This content consists of a 17 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Willie Stewart is Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed postgraduate training in Neuropathology in Glasgow, with a particular emphasis in training on forensic neuropathology and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dr Stewart's research programme focuses on describing the range of pathologies in acute and long term survivors of TBI, with reference to pathologies linking TBI to neurodegenerative disease; work supported by major national and international grants from the US National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defense, the European Community, the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist's Office in Scotland.
Dr Stewart is frequently invited to contribute to national and international conferences and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurotrauma and the recently launched Concussion. He has also been called on by the Scottish, Irish, Welsh and UK Governments to advise on concussion in sport and is a member of World Rugby' Independent Concussion Advisory Group and the Football Association's Expert Panel on Concussion and Head Injury in Football.
This content consists of a 19 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Jon Patricios achieved his degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992 followed by a Sports Med & Exercise Science qualification from the University of Sheffield in 1995. He was a Fellow at American College of Sports Medicine in 2007, Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine in 2011 and Fellow of the International Sports Medicine Federation in 2013.
He is Chief Medical Officer for the MTN Qhubeka cycling team and the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, Founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa, and serves on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS).
Dr Patricios has been a team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and basketball, is a member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees and the Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts.
Dr Patricios serves on World Rugby's Concussion Advisory Group. He is also a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and is in his his second term as President of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). He has published in South Africa and internationally on the topics of concussion, musculoskeletal injuries and doping and spoken at international conferences worldwide.
Professor Caroline Finch is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), one of only 9 research centres worldwide to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Professor Finch has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally.
Her research has been funded by the NHMRC, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia, to name a few. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion and Sports Medicine.
Professor Finch's research has been adopted and directly used to inform safety policy by Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion and injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies.
This content consists of a 14 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Robert Cantu is a founder of the Centre for the study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University Medical School where he is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Section Co-Chair Mackey-White National Football League Players Association Health and Safety Committee; Founder and Medical Director Sports Legacy Institute; Member World Rugby Concussion Advisory Group; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Centre for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Amongst other posts Dr Cantu is also Senior Advisor at Brain Injury Centre and Adjunct Staff, and Vice President Chair Scientific Advisory Committee National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).
Dr Cantu also consults with numerous NFL, NHL and NBA teams. He is also a professional consultant to the USA Rugby Medical & Risk Committee sub-committee for Sports Concussion. He has published over 400 scientific articles including 33 books on Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Sports Medicine. He received his BA degree from the University of California Berkley. Jointly, in medical school and graduate school, he received his MA degree in endocrinology in 1962, and in 1963, his MD from the University of California Medical School in San Francisco. Following a surgical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1963-1964, he began a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and simultaneous position of research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his residency in 1968, Dr Cantu joined the neurosurgery staff at MGH, where his practice and laboratory were located, while assuming the position of Acting Assistant Director of Neurosurgery and Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Boston City Hospital.
This content consists of a 22 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Simon Kemp graduated from St Mary's Hospital in 1986 and gained his Diploma in Sports Medicine from London University in 1992. Having completed his Primary Care training in the UK, he worked as a Sports Physician in Wellington, New Zealand from 1994-6. Returning to the UK, was a lecturer in Sports Medicine at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1997.
From 1998-2001, was team physician to Fulham Football club and Medical Officer to the English Basketball Association. In 2001, he joined the Rugby Football Union. He is the Tournament Medical Director for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Chief Medical Officer for the Rugby Football Union and was the team physician during the Rugby World Cup campaigns in 2003 and 2007.
runs a private Sport and Exercise Medicine service in SW London focussing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
is currently a member of the World Rugby Medicine, Science and Research and Head Injury Assessment Working Groups, and has major research interests in injury and injury epidemiology and concussion risk management.
This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Andy Smith is an Emergency Medicine Consultant for the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and a Yorkshire Ambulance Service BASICS doctor. He is also the director of both the Rugby Football Union Immediate Care in Sport Programme and the Welsh Rugby Union Immediate Care in Rugby Programme.
He qualified from Leeds Medical School and is now a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Mr Smith is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Faculty of Pre Hospital Care), Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (UK).
Mr Smith is the Technical Director and Senior Medical Educator for World Rugby's Immediate Care in Rugby programme, the Immediate Care Lead (Players & Officials) for Twickenham Match Day, a Clinical Governance Advisor for Premiership Rugby and a Medical Officer in the England 2015 Medical Advisory Group. His special interests include Emergency Medicine, Immediate Care in Sport and Sports Medicine.
