Welcome Message

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

The Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) and the Saudi Federation of Sports Medicine (SFSM) take immense pleasure in inviting you to participate in the ‘17th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress’ from the 13th - 15th December 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Founded in 1990, AFSM has always fostered the promotion of sports medicine in Asia. SFSM endeavours to develop the profession of sports medicine with all its specialties in Saudi Arabia by offering excellent research and education programs, supporting sports medicine issues, providing very high-quality medical care and health consultation for all those who practice sport whether professional or amateur.

SFSM has always aimed at contributing to building a Saudi community that is full of life and physical activity. With the theme – Excellence in Sports Medicine – Towards a Vibrant Society, this continental congress will encompass a variety of subspecialties including orthopaedic sports cardiology, sports rehabilitation, anti-doping, sports sciences, sports nutrition, sports psychology, sports biomechanics, community awareness, etc. The congress will include presentations, abstracts, posters, paper presentations, workshops, and discussions on the latest updates on outcome trials, management recommendations and guidelines and developments in all sports medicine subspecialties. These will be conducted in different tracks focusing on sports medicine’s clinicians, sports scientists, researchers, nurses, medical and allied medical students and sports enthusiasts from the society, with presentations delivered by renowned professional experts in their field.

Riyadh is the capital and most populous city of Saudi Arabia and is approximately 790 km (491 mi) north-east of Mecca. Business district landmarks include the 302m-high Kingdom Centre, with a sky bridge connecting 2 towers, and 267m-high Al Faisaliah Centre, with a glass-globe summit. This city is situated in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula on a large plateau and is home to more than six million people.

We look forward to seeing you at the AFSM2019 Congress in the city that is home to the World Heritage Site that relates the Kingdom's genesis story – Riyadh.

Join us in our vision of a world where innovation and knowledge optimize patient care and outcomes.


Prof. Patrick Yung  
President, AFSM
Dr.Qassim I. Muaidi
President, SFSM


Vision of the Congress:

Excellence in Sports Medicine “Towards a Vibrant Society”.

Mission of the Congress:

To inspire, engage and inform the international Sports Medicine community with a holistic and enduring source of knowledge and creativity, through Culture, Image, Atmosphere and Organization, to give their best to towards a vibrant society.

The main theme of the congress is “Dedicated Towards a Vibrant Society". AFSM2019 Congress aims into bonding together Sports Medicine’s clinicians, Sports scientists, Researchers, Nurses, Medical and allied medical Students and sports enthusiasts from the society to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences which concentrate on both theory and practices in our International Meetings. The 17th AFSM Congress has a multi-disciplinary dedicated to work, education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages.

The majority of AFSM2019 Attendees will be Sports Medicine Doctors, Academic Professors, Lecturers, Board Directors, Deans, CEOs, and Researchers. Nevertheless, we will be seeing the Physical health professionals such as Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, Sports Psychologists, Exercise Physiologists, and Primary Care Physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine that then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty.

The objectives of the Congress:

The congress will provide a way for healthcare professionals to enhance their practical knowledge in all Sports Medicine sub-specialties; with expecting to host over 1000 delegates from all over the globe AFSM2019 Congress will feature an exciting programme which endeavours to address the latest key issues in all sports medicine sub-specialties’ management. The three-day conference programme dedicated to provide scientific and educational content for:

  • Physicians – Surgeons - Emergency Medical Doctors
  • Physiotherapists.
  • Sports scientists - Sports psychologists - Sports nutritionists - Sports biomechanics analysts.
  • Musculoskeletal related basic-science scientists.
  • Medical residents, fellows.
  • Rheumatologists
  • Nurses and Technicians
  • Pain Therapists.
  • Medical / Applied Medical / All sports sciences Students.
  • Sports enthusiast groups in the Society.

The congress format:

The Asian Federation of Sports Medicine 2019 Congress comes this year with rich format.

  1. International Course Lectures (ICL)
  2. Workshops
  3. Symposia
  4. Sports Medicine Review Course
  5. Poster Presentations
  6. Paper presentation
  7. Industry Presentations
  8. Trade Show for Sponsors
  9. Review courses

The Congress with all tracks is going to explore and combine the latest innovations in treatment and technology of all sports medicine sub-specialties. These will be delivered through highly expert speaker in the field, nationally and internationally.


Here are 10 reasons why you should attend the 17th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (2019) Congress:

  1. Develop your knowledge and be inspired by a wide range of inspiring speakers in our 3-day and, different tracks programme designed by experts in the field.
  2. Share your work with an audience of healthcare professionals by presenting an abstract or poster at the congress.
  3. Network with colleagues, peers and like-minded individuals working in the field of sports medicine from around the globe.
  4. Meet exhibitors and find out about the latest technologies and products.
  5. Learn new ideas and recommendations that you can take into practice in our dedicated workshop tracks.
  6. Hear from some of the most highly respected healthcare professionals and researchers in the lectures.
  7. Discuss topical issues relevant to you in our professional interest groups.
  8. Get updated on the work of all sports medicine sub-specialties by talking to representatives in the Exhibition Hall.
  9. Gain access to the latest research by visiting poster and oral sessions.
  10. Earn CME credit hours for attending.

Saudi Federation of Sports Medicine (Reg:7000957238)
Al Wadi, District: Al Rafiah, Unit No: 22, Riyad 12752 - 8321 2479
email: info@afsm2019.org Tel: +966118804632
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