BY UCHE UDEH
A three day National Sports Medicine Course will be held at the National Institute of Sports Auditorium, National Stadium, Abuja between 14 and 16 May, 2013.
This was disclosed by Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu, head of Sports Medicine Department, National Sports Commission.
According to the organisers, the objective of the course is to provide a basic sports medicine training in form of lectures in the areas of diagnosis and management of sports injury, sports injury prevention, assessing athletes fitness through conduction of pre-competition medical assessment (PCMA), issues relating to exercise in heat and fluid replacement, doping in sports and need for further training for good practice in line with international best practices.
It will also provide a forum for interaction between the Sports Medicine Department of NSC and States Medical Personnel with the view of finding out the latter‘s challenges especially medicare during Sports Festival and way forward.
It was further gathered that the course shall have as participants, two (2) medical personnel one of which shall be the Chief Medical Officer drawn from the thirty six (36) and FCT, staff of the Sports Medicine Department of the National Sports Commission, sports medicine practitioners under the umbrella of NASMED.
The Department wishes to make it an annual programme considering the vital role of Sports Medicine in sports development. Moreso no school in Nigeria offers Sports Medicine as a course at both undergraduate and post graduate level.