Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Despite the difficult conditions that we are facing due to COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to announce the organization of the XXXVI World Congress of Sports Medicine (FIMS 2020 Congress) in hybrid format, on September 23rd – 26th, at the Divani Caravel Hotel, in Athens, Greece.

We are continuing with intense enthusiasm for the upcoming 2021 FIMS Congress. A Congress with an exceptional scientific program composed of worldwide experts presenting the latest progress in the field of Sports Medicine. Over 200 distinguishedspeakers have confirmed their participation to this major event.

We expect to host more then 2000 delegates from over 117 countries, with physical and virtual participation.

“Sports Medicine promotes active lifestyle” is the official motto of the Congress that will host a multidisciplinary perspective on Sports injury and disease, their epidemiological background and risk factors, their prevention, diagnosis and treatment on a wide variety of sports and exercise.

A special focus will be given on genetics, molecular biology and sports, as well as on wearable and other technologies in Sports Medicine.
Some of the Conference hot topics include:
Exercise Prescription for Health
Pre-participation screening in sport and exercise
Sports Medicine in obesity and diabetes treatment
Nutrition, metabolism and exercise
Physical Activity and women, as well as physical activity and elderly
Sports Cardiology
Legal issues of Sports Medicine
Sport equipment and health
Sport and environment assessment and
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Sport and physical activity

Athens, a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis, is the center of the economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life of Greece. Located at the crossroads of three continents, Athens is a modern and vibrant city, with great charm and strong links with the past and many future prospects. Athens is among the most beautiful, hospitable and exciting European cities. Thus, there is so much to discover and see in this magnificent & historical city!

Despite the distressing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, I remain optimistic anticipating a successful Congress. As hosts and organizers, we will put all our efforts to make your participation scientifically rewarding and as meaningful as possible.

We are looking forward to your active participation and to welcoming you in Athens!

Sincerely yοurs,
Prof. Konstantinos Natsis
Congress President