On Wednesday 23rd September Asia Rugby will be hosting an online webinar on the Asia Rugby Facebook page. The session will open to everyone and it will be a friendly, interactive Q & A on Concussion Management. This is part of Asia Rugby’s wider efforts to run Training and Education and Growing the Game courses online.
The Course will be run by 3 experienced World Rugby Trainers with medical and rugby backgrounds.
Asia Rugby Webinar on Concussion Management hosts :
Lucy Clarke is Head of Player Welfare & Medical at HKRU. With a background in emergency nursing and medical education, Lucy has over 20 years of experience in pitchside care at all levels of the game. She currently leads the AR Concussion Working Group which aims to ensure everyone involved in rugby is kept informed and updated with best practice in the recognition and management of concussion.
Wazien Wafa is an emergency medicine registrar and a World Rugby Medical Trainer. He is also head of Sports Science for the Football Association of Selangor and coordinator of Training and Education (Medical) for Malaysia Rugby Union. He has almost 6 years of pitchside experience locally and around Asia.
Merianne Selvaraj is a trained nurse with 15 years of experience in the field. She is a certified instructor for various local and international Pre-Hospital Trauma courses and a World Rugby Trainer. The former Medical Manager of the Singapore Rugby Union, she has over 6 years of pitchside care experience both locally and regionally, from community to professional rugby.
Concussion is an injury to the brain which makes it of critical importance. Concussions occur in everyday life, not only in sports. However, in a contact sport such as rugby, the risk does increase. The frequent body impacts and sometimes accidental head impact contributes to the elevated risk.
Related Link: Asia Rugby Player Welfare page
As a result, the awareness of concussion and its identification and treatment is extremely important. It is an important player welfare issue that is the responsibility of all involved in the game. Be it the coaches, team managers, referees, teachers, players, parents, team medic/first aider or match day medical team.
World Rugby and Asia Rugby take this very seriously and have developed a comprehensive management strategy to enhance education and awareness to identify incidences of concussion and management and recovery procedures to ensure safe care and recovery of players.
Also being introduced are new techniques to help give the athletes the best chance to reduce incidences of concussion with programmes such as World Rugby’s injury prevention program ACTIVATE.
Join us on Wednesday for the friendly, interactive Q & A session about Concussion. Get updated or learn something new. Come connect with the rugby community on this important subject.