9th Congress of Exercise is Medicine Europe 2021

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021
 April 20-24, 2021 | virtual

The First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, welcomes you in his position as patron of the Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021 to the Summit

Organized by the global health initiative "European Initiative for Exercise In Medicine (EIEIM)", the Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021 offers international events. Top speakers from sports, medicine and health are expected. The focus will be set on the importance of physical activity for health, prevention and therapy of chronic diseases. However, the motto "Health, performance, training" also leaves room for contributions from the field of sport. The international area of ​​the summit is supported by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and the FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine)

The 9th Congress of Exercise is Medicine Europe is taking place virtually as a part of the "Sports, Medicine and Health Summit". The first edition of the summit will take place from 20 to 24 April 2021. It is planned to host this event every two years in Hamburg. The congress president of the summit 2021 is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jürgen M. Steinacker.

What to expect from the program?

The message from the worldwide “Exercise is Medicine” (EIM) initiative - and thus also from the “European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine” (EIEIM) - is simple but complex. Through more physical activity or training, diseases, especially many of the common diseases, can be prevented, contained or even sometimes cured. 

The goal of the initiative is to prescribe physical activity and sport across Europe for disease prevention and medical treatment. Physical activity should be viewed by doctors and other health care providers as a vital parameter that must be evaluated each time a patient is examined. This enables patients to be given effective advice and referred to specialists according to their health needs and physical fitness. These measures will lead to comprehensive improvements in the health of patients and a long-term reduction in the costs of the health system and the economy.

Listen to international experts who explain their best practise examples and be part of lively discussions.

Active City - Who moves the City

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, as a certified Global Active City, is the ideal place to speak, discuss and promote innovative movement and counteract global inactivity with innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. The program is aimed at professional groups who use their expertise to promote movement and initiate and support an active lifestyle (health professions, general practitioners, pediatricians, teachers, physiotherapists, entrepreneurs, and much more). The representatives of the cities, which have been awarded the "Global Active City" label, will come together in a separate line of events to discuss opportunities for further promotion of exercise options in metropolitan areas and to present "best practice examples". Representatives of the WHO and the IOC are expected, as well as the European and worldwide association of sports medicine societies (EFSMA and FIMS).

International alliance exercise promotion

The global alliance to promote physical activity meets virtually in Hamburg. Top-class organizations from sports, medicine and science discuss ways to counteract physical inactivity and to succesfully initiate an active lifestyle.

Appearances include

3 Questions, 3 Answers with Dr. Theodora Papdopoulou

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021 will unite the specializations of sports medicine to gain a new holistic approach in sports. Dr. Dora Papadopoulou, Secretary General of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations explains the role of EFSMA and the importance of a biopsychosocial approach in sports medicine.

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Jürgen M. Steinacker
Interview on the Sports, Medicine and Health Summit 2021