Sydney Headsafe Community Concussion Seminars – March 2017
in Neuro-ophthalmology, Outreach, Education
15 Jan 2017
The Save Sight Institute is collaborating with HeadSafe and the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney to c0-host a series of HeadSafe Community Concussion Seminars in March 2017.
The seminars will showcase the latest concussion research featuring the HeadSafe Randwick Rugby Project which features the unique X Patch Biosensor (worn behind the player’s ear to measure impacts) and collaborations with the University of Sydney Save Sight Institute and School of Biomechanical Engineering. and practical advice for teams, players, administrators and parents.
Locations and dates are:
- 1 March 2017 Gymea Tradies, 57 Manchester Rd North, Gymea
- 22 March 2017 Wollongong University, Northfields Ave, Wollongong
- 29 March 2017 Sports House, Quad 1, Level 2, Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
The evenings will run from 6.30pm till 8.30pm and also provide a question and answer forum for parents, coaches, medical staff and the community featuring players from the area. Each session will provide an update from all sporting codes and information for players and parents relevant to schools, districts, amateur, professional and elite levels.
This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Office of Sport and will feature Dr. Adrian Cohen, founder of HeadSafe and NeckSafe.
This one-hour workshop focuses on concussion injuries in sport and the management of return to play protocol. Topics include:
- The definition of concussion
- Common causes
- Signs and symptoms
- Game day management
- Specific sporting policies
- Return to play guidelines