The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) has held a sports medical workshop for its member federations at the Imperial Royale Kampala Hotel.
A total of 60 participants attended the event, including doctors and physiotherapists from 23 organisations affiliated to the UOC and the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) of Uganda.
These included the Uganda Paralympic Committee (UPC), Uganda Peoples Defence Forces and the Kampala Capital City Authority.
It was held under the theme of "prioritising the health of athlete" and featured discussions and presentations on basic life support, cardiac screening, common injuries and burnout in youth sports.
The aim of the annual gathering was to share a body of knowledge and evidence in the field of sports medicine, physiotherapy and anti-doping.
One of the highlights of the workshop came when Doctor Joseph Kalanzi gave a practical demonstration on an introduction to basic life support, while the sports medicine considerations of a Paralympic athlete were also discussed in a session run by Doctor Stephen Walimbwa.
Officials from the NADO gave a presentation on anti-doping rule violations, sanctions and sample collection procedure for doping analysis - considered a key subject in the current sporting climate.
Sessions were also held on examining the medical challenges facing a female athlete, concussion prevention models and injury control and rehabilitation.
"As the UOC, we are here because of the athletes, we had a workshop for them just before the Rio 2016 Olympics and we hope to organise another one very soon," UOC President William Blick said.
"Before an athlete takes part in an event, we want them to have had all the necessary and basic medical support."