The Society of Outdoor Sports Medicine (a.k.a EXTREMESPORTMED) pursues the following aims:
We contribute to the progress of medical science, with particular focus on its application to the practice of sporting activities practiced outdoor.
We bring together and represent the scientists and professionals operating in the field of outdoor sports science, and promote the exchange of culture and experiences at international level.
We promote scientific research in the area of outdoor sports medicine and science, especially through the organisation and promotion of studies and scientific research, participation in commissions and study groups, scientific collaboration or cooperation with public and/or private bodies, organisations and institutions.
We promote the continuous professional development of our members, both cultural and scientific, including the promotion of congresses and didactic activities.
We promote expertise and education in the areas of interest related to outdoor sports medicine, also outside the immediate sphere of activity of its members by way of congresses, conventions and seminars, also in collaboration with other bodies and associations.
We promote the training of the professionals operating or preparing to operate in the sector, using the means and instruments deemed suitable on a case-by-case basis: including training courses, periods of work experience, expeditions.
We provide consultancy and support to athletes, sports associations, trainers, etc. in the organisation and preparation of extreme or special sporting activities, in difficult or hostile environments or conditions.
We promote scientific knowledge through editorial initiatives, including the official magazine of the Association.