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DAY 1: MARCH 4, 2023 (SATURDAY)

07:30 - 08:30   Registration
Keynote 1
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Paul Dijkstra (UK | QAT)  | Co-chair: Paisal Chantarapitak (THA)
Learning Objectives: 

On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
 

  1. Understand FIFA's role in ensuring the role of diversity in sports medicine and performance.

  2. Be aware of the projects/research FIFA have embarked on, to improve diversity within sports medicine and performance and ensure Football Medicine is truly global.

Time
Topic
Speaker
09:00 - 09:30
Sports Medicine - Celebrating Diversity"
Andrew Massey (UK)
Lecture 1
Grand Ballroom
Chair: Marco Cardinale (ITA|QAT) | Co-chair: Reema Alhosani (UAE)
Learning Objectives: 

On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
 

  1. Appreciate the complexity of the increased physical demands made on elite players and potential risks to health and well-being.
  2. Understand the importance and challenges of adopting an interdisciplinary approach to player development and performance.
  3. Recognise how contemporary developments in fitness knowledge, and the utilisation of bespoke modern technology and data, can be adopted to make better informed decisions.
Time
Topic
Speaker
09:00 - 10:00
Contemporary challenges in fitness and conditioning
Dr Paul Balsom (Sweden)
10:30 - 10:35
Introduction
Chairpersons
10:35 - 10:50
Women’s football in 2022 - one step closer to levelling the playing field
Liesel Geertsema (Qatar | New Zealand)
10:00 - 10:30   Break 
Symposium 1, 2 and 3 are run in parallel session
Symposium 1: Women's Football
Ballroom 1
Chair: Celeste Geertsema (QAT | NZL)  | Michiko Dohi-Tashima (JPN)
Time
Topic
Speaker
10:00 - 10:35
Introduction
Chairpesons
10:35 - 10:53
Women’s football in 2022 - one step closer to levelling the playing field
Liesel Geertsema (Qatar | New Zealand)
10:53 - 11:11
“What would you do?”  How to recognize and manage harassment and abuse in footballers:  a clinical approach
Margo Mountjoy (Canada)
11:11 - 11:29
Women’s football medicine in Iran - celebrating the beautiful game
Zohreh Haratian (IR Iran)
11:29 - 11:47
The differences in injuries in women’s football between CONMEBOL and AFC
Osvaldo Pangrazio (Paraguay)
11:47 - 12:05
Experience of WE league, first women's professional league in Asia
Michiko Dohi (Japan)
12:05 - 12:30
Panel Discussion
All
Symposium 2: Hamstring Injuries
Ballroom 2
Chair: Rodney Whiteley (Qatar | Australia) | Co-chair: Patrick Yung SH (Hong Kong)
Time
Topic
Speaker
10:30 - 10:35
Introduction
Chairpersons
10:35 - 10:52
Epidemiological considerations
Tania Pizzari (Australia)
10:52 - 11:09
Imaging classification
Javier Arnaiz (Qatar | Spain)
11:09 - 11:26
Preventing hamstring injuries
Toni Snoxell (Qatar | South Africa)
11:26 - 11:43
Your daily assessment during rehabilitation
Rod Whiteley (Qatar | Australia)
11:43 - 12:00
Return to sport considerations
Patrick Yung S H (Hong Kong)
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion
All
Symposium 3: Rehabilitation after sports- related concussion: A holistic approach
Ballroom 3
Chair: Louis Holtzhausen (Qatar | South Africa) | Co-chair: Prof Alia Alghwiri (Jordan)
Learning Objectives: 

On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 

  1. Apply the latest evidence in sport-related concussion care.

  2. Relate the principles of vestibulo-ocular retraining in concussion 

  3. Relate the principles of balance and sensorimotor treatment of concussion 

  4. Outline the neurocognitive treatment options for concussion 

Time
Topic
Speaker
10:30 - 10:35
Introduction
Chairpersons
10:35 - 10:50
Concussion care – what is the evidence in 2022?
Mark Fulcher (New Zealand)
10:50 - 11:05
Cervical and vestibulo-oculomotor intervention after SRC: “Get better sooner” (1)
Matthew Azzopardi (Qatar | Malta)
11:05 - 11:25
Cervical and vestibulo-oculomotor intervention after SRC: “Get better sooner” (2)
Alia Alghwiri (Jordan)
11:25 - 11:45
Neuropsychology of sports-related concussion
Sofiane Souissi (Qatar | Tunisia)
11:45 - 12:00
Return to play stages. Decision making.
All
12:00 - 12:30
Panel Discussion
All
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch | Poster Presentation (Ballroom Foyer Poster Display)  
Symposium 4, 5 and 6 are run in parallel session
Symposium 4: Gender Eligibility in Football  
Ballroom 1
Chair: Liesel Geertsema (Qatar | New Zealand)  | Co-chair: Zohreh Haratian (IR Iran)
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
 
