Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace elected onto executive of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations

Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace, an appointed TR6 at the Institute for PE and Sport, recently attended a meeting of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) in Cyprus. Prior to this meeting the 4 th European Sports Medicine Congress was held where over 400 senior sports medicine specialists attended. During the delegate meeting Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace was elected for the forthcoming four years on the executive of the EFSMA. This executive consists of eight full members and two reserve members from various European countries. Dr Micallef Stafrace contested for the single post against more established countries including France, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and Israel.

The role of EFSMA is t o have Sports Medicine recognised as a speciality within the European Union and in all of Europe; to develop and harmonise education in Sports Medicine throughout Europe and to get Sports Medicine included in the basic curricula at all Medical schools and Educational Institutions; to be a pan-European forum in Sports Medicine for the improvement of communication between sports Medicine Organizations in Europe; to coordinate European Sports Medicine actions and to cooperate with Sport Science disciplines in Europe; to increase understanding of the importance of physical activity and sport training for the whole European population and dissemination knowledge of the principles and methods of Sports Medicine for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases; to encourage the exchange of scientific results and experiences and to encourage and engage in common research; to establish common strength and propagate a Sports Medicine Code of Ethics throughout Europe.

The Institute for PE and Sport congratulates Dr Micallef Stafrace for this election and augurs fruitful work in his new position.