The 12th EFSMA Congress of Sports Medicine will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 20th to 23rd April 2022, organized by the Hungarian Society for Sports Medicine. 

Sports and Exercise Medicine professionals support the health and performance of elite and recreational athletes.

They improve the safety of participation in sports activities by conducting regular medical monitoring and periodical medical Pre-Participation Evaluations (PPE). In order to standardise national variations in the content of evaluation forms for the PPE, the EFSMA Scientific and Educational Commission proposes a PPE gold standard for elite and recreational athletes across Europe.

Introducing such a medical history and physical examination form, which can be digitally stored, enables a comprehensive international evaluation and an important step towards quality control within Europe.


Pre-Participation Evaluation Form for Elite Athletes

Pre-Participation Evaluation Form for Recreational Athletes

@2021 EFSMA, European Federation Sport Medicine Associations.
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EU4Health Programme (EU4H) 

Call for action grants under the Annual Work Programme 2021

We have been informed by the Union Européenne Des Médecins Spécialistes / European Union Of Medical Specialists (UEMS) that the European Commission has launched the EU4Health programme in order to address the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and future health challenges. 

EU4Health will provide funding to eligible entities, health organisations and NGOs to pursue 4 objectives:

  1. To improve and foster health in the Union
  2. To tackle cross-border health challenges
  3. To improve medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products
  4. To strengthen health systems, their resilience and resource efficiency.

The first EU4Health calls have recently been published, and more calls will be published in the coming months by the European Commission.


Please find below the relevant documentation regarding the European Commission’s EU4Health calls for proposals:

The SARS- Coronavirus-2 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a disruption of organised sport. Sports activities have now been allowed, as individual sports under certain hygienic conditions and a distance of at least 2 meters is recommended.
With regard to the resumption of sport, the main concern is the risk of infection both by a player passing on the COVID-19 virus to others or by becoming infected themselves through physical contact where proximity to other athletes is unavoidable.
The restrictions and requirements vary from country to country and region to region, nonetheless it must be clarified, on the one hand, which groups require a sports medical examination before resuming sport and what that examination should include, and on the other hand what precautionary measures must be taken with regard to the examinations and the examination equipment.
The aim of this statement is to provide practical recommendations based on the current evidence. These recommendations could be considered as a foundation for further evidence-based guidelines as the knowledge regarding COVID-19 advances.

Important change regarding the 36th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, originally planned to take place in Athens, Greece, this year in September.

Due to the unfortunate developments of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and the careful review of the security issues, the Organising Committee proposed the FIMS World Congress 2020 postponement to 23-26 September 2021. This proposal has been officially approved by the FIMS Executive Committee on 20 April 2020.