Fabio Pigozzi, president of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and rector of the University of Rome Foro Italico, was in charge of conducting this international meeting.
The Catholic University of Murcia has hosted the Executive Committee meeting of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), where the current members of the Federation have addressed various issues related to health and sport.
Fabio Pigozzi commented that, "our international federation meets twice annually and this is one of two meetings this year. The areas we deal with in our activities focus on scientific aspects in the field of sports medicine."
Regarding the topics discussed at this meeting, Fabio Pigozzi explained that, "we have addressed different issues, including: what has been done in recent months, planning the world congress to be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2018, the activities of our twenty-three collaborating centers worldwide, and of course, other issues as educational initiatives related to our main goal: to protect the health of athletes, to be clean and to fight against those who ruin the sport.”
Pedro Manonelles, organizer of the meeting and director of the International Chair of Sports Medicine of UCAM explained that, "with this meeting and the programs related to sport that UCAM has developed, we see the activities carried out by the University in relation to sports medicine and athletes."
The topics discussed at this meeting of the FIMS have been doping, sports and health. "These are areas that are familiar to us at UCAM and for three years we have started a doping prevention plan in the University. Registering athletes are provided a code and a prevention guide and must comply with safety requirements in order to avoid any illegal procedures. We must not escape that we have many Olympic athletes," said the director of the International Chair in Sports Medicine at UCAM.
Among those in the Executive Committee are doctors from different countries such as Italy, Austria, China, USA, Egypt, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador and Greece, specializing in areas such as Exercise Physiology, Cardiology, Anatomy, Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology and Pediatrics.
The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) was created in 1928 by doctors from eleven countries. Today, this international association is strongly committed to the promotion and development of sports medicine around the world.