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Prof. José Carlos Noronha and Dr. João Pedro Oliveira pub- lished in the journal Arthroscopy Techniques, the surgical tech- nique Inside-out tibial tunnel drill- ing technique for all-inside anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, in which they describe “a modifi- cation of the original technique” of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), where “they keep both corticals intact” and avoid “the use of a retrograde drill aiming device, both in femur and in tibia”. The authors describe an “easy and reproducible all-Inside technique for ACL reconstructing, using the semitendinous tendon in a 4-strand fashion construction and cortical suspensory fixation devices”. In this technique “tibial socket is made through an anterolateral portal, for inside-out tunnel drilling, using a flexible reamer”. In this way, it is possible to perform an all-inside ACL reconstruction (with all the advan- tages and disadvantages of this technique) and saving the retrograde drill (that in many cases must be used in duplicate), which translates into a direct impact on the cost of the surgical procedure, making it also economically more desirable, without modifying the premises of the all-inside ACL reconstruc- tion technique. Associated with the detailed description of the tech- nique, the authors include a video and a set of informative images, which in the whole make this article very rich and pedagogical. The text can be freely accessible at https://www.arthroscopytechniques. org/article/S2212-6287(17)30370-5/ abstract?code=xats-site The UEMS (Union Européenne Des Médecins Spécialistes) represents more than 50 medical disciplines, 6 may 2018 including 43 specialty sections, which are considered independent special- ties. There are 37 member countries and it represents more than 1.6 million of medical specialists. Sports Medicine (MD), by its multidiscipli- nary nature, is included in a group called Multidisciplinary Joint Committees (MJC), whose current president is Prof. Doctor Nicolas Christodoulou. At the meeting held in Limassol, Cyprus, on 23/06/2017, the direction of the UEMS MJC Sports Medicine decided to ask the President of SMPD, Prof. Doctor João Paulo Almeida, the indication of “4-5 senior doctors who have dedi- cated a his medical career in the service of MD, in order to propose them to be Fellows”, accompanied by a paragraph explaining such an indication. The SPMD decided unanimously to indicate the following doctors, with the criteria being only specialists in MD and the oldest in active clinical exercise: Nelson Puga, Basil Ribeiro, José Ramos, Vitor Rodrigues and Marcos Miranda. XVI Days of Sports medicine Coimbra, April 14, 2018 Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine On 14/04/2018, the XVI Journeys of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine (SPMD) were held in Coimbra. The event took place at the Coimbra Military Health Centre and was attended by around 70 partici- pants, the vast majority were young doctors. The organization of the event took into consideration some issues which, by their specificity, do not always receive the attention they deserve in this type of event. Thus, the morning was dedicated to exer- cise in extreme environments, with lectures dedicated to heat, depth and altitude. In the afternoon, there was a roundtable on “Planning and medical organization in Sport” with the participation of people from the Health and Performance Unit of the Portuguese Football Federation. To close the journeys, persons of relief on sports physiology were invited to address the theme “VO2Max: Con- sensus and controversy.” The XVI journeys of the SPMD were in an environment of informality guided by the active participation of the audience and sharing of experiences. In the end it was announced that the annual congress of SPMD will take place in Braga, from 15 to 17 Novem- ber 2018. Dr. José Pedro Marques The report on Physical activity (AF) for health (WHO Global Action Plan On Physical Activity 2018 − 2030) will be presented in the City of Football (Oeiras) on June, the 4 th , and shall have the presence of the Director- General of WHO. The purpose of this document is unique: to promote the regular AF in all countries. The “out- break of rapid and global increase in non-contagious diseases and mental illnesses, and its negative impact on health, wellbeing, quality of life and economic development”, as well as “the knowledge that the increase in AF and the reduction of sedentary activity can prevent at least 3.2 million of non-commu- nicable diseases per year, reduce disability and mortality and the economic effort in health systems and increase the number of healthy living years “has caused this Com- mission to recommend to the 71 st World Health Assembly the adoption of this report. It calls for the relative reduction of 15%, in relation to 2016, of the global prevalence of physi- cal inactivity in adolescents and adults in the year 2030 and calls on the member states to implement a global AF action programme. It is a publica- tion of Portugal Football School and of the Health and Per- formance Unit of the Portu- guese Football Federation (FPF), that is included in the periodic publishing strategy of books and manuals for