Message from the President (July 2012)

Lausanne, 3 July 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to communicate the latest news from FIMS after the Executive Committee meeting held in Shanghai on 26th April 2012.

First of all, we have now completed the final phase concerning the accreditation of the FIMS Collaborating Centres of Sports Medicine, a project planned by the Executive Committee since its election. These centres will function as local multiplicators and ambassadors of FIMS´ vision and mission and help to achieve our joint objectives in all parts of the world. The aim is to facilitate regional and national educational and research networks, to promote best practice sport medicine principles for athlete care, and last but not least the promotion of an active life style by a broader public internationally. You will find more details on this below. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Education Commission for this important achievement.

My activities as FIMS President, besides the representative, political and educational functions, are still largely directed at consolidating and increasing our budget by attracting sponsors to FIMS. Our headquarters at the Maison du Sport in Lausanne, is currently operating based on a provisional interim solution until we will be in a position to install permanent presence there. This remains one of my major objectives.

A further project in progress is the collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine in order for both sides to benefit maximally and create an optimal base for future joint efforts to advance sports medicine worldwide by providing not only best care for athletes but extending its influence on public health policies.

Again, I would like to invite those of you that still have to register at the FIMS Congress in September. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you all in Rome, the eternal city, where there is so much more to enjoy besides the scientific and clinical discussions with colleagues from all over the world.


Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, MD
President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine

Breaking news:

Council of Delegates

The Council of Delegates will be held on 28th September at the Hotel Rome Cavalieri during the World Congress in Rome. On behalf of the Local Organising Committee, we would like to inform you that the deadline for having guaranteed the accommodation at the Hotel Rome Cavalieri for the attending members of the Council of Delegates is 15th July. So, in order to be guested in the hotel where the Congress and the Council of Delegates will be held, please be so kind to speed up the sending of your Official Delegate Appointment Form to the Office of the FIMS President (federica.fagnani@uniroma4.it) for confirmation of attendance.

The agenda of the Council of Delegates can be downloaded at the following link: Agenda Council of Delegates Rome

FIMS Collaborating Centres of Sports Medicine

Application period postponed to 31st July 2012

All relevant information can be found at the following link: http://www.fims.org/fims-collaborating-centres-of-excellence/