Prof. Dr. Mayer was born in 1964. He studied Medicine in Tübingen, Germany and worked at the University Clinic in Tübingen till 2002 and at the University Clinic in Freiburg till 2005. Since 2006 he is Medical Director at the University Outpatient Clinic – Center of Sports Medicine at Potsdam University, Germany. He is orthopedic surgeon and specialist in Sports Medicine. The main Focus of his research is the efficiency of conservative treatment strategies in prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries in high-performance athletes as well as the overall population. Further topics are preparticipation examinations in adolescent and adult athletes, therapy and prevention of low back pain and tendinopathies. Besides daily patient care Prof. Mayer is consultant in different athletic teams and responsible for the sports medicine in the Federal state of Brandenburg, Germany. Prof. Mayer is Chair of the Scientific board of German Society of Sports Medicine and Prevention (DGSP) and member of the medical commission of the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB).