Dear Medical Doctors colleagues,
First of all, I’d like to thank you all for your participation in the 22 WMFC Barcelona 2016. I´m very recognized to you for trusting in our organization and for giving us your confidence.
Catalonia has been proud of hosting you once again, after 12 years since the last Championship organized in our city of Barcelona in 2004.
I’d like to congratulate all the teams for your fair play, a characteristic that we must preserve since this is a Championship for Medical doctors and not for professional football players. It is therefore very important to keep this idea for the following tournaments.
Along the week I’m convinced that you have established many personal and medical relationships with the members of your own team, as well as with the players of the other teams. This is an important part of the tournament that I consider very relevant, since these relationships for sure will lead to an improvement of the patients’ health in all the communities and, why not, they may favour the peace among our countries.
Personally, as a founder of this Championship, I like to tell you that I’m very proud and happy, when I see that the Tournament is growing up so much in participation of different nations and that it is improving largely from the scientific and sports points of view.
In conclusion, I hope that you have enjoyed the Championship as well as the visit of our city of Barcelona.
I wish you now a safe trip to your countries.
Ferran Morell MD
President of WMFC Barcelona 2016
Pulmonologist (and Ombudsman) of the Institut de Recerca Vall d’Hebron (VHIR)
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
Chair-Professor of Pulmonary Medicine (emeritus). Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Head of Service of Pulmonary Medicine Hospital Vall d`Hebron (1995-2014).