Concussion Seminar at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
04 March 2015
Concussion: Facts, Fiction and the Future of SportDate: 04 March 2015 Time: 18:00-20:00 (Tea/Coffee at 17:30) Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Education Centre, First Floor, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham **To book your place, visit our Eventbrite page here or please contact Hannah Brooks on +44(0121)3714223 or Hannah.Brooks@uhb.nhs.uk for further information**
So what do we really know about concussion?
How can we prevent athletes from getting concussed? Is it possible to test for concussion? What should we do if we suspect a concussion? And what are the short-term and long-term consequences of concussion for athletes?
Our team of experts from the National Institute for Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (NIHR SRMRC), plus special guests from Moseley Rugby Club, will provide an evidence-based summary of concussion knowledge to date, explore the myths surrounding concussion, provide an athlete’s perspective on experiencing concussion, and discuss the reality of dealing with concussion for the medical team.
Speakers include: Professor Tony Belli, Dr Michael Grey and Dr Douglas Hammond from the NIHR SRMRC, and Andy Middlebrook (physiotherapist) and Anthony Carter (professional athlete) from Moseley Rugby Club.
Researchers Dr Jack Su and Mr David Davies from the NIHR SRMRC will also talk about their exciting new research investigating the effects of Repetitive Concussion in Sport (RECOS) and how you can get involved.
The evening will be an informative and interactive experience, with plenty of time for questions and comments.