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AFC Medical Conference to be held from November 30

5th AFC Medical Conference

5th AFC Medical Conference

The AFC Medical Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi from November 30 to December 2, 2015. The sports science and medicine conference programme involves a complex, challenging and wide range of topics for all those involved in any sport. It is a “low cost and high output” professional activity. Through current research and scientific evidence the care of athletes needs to be re-addressed professionally – a diversion from the past.

This conference held every four years draws large number participants and is growing from strength to strength since its inception in 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. It provides cutting edge evidence based scientific information in the field of sports and medicine presented by experts based on research. Participants enrich and share vital information to effectively function within their respective fields in all sports.

The pre-conference programmes from 28-29 November 2015 namely “Team Physician Course”, “Sports Physiotherapy” and “Anti-Doping Accreditation Course” further provides hands on training and enhance their skills in the care of athletes.

The AFC Medical Conference covers all aspects of sports science and medicine just as any other sports medicine conference. As it is organised by a sports body – football, hence, the name had been changed recently from AFC Conference in Sports Science & Medicine to AFC Football Medicine Conference. Currently more than 3.2 billion people are involved in football worldwide, the most popular sport.

Since it covers all aspects of sports science and medicine – emergency medicine; assessment of fitness, fatigue & recovery and performance; science of adaptation to extreme environments; sports cardiology; anti-doping matters; prevention of injuries and illnesses; sports orthopaedics; use and abuse of drug abuse; rehabilitation and team preparation; medical assessments; special groups – youth, women and referees; travel medicine; nutrition and supplementation; age and gender determination; complimentary medicine so on and so forth. The scientific programme with more than 160 presentations by experts reflects the high level and popularity of the conference.

Hence, it is open to sports physiologists; physical therapists; doctors involved in sports; coaches and physical trainers; referees; sports scientists; sports dieticians; sports science and management personnel, sports administrators and psychologists etc.

(Report courtesy AIFF Media)