Wayne Derman is Professor and Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Stellenbosch University. He is also Co-Director of the IOC Research Centre of South Africa and the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, which focuses on injury prevention, and protection of the health of the athlete. He has provided specialist Sports Medical consulting services to the South African Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Commonwealth & Olympic Teams as well as members of the public. Professor Derman has played an important role in clinical support for South Africa’s athletes at International level. He fulfilled the positions of Chief Medical Officer for the South African Team to the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and Medical Officer for the South African Paralympic Team to Beijing 2008 and London 2012. In December to May 2002, he served as Flight Surgeon to Cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth during the “First African in Space” mission in Russia and served as the Medical Officer for Cape Town for the FIFA 2010 World Cup. He has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and policy documents and has presented on the International stage in over 25 countries. Having diverse interests, he has been awarded many accolades in his career ranging from a Fellowship of the American College of Sports Medicine; the Val Schreire Award for the Outstanding Investigator in the Cardiovascular Field in Southern Africa; the Paul Harris award from Rotary International for community contribution; to a Mondi Award nomination for journalism. In December 2004, Professor Derman was named recipient of the Department of Health and Health Professionals Council award for Excellence in Health Care in South Africa.