Medical Commission ’13

Sunday, November 17

IRB Medical Group meetings
Medical, Science & Research
Pitch Side Concussion
Immediate Pitch Side Care
Sevens
General Assembly Dinner

Monday, November 18

Identify Player Welfare initiatives: completed; in progress and the future
• Completed – outline IRB Medical Player welfare initiatives completed e.g. MDMS, Concussion, First Aid, Immediate Care plus non-medical initiatives e.g. Rugby Ready, Laws, S & C moving to specific inputs
• In progress – Crouch-Bind-Set, Sevens
• The future – workshop to ascertain Union thoughts on key issues
• Concussion education session for General Assembly

Lunch

Cervical Spine
• Pre-participation awareness
• Exercise prevention
• Surgical management
• Workshop – Practical implementation

Break 

Scrum
• University of Bath research update
• Experimental law trials
• Match Official responsibilities
• Panel discussion

Joint function with General Assembly

Tuesday, November 19

Concussion & CTE update
• Zurich 2012 update
• CTE
• Education awareness 
• Awareness programs
• Panel discussion

Break

Sevens
• Minimum medical standards
• Minimizing the impact of travel
• Other key issues 

Lunch 

Research in Rugby (last 12 months)
• General overview of current research
• IRB ISS
• IRSN
• IRB – AUT Research 

Break

Anti-doping/ Artificial Turf/ Age grade presentations

Mental Health

MCC Dinner

Wednesday, November 20

Working Group Updates
• Medical, Science & Research
• Pitch Side Concussion
• Immediate Pitch Side Care
• Sevens

Break 

IRB Player Welfare – where next?

Wednesday, November 20 (pm) – Friday, November 22

IRB Educator course or IRB Level 2/ 3 Immediate Care in Rugby course

 

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