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New Delhi: The Qatar-based Aspetar – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital has become an official partner for the 5th AFC Medical Conference New Delhi 2015.

Aspetar fulfilled a similar role for the AFC Medical Conference's previous edition which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2011.

An agreement has been signed by Aspetar Director General Dr. Khalifa Al Kuwari, AFC General Secretary Dato’ Alex Soosay and All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das which will pave the way for cooperation between the three parties for the conference in New Delhi.

The 5th AFC Medical Conference is the first-of-its-kind to be held in India and is expected to attract between 800 and 1,000 delegates.

The conference will be held from April 2 - 4, 2015 at the JW Mariott, Aerocity, New Delhi.

Among other commitments under the agreement, Aspetar has agreed to appoint 11 experts to contribute to the scientific programme of the conference as speakers.

The experts are:

Dr. Hakim Chalabi, Assistant Director General for International Medical Affairs and Programmes and Centres of Excellence, and Executive Director of the National Sports Medicine Programme

Dr. Cristiano Eirale, Associate Executive Director of the National Sports Medicine Programme

Prof. Yorck Olaf Schumacher, Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Pieter D’Hooghe, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr.  Mathew G. Wilson, Head of Athlete Health and Performance Research

Dr. Sebastien Racinais, Head of Research Operations, Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre

Dr. Liesel Geertsema, Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Julien Periard, Scientific Researcher

Dr. Stephen Targett, Sports Medicine Physician

Andrea Mosler, Senior Physiotherapist

Nicol van Dyk, Physiotherapist

A complete list of speakers and programme at the 5th AFC Medical Conference can be viewed and those interested in registering to attend the event can do so at the on-line registration section.

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