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UAEFA to hold virtual sports medicine conference

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on June 2, 2020
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAE Football Association. - Supplied photo

It will be attended by around 2000 participants including those working with La Liga club FC Barcelona, Ligue 1's Monaco, Brazil's Flamengo, Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal and Major League Soccer's Orlando City

The Fifa Medical Centre of Excellence in Dubai and the UAE Football Association (UAEFA) will conduct the largest virtual sports medicine conference next Friday, the UAEFA announced on Tuesday.

The conference titled 'Return to football after the longest interruption,' will see around 2000 specialists working with medical teams in various national federations and international clubs, take part.

The conference assumes importance, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, as sports in many countries, including the UAE, makes a gradual return to action.

The conference will be attended by consultants and specialists from around the world including Dr. Janes Kleinfeld, General Medical Director of many competitions organized by Fifa, Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed Al-Hashemi, Chairman of the Sports Medicine Committee of the UAEFA and Dr. Murad Al-Ghairi, Director of the Fifa Medical Centre of Excellence.

There will also be consultants from the La Liga club FC Barcelona, Ligue 1's Monaco, Brazil's Flamengo, Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal and Major League Soccer's Orlando City.

"It is important to exchange medical and health experiences at this time because medicine plays an essential role in sports," Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAEFA said on Tuesday.

"So, organising an international medical sports conference in partnership with the Fifa Medical Centre of Excellence in Dubai is vital in light of the coronavirus pandemic that has stopped all football activities," he added.

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, while thanking healthcare workers during this time, also said that the conference will help in knowing the latest findings of medicine in the field of epidemics and how to behave during the cessation of sports activity, and ways to reduce the impact of stopping sports activities and football competitions.

"The Sports Medicine Committee at the UAEFA is keen to develop its work methods and is serious about updating information in order to secure the best modern health awareness programmes and publish them in the sports community," he said.

james@khaleejtimes.com


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