Historic Opening of 18th AFSM Congress and 8th ISN Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, graced the grand opening of the 18th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) Congress and the 8th National Sports Institute (ISN) Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference (SMSS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This momentous event brings together leading minds in sports, exercise science, and medicine from across Asia.

The collaborative effort between AFSM, the Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (MASM), and ISN marks a historic milestone in the advancement of sports and medicine not only in Malaysia but throughout Asia. With a unified dedication to excellence, innovation, and integrity, the congress promises to push the boundaries of sports and exercise science and medicine.

In her address, Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail emphasized the importance of active participation from all sectors of the sports community, including practitioners, scientists, coaches, athletes, and sports administrators. She highlighted the significance of evidence-based policymaking informed by scientific research, fostering a more holistic approach to sports development.

The congress features an extensive lineup of symposia, workshops, webinars, paper presentations, poster sessions, and exhibitions covering a diverse range of topics. Esteemed speakers from leading international organizations are set to share their expertise, enriching discussions and inspiring advancements in the field.

Furthermore, the event serves as a platform to showcase Sabah’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, contributing to tourism in the region. Participants are encouraged to immerse themselves in the beauty of Sabah and experience its unique natural wonders.

In conjunction with the AFSM Congress, ISN is hosting its 8th Sports Medicine and Sports Science Conference, reaffirming its commitment to athletes’ well-being. As preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games continue, ISN’s experts and scientists play a crucial role in ensuring elite athletes receive the highest standard of care and support.

In closing, Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail expressed gratitude to all supporting partners and attendees for their dedication and contributions to the success of the congress. She encouraged participants to seize the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and excel, shaping the future of sports and exercise science and medicine for generations to come. #TeamISN #SMSS2024