Pictured launching Concussion in Sport – A National Conversation in UCD are Eamonn Fitzgerald, Managing Director, UPMC in Ireland, and Dr. Patrick Felle, Associate Dean of Medicine (International), UCD, and Honorary Consul for the Sultanate of Oman to Ireland.

UPMC and UCD partner to host concussion in sport conference

UPMC and UCD will host a concussion conference on Saturday (September 24) entitled Concussion in Sport – A National Conversation.

Throughout the event, the conference will hear from leading physicians on advances in treating concussions, clinical profiles, pitch-side assessments and latest research updates.

The conference will be addressed by: Dr. Michael 'Micky' Collins, clinical director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program; Dr. Rod McLoughlin, medical director, IRFU; Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Body; Dr. Anthony Kontos, research director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program; Dr. Enda Devitt, Galway GAA, Connacht Rugby and UPMC Concussion Network physician; and Mairead Liston, medical manager, high performance game, IRFU.

Clare hurler Shane O’Donnell will also be interviewed during the conference to discuss his experience with concussion.