To oversee and advise on all medical and anti-doping aspects related to rowing.
2.1 To supervise and monitor medical, health and safety services at World Rowing Championships and World Rowing Cup regattas using Commission members or FISA-certified volunteer medical physicians.
2.2 To investigate and promote the prevention of rowing-related injuries and health issues.
2.3 To formulate and publish best practice guidelines for medical and health services and environmental issues.
2.4 To promote research activity on rowing-related health and medical issues, exercise physiology, biomechanics, health, environmental and any other sports medicine related subjects.
2.5 To publish in the Sports Medicine section on the FISA website, as appropriate:
2.5.1 Legislation and statements (WADA, IOC, FIMS, FISA…);
2.5.2 Documentation relating to exercise physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, biological aspects of training;
2.5.3 Research results and best-practices publications
2.6 To provide basic medical and health education to coaches.
2.7 To provide advice and recommendations upon request to the Council, Coaches Conference and member federations.
2.8 To advise FISA on guidelines and policies for Anti-Doping activities and supervise anti-doping controls at FISA events.
2.9 To provide three members of the Commission to serve as the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee, as defined in the Anti-Doping Rules. One member shall be appointed as Chair by the Executive Committee.
3.1 Members of this Commission should be certified medical physicians with specific expertise in Sports Medicine.
3.2 The Commission can be supported by non-physician consultants who hold a doctoral degree in biomedical sports-related science.