Sports Medicine & Nutrition Conference in Abu Dhabi

Source: ADSC 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM Share this:

As disclosed in a press conference held in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, an important conference on sports medicine & nutrition will take place in Abu Dhabi on 16th and 17th this month. 

The conference will be organized by Mediterranean Conferences Organizing Company (MCO), in cooperation with each of:  Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Health Point Hospital and Abu Dhabi Knee & Sports Medicine Center as strategic partners for this conference.

Details of the conference have been released in a press conference held at Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  The press conference has been attended by: HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, ADSC General Secretary, Dr. May Al Jabir, Deputy Medical Manager & Head of General Health Initiatives at Health Point Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and Dr. Samer Al Laham, Senior Cardiologist & Chief Quality Officer at SKMC in Abu Dhabi, and Dr. Mohammed Abuelkhair, CEO of MCO.

The main objective of this conference is to emphasize and to highlight current trends in sports medicine, mental training & performance, and relationship between sports and public health, pain and surgeries

A number of renowned speakers from Health Point Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center in Abu Dhabi as well as from and Apollo Hospitals in India will speak at the panels of the conference.

Sessions and activities of the conference will be held on 16th and 17th of this month at Rosewood Hotel- Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.

The conference provides a unique forum under the theme “Contemporary Sports Medicine & Nutrition: Educate & Engage”. The focus will be on importance of sports medicine, covering latest medical approaches concerning athletes’ diagnosis, treatment, injury prevention exercises and precautions, and surgeries.

The conference will also discuss in-depth matters related to nutrition, dietary recommendations and other critical factors enhancing the performance of athletes and sportspersons.

 More than  300 healthcare professionals and experts are expected to  participate including: physicians, orthopedic surgeons, nutritionists, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, nurses, trainers & coaches, academic faculty & students, public health specialists, and alternative medicine practitioners from major pioneering facilities.

HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, ADSC General Secretary said: “We do welcome holding this important conference here in Abu Dhabi. The conference will be a great contribution to the process of sport development in Abu Dhabi as it will cover important matters in terms of sport medicine and nutrition.”

Al Awani praised the organisers and strategic partners of this conference, and invited all relevant bodies in Abu Dhabi to attend this conference.

For her part, Dr. May Al Jabir, Deputy Medical Manager & Head of General Health Initiatives at Health Point Hospital in Abu Dhabi said : “This conference is one of the initiatives that will contribute to highlighting modern medical practices in regard to sport medicine>”

Dr. Mohammed Abuelkhair, CEO of the organizing company, "MCO” said: We are pleased to organize the Sports Medicine and Nutrition Conference which will be held in Abu Dhabi for the first time. The conference will combine healthcare professionals including physicians, physiotherapies, dietitians, athletes and public together to highlight the importance of building healthy community. Through sports, we can minimize potential injuries, and support proper nutrition that leads to better lifestyle."


He also added that the conference will address contemporary treatment for most common injuries facing sportspersons, and the technologies used to enhance their performance & healing through distinguish sponsors and exhibitors.

Dr. Samer Al Laham, Senior Cardiologist & Chief Quality Officer at SKMC in Abu Dhabi said: “Good Nutrition and sport exercises improve the function of the body as a whole. Sport exercises are key factors to prevent chronic diseases and to delay aging as well.”