Symposia with a 90-minute format 

Consisting of a series of in-depth scientific and state-of-the-art lectures in important areas of sports injury and illness prevention research. Typically, these will cover different aspects of injury or illness prevention (epidemiology, injury mechanisms, risk factors, pathophysiology, prevention methods) as they relate to a particular injury type (e.g. hamstring injuries, ACL injuries), health problem (e.g. asthma, sudden cardiac death, eating disorders) or sport (e.g. rugby, volleyball), but other approaches are also welcome.

THE SAME SYMPOSIA CAN BE SUBMITTED WITH A 60-MINUTE FORMAT TO INCREASE THE CHANCE FOR SELECTION

Title: Concussion prevention in child and adolescent sport: Are our children’s brains different?
Chair: Carolyn Emery (Canada)

Programme:

  • Michael Makdissi (Australia): The public health impact of concussion in children. How do we measure risk and outcomes? (15 minutes)
  • Carolyn Emery (Canada): Primary Prevention: Strategies to reduce the risk of concussion in pediatric sport participants?  (15 minutes)
  • Kevin Guskiewicz (USA): Secondary Prevention: Risk factors and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of re-injury in children.  (15 minutes)
  • Andrew McIntosh (Australia): Protective equipment in children: What can we learn from biomechanical studies? (15 minutes)
  • Kathryn Schneider (Canada): Tertiary Prevention: Are there options for rehabilitation following concussion in youth to reduce time to return to play? (15 minutes)
  • Panel Discussion (Makdissi, Emery, Guskiewicz, McIntosh, Schneider) Future directions for research informing best practice in the prevention of concussion in children participating in sport (15 minutes)

Speakers:
Michael Makdissi MBBS PhD
Michael.Makdissi@IOC2020.com
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2020
Sportstown, 2020 Australia

Carolyn Emery PT PhD Professor
Carolyn.Emery@IOC2020.com
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2020
Sportstown, 2020 Canada

Kevin Guskiewicz ATC PhD Professor
Kevin.Guskiewicz@IOC2020.com
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2020
Sportstown, 2020 USA

Andrew McIntosh PhD Associate Professor
Andrew.McIntosh@IOC2020.com
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2020
Sportstown, 2020 Australia

Kathryn Schneider PT PhD Assistant Professor
Kathryn.Schneider@IOC2020.com
Department of Sports Medicine
PO Box 2020
Sportstown, 2020 Canada

Value and Significance:
Every day, children all over the world put themselves at risk of concussion through sporting and recreational activities. Our present understanding of sport-related concussion comes largely from adult studies and anecdotal evidence. However, our children are not little adults. There is an emerging body of evidence specific to pediatric sport-related concussion.  Currently, the best treatment for concussion in children appears to be prevention. Prevention needs to occur across the continuum of care in this population: 1. Primary prevention is aimed at stopping the occurrence of concussion, 2. Secondary prevention requires early diagnosis, before progression and/or re-injury, and 3. Tertiary prevention ensures full recovery and appropriate return to play. A better understanding of childhood sport-related concussion is imperative to make evidence-informed clinical decisions and establish best practice in the prevention of concussion in this population.
In this 90 minute symposium internationally recognized researchers with significant expertise in youth sport concussion will share their research, expertise, and clinical perspectives on sport-related concussion in children across primary, secondary and tertiary prevention perspectives.
Dr. Michael Makdissi (Australia) is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician with research and clinical expertise in pediatric and adolescent sport medicine. His experience on the interdisciplinary team informing the recent Zurich Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and in developing the Child SCAT will inform his introduction to this session. He will summarize the public health impact of concussion in children and present evidence related to the measurement of concussion risk and outcomes in children. Dr. Carolyn Emery (Canada) will bring an epidemiological lens to summarize the evidence informing primary prevention strategies that reduce the risk of concussion in pediatric sport participants. Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz (USA) will bring years of research experience in sport-related concussion to inform best practice in secondary prevention where he will present evidence related to risk factors and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of re-injury in pediatric sport participants.  Dr. Andrew McIntosh (Australia) will bring a wealth of expertise in biomechanics informing an academic career focused on mechanisms of injury and protective gear in sport and experience on the team informing the recent Zurich Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport to this symposium where he will share perspectives on protective equipment in youth sport. Dr. Kathryn Schneider (Canada) will bring her perspectives as a physiotherapist specializing in rehabilitation post-concussion and epidemiologist and her experience on the team informing the recent Zurich Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport to this symposium. She will present the current evidence related to rehabilitation following concussion in youth sport in reducing time to return to play.
This symposium will conclude with a discussion informing future directions for research informing best practice in the prevention of concussion in children participating in sport. The discussion will be informed by interdisciplinary perspectives from sport medicine, physiotherapy, athletic training, biomechanics and epidemiology.”

all proposals MUST strictly adhere to the format specified

MANDATORY ITEMS:

TITLE

Must be a specific title describing the lecture content precisely (catchy)

CHAIR(S)

  • Please include at least one chair
  • Please be aware that the chair(s) will have to be considered within the total number of speakers

PROGRAMME

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Must include an introduction (Accepted even if there is no introductory lecture title)
  • Include the title for each lecture as well as the related speaker – Duration: Maximum 15 minutes per lecture
  • Number of speakers: minimum 4 – maximum 6
  • Same speaker may give up to two lectures in the same symposium (maximum)
  • Include an overall discussion – Duration: Minimum 15 minutes

SPEAKERS’ LIST

  • Number of speakers: minimum 4 – maximum 6
  • Chair(s) to be counted in the total number of speakers
  • Each speaker must be listed as in the sample proposal

VALUE AND SIGNIFICANCE

  • Mandatory description of the value and significance of the topic and speaker(s) to enable the scientific committee to judge the merit of the proposal
  • Length: maximum one page (accepted even if it flows over to next page)
  • No CVs or publication lists for speakers

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 OCTOBER 2018