Concussion Training Day


PROVIDER: Brain Injury Australia

DATE: Monday 7 November 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm

VENUE: Royal Rehab, 235 Morrison Road, Ryde, Sydney


Brain Injury Australia presents a day-long training in best practice concussion assessment, treatment and management – featuring international and local leaders in the translation of the latest research into practice; Professor Barry Willer, Director of Research in the Concussion Management Clinic at the University at Buffalo in western New York and Professor Gary Browne, Director of the Sports Concussion Service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Professors Willer and Browne will have just returned from the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, to be held in Berlin at the end of October, and will present on any major changes to the consensus guidelines. They will be joined by physiotherapist Dr. Julia Treleaven from the Whiplash and Neck Pain Research Unit at the University of Queensland.

This workshop has been designed for anyone with an interest in the assessment, treatment and management of concussion, including sports physicians, General Practitioners, physiotherapists, trainers, coaches and sports administrators.

It will cover:

  • the mechanics and pathophysiology of concussion;
  • the on-field assessment and physical examination for concussion;
  • developing a treatment plan for concussion; the use of neuropsychological testing;
  • the assessment and differential diagnosis of post-concussive disorders;
  • the treatment of comorbidities such as neck, oculomotor, or vestibular conditions;
  • protocols for optimum return to play and “return to learn”;
  • the special considerations given to concussed children and adolescents; and
  • the current knowledge about the long-term consequences of concussion.

The workshop will be both highly practical and highly interactive, with case examples used throughout to illustrate the learning objectives.

COST: $180.00 (GST inclusive.) Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
All proceeds from the workshop will support the work of Brain Injury Australia.

MORE INFORMATION: Please visit http://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au/upcoming-concussion-training-day/