AFC President's Travelling Fellow for Football Medicine ends on a high
Bangkok: The AFC President's Travelling Fellow for Football Medicine 2020 continued to spread the knowledge on sports medicine with the latest initiative giving participants the experience of witnessing medical officers working in an AFC competition.
This is the first time participants of the AFC President's Travelling Fellow for Football Medicine experienced how medical and anti-doping methods were put in place during the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020.
National Sports Medicine Centre - NSIM joins AFC Medical Centre of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) continued its efforts to widen the network of world-class medical centres by recognising the National Sports Medicine Centre - National Sports Institute (NSIM) of Malaysia as part of the AFC Medical Centre of Excellence.
NSIM will now be part of seven established medical centres under the AFC Medical Centre of Excellence which was launched in 2018 to provide better healthcare for footballers in Asia while looking at ways to improve sports medicine research.
Chengdu: A host of inspirational medical professionals were recognised for their endeavours on Wednesday at the second edition of the AFC Football Medical Awards.
Held on the sidelines of the 6th AFC Medical Conference in the Chinese city of Chengdu, the AFC Football Medicine Awards are designed to acknowledge and recognise the contribution of medical professionals to the development of football and, at the same time, serve as an inspiration to others to continue their involvement in the game at all levels.
Among the winners was medical luminary Professor Haruhito Aoki from Japan who was honoured with the AFC Football Medicine Merit Award and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Dr. Zohreh Haratian who received the AFC Young Medical Officer Award.
With Professor Aoki unable to attend Dr. Tsuguo Morikawa received the award on his behalf.
In addition, some 25 other professionals received AFC Distinguished Gold, Silver and Bronze Service Awards for outstanding service to their respective professions.
Dushanbe: A three-day Sports Medicine Workshop has been held under the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) League Development Programme in the Tajik capital city.
The workshop covered various areas of sports medicine such as the FIFA 11+ injury prevention programme, age determination, gender verification, return-to-play decisions, use and abuse of biological therapies, on-field management of concussion, sudden cardiac arrest and more.
AFC Medical Committee Chairman Dato' Dr. Gurcharan Singh (Malaysia) and AFC Medical Committee Member Dr. Zohreh Haratian (Islamic Republic of Iran) delivered the workshop which encompassed both theoretical and practical sessions.
"In requirement of the recently introduced Club Licensing Regulations in Tajikistan, every National League Participating Club needs to appoint a doctor or a physiotherapist. All the clubs have made the necessary appointments," Tajikistan Football Federation’s League Director Alisher Urunov said.
"However, most of the club doctors lack the necessary knowledge and expertise of sports medicine. So, the Tajikistan Football Federation had requested AFC to conduct this Sports Medicine Workshop under the League Development Programme.
"The workshop was beneficial for the club doctors to get the latest knowledge on sports medicine from the experts in the field. The topics covered were very useful for the club doctors and would help them in providing the best possible medical support to the players."
Centre of Sports Science joins AFC's Medical Centre of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur: The Centre for Sports Science (CSS) under the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research received its accreditation as an AFC Medical Centre of Excellence at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The Chennai-based facility which strives to be a dedicated world-class centre for sports science, medical services and education in India, has met all the criteria including the AFC guidelines, and is the first facility in the country to receive the AFC’s recognition.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa presented the award to CSS Director Dr. S. Arumugam at the accreditation ceremony, which was also attended by AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John.
Dr. Arumugam expressed his gratitude and also said: “Football is a growing sport in India, and this recognition gives us the opportunities to collaborate with leaders in the football industry, and most importantly, attain best practices and guidelines that would benefit the athletes.”