Centre of Excellence:

    Institut für Sport- und Präventivmedizin, Saarbrucken, Germany

    Medical Specialty:

    Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, Sport Science

    General information:

    Prof. Tim Meyer completed his MD and his MA in sport science at the universities of Hanover and Göttingen, Germany. Meyer wrote his doctoral thesis about the therapeutical efficacy of endurance training in panic patients (1997). His habilitation thesis at the University of Saarland was about applications of gas exchange measurements (2006). In 2007 he became chair of the Institute of Sports Medicine, University Paderborn. In October 2008 he was called as chair of the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine of Saarland University. Meyer´s main areas of research are clinical exercise physiology, recovery and training prescription with a special focus on football. Under his supervision, several training studies were conducted in elite and recreational athletes (altogether over 100 publications in internationally referenced peer-reviewed journals).

    Team/Sports/Research/Academic Involvement:

    • Since 2001 team doctor of the national men´s squad; 1999-2001 team doctor of Under 20 team
    • Head physician of the German Football Association (DFB); chair of medical committee since 2013
    • Member of UEFA Medical Committee, member of German Olympic Sport Association (DOSB) Medical Committee
    • Medical Director of FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Saarbrücken hosting the FIFA registry for sudden death and sudden cardiac arrest in football
    • Editor-in-Chief (together with Franco Impellizzeri) of “Science and Medicine in Football”, the only peer-reviewed international football-specific scientific journal (regular supplement of the Journal of Sports Science; currently 3 times pre year), Associate Editor Sports Medicine of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, European Journal of Sport Science and Sports Medicine Open
    Free

    PCMA

    Before players start participating in any sport, they should be medically examined.

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