Dr Viran de Silva will be providing an update on Concussion based on recommendations around the 5th International Conference on Concussion and how this has changed sports policies and management. Refresh your knowledge on signs and symptoms and return to play protocols including medical clearance.
Tamara Spence, Community Solicitor, will be looking at the legal considerations around duty of care in concussion management in an increasingly litigious society and what this means for Sports Trainers and athlete management teams.
Viran is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar who deals in the assessment, prevention and treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and exercise related medical problems. He is currently completing his specialist training through the Australasian College of Sports Physicians.
Viran is originally from Darwin and spent his junior years working at Royal Darwin Hospital before moving on to Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital where he completed a number of terms including Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pallative Care, ENT, Paediatrics and Intensive Care.
Following a broad medical background Viran settled on a career in sports medicine after seeing the positive experience a sports physician can have on an individual’s pain, functionality and overall wellbeing.
Viran has been involved in a variety of team sports including as medical officer for the U20 Cronulla Sharks Rugby League team, U17 Australian Women’s Basketball Team, Adelaide Crows Women’s AFL Team (Darwin), and Northern Territory Thunder AFL Team. He has also been match day doctor for the Subiaco Lions (WA) AFL team, Sydney FC Soccer team and covered the 6ft Track Blue Mountains Ultra-Marathon on several occasions.
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