Making its medical workforce ready for the World Cup Qatar 2022; Aspetar to hold ‘Oral Health in Football’ symposium

Aspetar be presenting a symposium on oral health in football.  This symposium will be held on August 29 at Aspetar and participants have the option of attending virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The aim of this symposium is to prepare their medical staff for the world cup Qatar 2022.  A component of a long-term educational program designed by the Sports Dentistry department at Aspetar. The event will provide a unique opportunity for all attendees in the medical and sports field, to learn of the most recent mouth guard materials and raise awareness of ways to reduce oral injuries on the field.

Dr. Mohammed Alsaey, Aspetar Director of Sports Dentistry and Scientific Planning Committee Chair said: “We have organized many training courses and workshops over the past ten years, as part of an effort to develop a highly trained medical staff and meet professional development requirements for them through continuing medical education programs.

This symposium is strategically being held before this year’s world cup. Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions on sports dentistry and learn to recognize various oral injuries and how they affect an athlete performance.”

The various sessions on offer will discuss topics such as, Aspetar’s Dental Screening-maximizing the performance of the football player by Dr. Mohammed Alsaey; How poor oral health impacts sporting performance Dr. Peter Fine; Oral health, a part of the athlete’s invisible training, by Dr. Sophie Cantamessa; Stomatognathic system in football by Dr. Thanos Stamos; Effects of bite correction on performance in competitive sports by Dr. Stavros Avgerinos; Optimizing the outcome of dental trauma by Dr. Jeffrey Hoy; The latest mouthguard materials and design to protect oral health by Prof. Tomotaka Takeda; Athletes attendance and barriers to dental care by Dr. Atef Hashem;

The last topic to be discussed during the symposium will be about preparing the medical workforce for the World Cup Qatar 2022, to be conducted by Dr. Celeste Geertsema.

The targeted audience for the symposium is physicians, dentists, nurses, and allied health professionals. Interested professionals can register via Aspetar’s website.

About Aspetar:

Aspetar is a world leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.

In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.

In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved the obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”. In 2018, Aspetar was also awarded the Diamond Level Status.

Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.