International Organising Committee
Peter Van de Vliet, IPC
Dr. Peter Van de Vliet is Medical & Scientific Director of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), with office in Bonn, Germany, since October 2006. His portfolio includes classification, anti-doping, medical services, and sports sciences. Dr. Van de Vliet, Belgian citizen, holds a Ph.D. in Physiotherapy and Motor Rehabilitation from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, on the theme of ‘Exercise in Clinical Depression’. Prior to taking the position in the IPC, he was commercial agent in mobility devices for persons with impairment, and later worked as researcher at the Leuven University with particular interest in Paralympic classification and psychosocial determinants of sports-participation in athletes with impairment. He was member of the Belgian Paralympic Team for Atlanta 2006 (Athletics Coach) and Athens 2004 (Wheelchair Rugby Team Manager), and member of the Belgian Paralympic Committee Elite Athlete Sport Counseling Group. He also was Chef de Mission for numerous Belgian delegations at European and World Championships in IPC Athletics and IWAS Wheelchair Rugby in the period 1992-2006. Dr. Van de Vliet regularly speaks and publishes on Paralympic sport classification, anti-doping and medical care, and acts as occasional reviewer for several international journals.
Fabio Pigozzi, FIMS
EDUCATION : Graduated in Medical Sciences (cum Laude) at the Rome University “La Sapienza”. Specialisations in Cardiology and in Sports Medicine. Honorary Doctor in Sport Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Profesor Honorario, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Doctorate “Honoris Causa” in Health Sciences, Catholic University San Antonio, Murcia, Spain. MD, PhD. CAREER: Rector at the State Sports University of Rome “Foro Italico” (2013-2019); Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, Sports Medicine Unit, University of Rome “Foro Italico”; Scientific Director of the FIFA ((Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Medical Center of Excellence of Rome (2010-); Member of the Board of Directors (2009-11) and of the Technical and Scientific Committee (2011-2014) of the Italian Space Agency; Member of the Health National Council (2009-2014); Member of the Technical Health Committee of the Ministry of Health (2015). Contributed to several topics in Sport Medicine and Sport Science, particularly on cardiovascular response to physical exercise and training, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition and antidoping. Author of about 200 scientific publications. SPORT ADMINISTRATION: President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (2010-); Member of the Foundation Board (2015-) and of the Health, Medical and Research Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency-WADA (2008-); Member of the Medical Commission–Medical and Scientific Group of the International Olympic Committee (2014-); Member of the Medical Commission of the Association of the National Olympic Committees-ACNO (2014- ); Member of the Medical and Antidoping Commission of the European Olympic Committees-EOC (2015-); Member of the Medical Committee of the World Olympians Association -WOA (2015-); Member of the Executive Board (2008-) and Chairman of the Medical Committee (1996-) of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne; Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Olympic Committee (2001-2009/2013-2016). Member of the Medical Commission - Games Group of the International Olympic Committee (1999-2009); Member of the Commission for Culture and Olympic Education of the International Olympic Committee (2008-2010); Secretary General of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (1997-2009); Honorary President of the European Federation of Sports Medicine (2009-2013); Consultant, Medical Services and Head of Doping Control for the Torino 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (2002-2006).
Detlef Dumon, ICSSPE
As Executive Director since 2007, Detlef Dumon fills a strategic key position within the global network of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education. He facilitates contact between academic experts and their findings in various sport science disciplines and areas such as physical activity, sport and development, and physical education, with policy makers in governments, public administration and organised sports. Long standing collaborations and partnerships have led to trustful relations with leading ministerial officials in several countries and expert organisations within the UN system. In close cooperation with respective stakeholders, Detlef Dumon has been engaged with several global and national policy development, moderation and rapprochement initiatives between ministries, as well as between governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Detlef Dumon holds a Master degree in linguistics and journalism, has worked for several communications agencies and has extensive knowledge and experience in working in intercultural settings and across professional disciplines and organisational structures.