First Ever Brain Injury and Sport Conference to be held in Dublin

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

Tackling the concussion crisis Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, in association with EBIS (European Brain Injury Society) will host a ‘Brain Injury and Sport’ conference at the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin on Friday, December 13.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and EBIS are bringing together a panel of expert speakers to discuss the growing concern surrounding concussion and head injury in sport. Chaired by Newstalk broadcasters Ger Gilroy and George Hook, the conference will feature speakers such as Chris Nowinski, Dr Barry O’ Driscoll, Mark McGovern, Dessie Farrell, Professor John Ryan, Brian Kerr and many more.

Dublin GAA football players, and ABI Ireland Ambassadors, Michael Darragh Macauley and Rory O’Carroll, who also feature in the conference, were at the Aviva Stadium with Sports broadcaster Ger Gilroy and Acquired Brain Injury Ireland CEO Barbara O’ Connell to launch the opening of the conference registration.

This conference aims to increase awareness and education of concussion, presenting best practice concussion management to a wide audience of coaches, clinicians, players, and everyone involved in an elite or non-elite sporting environment.