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Sports Concussion Forum

9.30am - 4.00pm, 10 November 2017, Macquarie University, Sydney


In Australia, rugby league, rugby union and AFL as well as other contact sports are currently re-examining the way in which head injuries are monitored and treated. The research community has an important role to play in this and will be heavily involved in the development and refinement of objective methodologies for determining return to play protocols and developing evidence-based concussion management guidelines. Concussion in sport is a very visible and at times an emotive issue in the general media, the time for rigorous and open examination of the issues surrounding concussion has arrived.

This workshop, (hosted by Associate Professor Paul Sowman and CCD) will bring together experts from sports medicine, psychology, law and neuroscience as well as sports professionals in order to develop a strategic focus that will lead to the development of a concussion research group.

The workshop will include some key note addresses, group discussions and informal talks. Registration is free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


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Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Adrian Cohen, Medicine, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Bianca De Wit, Deputy Learning and Teaching Director, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
  • Associate Professor Antonio Di leva, Neurosurgeon, Department of Clinical Medicine, Macquarie University
  • Vicki Evans, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Daryl Fong, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Sydney
  • Joshua Hood, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
  • Dr Reidar Lystad, AIHI, Macquarie University
  • Dr Nicole Sly, Sydney Rays
  • Associate Professor Paul Sowman, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
  • David Thorpe, Law, University of Technology Sydney
  • Chris Wynne, Lead Physiotherapist, Outpatient Services, MQ Health Physiotherapy


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