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.
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”. 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 2017, Aspetar was awarded World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Friendly Hospital-Level 3 designation.
In 2018, Aspetar – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital was officially awarded Diamond Level accreditation status by Accreditation Canada. This is the highest level of accreditation award possible under the program and awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organizations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practice to improve services. Aspetar is now the first hospital in the State of Qatar to be awarded this coveted Diamond Level Status. Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.