We are pleased to have the support of the following experts:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. hc Norbert Bachl
Vice President FIMS Honorary President EFSMA
MD, FFIMS, FRCPI, FRCSI Department of Sports and Exercise, Physiology Centre for Sports Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna
Director of the Austrian Institute for Sport Medicine Member of the Medical Commission of IOC, EOC, ÖOC Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Head of the Medical Commission of the UCI
Secretary General at FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry)
Alberto Bichi is the Secretary General of FESI since January 2000. Following a brief working experience at the European Commission’s cabinet of Commissioner Vanni d’Archirafi, Mr. Bichi integrated the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) where he soon became member of the Board.
In his professional period at FTA, he was requested to develop and improve the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which he did while advancing in the hierarchy: in 1996 he became FESI Member Services Manager, and then in 2000 he became Secretary General.
For the last years Mr. Bichi has continued to improve FESI’s overall reputation as the unique voice in Europe for the sporting goods industry and in 2008 he became Executive Director of EPSI: European Platform for Sports and Innovation.
For more information please visit: www.epsi.eu
Since June 2012 Mr. Bichi has also became Director of Government Affairs for HDS-L representing The German Footwear & Leather Industry Association. More details about HDS-L at www.hds-schuh.de.
Dr. Cindy Lin
Clinical assistant professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Cindy Lin, M.D., is a board-certified sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Lin earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts; completed her internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California; was chief resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation during residency at Stanford University Hospital in California; and finished a Sports & Spine Fellowship at both the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) in Illinois and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Her clinical interests include non-operative treatment of sports, spine and musculoskeletal injuries, female and aging athletes, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain, exercise for chronic conditions, concussion management and adaptive sports for disabled athletes. Her research interests include motion and gait analysis, sports injury prevention and epidemiology, exercise promotion, active aging and women's health.
Prof. Dr. med. Tim Meyer
Professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University Team Physician of German National Football Team
Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer is team physician of the German national football team since 2001. After studying at Hanover Medical School, Prof. Meyer also graduated in Sport Science from the Göttingen University, where he was honored for outstanding achievements in 1995.
He received his doctorate from the Göttingen University in 1997, and was awarded the Arno-Arnold-Prize for Sports Medicine for his dissertation “Therapeutic use of endurance training in panic disorders” in the same year.
Between 1996 and 2006 Meyer held different posts at Saarland University, i.a. as research assistant to Professor Kindermann. Following his paper “The use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in sports medicine” in 2006, with which he qualified as a professor, he took over the chair in sports medicine at Paderborn University in 2007. In October 2008 he was appointed to the professorship for sports and preventive medicine at the Saarland University.
In 1999 and 2001 Prof. Meyer supervised the U20 national football team at the World Championships in Nigeria and Argentina. From 1999 to 2001 Meyer also supervised the German A2 football team (replacement) as well. In 2005 he was also appointed a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Reer
Secretary General, German Sports Medicine Association DGSP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention); Deputy Director Exercise Science, Hamburg University
Prof. Dr. Reer is Secretary General of the German Sports Medicine Association DGSP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention) and Deputy Director of exercise science of Hamburg University, Germany. He is member of the DGSP, American College of Sports Medicine, the European College of Sport Science and Hamburg Sports Medicine Association. Focus of his research is on spiroergometry of swimmers in performance diagnostics, exercise therapies for different disease patterns. In 2000, he won the International Science Award (ICSSPE) in Clinical Sciences in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. med. Christian Schneider
Head of Back Institute and Sportsmedicine, SCHÖN KLINIK Munich Harlaching Medical Expert Committee at the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
Dr. Christian Schneider, MD PhD, orthopedic surgeon and specialist in sportsmedicine, head of Back Institute and sportsmedicine in SCHÖN KLINIK Munic Harlaching, Medical Expert Committee of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
He holds additional qualifications in sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and social medicine. He works also as head of Therapy and Training Center at the Schön Klinik in Munich Harlaching.
Dr. Schneider is Chairman and board member of several associations and federations, including the German Physicians Association (Verbandsärzte Deutschland e.V.), GOTS (German Society for Orthopedic-Traumatologic Sports Medicine, as well as International Medical Commission Bobsleigh/Skeleton (FIBT, IOC). In addition, he is Chief Physician for the German Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge Organization and Head of DOSB-Sports Physiotherapy for the German Oympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
Dr. Schneider works as consultant of the Olympic Base Camp (Olympiastützpunkt) Bavaria and other sports organizations. He was part of the Olympic medical staff in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, and London 2012.
He also acted as advisor and consultant for several research projects of the Federal Institute of Sport Science (BISp) and of F-MARC (FIFA Medical and Research Center) regarding back pain and conducted a study on back pain for the National Research Network MiSpES also on back pain. Additionally he published several journals and books and is medical advisor to different publishing houses.
Founder and CEO of WT | Wearable Technologies
Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies the leading innovation platform for wearables. Being a visionary entrepreneur with broad technology know-how and a pioneer in new fields of technology, Christian already founded his first successful ICT company in the mid 1990s. With more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, and an excellent international network, he has supported companies from start-ups to multinational industry giants in terms of business development, technology marketing and increase of sales. Christian holds an MBA in Business Management of the University of Regensburg.
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Steinacker
Chair for European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine Professor of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, University Ulm
Jürgen Michael Steinacker, Dr. med., Ph.D., Dr. h.c., is Professor of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine and division at the University of Ulm, Medical Center, Ulm, Germany. Born 1955, he studied medicine at the Universities of Tuebingen and Ulm and graduated 1983 and obtained 1985 a doctoral degree of the University of Ulm. He is appointed Specialist for Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports Medicine. He received a Doctoral degree honoris causa from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Appointments include memberships in Health, Medical and Research Committee, World Anti-Doping-Agency; Medical Commission, International Rowing Federation; Baden-Wurttemberg Academy for Social Medicine; Vice-chair, Scientific Committee, German Society of Sports Medicine; chair, European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine; Chief Editor German Journal of Sports Medicine. He authored 143 original papers and reviews in reviewed journals, more than 300 abstracts, and book articles. The division of Sports Medicine provides outpatient care in cardiology and general sports medicine, including overtraining, fatigue syndromes and aging-related disorders as well as an outpatient rehabilitation center, a physiology, and performance center and a molecular muscle laboratory. The population health promotion programmes include “Join the healthy boat” in the entire state of Baden-Württemberg dealing with physical activity and healthy lifestyle in primary school and kindergarten and the University health program “Move the Eselsberg Mountain”.