European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations

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The European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations - EFSMA is the association of European societies for sports medicine . It is the continental grouping of sports medicine organizations in Europe recognized by the World Association for Sports Medicine .

Structure and goals

The association was founded in 1997 during the 9th European Congress of Sports Medicine of the FIMS in Porto (Portugal) and currently comprises the national sports medicine societies from 41 European countries including Israel.

Your main goals are:

  • Establishment of sports medicine as a specialty across Europe
  • Development and coordination of sports medicine training and teaching at the relevant educational institutions
  • Creation of a pan-European forum to coordinate activities between the European sports medicine societies and sports science institutions
  • Exchange of scientific results and experiences in the field of sports medicine and processing of joint research projects
  • Creation of licensed sports medicine centers
  • Propagation of ethical principles in sports medicine


The association is led by a President, two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer. The Executive Committee, consisting of the Presidium and another 5 members, is convened once a year by the Secretary General. Elections are made at the biennial delegates' conferences, usually in connection with the EFSMA congresses. The Society's current President is Joseph Cummiskey, Ireland.

Web links

Individual proof

  1. Tittel, K. u. J. Wesseling: 75 Years FIMS. Druckhaus Gera 2005, p. 80