Collaborating Centres of Sports Medicine


The FIMS Collaborating Centres of Sports Medicine (FIMS-CCSM) will facilitate regional and national educational, developmental and research networks to promote best practice sport medicine principles for athlete care and active living on an international basis.


  1. To promote an international FIMS standard of Sports Medicine in clinical care and research through knowledge transfer and exchange.
  2. To develop and deliver accessible FIMS educational courses (Team Physician Course, Advanced Team Physician Course, Instructor Course, Rehabilitation, Emergency Courses and others) on a regular basis to sport medicine professionals.
  3. To promote a model that supports developing countries and early career professionals for advancement of sport medicine best practices through peer coaching of team physicians.
  4. To engage an international network of FIMS members in collaborative research efforts that promote evidence-based sport medicine.
  5. To promote the membership and active participation in the FIMS.


Protecting travelling team physicians

The requirement for provisional licensing by host countries when physicians travel abroad to take care of their teams is a major issue across sports and all sizes of sports events.

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