WEBINAR. Head bumps matter – sports concussion injuries

Concussion in contact sports is a growing international public health concern. Although there is a greater awareness regarding concussion, there is also increased confusion regarding the short term effects of sustaining a concussion, such when a player should return to play, as well as the long term ramifications of sustaining multiple concussions over a player's career. This presentation will overview the increase in concussion awareness, the current state of play in concussion research, and highlighting recent published research conducted in our cognitive neuroscience laboratory in the School of Psychology.

Presented by Dr Alan Pearce

Alan is the Deputy Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. He has a PhD in neurophysiology and specialises in using the technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to measure the brain's electrical activity. His research interests lie in neuroplastic changes with skill acquisition, and following brain injury. His work into sports concussion has generated considerable media interest with over 250 media appearances worldwide. Alan's work has been featured, twice, on Channel 7's Sunday Night program, but also on SBS Insight, Ten's The Project, various ABC radio programs, significant print media including the New York Times, and recently featured in the upcoming documentary Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis.

Event details

Wednesday 24 September 2014

12.20 pm-1.30 pm


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