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Scientific Information

The program will consist of

  • keynote lectures on current topics in the main areas of sports medicine: exercise physiology, internal medicine, traumatology, and rehabilitation. Keynote presentations will open the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • keynote lectures will be followed by parallel symposia and workshops. Parallel symposia and workshops are partly pre-planned, partly intended for free communications.
  • Special symposia will be organized on medical issues for different sports such as: box, modern pentathlon, soccer, trennis, etc.
  • The morning sessions will be closed by free communications, while afternoon sessions by free communications and poster presentations.

Oral presentations
Honorary and keynote lectures will be 30 minutes long, 20 minutes are scheduled for invited lectures. Other oral presentations will generally be 10 minutes long followed by discussion.

Free communications accepted in the form of posters will be on display during the Congress, subdivided into specific subjects. Posters should fit on a board 1 m wide and 1.5 m high. They should be clearly structured as follows: Title, Author Name(s) and Affiliation(s), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, References.

Team Physician Course
The Team Physician Course is endorsed by FIMS. It is intended for medical doctors who serve as team physicians. This course will require early registration for a separate fee of 100 USD.

The official language of the Congress is English.

Young Investigators Awards
The Young Investigators Awards is announced for free communications presented during the Congress. The best papers in the main areas of sports medicine (exercise physiology, internal medicine, traumatology, rehabilitation) will be awarded. Applicants under 35 are required to be medical doctors. All abstracts will have to be received before the 31th January 2002. The award applied for must be indicated on the abstract form. A Young Investigators' Committee will evaluate the abstracts and make the final decision after the presentations.

FIMS meetings

  • Standing Commissions and Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 4 and on Wednesday, June 5, prior to the opening ceremony of the Congress.
  • During the Congress FIMS Council of Delegates (June 9) and
  • General Assembly (June 8) will take place.

Opening lectures

  • Eduardo De Rose (Brasilia)
  • Róbert Frenkl (Hungary)  

Honorary speakers

  • Per-Olof Astrand (Sweden) 
    Limiting Factors for Maximal Oxygen Consumption
  • Wildor Hollmann (Germany) 
    Brain, Psyche, and Physical Activity

Keynote speakers

  • Norbert Bachl (Austria)
    Physical Activity as Important Measure Against Chronic Diseases
  • Karl Peter Benedetto (Austria) 
    Sport Injuries - Operative Treatment - Return Triathletic Participation
  • Giuliano Cerulli (Italy) 
    Clinical Application of Biomechanics of Sports Medicine
  • Wayne Derman (South Africa) 
    The Role of the Skeletal Muscle in Practical Chronic Disease Rehabilitation
  • Hans-Hermann Dickhuth (Germany) 
    The Importance of Stress Reaction for Cardiovascular Mortality
  • Peter Fowler (Canada) 
    Sport and Anterior Instability of the Knee
  • Walter Frontera (USA) 
    Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: Principles and Practice
  • Dusan Hamar (Slovakia) 
    Resistance Training for Health
  • Vassilis Klissouras (Greece) 
    Genes and Olympic Performance
  • Gideon Mann (Israel) 
    Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome
  • Antonio Pelliccia (Italy) 
    Determinants, Clinical Significance and Long-Term Consequences of
    Abnormal ECG Patterns in Trained Athletes
  • Per Renström (Sweden) 
    Patella and Achilles Tendinopathies - The Scientific rationale for Management
  • James Skinner (USA) 
    Genetics and Training

Invited speakers

  • Kai Ming Chan (Hong-Kong)
  • Luigi di Luigi (Italy)
  • Micheli Lyle (USA)
  • Petra Platen (Germany)
  • Antony Parker (Australia)
  • Martin Schwellnus (South-Africa)

Local invited speakers

  • István Berkes 
    Current Concepts in the Management of Overuse Injuries
  • Róbert Frenkl 
    Athlete's Liver
  • László Hangody 
    Cartilage Repair
  • Éva Martos 
    Optimizing Nutrition for Exercise - Theory and Practice
  • Gábor Pavlik 
    Echocardiographic Characteristics of Elite Athletes

Topics for Symposia
The following list is tentative and will be finalised only when all abstracts submitted. Participants are encouraged to contribute papers relevant to all areas of sports medicine including topics not listed here below.

  • Immunology and Exercise
  • Oxydative Stress and Physical Activity
  • Genetics and Sports Performance
  • Psychological Aspects of Team Sports
  • Biochemistry and Endocrinology
  • Nutrition
  • Women and Sports
  • Health Promotion
  • Traumatology
  • Others

Special Symposia on Medical Issues of

  • Boxing
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Soccer Games
  • Tennis
  • and other sports

Symposia supported by

  • International Olympic Committee
  • World Health Organisation
  • Marsh Inc.
  • European Federation of Sports Medicine


Abstract Instructions

Authors are requested to submit the abstract in English, maximum 1 page, sized within the frame of the abstract form. Abstract guidelines are the same for oral and poster presentations.
Here you can download the Abstract form in adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.


  • Print using a 10-point Times font within the rectangle shown on the Abstract Form. 
  • Title should be printed in CAPITAL LETTERS and not longer than two lines.
  • List author's names preceded by initials (full surnames are allowed in the case of one or two authors) and separated by a comma; the presenter's name should be underlined. 
  • If necessary, relate each name to the respective institution by an identification number.
  • Separate title, authors, and institutions by a blank line. 
  • Subdivide text into paragraphs (identified by a 6-space indentation, without headings) related to: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.


  • Please send one original version with three copies and 1 copy by e-mail or saved on a floppy disk. Only files that are virus-free, will be opened.
  • Your text will appear in the book of abstract exactly as you sent it and every
  • For reason of poor quality, abstracts sent by fax cannot be published in the abstract book
  • The abstracts should reach the Congress Secretariat by January 31, 2002
  • In order to allow participants to take advantage of the early registration fee, notice of acceptance will be sent not later than March 1, 2002

Correspondance in all matters
should be sent to the Congress Secrteatariat



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