Event: “Injury Prevention in MMA”

Injuries in MMA

  • 24th JANUARY 2015 

(4/12/2014) In support of Safe MMA, Professor Dan Healy and coach John Kavanagh are pleased to announce an “Injury Prevention in MMA” seminar day for fighters at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, on 24th January. The emphasis of the event is on positive safe training with the aim of teaching about risk in a helpful and factual way.

This event is free and open to all, but if space becomes limited coaches and competitors will be accommodated first. To secure your place, please email mmaatrcsi@gmail.com

In addition to the full educational programme listed below, there will be multiple small-group, “hands on” teaching sessions on relevant topics including the heart, mental health, drugs, nutrition, cauliflower ear care and gum shields.

A VIP package will be up for raffle, that includes 2 exclusive tickets, flights and hotel accommodation for a future UFC event. The raffle will be in aid of Amateur fighter safety. Mr Brad Pickett will present the prize on the day.

Places will also be raffled for a free teaching seminar the following day, led by Brad Pickett and an array of Irish UFC fighters.

“Injury Prevention in MMA”: Programme

11:30 – Registration

12:15 – Introductions:
Mr John Kavanagh, IAPA President
Prof Dan Healy, Neuroscience Society, RCSI

12:30-12:50 – Broken Bones in MMA
Mr James Walsh
Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

12:50-13:10 – Twisted Knees in MMA
Mr Gary O Toole
Consultant Orthopaediac surgeon
St Vincents Hospital Dublin.
Olympic Swimmer and 1989 European 200m silver medalist

13:10-13:30 – Performance Enhancing Drugs in MMA
Dr Conor ‘O Brien
Former Chairman Anti doping committee 1999-2005 and WADA committee member 2005-7
Irish Olympic Team doctor 1996

13:30-14:00 – Coffee

14:00 -14.30 – How to Cut Weight Safely and Effectively
Mr Mark Ellison
Chief Performance Nutritionist GB Boxing and Manchester United FC

14:30-15:15 – How the Brain Works in a Fight
Professor Daniel G Healy
Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI

How the Brain Can Be Damaged in a Fight
Professor Barry D Jordan
Consultant Neurologist, Weill Medical College, New York
Chief Medical Officer New York State Athletic Commission and boxing USA

15:45-16:10 – Coffee

16.10-16.30 – Punch Drunk Syndrome: What a Pathologist Sees When He Gets Your Brain
Dr Michael Farrell.
Consultant Neuropathologist
Dublin Brain Bank

16.30- 16.50 – Fighting Pitfalls…Livers, Cauliflowers, Carotid Dissections and Detached Retinas.
Dr Eanna Falvey,
Santry Sports Clinic
Irish Rugby team doctor and former Irish Amateur Super Heavyweight boxing champion

17:00-17:30 – SAFEMMA Ireland
Questions and Answers
Ms. Aisling Daly.

To secure your place, please email mmaatrcsi@gmail.com
Event address: Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 

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