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Kuala Lumpur: The excitement continues to build in New Delhi, India ahead of this year’s eagerly anticipated AFC Annual Awards and 5th AFC Medical Conference.

The double extravaganza kicks off on Sunday November 29 when the prestigious AFC Annual Awards event celebrates the individuals and Member Associations who have shone brightest this year.

Among others, awards for the AFC Player of the Year, the AFC Women’s Player of the Year and the AFC National Team of the Year will be handed out at the Kingdom of Dreams in the Indian capital.

Click here for a full list of the AFC Annual Awards nominees

The AFC’s 2014 Annual Awards, in conjunction with the Confederation’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, were held in Manila, Philippines to wide critical acclaim and saw Nassir Al Shamrani and Katrina Lee Gorry respectively named AFC Player of the Year and AFC Women's Player of the Year.

A day later, the AFC’s 5th AFC Medical Conference begins at the JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity with over 450 delegates from 63 countries scheduled to attend.

The conference will include keynote address, lectures, symposiums, free papers, poster presentations and clinical demonstrations.

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, the prevention of emergencies and injuries, sudden cardiac death and a host of other medical issues that confront the medical practitioner in sports will aslo be addressed.

The conference, held every four years, draws a large number of participants and has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.

Click here for more information on the 5th AFC Medical Conference

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