The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board will be hosting a Combative Sports Medicine Symposium on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Richard Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, in Trenton, NJ from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Admission is free of charge and open to the combative sports community; including commission personnel, current officials, physicians, contestants and other combative sports licensees.
The topic of discussion will focus on concussions and head injuries, and standards of care and clearance for combat sports athletes wishing to return to competition post suspension for such injuries. As you all are aware, this topic of discussion is currently at the forefront, not only for our regulated combative sports, but has recently dominated national media attention for both professional and amateur contact sports as well. It is a discussion that we have an obligation to learn more about, for education and the best health and safety we can offer to our contestants.
For the past 1½ years, NJ ringside physician, Dr. Sheryl Wulkan, and her colleagues have been working on this crucial topic, and they are ready to publicly share some of their observations. This symposium will also offer the opportunity for members of the combat sports community to engage in dialogue with our esteemed panelists, and learn how to identify early symptoms of head injuries and the importance of seeking immediate medical attention for early intervention and care.
Registration is required by contacting the NJACB’s office by fax 609-341-5038 or by email: [email protected].