Chengdu: Close to 700 delegates from over 60 countries are eagerly awaiting the start of the 6th AFC Medical Conference which will be held in Chengdu, China PR from March 4 to 8.

The conference, held every four years, continues to draw an ever-increasing number of participants and has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1995 in Tokyo, Japan.

With the InterContinental Century City hotel playing host to this year’s prestigious gathering, pre-conference events including team physician, sports physiotherapy and anti-doping courses as well as workshops on football emergency medicine, traditional complementary medicine and practical examinations of the knee, ankle and hamstring are just some of the highlights in store for those attending.


Meanwhile, the conference programme itself – which is set to get underway on Monday – will provide keynote address, lectures, symposiums, free papers, poster presentations and clinical demonstrations.

In addition, areas of contention such as stem cell application to muscle tissue/ cartilage repair, age and sex determination, new insights into the pathophysiology of injuries, the use and abuse of modern medicine, prevention of emergencies and injuries, sudden cardiac death, anti-doping – biological passports and steroid profiling – football for health, travel medicine – a preventive tool – and a host of other medical issues that confront the medical practitioner in sports will all be addressed during the conference which has the tagline Football and Sports Medicine – the Challenging Horizon.

As at the last edition of the AFC Medical Conference in India, the AFC Medical Awards will also be held in conjunction with the conference.Source: