IMMAF Hosts Launch Medical Committee Conference Weekend
27TH – 28TH FEBRUARY 2016,LONDON
(London. March 3rd 2016) The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) hosted its launch Medical Committee Conference last weekend in Greenwich, London (UK) as the UFC took over the nearby O2 Arena for ‘UFC Fight Night: Silva vs Bisping’.
The conference included meetings for the formation of the new IMMAF Medical Committee and addressed the establishment of IMMAF medical standards for MMA. The role of athlete clearance services by third party, independent medical services provider Safe MMA were reviewed; and IMMAF’s proposed MyNextMatch® medical passport software system was presented. Additionally, IMMAF Anti-doping consultant Michele Verroken and panel representatives met with the new Medical Committee to discuss topics of common interest around Anti-doping.
The interim chairman mandated with the formation of the new IMMAF Medical Committee is Professor Dan Healy of the Republic of Ireland. Other committee doctors that participated were Dr. Randa Basharon (USA) and Dr. David Wang (USA). The medical advisors were selected from recommendations made by IMMAF’s member national federations. Other key participants in the conference weekend were Safe MMA founding doctor Dr. Jack Kreindler, Safe MMA spokesperson and UKMMAF board representative, Dr. Maeve Rodgers, alongside the IMMAF CEO Densign White, President Kerrith Brown, board member Bertrand Amoussou and the IMMAF administration team.
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