Saying "Yes" to Diversity in Sport - FIMS Keynote at ICSEMIS 2016

The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio will feature some of the finest athletes in the world and broadcast outstanding examples of determination and achievement across a wide spectrum of health to millions of spectators worldwide. The public attention to these events makes them an ideal vehicle to promote physical activity as a means to improve the health and quality of life of everyone. The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) is therefore proud to announce Professor Herbert Loellgen, Germany, as a FIMS keynote speaker at the 3rd International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) from 31st August to 4th September 2016 in Santos, Brazil organised in connection with the Games. As one of the major exponents in the field, Prof. Loellgen will speak on "Evidence-based recommendations for Exercise in Health and Disease". Prof. Loellgen is thePast and Honorary President of the German Federation of Sports Medicine, the Chairman of the Scientific and Education Commission of EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations) and will share his expert knowledge as testified by more than 600 scientific  journal article publications on cardiology, exercise physiology, preventive medicine, physical activity and aging, pre-participation examination etc. More about the keynote can be found here http://www.icsemis2016.org/scientific-programme/keynote-speakers/herbert-lollgen-deu.

FIMS supports this keynote within our commitment to protecting the physical and mental health and ensuring the wellbeing of all who are engaged in sports and exercise. It expresses our belief in the social responsibility of Sports and Exercise Medicine and the critical role this discipline has to play in public health. FIMS' engagement in ICSEMIS forms part of our key function in education and our active networking within sports worldwide.   

The 3rd International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) "Saying 'Yes' To Diversity in Sport" will take place from 31st August to 4th September 2016 in Santos, Brazil. We invite you to embrace this unique opportunity to combine academic discussion with watching its application life as the convention is organised during the window between the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With 2000 attendees from all over the world, ICSEMIS also allows you to nurture your international network. Visit http://www.icsemis2016.org now to view the programme outline and register.

ICSEMIS is the successor of the former pre-Olympic/ Paralympic Congresses and aims to provide a true multidisciplinary platform in the host country of the Games. In 2004, the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and FIMS joined forces to bring the major stakeholders in science, education and medicine together. The 1st ICSEMIS in Guangzhou, China, in 2008 and the 2nd ICSEMIS in Glasgow, UK, in 2012 were stimulating events demonstrating the need for such a platform.