DCU Sports Medicine Series

DCU Sports Medicine Series

The Taekwon-Do Advisory Board (TAB) of the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) would like to inform members about an update course in concussion management. Concussion is a common injury in sport that presents major challenges for assessment and return to play decisions. Thorough guidelines are required for appropriate dojang and clinic based management, which must be underpinned by a proper understanding of the neurophysiological, cognitive and physical performance effects of concussion.  This multidisciplinary DCU Sports Medicine update will present the latest information related to concussion management and safe return to sport. This presentation is geared towards all goverment recognised sports coaches and will count as credit towards qualified Coach Level 1 Continued Professional Development  (CPD) requirements. Click more below for detailed information.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion involving the speakers and medical personnel from various National Governing Bodies of Sport (FAI, GAA, Horse Racing Ireland, IABA and IRFU).

Guest Speakers:
•    Prof. Mike Ferrara - DCU Fulbright Scholar; Director of St. Mary’s Hospital, Athletic Training Research, University of Georgia
•    Prof. Tim Lynch - Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
•    Stephen Mutch MSc. - Head Physiotherapist, Scottish Rugby Team
•    Dr. Niall Pender - Neuropsychologist, Head of the Department of Psychology, Beaumont Hospital

For more information contact Dr Kieran Moran at 01-700 8011 or kieran.moran@dcu.ie Registration is €30, €20 for members of Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI), €10 for non-DCU students. Free for DCU students. For information on getting to DCU: http://www.dcu.ie/contact.shtml
•    The Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (International Conference on deld in Zurich, November 2008) will be made available to all who attend.
•    Documentation for credits of Continued Professional Development will be available

Presenter biographies:

Prof Mike Ferrara
Professor and Director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Athletic Training Research and Education Laboratory, University of Georgia, USA; and is a visiting Fulbright Scholar Professor to the BSc in Athletic Therapy and Training programme in the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University. His experiences includes: Director of Medical Operations at the Atlanta Paralympics, Head Athletic Trainer to the USA ice hockey team, Associate Editor of the Journal of Athletic Training, and past president of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). Mike has published extensively on his research into sports related concussion and co-wrote the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Management of Sport-Related Concussion. Prof Ferrara is currently leading research in DCU into the development of an epidemiological system to measure concussion related injury trends in a variety of sports and the development of a evaluation assessment paradigm for assessing recovery curves following a concussion injury.
(full biography at http://www.coe.uga.edu/vita/mferrara vita.pdf)

Prof Timothy Lynch, MB, BSc., DCH, FRCPI, FRCP, ABPN
Tim Lynch is a Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.  Prof. Lynch is a medical graduate from 1984 and did a BSc Pharmacology in 1986.  He trained in the Richmond Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin before moving to Columbia University in New York for a residency in neurology followed by a Fellowship in Movement Disorders and Neurogenetics.  Prof Lynch was appointed a Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 1998.  Prof Lynch has published in peer reviewed journals on a number of clinical areas in neurology including Parkinson’s disease, atypical dementias and the genetics of neurological disorders.  He has developed an interest in the effect of trauma on brain function during his decade of working in the Mater and provides an assessment of professional rugby players at the request of the IRFU following concussion.  He is a member of the Neurology Sports Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

Stephen Mutch BSc MCSP SRP
Graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 1990 from Queens College Glasgow, and has an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy from UCL(London).He moved to North West England to fulfil dream of standing on Stretford End to watch Manchester United.  Stephen has worked: full-time for the Scottish Rugby Union in 1998 to 2007 Rugby World Cup; Scottish Institute of Sport Lead Physiotherapist in Rugby since 2000; Team Scotland at Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006 & Youth Games in 2000 & 2008; with the Australian Womens’ Water Polo Commonwealth team in 2002; physiotherapist for Team GB at World University Games in Belgrade in 2009.  Stephen is UK Vice Chair for the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (ACPSM)

Dr Niall Pender is Head of the Department of Psychology and Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hsopital. He is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and provides a clinical neuropsychology service to the Hospital. His work involves the assessment and management of patients with neurological and neurosurgical illnesses/injuries. He also holds a part-time lectureship at Trinity College Dublin is a Member of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. He is currently President of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

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