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Changes in Sport Medicine: The athlete — a special patient


MEDICINE which will be taking place from September 23-25 in Berlin.

The increasing lack of activity and the growing number of overweight people

with adipositas have far-reaching consequences for individual health and for

the health system as a whole. At the same time, numerous international studies

show that exercise can serve as a primary preventive measure or ancillary

therapy for almost all illnesses. In light of this background, sport medicine

is growing in importance.

Those involved in sport medicine are more than ever thus indispensable for

the moderation and transfer of knowledge. Lectures and workshops in the areas

of internal medicine, orthopaedics, and nutritional science will serve to

further this development.

A few of the main topics will be, for instance, sudden cardiac arrest,

diabetes, over-exertion syndrome, as well as oxidative stress and physical


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

podium discussion on Friday, September 24, 2004, from 5-6:30 p.m. on the topic:

"Prevention: Possibilities and


Renowned experts will be discussing the change in paradigms in health care

policy from the singular treatment of illnesses to the support of preventive

health care from various perspectives.

Dr. Claus Theo Schröder, State Secretary in the Ministry of

Heath and Prof. Dr. Hans-Hermann Dickhuth, president of the German Society for

Sport Medicine and Prevention

, as well as other leading representatives from health care insurance agencies

and from the areas of diagnostic and pharmo therapy will be participating in

the round of discussion.

The event which is taking place within the framework of the 31st real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON stands under the patronage of the Industrie- und Handelskammer

Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Industry and Trade).

The primary supporter of the event is the research and medical

company Pfizer, with additional support from Berlin-Chemie, Takeda Pharma,

Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gatorade, Novartis and Servier.

Further information on the programme as well as downloadable registration

forms are available at: