Sports Medicine Seminar Concluded [Archives:1998/46/Sports]

November 16 1998

A seminar on sports medicine was concluded in Sanaa on Wednesday, 11 November, in cooperation with the Arab Sports Medicine Association. Twenty-five doctors from different governorates took part in the 4-day seminar.
Several topics were discussed, including the internationally banned anabolic steroids. Among the common sports injuries discussed by the doctors was knee-cartilage injury which often afflicts footballers. Qat’s harmful effects also featured prominently on the seminar’s agenda.
At the opening session, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Abdulwahab Raweh outlined the importance of sports medicine. “The Yemeni Sports Medicine Association must work on catching up with the rapid progress made in this field, considering there are no specialized hospitals or clinics,” he said. He called for more cooperation among Yemeni sports association in this field, expressing his ministry’s readiness to provide all possible assistance.
The seminar was concluded with a number of recommendations. The participants called for a speedy implementation of an integrated sports medical center and the establishment of small first-aid clinics in sports stadiums. They also called for doctors to be trained abroad.