The European Union of Medical Specialists (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes – UEMS) is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries.

The UEMS represents more than 50 medical disciplines through various bodies and structures. The most important ones are the 43 Specialist Sections, which represent independently recognised specialties. They have created a European Board as a subgroup, in conjunction with the relevant European Society, with a view to defining European standards of medical education and training.

They also contribute to the work of Multidisciplinary Joint Committees (MJC) which address scientific and training issues of interest to fields of a multidisciplinary nature (including Sports Medicine). 

The UEMS MJC on Sports Medicine works in close and exclusive collaboration with EFSMA.


Prof. Nicolas Christodoulou, MD, PhD
President of the UEMS MJC on Sports Medicine

“The importance of sports medicine for a country” 


Members of the UEMS MJC on Sports Medicine:

President: Prof. Nicolas Christodoulou (Cyprus)
Secretary: Dr. André Debruyne (Belgium)
Treasurer: Dr. Maurizio Casasco (Italy)

Members from EFSMA:
* Prof. Norbert Bachl (Austria)
* Prof. Fabio Pigozzi (Italy )
* Prof. Joseph Cummiskey (Ireland)

Members from UEMS:  
* Dr. Bernard Mailliet (Secretary General)
* Prof. Guy Vanderstraeten (Section of PRM, Belgium)
* Dr. Andreas Liveris (Section of Allergology, Cyprus )
* Dr. Economou Despina (Section of Paediatrics, Cyprus)
* Dr Mick Molloy (Section PGW, United Kingdom )