Concussion remains a significant and complex health issue within the Australian sporting landscape, affecting all levels of play.
Dr. Warren McDonald MBBS, FACSP (Sport and Exercise Physician) joins us for a second time for this half day Concussion In Sport seminar, which aims to increase knowledge and awareness of concussion, whilst exploring return to play and long term issues.
Dr Warren McDonald will also discuss how to prepare for pre-season cognitive tests in order to obtain a baseline cognitive result for future referencing.
Warren has been involved with professional rugby since 1997. He was senior team doctor for the ACT Brumbies from 1999 until 2009 and the Wallabies from 2008 until 2013. He attended the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand as Wallabies team doctor. He was the City Medical Officer for Canberra for Rugby World Cup 2003. He has been Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Rugby Union since 2011. He is a World Rugby Senior Medical Educator. He was chair of the SANZAR medical commission in 2014, and chair of the FORU Sports Science Sports Medicine Advisory Group in 2014 and 2015.
Warren previously worked at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1990 until 2000, and attended two Olympic Games in 1996 (Atlanta) and 2000 (Sydney) as a doctor with the Australian Olympic Team. He has worked and toured with numerous representative sporting teams including water polo, basketball and swimming and has been match day doctor for international cricket matches in Canberra.
Warren runs a private sports medicine practice in Canberra and has lectured to Sports Studies students at the University of Canberra since the early 1990’s and holds the position of adjunct Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the university. He is also a director of the ACT Physical Activity Foundation whose purpose is to encourage physical activity, particularly in children.
Registration is essential
SMA Member – $10 (please note, your member number must be provided in the registration process.
Non-Member – $20
Registrations close at 4:00pm AEDT on Friday 29th November.