Bowral Rugby will host a HeadSafe Community Concussion Forum at the Bowral Blacks Rugby Clubhouse on 1st July 2015 from 6.30 till 9pm.
As part of Club’s community engagement, the seminar will showcase the latest concussion research featuring Randwick Rugby who are trialling the unique X Patch Biosensor worn behind the player’s ear to measure impacts.
The evening will also provide a question and answer forum for parents, coaches, medical staff and the community featuring a selection of leading players from the area.
The session will provide an update from all sporting codes and information for players and parents relevant to schools, districts, amateur, professional and elite levels.
The session is proudly supported by Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) NSW Branch and will feature Dr. Adrian Cohen, founder of NeckSafe.
Concussion is continually featuring in the news and social media, and this seminar will provide a key community education opportunity to assist all those involved understand the issues and work to keep our sports safe.
The USA Center for Disease Control in Atlanta (CDC) estimates there are 4 million head injuries in American sport annually, and recent research in Australia by Prof. Carolyn Finch shows a 30-40% annual increase in Victorian hospital presentations for concussion.
The Headsafe Community Concussion Forum is an initiative of Necksafe, a NFP charity dedicated to the prevention of head and neck injuries. More information atwww.headsafe.com.au