27 August 16:00-19:00 (BST) Para and Adaptive Sports Medicine Free Webinar

The programme focus and key topic areas


BJSM Live – Concussion in Sport Webinar took place on 11 July 2023.


The webinar will feature a welcome session delivered by Prof. Jon Patricios, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty Health Sciences, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa and  Prof Kathryn Schneider, Associate Professor at University of Calgary, Canada. The professors will highlight key takeaways of the recently published BJSM Consensus Statement in Concussion in Sport they will facilitate a panel discussion featuring a mix of pre-planned questions and questions from you, the online audience.


Our panelists included:

Ruben J Echemendia
Psychology, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Psychological and Neurobehavioral Associates, Inc, Miami, Florida, USA

Michael McCrea
Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Margot Putukian
Medical, Major League Soccer, New York, New York, USA

Carolyn A Emery
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Steven Broglio
Michigan Concussion Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


The Consensus statement provides an update on the current recommendations for sport-related concussion (SRC) using an evidence-informed consensus methodology. See the key points from the Consensus here.

You can also listen to a recent podcast with the joint first authors of the consensus – Prof Jon Patricios and Prof Kathryn Schneider, who summarize the findings from 10 systematic reviews and five years of work on topics related to concussion prevention, assessment, management, return to learn and sport, later in life health risks, and retirement decisions.


The following topics will be discussed during the webinar:

  • Acute detection of sport-related concussion and implications for the SCAT Tools
  • Re-evaluation: Beyond acute assessment to office management
  • Rest and exercise
  • Targeted interventions and their effect on recovery
  • Persisting symptoms and defining recover
  • Defining recovery & the role of technology
  • Clinical recovery from concussion: Return to school and sport
  • Examining later-in-life health risk associated with sport-related concussions
  • When should an athlete retire or discontinue participating in contact or collision sports
  • Prevention


Enjoy our unique 90 minute programme that will give expert advice on managing patients in your practice, and to discuss how we support populations to live healthy and physically active lifestyles.