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ATU Galway to host public conference on sports concussion

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – ATU Galway will this Friday host a public conference on concussion in sports.

The conference is the last in a series of events delivered through the Erasmus+ funded “Get Your Head in the Game SCAT” project.

 Lisa Ryan, Head of the Department of Sport Exercise and Nutrition in the school of science and computing at Atlantic Technological University, speaks to Galway Bay FM about the upcoming ‘Heads Together’ concussion in sports conference taking place at the Dublin Road campus on Friday at 10am.


It aims to develop an in-depth understanding of concussion in sport and develop specific training for amateur and club sports.

Dr Lisa Ryan hopes that changes will be made to accommodate the findings.

Further Event Information:

The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage with leading experts from across Europe in concussion research.

We will uncover the latest education and management measures available on concussion injuries in contact sports, applicable to community and amateur settings. During this session, we will explore gender considerations regarding concussion injuries in contact sports and obtain a real-life perspective from athletes and coaches who have experienced concussion injuries during the live panel discussion.

All attendees in the audience are invited to join in on this.

This is a free event taking place on Friday the 23rd of September, on the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Galway City Campus in Theatre 1000, doors open at 10.00am.

Spaces are limited, so please register here to avoid disappointment. This ticket is for In-Person attendance.

If you are unable to attend in-person, please let us know by contacting us via email –

For more information about the project visit the SCAT Project website