Asian Federation of Sports Medicine AFSM
The initiative to form an organized and independent Asian wing for Sports Medicine was taken in 1987.
But the idea was successfully implemented in 1990 during FIMS parliamentary gathering in Amsterdam where the Asian delegation joined FIMS in a preliminary meeting.
Hence in the days of Asian Games in Beijing, Asian Federation of Sports Medicine (AFSM) was instituted and Professor Qu. was selected as the first President of the federation.
After the commencement of the elementary operations of the organization, a few Sports Medicine courses were offered in Philippine and China during the years 1990-1992.
After two years of its establishment, the first AFSM parliamentary conference (Congress) was held in Hong Kong. Later on, AFSM has organized twelve congress meetings in different Asian countries at different times.
The purpose to hold such meetings is to reinforce the federations agenda and sort out all potential issues that might hinder its smooth functioning and operations.