Bahrain to host first Gulf Healthcare and Sport Congress

Manama, Under the auspices of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport First Deputy Chairman, General Sports Authority Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, the kingdom will host the first Gulf Healthcare and Sport Congress, set to take place on November 9-10.

The two-day event, organised by the University of Bahrain (UoB) in cooperation with EducationPlus at the Diplomat Hotel, will attract a group of academics, experts, professionals and technicians.

Commenting, Dr. Leena Mohammed Khonji, Dean of the UoB's College of Health and Sports Sciences, said that the conference will include more than 50 research and scientific papers, and attract speakers from many countries, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait.

She indicated that the first Gulf Healthcare and Sport Congress will tackle a number of topics, including transformation in the nursing profession and allied health sciences, the use of artificial intelligence in the sports and health sectors, compatibility between sports medicine and the emergency response system, the effective role of sports medicine in developing health and sports, and preparing leaders in the health sector.

The experiences of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in developing health practices and innovation will also be highlighted during the congress, she said.

It will also feature two plenary sessions including specialists in health care and sports, to discuss the issues of simulation and artificial intelligence in the health and sports fields, in addition to the concepts of public health for health service providers and sports trainers, she added.

Source: Bahrain News Agency