  1. Define the effects of testosterone on performance.

  2. Outline the methods for gender determination in sport.

  3. Explain the legal issues surrounding gender verification in sport.

Time
Topic
Speakers
14:00 - 14:05
Introduction
Chairpersons
14:05 - 14:10
Video - The Player’s Perspective
All
14:10 - 14:25
Gender eligibility– a misty environment
Dato’ Dr Gurcharan Singh (Malaysia)
14:25 - 14:45
Testosterone and male physical advantages in sport
David Handelsman (Australia)
14:45 - 15:00
Psychological aspects of gender eligibility
Dato’ Dr Suaran Singh (Malaysia)
15:00 - 15:15
The genetic dilemma
Ami Rajesh Shah (India)
15:15 - 15:30
Gender and the law
Andrew Colin Mercer (UK)
15:30 - 16:00
Panel Discussion
All
Symposium 5: Groin Injuries
Ballroom 2
Chair: Zarko Vuckovic (Qatar | Serbia) | Co-chair: Andreas Serner (Denmark)
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Identify different groin pain entities.

  2. Develop baseline screening for groin pain. 

  3. Design rehabilitation protocol for groin pain. 

  4. Identify athletes that require surgical treatment for groin pain. 

Time
Topics
Speaker
Symposium 6: The Young Footballers
Ballroom 3
Chair: Francisco Moreira (Qatar | Portugal) | Co-chair: Roula Mattar (Qatar | Lebanon) 
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Find normal maturation parameters in young athletes.

  2. Summarize the Young Footballer Pathway. 

  3. Analyse musculoskeletal injuries in young footballers.

  4. Evaluate the treatment options in growth related injuries. 

Time
Topic
Speaker
16:00 - 16:20   Break 
Symposium 7, 8 and 9 are run in parallel session
Symposium 7: Nutrition and Supplements
Ballroom 1
Chair: Daniel Kings (Qatar | Wales) | Co-chair: Shaima Al-Khaldi (Qatar) 
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Summarise how different nutrition strategies can impact on football performance.

  2. List nutrition practices that are important to support the training and growth needs of elite youth footballers.

  3. Explain why sports nutrition for the female athlete should eb approached differently in some areas compared to male athletes for optimal health and performance. 

  4. Formulate a plan to enhance existing national legislation and practices on dietary supplements used in sport and exercise to safeguard athlete health.

Time
Topic
Speaker
16:30 - 16:35
Introduction
Chairpersons
16:35 - 16:56
Getting the most out of national football teams using sports nutrition
Mike Naylor (UK)
16:56 - 17:17
Clinical nutrition pearls to support the injured footballer
Nelda Nader (Qatar | Lebanon)
17:17 - 17:38
Sports nutrition for the future elite football athlete
Markus Hannon (Qatar | UK)
17:38 - 17:59
Changing the national landscape to protect athlete health - Qatar’s sports supplements journey
Shaima Al Khaldi (Qatar)
17:59 - 18:30
Panel Discussion
All
Symposium 8: Clinical Approach to ACL Injuries in Football
Ballroom 2
Chair: Khalid Al-Khelaifi (Qatar) | Co-chair: Randolph Molo (Philippines) 
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Describe the different needs of the patients to inform individualized selection criteria for ACL graft selection.

  2. Evaluate the benefit of the lateral reinforcement in ACL surgery for athletes 

  3. Plan and implement optimal athlete rehabilitation based on best evidence 

  4. Discuss some of the current controversies on the discharge criteria after an ACL injury 

Time
Topic
Speaker
Symposium 9: Dental Health in Football 
Ballroom 3
Chair: Mohammed Alsaey (Qatar) | Co-chair: Farrah-Hani Imran (Malaysia)  
Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Define sports dentistry and the role of sports dentistry team.

  2. Explain different types of oral trauma in the field.

  3. Discuss how poor oral health might affect athletes’ health. 

  4. Explain how to minimize oral trauma/dental problems by using Aspetar dental emergency kit.

Time
Topic
Speaker