Bahrain to host Sports Cardiology Conference in December
Manama, July 3 (BNA): Under the patronage of HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain will host the first Sports Cardiology Conference, under the theme “Athletes’ Heart”.
Co-organised by the Ministry of Health and the Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre, in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, the conference will be held on December 2-4, 2021, with the participation of sports cardiology specialists from Bahrain, the Middle East and a number of other countries.
Dr. Adel Khalifa, Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre, and Chairman of the conference’s organising committee, expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to HH Shaikh Nasser for patronising the conference, which reflects HH’s great interest in athletes’ health.
He lauded the interest of Health Minister, Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh, in athletes’ health since the formation of the committee to study the sudden deaths at Bahrain’s walkways and sports halls.
He also praised the support of the SCYS’ Secretariat-General, led by Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, to the committee since its establishment.
Dr. Adel Khalifa said that the conference will be held, in line with HH Shaikh Nasser’s directives to study the causes of sudden deaths at walkways and sports halls, adding that the committee in charge of studying sudden deaths is chaired Dr. Abdulrahman Askar, and includes representatives from the SCYS’ Secretariat-General, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Information Affairs Ministry, the Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cardiac Centre and the Salmaniya Medical Complex.
He indicated that committee recommended holding the Sports Cardiology Conference, which is the first of its kind in the region.
Dr. Adel Khalifa added that the conference’s organising committee will launch a nation-wide campaign on the basics of practising sport and protecting hearts, noting that the campaign aims to spread societal awareness among citizens, and educate them about the causes of sudden deaths during exercise, as well as ways to prevent them.
Details of the campaign will be unveiled during the coming days.
He affirmed that the conference aims to strengthen Bahrain regional and international status, as well to enrich Bahrain’s health plans and pogrammes.