The 1st Action Sports & Exercise Medicine Congress was organized by EXTREMESPORTMED in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano. It was held in Malcesine, Italy at the distinguished venue of, Palazzo dei Capitani on the 12th and 13th of July 2019. It hosted the first multidisciplinary group interested in developing specific skills for the action and adventure sports medicine.
One hundred twelve experts from all over the world – including the USA, Australia, Brazil, many European Universities, came together in these two congressional days. The event was endorsed by ISMuLT, AIFI and the Municipality of Malcesine. International sports federations participated, including the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), World Skate, Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (FISI), and European Hang Gliding and Paragliding Union (EHPU). Some respected scientific authorities were involved,including the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUSB), the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR), the Group of Italian Sports Physical Therapist (GISPT), and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM).