Friday, 22 October 2021 04:12 GMT

Doha to host 7th AFC Medical Conference in March


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: The 7th AFC Medical Conference Qatar 2022 will be held in Doha from March 8 to 10 next year, with the participation of renowned sports medicine and science professionals from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), FIFA, UEFA and Aspetar.

Chairman of the FIFA Medical Committee Dr. Michel D'Hooghe will deliver a keynote address on the theme Football and sports medicine  Celebrating Diversity to set the tone for the three-day Conference.

AFC Medical Committee Chairperson Dato Dr. Gurcharan Singh, an experienced sports medicine physician and expert in anti-doping programmes, will be joined by the FIFA Medical Director Dr. Andrew Massey, Professor Roald Bahr, head of the Aspetar Sports Injury & Illness Prevention (ASPREV) Program and many other sports medicine and science experts from Aspetar and around the world.

Other speakers include Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Information Systems at the Hamad Medical Corporation Dr. Abdulwahab Al Musleh and Professor Yung Shu-hang Patrick, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who holds various other medical positions in Hong Kong.  

Key speakers from FIFA, UEFA, CONMEBOL and Aspetar will share their knowledge in the field of football medicine, fitness and conditioning, and anti-doping, focusing on and celebrating diversity, evidence-based clinical pearls and cutting-edge research. Topics include women's football, concussion, knee and anterior cruciate ligament injuries, cardiac screening and cardiac arrest on the pitch, COVID-19 and return to play decision-making, mental health and sexual harassment in sport.

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