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Heads Up! 2022
‘Heads Up’ Sports Concussion Conference

Sports Concussion Conference – 29th March 2022

Interested in learning how we can work together to better protect our athletes and help everyone feel safe playing and enjoying sport?

If so, register now to attend the free ‘Heads Up!’ concussion awareness conference held at GMIT, Galway, Ireland, on Monday 29th March 2022.

This conference is part of the European Erasmus+ “Get your head in the game – SCAT” project led by GMIT. The aim of the project is to provide an in-depth understanding of the definition and implications of concussion in amateur sports settings across Europe.

Concussions are often referred to as the ‘invisible injury’ because you cannot see a concussion, unlike a broken arm or leg. A concussion can affect all age groups, as we can all be at risk of damaging our brains following triggering events (i.e. a fall, bang of heads playing tag in the schoolyard, or players colliding on the sports field). These events can result in a wide range of short and/or long-term concussive symptoms.

Further Event Information:

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

It will also provide an understanding of the diagnosis and management measures that are most applicable to armature and youth contact sports. The event will also present current research from athletes’ perspectives surrounding concussion understanding and awareness. Attendees in the audience will also have the opportunity to join the panel discussion.

 

This is a free event taking place on Tuesday the 29th March, doors open at 6.45 pm.

Spaces are limited so please register here to avoid disappointment.

This ticket is for In-Person attendance.

For online attendance please register: HERE

 

Any queries please contact us via email – emma.finnegan@gmit.ie.

For more information about the project visit the SCAT Project website

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