Aspetar and University of Oxford

19/09/2022 11:16 AM

Aspetar confirmed as organising partner to deliver the Young Athlete’s Hip Symposium with the University of Oxford

Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital is partnering with the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) to deliver the Young Athlete’s Hip Symposium. This Symposium takes place at Worcester College, Oxford on 22 September 2022. Through this partnership, Aspetar spotlights its wealth of knowledge and experience of athletes’ unique health and performance challenges.

Aspetar’s active role at this Symposium will amplify further collaboration conversations with leaders in the field of sports medicine and science, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation. This collaboration focusses on the young athlete’s hip and co-producing knowledge with patient partners and athletes as the Young Athlete’s Hip Research (YAHiR) Collaborative. The YAHiR Collaborative is an international and multidisciplinary community of clinicians, clinician-researchers, patient and public partners, research methodologists, journal editors, and funders, aiming to improve outcomes for young athletes and patients with hip conditions. In addition, the YAHiR Collaborative aims to add research value and reduce research waste on conditions affecting the young person’s hip by promoting open science, supporting young scholars, and prioritising partnerships with minoritised individuals and populations.   

This is an excellent opportunity to continue partnering at the highest level of quality, excellence, and Evidence-Based Medicine with the University of Oxford and many other universities and institutions. This Symposium builds on the success of the Oxford-Aspetar-La Trobe Young Athlete’s Hip Webinar Series, and we are excited to continue partnering with leaders in the field,   

Says Dr Pieter D’Hooghe, Chief Medical Officer at Aspetar.

Professor Siôn Glyn-Jones, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthpaedic Surgeon, University of Oxford said: “Through partnering with Aspetar on this Symposium, NDORMS continue its dedication to sharing expertise and knowledge with international organisations. This education partnership recognises Aspetar’s key role in sports medicine and science, rehabilitation and orthopaedics education, research, and clinical services. Partnering at this level will not only serve young athletes with hip conditions well, but also open doors for further collaboration.”

The Young Athlete’s Hip Symposium attracts a large international faculty of more than 35 expert clinicians and clinician-researchers, athletes, patients, journal editors and scientists from world-leading universities. In addition, clinician-researchers from several International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centres for the Prevention of Injury and Illness and FIFA will be represented at the Symposium.


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About Aspetar:

Aspetar is a world-leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.

In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “The IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.

In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved obtained-on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.

Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.

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