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2nd International Congress for Endurance and Sport Medicine

After its successful premiere in 2002, the 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

FOR ENDURANCE AND SPORT MEDICINE will take place in cooperation with

the 31st real,- BERLIN MARATHON from September 23-25, 2004.

The focus this year will be:

New demands on medicine: The athlete — a special


Immobility on the one hand, with its health and socio-political

consequences, and sport on the other, which assists one’s individual

fitness, represent the current trends in Germany, as well as a challenge for

classical curative medicine. Exercise can serve as a primary preventive measure

or ancillary therapy for almost all illnesses. (Sport) medicine, together with

the institutes of learning, is indispensable for the moderation and transfer of


Since 2002, the International Congress for Endurance and Sport Medicine,

which is staged by the Department of Sport Medicine of the Humboldt University

of Berlin, the Berlin Academy for Sport Medicine, and the real,- BERLIN

MARATHON, has successfully put itself to the task of offering a forum for

relaying the newest in scientific research and revelations to doctors in a

manner in which they can promptly apply the knowledge in their practices. It is

this addressed group which is in end effect responsible for passing on this

preventive and sport medical content to the general public in a well-informed


Over the course of three days, topics in the areas of cardiology,

orthopaedics, and nutritional and sport science will be handled in the

form of general lectures and workshops. One highlight will be a look at

the Olympic Games from a sport medicine viewpoint by Prof. Wilfried

Kindermann of Saarbrücken, as well as at the European

Football Championships by Dr. Tim Meyer, also of


In lieu of a pending regulation on preventive medicine, there will be a

podium discussion on the topic:

"Prevention: Possibilities and Limitations" from the

viewpoints of

- the state (Federal Ministry for Health)

- the health system (Prof. Dr. Henke, TU Berlin)

- the health care insurers ( AOK, Continentale)

- Pharmo-Therapy (Prof. Wehling)

- Exercise and Sport Medicine (Prof. Dr. Dickhuth, University of


president of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und

Prävention (German Society for Sport Medicine and Prevention)) and

- Diagnostics (Technologie-Stiftung Berlin).

Practical seminars, from training plans for selected illnesses to the

implementation of spiroergometric examinations, will present the many facets of

sport medicine.


The congress is registered for certification with the Ärztekammer Berlin

(Berlin Chamber of Doctors) (in 2002: 18 points), as well as for the additional

sport medicine qualification (Zusatzqualifikation Sportmedizin) (in 2002: 24

hours in theory and practice).

The primary supporter of the event, Pfizer, as well the other supporters

Berlin-Chemie, Takeda Pharma, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gatorade, Novartis and

Servier, see this congress as offering a necessary measure for the promotion of

preventive and rehabilitative sport medicine with respect to its implementation

in doctors’ practices.

Congress venue:

Congress Centre in the Ludwig-Erhard-Haus of the IHK

Fasanenstraße 85

10623 Berlin

Congress Dates and Times

Date: September 23, 2004

Time: 2 – 8 p.m.

Date: September 24-25, 2004

Time: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Berliner Akademie für Sportmedizin e. V. (BAS) (Berlin Academy for Sport

Medicine) together with:

Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Sport Medicine


Sport Medicine Services (SMS)

Research organisation:

Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Sport Medicine:

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 20 93 46 55

Fax.: +49 (0) 30 20 93 46 54

Under the patronage of the

Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Industry and


Congress office:

Tel.: + 49 (0) 30 / 30 11 82 19

Fax.: + 49 (0) 30 / 30 11 82 29


Spandauer Damm 130, house 9

14050 Berlin

General information, registration forms to download, and

the programme from July 1, 2004 are available at: