Sports Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents - Free Workshop, Friday 13th November 2015

28th October, 2015 in News

Brain Injury Australia, in association with Sports Medicine Australia, the Office of Sport of the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation and the New South Wales Institute of Sport, will be holding a day-long workshop on sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. This free workshop will be held at the Ian Thorpe Theatrette, New South Wales Institute of Sport, 6 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park on Friday 13th November from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The workshop will feature expert presenters on best practice concussion assessment and management and as well as case studies of sporting groups implementing concussion protocols. Speakers include: Professor Barry Willer from the Concussion Management Clinic at University of Buffalo in New York; Professor Gary Browne, Director of the Sports Concussion Service at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney; Dr. Grace Bryant OAM, Medical Officer for NSW Swifts Netball Team and long-time Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team; and Dr. Steffan Eriksson – team doctor for both the Illawarra Hawks Basketball team and the St George Illawarra Dragon's under 20's Holden Cup rugby league team.

Places at this free workshop are limited. To register, contact Pam Ireland at the Office of Sport of the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation on (02) 8754 8812 or e-mail pam.ireland@sport.nsw.gov.au

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