
ELECTED THE NEW FIMS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
RIO DE JANEIRO WILL HOST THE 2018 WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS MEDICINE
Quebec City, 20th June 2014
On 19th June in Quebec City (CA), on the occasion of the XXXIII FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, the FIMS Council of Delegates took place with the election of the new Executive Committee for the 2014-2018 term.
The President, Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, Italian, Rector and Full Professor of Internal Medicine at the University “Foro Italico” of Rome, was unanimously re-elected. The new Secretary General is Prof. Norbert Bachl, Austrian, Full Professor of Sports and Exercise Physiology and Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Wien. Vice Presidents elected are: Prof. Guo-Ping Li, China; Dr. Milton Pinedo Soriano, Dominican Republic; Dr. André Debruyne, Belgium; Prof. Constant Roux, Côte d’Ivoire. The President of the Brazilian Society of Sports Medicine, Dr. José Kawazoe Lazzoli is the new Treasurer.
The new Elected Members are: Mr. Michael Kenihan, Australia; Dr. Sayed Hussein Khashaba, Egypt; Prof. Konstantinos Natsis, Greece; Dr. Rafael Augusto Robles Cabrera, Guatemala; Dr. Patrick Yung Shu-hang, Hong Kong SAR; Dr. Joao Paulo Pereira De Almeida, Portugal; Prof. Boris Polyaev, Russia; Prof. Angela Smith, U.S.A..
The Council of Delegates elected Rio De Janeiro as Host City for the XXXV FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine. During the first Executive Committee meeting have been appointed the new Commissions Members as well as their Chairmen who are part of the new Executive Committee. They are: Prof. Nick Webborn, United Kingdom, Chairman of the Scientific Commission; Prof. Emin Ergen, Turkey, Chairman of the Education Commission; Dr. Katharina Grimm, Germany, Chairman of the Interfederal Commission and Prof. Maurizio Casasco, Italy, Chairman of the Development Commission.