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Qatar University College of Medicine participates in the International Olympic Committee World Conference – Doha News

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Qatar University’s College of Medicine presented innovative AI applications in athlete health at the 7th IOC World Conference in Monaco, highlighting the integration of technology in the prevention of sports-related injuries and diseases.

The Qatar University (QU) College of Medicine announced on Wednesday that it had participated in the 7th International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on the Prevention of Injuries and Diseases in Sports.

Scheduled ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the event was held from February 29 to March 2 in Monaco with nearly 5,000 attendees and facilitated discussions with the global sports and exercise medicine communities.

Several guests attended the conference, including Prince Albert II of Monaco and Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, the president of the Qatar Olympic Committee.

Yosra Magdi Mekki, a fifth-year medical student at QU, represented Qatar and presented a unique and innovative 90-minute seminar on ‘Friend or Foe? The role of artificial intelligence in the quest to protect athletes’ health and prevent injuries and illnesses.

Mekki’s presentation combined her medical training at QU with expertise in developing machine learning and extended reality solutions for healthcare, offering a fresh perspective on athlete health.

Mekki’s proposal was one of 40 of 400 proposals accepted by the IOC.

The fifth-year student talked about wearing two hats as a researcher who combines her medical training at QU with expertise in developing machine learning and extended reality solutions for healthcare.

Dr. Khalid Bashir, head of the College of Medicine’s Department of Clinical Academic Sciences, said Mekki also briefed teachers on the application of AI in medical education.

“As a direct result, I have integrated AI into our teaching methods for internship year six and plan to use it in the final OSCE assessment,” Bashir said.

Dr. Speaking about Qatar’s participation in the conference, Paul Dijkstra, Head of Medical Education at Aspetar, said: “We are honored to be part of the diverse invited faculty from around the world, representing leading international authorities on represents the field of harm and injury. disease prevention.”

“We are extremely excited to present, for the first time ever, a symposium on ‘The Role of AI to Protect Athlete Health and Prevent Injuries and Diseases. Based on the feedback, this symposium laid the foundation for AI in the field and highlighted key areas, including ethics, open source, leadership and authentic collaboration, that will open the doors for medicine and the medical community to expand concentrate and develop,” Dijkstra added.