AFC lines up D’Hooghe to keynote 7th Medical Conference; opens up ‘free paper sessions’

October 11 – Dr. Michel D’Hooghe, chairman of the FIFA Medical Committee, will deliver the keynote address at on the 7th AFC Medical Conference Qatar 2022 next March 6-10.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a number of key speakers for the event which feature specialists from FIFA, UEFA, Conmebol and Aspetar. D’Hooghe will open the conference with his address themed ‘Football and Sports Medicine – Celebrating Diversity’.

Speakers will share their knowledge of football medicine, fitness and conditioning, and anti-doping, focussing 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.

The conference organising committee is also inviting speakers and presenters to contribute to the scientific programme through the submission of abstracts for the free paper sessions.

Speakers confirmed include AFC Medical Committee Chairperson Dato’ Dr. Gurcharan Singh, FIFA Medical Director, Dr. Andrew Massey, Professor Roald Bahr, Head of the Aspetar Sports Injury & Illness Prevention (ASPREV).

Other invited 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.

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