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About Indian Society of Sports & Exercise Medicine (ISSEM)

Indian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine (ISSEM) is a national-level registered society for Sports & Exercise Medicine. The society has now been expanded to include all the professionals in the field of Sports-Exercise Medicine & Sciences, and related allied fields recognizing the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of Sports & Exercise Medicine. ISSEM boasts to be the only national level society in the country by recognized specialists in the field of Sports & Exercise Medicine. The society was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 9th July 2019 with the registration no. S-E/1633/Distt.South East/2019. The aims and objectives of the society include the followings (but not limited to):

  • To promote sports & sports movement and provide medical & scientific guidance and assistance to make the country excel in sports.
  • To promote fitness, exercise, physical activity, sports participation & training, and provide medical & scientific assistance in this regard.
  • To serve as an apex body for promotion and advancement of general & specific optimal health and well-being through enhancing fitness, exercise, sports participation and safe physical activity; and prevention of health problems, obesity, lifestyle and other diseases and pathologies associated with inactivity & sedentary lifestyle; and through service of sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences professionals.
  • To provide sports-exercise & allied medical and clinical expertise, support, guidance and all possible assistance to all sectors, groups or at individual level, and which may also include but not limited to sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity federations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity organizations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity associations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity clubs, stadiums, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity injuries clinics, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity centers, national health related bodies, Olympic body/association etc. To serve as an apex body, and to develop and promote excellence in medical & health care and safety of sportspersons, exercising and active persons at all levels.
  • To provide sports-exercise & allied scientific expertise, support, guidance and all possible assistance to all sectors, groups or at individual level, and which may also include but not limited to sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity federations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity organizations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity associations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity clubs, stadiums, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity injuries clinics, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity centers, national health related bodies, Olympic body/association etc.
  • To serve as the premier & authoritative medical, scientific and educational resource par excellence and a thought leader & an apex body in the field of sports-exercise medicine & sciences in particular, and allied sciences including wilderness medicine & sciences, mountain medicine & sciences, aviation & space medicine & sciences, extreme environmental medicine & sciences, and Yoga science etc in general.
  • To conduct & promote research at all levels including basic & allied sciences, applied & translational, medical, clinical and advanced research in the field of sports-exercise medicine & sciences in particular, and allied sciences including wilderness medicine & sciences, mountain medicine & sciences, aviation & space medicine & sciences, extreme environmental medicine & sciences, and Yoga science etc in general. To receive and provide funding support and scholarship, and to promote collaborations and partnerships in this regard.
  • To create and promote awareness of sports & exercise medicine in particular, and sports& exercise sciences and allied sciences including wilderness medicine & sciences, mountain medicine & sciences, aviation & space medicine & sciences, extreme environmental medicine & sciences, and Yoga science etc in general. To participate, organize, conduct or provide guidance & assistance in conduction various highest quality relevant professional courses, educational & training programs, developmental programs, workshops, seminars, symposiums, continuing medical education, conferences, congresses, scientific meetings & sessions etc in sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences. To develop and promote and provide guidance and assistance for the development & promotion of sports-exercise medicine & sciences subjects at undergraduate level; sports & exercise medicine specialization and super specialization courses in particular, and basic and advanced sports & exercise sciences and allied sciences courses in general. To support and provide or assist in providing education to all professionals involved in sports-exercise medicine & sciences, and allied sciences; and advance their competency, especially those involved in care of players or persons who are undertaking or aspiring to undertake exercise and physical activity at all levels.
  • To provide & publish various types of scientific and educational literatures on sports-exercise medicine & sciences in particular, and allied sciences including wilderness medicine & sciences, mountain medicine & sciences, aviation & space medicine & sciences, extreme environmental medicine & sciences, and Yoga science etc in general.
