Can I get a pound for every time someone says collaboration? Take home messages from the UK Sports Concussion Research Symposium

By James Murphy The UK’s first Sports Concussion Research Symposium started with a warm welcome by Velicia Bachtiar (Drake Foundation1) and Dr Simon Kemp (Rugby Football Union (RFU)). Dr Charlotte Cowie (Football Association (FA)) then kicked off official proceedings. This day brought together the concussion and traumatic brain injury communities that in the past have […]

Read More…

Safety in youth rugby: education is not the answer to the concussion crisis

By Adam White @AdJWhite, Dr. Tim Gamble, and John Batten @JBatz85  Injury worries Despite the potential health benefits from participating in the sport, rugby is under increasing scrutiny as a result of the high number of injuries experienced by youth participants. We know, for example, that injury rates in rugby union for participants under 21 years of age can be […]

Read More…

#RSNlive16: Rugby Science Network 2016 Conference (September 13th and 14th, 2016)

Tackling. Concussion. Doping. Rugby is a sport which has had to confront some big topics in the public domain over the past few years, and has persistently shown significant commitment to ensuring the welfare of its participants, be it through research, education, or otherwise. As a collision sport, injuries are unavoidable – and so there […]

Read More…

Undergrad intro to Sports Medicine in Ireland, #SEMSEP by @FSEM_IRL: Concussion seminar highlights, and upcoming courses

Undergraduate perspective on Sports & Exercise Medicine – a BJSM blog series Fiachra Maguire @Fiachra_Maguire The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland (@FSEM_IRL) began their 3rd successive Structured Educational Programme (#SEMSEP) this past November. The #SEMSEP is comprised of 4 half-day seminars on current topics. Two seminars took place in 2015 (the first on Concussions […]

Read More…

Time for football team doctors to have the immediate benefit of TV footage use to help with the concussion decision: Let’s help team doctors not look foolish

By Thor Einar Andersen, MD, PhD – Chief Medical Officer, the Football Association of Norway On Sunday August 30, in the Norwegian Football Premier League local derby, the goalkeeper for Mjøndalen IF fell to the ground unconscious after being hit in the face by a ball shot from a short distance. TV images, both live and […]

Read More…

Conference Highlights from the Concussion in Sport conference at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin

By Steffan Griffin (@lifestylemedic) and Dr. Sean Carmody (@seancarmody1) You may have seen @BJSMPlus – our conference twitter handle feeding various clinical pearls from events around the world – going into overdrive at the recent ‘Concussion: Diagnosis and Rehabilitation’ conference at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin early last month #sscConcussion This fantastic event, expertly organised […]

Read More…

Is the abuse of medication the next major concern in sports medicine?

By Dr Sean Carmody “Also, be aware of the pills you take. If you take sleeping pills to overcome jet lag, before you know it, you’ll be taking them every night. When your arm is sore and you’re given medication for it, throw that bottle away. Those pills will give you a painful, persistent ulcer. Be […]

Read More…

FSEM Supports Concussion Guidelines for the Education Sector

The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) is supporting new Concussion Guidelines for the Education Sector, produced by the Forum on Concussion in Sport and Physical Education in conjunction with the Sport and Recreational Alliance. The guidelines have been created in order to alleviate parental concerns around the safety of school sport and […]

Read More…

Scotland’s concussion guidelines highlight the need for a UK wide approach

News Release – The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM) welcomes the launch of Scottish Sport Concussion Guidelines for the general public and for grassroots sports participants, where specialists in Sports and Exercise Medicine are not available to manage concussed players. The FSEM would like to see […]

Read More…

Can animals help limit concussions?

Gregory D. Myer, Director of Research in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Recently wrote a fantastic – and very popular- article for “The Opinion Pages” of the New York Times on the concussion crisis. Below, we highlight a few key paragraphs and link to related BJSM publications.  CINCINNATI — THE N.F.L. playoffs start tomorrow. During […]

Read More…