• Location: Online - via Zoom

SMA is excited to present the next workshop in Northern Territory – ‘Concussion: A practical approach to assessment and management’.

This workshop is aimed at sports trainers, coaches, parents or anyone involved in community sport.

Joining us for the event is Viran De Silva, a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician who deals in the assessment, prevention and treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and exercise related medical problems. In his presentation, Viran will cover:

  • What concussion is
  • How to recognise an athlete that may be concussed
  • Game day management of a concussed athlete
  • Guidelines for return to play

There will be an opportunity for a live Q&A at the end of the presentation.

It will be delivered online via zoom, and is free for SMA Members and $25 for Non-Members.

Registration is essential. Please ensure you check your time zone when registering. Upon booking, a calendar link will be available to save to your time zone.

Speakers

Viran is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician who deals in the assessment, prevention and treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and exercise related medical problems. He completed his specialist training through the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2018.

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 U17 Australian Women’s Basketball Team, Adelaide Crows Women’s AFL Team (Darwin), U20 Cronulla Sharks Rugby League team, and is currently the involved with the NT Thunder and NT ThunderW AFL Teams. 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.

  • SMA Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $25