UncategorisedBOC attends medical conference

September 11, 20190

The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) attended on Thursday (April 7) the Arabian Gulf University’s Fourth Annual Medical Student Conference.
The conference was staged over three days at Al Jawhara Centre for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders in Salmaniya.
organized by the university under the patronage of Lt. General Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Health, this year’s edition of the conference was held under a new slogan ‘Sports Medicine’.
BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar delivered the opening remarks in the first session, in which he emphasized the keenness of the committee to actively take a major role in building a sports medicine society that contributes to deepen the concept of sports medicine and its application in the GCC.
Askar also highlighted the steps undertaken by the committee, which led to massive development in various areas, including the National Coaching Programme and sports medicine, both featured at Nasser bin Hamad Scientific Research Award in the field of sports.
Late on, the BOC National Sports Medicine Centre’s Dr Francisco Chapman and Dr Vladimir Suarez Felipe of Cuba delivered workshops over two days on muscle examination using Cybex technology.
On her part, Anti-Doping specialist Zaynab Anwar presented a workshop on the threats of doping and its influence on the athletes health.
BOC’s final contribution was made by Sports Training and Development Centre Director and international instructor Nabeel Taha, who presented a seminar on psychological influence on injured athletes and positive psychology over the coming two days.
Organised for the fourth successive year with the presence of 600 participants from Bahrain and the GCC, the conference was designed to shed light on the role of the sports medicine sector in managing and preventing sports-related injuries. It also explored the role of sports and physical activity in managing and preventing chronic diseases and helped raise awareness of the importance of a range of preventative healthcare practices and the rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.
Other important themes explored during the conference included the role of sports medicine in building healthy and active societies, the most effective approaches for increasing knowledge of medical concepts related to the field of sports medicine and recommended steps for building a common base of knowledge across the GCC.

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