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IRFU To Host Sports Medicine Conference

IRFU To Host Sports Medicine Conference

The Irish Rugby Football Union is hosting a Sports Medicine Conference on Saturday, June 30 for Medical and Physiotherapy personnel with an interest in sports medicine.

This event brings together many experts from around the world and will include talks on: Concussion, Nutrition Supplements, Tendon Injuries, Athlete Fatigue and Overtraining, Exercise and the Heart, Management of Groin Injuries and Virtual Rehabilitation. There will also be a physiotherapy workshop on Hip and Groin Injuries and a special lecture on Athleticogenomics.

If you are a doctor or physiotherapist working in sport this conference may be of interest.

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Recent Advances in Sports Medicine and Human Performance:

IRFU Sports Medicine Conference – Saturday, June 30, 2007

School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science, UCD, Dublin (9am-5pm)

Opening Address – Professor Michael Molloy, Medical Officer of the IRB

Guest Speakers Include:

Professor Guiseppe Devito, Department of Human Movement and Sports Science, Rome –
“The Monitoring and Prevention of Overtraining in Elite Athletes”

Professor Greg Whyte, Director of Sports Science, Irish Institute of Sport –
“Exercise and the Heart – from Physiology to Pathology”

Professor Craig Sharp, Emeritus Professor of Sports Science, Brunel University, West London –

Dr. Eanna Falvey, Clinical/Research Fellow in Sports Medicine, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Centre for Health Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia –
“Current Options in the Diagnosis and Management of Groin Pain”

Professor Richard Reilly, Vice Principal for Research and Engineering, College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UCD –
“Virtual Rehabilitation – the Potential Role in Sports Injury Treatment”

Dr. Mark Lovell, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre –
“Neurocognitive Testing of Concussion – Making an Impact!”

Dr. Thomas Crisp, Sports and Orthopaedic Physician, Chelmsford –
“A Review of Recent Advances in the Treatment of Tendinopathy”

Professor Ron Maughan, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University –
“New Supplements, Old Supplements, Benefits and Dangers”

Professor Graham Smith, Physiotherapy Workshop, 1.45pm-4.15pm –
“Clinical Perspectives of the Problem Hip & Groin”

To register your interest contact Ruth Carroll, IRFU Medical Department at ruth.carroll@irfu.ie or telephone: (01) 647 3827. Registration Fee €150

This event is sponsored by:

Pfizer  Hibernian Healthcare 

Supported by: