Sorry Mr Villas-Boas. “Concussion call ALWAYS belongs to Doctor.”

    The BJSM represents an authoritative voice in sports medicine so it would be negligent if BJSM did not comment on the widely-reported ‘Loris concussion’. We begin by emphasizing that BJSM knows the Tottenham medical team and they are excellent. In 2012, they helped saved Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba’s life on field – and provided […]

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“Leaders in Performance” (2013): A wider, influential audience for turning research into action and policy. Managing Concussion // Performing in the Heat

Leaders in Performance  was held in London last week – the world’s largest summit of sport owners/managers, high performance teams, sports medicine and science leads. Aspetar – Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital sponsored two workshops there: 1. Concussion Management with Professors Paul McCrory, Jiri Dvorak, Michael Turner and Roald Bahr.  The Consensus statement on concussion in […]

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Please use these PPT slides that summarise the 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on Concussion

                HEADLINE FOR THE TIME-POOR: Here is the link to the slides for your presentations, but please don’t alter them without the permission of the Consensus Statement authors. During the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport (Zurich 2012) attendees revised and updated the Consensus Statement. The new 2012 […]

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Australian Football League considers Concussion Consensus Statement

Interesting take on the Consensus statement from the Zurich 2012 Conference on Concussion In Sport. This paper is Open Access on BJSM and BJSM is the exclusive publisher of the 12 systematic reviews that underpin the Consensus statement. This special issue of BJSM is an Injury Prevention and Health Protection (IPHP) issue of BJSM – […]

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Do you work with teams? Looking for a practical case-based learning opportunity? IOC Advanced Team Physician Course (22-24 May, 2013)

Thirty experienced speakers (and leaders in the field) are fully committed to ensuring that this 3-day event will be even more successful than the four previous IOC Advanced Team Physician Courses. This course is geared towards the practical issues of working with high-level athletes in a team sports setting! Check the program below and see how the case-based curriculum means […]

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Concussion management in England’s FA – better than it appears in new BJSM paper….

E-letter and update by Dr Ian Beasley (FFSEM) In response to: Jo Price, Peter Malliaras, Zoe Hudson. 2012. Current practices in determining return to play following head injury in professional football in the UK. Br J Sports Med 2012; 0: 201109068 (Original article). [this paper is Online First and is included in the upcoming November Print Issue […]

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Debate! Is education more effective than mandating helmets for skiers and snowborders? – Guest Blog from Canada Safety Council

The Canadian Paediatric Society has called for legislation mandating helmet use for all skiers and snowboarders. The Society says that through mandatory helmet legislation, governments can send a strong message that helmets are important and reduce the risk of brain injury and disability. For the record, I am a strong advocate for helmets for skiers […]

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Concussion: how do we reconcile risk-averse policies with risk-taking sports?

By @DrJohnOrchard   I have just started working in my 15th season as a professional NRL (National Rugby League, Australia) team doctor but with respect to one injury feel as uneasy as I ever have at any stage of working in sports medicine. In theory I should be more experienced and therefore more relaxed at […]

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We join the world in mourning Sarah Burke

Canadian freeskier Sarah Burke (29) died Thursday, nine days after  crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah: http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/story/_/id/7466421/sarah-burke-dies-injuries-suffered-utah [1] Sarah Burke was one of the pioneers of the sport who lobbied to get the sport  on  the Olympic program. As health professionals, we need to take this on board […]

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Concussion in sport: The Consensus

Concussion is certainly hot this week! Lots of news stories of variable quality. Today we review the International Consensus statement itself. This practical resource was established, using a consensus-based approach, at the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2008. It updates the recommendations of the 1st (Vienna) and 2nd (Prague) International Symposia on Concussion in […]

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