Mr Smith worked at both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games as a Field of Play Team Leader for the athletics. Mr Smith is Vice Chair of the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care RCSED Training & Standards Board, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Medical School, and visiting Lecturer at Salford, Hull, Bolton, St. Mary's and Middlesex Universities.
This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Keith Stokes is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath with a background in exercise physiology.
His research focuses on understanding sports injury risk to inform the development and delivery of preventative interventions.
Dr Stokes joined the University of Bath in 2002 and is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology. He completed a PhD at Loughborough University in 2001 and was a Lecturer at Stirling University from 2001-2.
Dr Stokes is responsible for delivering injury surveillance programmes for the England Rugby (men and women) and the English Premiership, as well as men's community rugby and schools rugby in England, and is part of the team that carried out the IRB (now World Rugby) Scrum Forces project, which resulted in changes to the scrum Laws. He is an Editor of the International Journal of Sports Medicine and is co-founder and Network Editor of the World Rugby Science Network.
Dr Ken Quarrie is the Senior Scientist for New Zealand Rugby and a member of two World Rugby Advisory Groups. Following the completion of a degree in physical education at the University of Otago in 1989, Dr Quarrie undertook a master's degree examining the biomechanics of rugby scrummaging. In 1993, he became involved in the Rugby Injury and Performance Project (RIPP) and has been studying aspects of rugby performance and injury management ever since.
In 2000, Dr Quarrie was appointed as the inaugural Injury Prevention Manager for New Zealand Rugby and was responsible, with the Accident Compensation Corporation, for developing and managing a nationwide injury prevention programme to reduce the incidence of permanently disabling injuries resulting from rugby. Since 2000, there has been an 89% reduction in scrum-related spinal injuries, and a reduction of 56% in all injuries resulting in permanent disablement. The programme has since been taken up in a number of countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia and Japan.
In 2008, Dr Quarrie completed a PhD in the epidemiology of rugby injuries. Since 2007, he has focused on analysing player performance and team strategies and tactics. As such, he provides a range of analyses and reports to high performance coaches and staff within New Zealand Rugby.
Dr Quarrie is a Research Associate at AUT University, and the Senior Research Consultant for the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission. He also serves as a Section Editor for Match Analysis on the World Rugby Science Network website.
Dr Quarrie has published a wide range of academic papers on aspects of injury and risk management and performance. He is currently working on a project studying the long-term health outcomes of playing rugby and is taking a special interest in issues regarding concussion management.
This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Jonathan Rees graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 1995 and had postgraduate training at five London teaching hospitals. Between 2004 and 2012 he was a Consultant at Headley Court, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.
Since 2012 Dr Rees has been Consultant in Rheumatology and Sports Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, University of London.
He has worked in sports including Professional Football, Rugby Union and Disability Sport. Dr Rees was Medical Officer to the Great Britain 2008 Paralympic Team in Beijing. He was a member of the LOCOG Sports Medicine Advisory Group between 2008-2012 and a Consultant at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Dr Rees' Medical Doctorate from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2008 Basic Research Prize. He has published around 20 articles in peer review journals including highly cited articles in particular on tendinopathy.
Dr Rees regularly lectures nationally and internationally and has been interviewed by both BBC and ITN news. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Section.
Dr Richard Weiler qualified from the University of Bristol in 1999, then completed an MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine from UCL in 2008. He is currently a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.
Dr Weiler treats musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries at any age and level of activity and has a particular interest in lower limb rehabilitation following injury or surgery, tendon injuries and groin pain. His focus is on helping patients return to function and reach their goals. He works with athletes of all abilities, from Team GB athletes at the London 2012 Paralympics to Premier League footballers. He has wide experience in the non-operative management of sports injuries, rehabilitating athletes across a wide range of sports as well as non-athletes with musculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain and joint pain.
Dr Weiler's other appointments include Club Doctor at West Ham United Football Team, Lead Medical Officer, England and Team GB Disability Football, The Football Association and Honorary Consultant, University College London Hospitals. He is also a lecturer and module leader at the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and a lecturer and external tutor at the UCL Institute of Sport Exercise and Health.
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