EFSMA, European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations, was founded in Portugal in 1998; during the years, has become a well-organized and structured international association, committed to the promotion and development of Sports Medicine in the whole Europe.

Its primary aim is the protection of athletes’ health, fighting at the same time against doping, arising from the conviction that sport expresses, maintains and improves not only physical fitness and performance, but even mental well-being, creating also social relationships and preventing different diseases.

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  • The EFSMA main body is the Executive Committee, which is composed by the President, the Past President, the Honorary President, two Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer.
    Current President of EFSMA is the Italian Maurizio Casasco MD, elected in November 2017 and confirmed in May 2022.

  • Past President
    Andre Debruyne MD
  • Honorary President
    Norbert Bachl MD
  • 1st Vice-President
    Anna Jegier MD, Ph.D.
  • 2nd Vice-President
    Professor Peter H. Schober MD
  • Secretary General
    Professor Anca Ionescu MD, Ph.D.
  • Treasurer
    Professor Pedro Manonelles Marqueta MD
  • Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Ms Theodora Papadopoulou MD
  • Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Reer
  • Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Prof. Dr. Sandra Rozenštoka
  • Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Dr. Kirill Micallef-Stafrace, MD
  • Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Prof. Dr. Bülent Ülkar
  • FIMS President - Elected EFSMA Executive Committee Member
    Fabio Pigozzi MD

EFSMA invites all its Associates to participate to an important international survey titled "Relevance of Heat Therapy in the Clinical Practice for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Pain".

The survey, promoted by Angelini Pharma S.p.A. with the guidance of an international Scientific Board, is aimed to collect European-wide feedback from an interdisciplinary group of experts (Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Orthopedics, Physiotherapy, General Medicine, Pharmacy) on the importance of heat therapy in clinical practice for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

Please insert below the alphanumeric code received to access and fill in the survey.



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