Aspetar to discuss ‘Beat the heat’ research in its upcoming international conference on medicine and athletics

17/03/2019 12:00 AM

The ‘Beat the Heat’ research will also be one of the main topics that will be discussed in Aspetar’s upcoming medicine and athletic international conference.

As part of the research, experts tackled essential points for athletes to consider, producing a detailed pack with information on how to maintain body temperatures, the effect of temperatures on performance, preparation steps prior to the championship, and the influence of hydration on performance.

To compete in 10,000 m or longer events in the heat, athletes must consider the visible changes the body undergoes in different temperatures, including increased sweat rate, a decreased heart rate, retention of electrolytes, and changes in core temperature of the body. The study recommends that training in conditions that are similar to the upcoming competition is the most effective method to increase performance.

The research will prepare athletes ahead of time by informing them to take simple steps that will positively impact their performance during the summer championships. It shows that the maximal body core temperature when competing in the heat is between 39-41 °C. Athletes reading the study will also benefit from recommendations from accredited researchers and doctors on what the ideal drinks to consume are before a competition.

After intensive preparations and research studies, Aspetar readies to organise its international conference on Medicine and Science in Athletics which is scheduled to be held from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2019 at Aspire Academy. The conference will target medical personnel, such as: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, and Podiatrists.

The conference will cover a wide array of topics, such as: the latest evidence relevant to athletics’ science and medical teams, training and performing in the heat, preventing common injuries, managing in-season tendon pain, hamstring, and bone stress injuries.

The sessions will also revolve around nutrition and how to support athletes with traveling to other destinations when they want to compete. Besides the scheduled sessions, participants will have the opportunity to choose from 16 different practical symposiums.

Registration is now open, those interested in attending can register via the

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 “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 the 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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