Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Golden experience for travelling fellows

Dato’ Dr. Ramlan Abdul Aziz (3L) welcomed participants of the AFC President's Travelling Fellowship in Football Medicine programme in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Kuala Lumpur: The participants of the AFC President's Travelling Fellowship for Football Medicine programme have a great opportunity to learn beyond football medicine into many associated areas that will enrich their experience and knowledge as football doctors.

Malaysia’s National Sports Institute (ISN) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Dr. Ramlan Abdul Aziz said the Institute, the third and last sports medicine centre in the itinerary of the fellowship programme, will help the fellows learn as much as they can.

“Sports medicine is an area of medicine that integrates many other scientific fields,” Dato’ Dr. Ramlan said while welcoming the four fellows at the ISN in the Malaysian capital on Monday.

“At our facilities, we integrate many other scientific fields such as psychology, biomechanics, paramedicine, rehab, research, sports technology and more into sports medicine so that you as travelling fellows will be able to look beyond medicine and explore other scientific areas associated to it.

“We are happy to have you here at the ISN and we hope we will be able to contribute more to the field of football medicine in the continent that is spearheaded by the AFC as the governing body of football in Asia.

“More importantly, we hope you will appreciate that sports medicine is a highly rewarding endeavour as you will see more quality doctors are coming to this field these days.”

The four fellows, Dr. Tohid Barghi from Iran, Malaysian Dr. Muhammad Zaidi Saleh, Dr. Abeer Mohammed Ali Al Macki from Oman and Thai physiotherapist Tanaqon Sasayanant arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday after kicking off their fellowship at ASPETAR - Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital before continuing their programme at Siriraj Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand.

The fellowship runs from 15 January for four weeks, finishing on 10 February. The participants will spend approximately one week in each centre during which time they will attend clinics in sports medicine and pre-participation in medical evaluations, including cardiology, rehabilitation, imaging, and the sports sciences, as well as interacting in clinical workshops and discussions.

The four fellows were selected from 36 nominations made by 21 Member Associations of AFC to participate in the inaugural edition of the travelling fellowship which marks an important milestone in the history of AFC and its vision to better healthcare of players in Asia.

Monday, 30 January 2012 15:02 

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