  • To promote education and research against substance abuse and doping, and campaign against doping. To provide guidance and assistance in implementing anti-doping charter of NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) & WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). To rehabilitate and educate those sportspersons, coaches, support staff and others who have been found guilty in relation with doping.
  • To participate, promote and assist in Olympic movement as far as sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences are concerned. 
  • To support and promote any and all priority issues in sports-exercise medicine & sciences including allied sciences concerning members, patients and their communities, and general public.
  • To work constantly for promotion, development, growth, prosperity, benefit and advancement of sports & exercise medicine professionals in particular, and sports & exercise sciences and allied sciences professionals in general.
  • To provide quality control and provide guidance and assistance for quality control and maintaining highest internationally acceptable standards of sports-exercise medicine & sciences in particular, and allied sciences practice in general. To actively regulate and assist to regulate the standard and quality of practice of sports-exercise medicine & sciences, and allied sciences, and give approval for the same.
  • To establish or assist in establishment of educational, medical, clinical, scientific and other institutes of sports-exercise medicine & sciences, and allied sciences.
  • To ensure doctors of modern medicine in sports & exercise medicine and sciences are employed as the medical & clinical personals, medical & clinical experts and medical & clinical scientists and sports & exercise scientists to all sports & exercise agencies which may include but not limited to sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity federations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity organizations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity associations, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity clubs, stadiums, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity injuries clinics, sports/exercise/fitness/physical activity centers, national health system hospitals-clinics-health units etc.
  • To act as the premier, authoritative & apex body par excellence for providing advisory and methodical aid for doctors/scientists/allied health professionals of other specialties/super-specialties, and for sports officials, coaches and all other professionals including those who are interested.
  • To encourage and promote exchange of information and expertise with members and the public effectively. To organize exchange programmes on sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences, and exchange expertise and experts among different appropriate apex bodies/agencies and countries.
  • To establish and provide a common and scientific platform for coordination & communication among all sports & exercise medicine professionals, sports & exercise sciences professionals, allied health and sciences professionals for mutual growth and utilize the mutual relationships for the development, growth and promotion of sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences, and to support and enhance the purpose, mission, goals, aims & objectives of ISSEM or Indian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
  • To make affiliation with appropriate international authorities, organizations, institutions, bodies, agencies etc.; and to establish and give affiliation to various state chapters/units/agencies/bodies etc. as members of ISSEM or Indian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine in order to promote sports & exercise medicine in particular, and sports & exercise sciences and allied sciences in general.
  • To develop, maintain and update a national directory on: (a) Doctor of Modern Medicine who have recognized or approved specialization and/or super specialization in sports medicine and/or sports & exercise medicine; and on (b) those doctors, scientists, other allied health professionals, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in sports-exercise medicine & sciences and allied sciences. To register and give registration number to all those Doctor of Modern Medicine who have recognized or approved specialization and/or super specialization in sports medicine and/or sports & exercise medicine.
  • To provide award, scholarships, fellowships etc in the field of sports medicine and/or sports & exercise medicine, and sports & exercise sciences, and allied sciences. To arrange medical insurance cover for competing sportspersons, and for medical and scientific professionals covering sports and activities which are potentially risky for them.
  • To establish, set up and develop different wings or sections of the ISSEM or Indian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine for effective, efficient and smooth working. The different wings/sections may include but not limited to clinical sports & exercise medicine wing; sports & exercise sciences wing; sports & exercise physiotherapy/physical therapy/ podiatry/chiropractic/osteopathy etc wings; and sports coaches/strength & conditioning coaches/physical educationists etc wings etc.
  • To take all other steps & actions which may or may not be in the aims &objectives but which support, enhance and are congenial and conductive to attain the purpose, mission, goals, aims & objectives of ISSEM or Indian Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine, either alone or in cooperation with appropriate individuals, groups, organizations or agencies etc; and to promote sports, exercise, health, fitness and physical activity on a sound medical and scientific basis.


ISSEM is working constantly for fitness and sports for all, and to make the country healthy, fit and the best in the world of sports and human performance.

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