This is the Eid Day (Celebrating the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan). Memebers of the Egyptian Paralympic Teams have joined the Lincoln community in the Eid Prayer, before heading to their training venues.
Then, the teams split:
* Sitting Volly Ball and Table Tennis teams gone to their training venue, the Sports Centre at the University of Lincoln.
* Powerlifting team gone to their training venue, Louth.
* Athletes team gone to their training venue, Boston.
Amr joined the Athletes in Boston.
After the first training session, all teams returned back to the hotel, where the official welcome event was held, with the Deputy Mayor, Mayor of Boston, Councilour of East Lindsey, and the Egyptian and Arab communities.
Prof. Mohsen El-Mahdy, Chief De Mission, presented the Deputy Mayor with the Egyptian flag and decorated him with the Egyptian Paralympics Committee badge. Prof. Mohsen has also thank the Egyptian and Arab families and presented the Egyptian flagto Dr Amr Ahmed and decorated him with the Egyptian Paralympics Committee badge, as an appreciation for all the voluntary effort in preparation for this training camp.
Then, the volly ball and table tennis teams had another training session at the sports centre.
Finally, the day is concluded by a Dinner with the Arabic community with traditional food.
The Egyptian Paralympics Teams arrived today, to start their pre-games training camp in Lincolnshire. Amr Ahmed welcomed the teams at Heathrow airport, with project managers from Lincolnshire Sports Partnership (Hayley Cook), Lincoln County Council (Sally Rate, Rachel Townsend), and a team of volunteers including Ghada Mohamed. The teams were transferred, buy 2 coaches, to Lincoln’s Holiday Inn Express where they are hosted for the training camp period.
It was an honour and a pleasure to welcome all memebers of the Egyptian Paralympics Teams and Officials, led by Prof. Mohsen El-Mahdy (Chief De Mission), and including Captin Yusri Awad and Dr Ahmed.
Amr had visited the Head quarter of the Egyptian Paralympics Committee in Cairo, 10 days ago, and had discussions with the Chief De Mission and officials for the final arrangements.
Amr Ahmed has attended the International Conference of the Society of Gerontology, Technishe Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Eindhevn, Netherlands. He, with Dr Chris Liam (Surrey), presented a poster with oral presentation in relation to the SUS-IT project outcomes. Amr also had another poster in relation to the Intelligent Mobility Scooter Navigation project (funded by the iNET Transport).
Amr presented a paper to the IASTED CGIM’12 conference about the DHS surgeon virtual training project. This paper reports on the development of the 2 3D tracking prototypes for virtual reality training of surgeons (in vitro / Off patient), especially for the Dynamic Hip Screw surgical procedure (in particular; the insertion of the guide-wire). The aim is to develop the cognitive coordination, in particular the Brain/Hands/Eyes coordination that is crucial for such procedure. But through an affordable system that uses Commercial off-the-shelf (COTs) components.
This work is in collaboration with Prof. Maqsood, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon in the Lincoln Hospital.