Professor Tim Meyer to headline SMA’s Football Medicine Forum

Aug 24, 2022

Jamie Crain, CEO of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), is delighted to announce Professor Dr Tim Meyer, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) and Chair of both the German Football Association and UEFA’s medical committee, is headlining SMA’s Football Medicine Forum.

  • SYDNEY | Friday 7 October – Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood

The full-day program will feature practical demonstrations, panel discussions, and a Q&A with delegates. Professor Meyer will be joined by leading sports medicine practitioners and coaches, who will share their expertise on topics such as:

  • Football in Australia
  • Heading & concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Women in football
  • Sudden cardiac events
  • Exercising in heat

All events are open to the public, and are a must-attend for physios, doctors, sports trainers, coaches, and conditioning staff.

We’re excited to host Professor Meyer before he joins the German national football team to attend the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this November.

If you have any questions about the Football Medicine Forum, contact the SMA Events team at (03) 9674 8708 or [email protected].

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Professor Dr (med) Tim Meyer started as a physician at the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany) in 1996 and completed his PhD in 1997. Since 1999, Professor Meyer has worked as the team physician for the German Football Association (DFB), commencing in 2001 as the German men’s national team ‘Die Mannschaft’ physician, including part of the national squad’s medical team for the Football World Cups in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018, the European Championships in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, and the Confederations Cups in 2005 and 2017.

Professor Meyer´s research focuses on the medical aspects of football, exercise physiology (particularly recovery), infections in athletes and training prescription. He has over 250 publications as lead or co-author in internationally referenced peer-reviewed journals related to research in elite and community sport. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS), JSAMS Plus and joint Editor-in-Chief with Prof Franco Impellizzeri (University of Technology, Sydney) of the Journal Science and Medicine in Football.

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