Dear friends,

The sport year 2019 is full of significant international events. In February Slovakia will be represented by athletes at the European Winter Festival in Sarajevo and a team of athletes, for whom Minsk becomes a temporary home later in June during the European Games will already be in preparation. In May there will be no need to travel away for the world ice hockey craze due to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (hosted by Slovakia). Bratislava and Košice will surely get flooded with several cars wearing the Slovak national flag and once again the national pride will rise in one massive team emotion for the Game. Hopefully, it will also outlast for the summer EYOFE in Baku.

Number of important high-level international sports events not only require the high-level conditional preparation of the Slovak athletes. Quality of their performance is also directly affected by the provided health care. Last but not least, the psychological preparation and knowledge of fair play antidoping are of great importance, too. We wish to extend the length of the sports professional career by preventive measurements against injuries and illness as well as the proper athlete nutrition.

Every generation of successful Slovak representatives is also formed by the professional medical public, the integral part of everyday athlete's life. It is our honor to invite and welcome you at the next International Sports Congress, which is the third continuation of the exceptional European Congresses of Ice Hockey. We have changed the name and widen the spectrum of participants to all sports, helping to bring together the professionals of the same passion, the passion for sport.

In cooperation with the Slovak Olympic Committee, sports federations, trade and professional partners, we will make every effort to ensure the highest possible professional level and the appropriate social framework of this unique event, that would eventually enable Slovakia to enjoy good reputation as a great organizer and a host.

We look forward to meeting you in Slovakia.

MUDr. Mgr. Andrea Švrčková, MHA
Executive Director of the Congress

Congress Organising team

MUDr. Mgr. Andrea Švrčková, MHA
SVK
MUDr. Pavel Malovič
SVK
MUDr. Roman Fano
SVK
MUDr. Matej Handžák
SVK
Boris Brand, M.D.
GER
MUDr. Jan Nohejl
CZE
MUDr. Stanislav Beli
SVK
MUDr. Milan Petro
SVK
Mgr. Andrej Foltýn
SVK

Participants will receive international credits CME

Credits for doctors
15 and more
Credits for physiotherapists
18
Credits for nurses
14