Curriculum Urhausen Axel JP, MD, PhD, FACSM
Born October 20, 1958 in Verviers/Belgium, Nationality Luxembourg, married, 3 children.
1977 High-school diploma in Eupen/Belgium.
1977 - 1984 Study of Medicine at the Medical Department of the Catholic University in Namur and the Catholic University in Louvain/Brussels in Belgium.
1984 Licence of Physical Education for physicians at the University of Louvain in Belgium.
1984 - 2004 Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine, Medical Department of the University of Saarland in
Saarbruecken/Germany (substitute of the head of the department, Prof. W. Kindermann).
1987 German subspecialisation “Sports Medicine”
1994 Post-doctoral thesis (habilitation) at the Medical Department of the University of Saarland (title „The overtraining syndrome“).
1998 Offer of the chair of the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Dortmund.
1999 Named Professor at the Medical Department of the University of Saarland.
1999 Named “Medaillé du Mérite Sportif en Argent” in Luxembourg.
2002 - 2004 Chair replacement and sports medical teaching at the University of Giessen/Germany.
2000 “Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine”.
Since September 2004 Head of the Department of Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Hospital Center of Luxembourg.
“Maître de stage hospitalier” for the specific formation in general medecine at university of Luxembourg.
Areas of activity:
Internal sports medicine and exercise physiology, Performance diagnostics/training control, Cardiac adaptation to exercise and training/ Echocardiography, Overtraining, Hormonal regulation.
Over 250 scientific publications including approx. 40 peer-review publications as first author. Scientific advisory board of the journals
"Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin“ (German Journal of Sports Medicine) and “Sportorthopädie-Sporttraumatologie“.1996-2000 Editorial board of „Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise“.
Editorial board of International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
Corresponding member of the editorial board of the journal “Sportwissenschaft”.
Sports Medical Care:
Since 1988 Head-physician of the German Rowing Federation. Sportsmedical care of the Olympic training center in Saarbruecken. Member of the German medical team at the Olympic Games in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Memberships in committees:
National Anti-Doping Agency of Luxembourg.
National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany.
Nucleus member in section “Exercise physiologie” of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Member in section “Sports Cardiology” of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
Groupe de travail “Alimentation saine et activité physique” du Ministère de la Santé du Luxembourg
Member in section “Sports Cardiology” of the German Society of Sports Cardiology.
President of the medical and scientific commission of the olympic and sports comitee of Luxembourg.
Board of the Luxembourg Society of Sports Medicine (SLMS).
1999 - 2005 Scientific Council of the German Society of Sports Medicine.
1989 - 2002 Executive Board Sports Medical Association Saar.
1990 - 2004 Scientific Council of the German Triathlon Union.
1998 - 2004 Section Mass Sport, Leisure Time Sport and Sport of the Elderly in the German Society of Sports Medicine.
1993 - 2000 Medical Commission of the International Rowing Federation (FISA).
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