International Federation of Sports Medicine IFSM - FIMS
The International Federation of Sports Medicine / Fédération Internationale de Médécine du Sport (FIMS) was established in 1928, shortly after the first Olympic Games as we know them today had been held.
Physicians from eleven countries founded the Association Internationale Médico-Sportive (AIMS), the name was later changed. Today, FIMS is a structured and well-organised international association, strongly committed to the promotion and development of Sports Medicine throughout the world.
FIMS is home to four Continental Sports Medicine Associations and 117 National Sports Medicine Associations worldwide, uniting 125.000 sports physicians from 117 countries. Recognised by the IOC, the IPC and an Associate Member of SportAccord, FIMS actively networks and links with all relevant international sports and political organisations.
The purpose and administration of FIMS is clearly set out in its Statutes and By-Laws. FIMS educational function is strongly promoted through its courses (Team Physician Development Courses and more recently further course models) and pubications (FIMS Team Physician Manual), regional and international events, a biannual World Congress etc., and the publication of clinical scientific information related to sports medicine (FIMS Position Statements).