100 people from Australia and New Zealand attended BIA’s Concussion Training Day on November 7, at Royal Rehab, in Sydney.
Attendees learnt cutting-edge practical concussion management from Professor Barry Willer, Director of Research in the Concussion Management Clinic, the University at Buffalo in Western New York, Professor Gary Browne, Director of the Sports Concussion Service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, and Dr Julia Treleaven (the Whiplash and Neck Pain Research Unit, University of Queensland).
The training was practical and interactive, with case examples used throughout to apply the learning objectives.
Just prior to the Concussion Training Day, Professors Willer and Browne had just returned from the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, in Berlin.
Willer and Browne presented on the major changes to the consensus guidelines.
Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer Nick Rushworth delivers the Opening Address.
Download Nick’s address here.
“There is no value in baseline cognitive testing for concussion.” – Professor Barry Willer
“Patients uniquely respond to brain injury. Personal history and family history are relevant in injury management, as well as the psychology of the person with the injury.” – Professor Gary Browne
Download Gary Browne’s presentation here.
“A 4.5 g force can cause neck damage; a 60-160 g force can cause brain injury.” – Dr Julia Treleaven
Download Julia Treleaven’s presentation here.
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