Concussion seminar Taupo Friday 16th March

DO YOU HAVE A WOODPECKER BRAIN?
THE PERILS OF CONCUSSION
The Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) invite you to a
seminar by Patrick Neary, a visiting Professor from the University of Regina in Canada.
Professor Neary will speak on his concussion research that he has been conducting for
the past 13 years. His research has focused on the pathophysiology of concussion in an
effort to objectively diagnose concussion to then determine new methods for recovery
and rehabilitation. Professor Neary will discuss topics such as using physical activity and
exercise to help rehabilitate the injured brain, and the effects on blood pressure and
heart function following a concussion injury. This will be an informal seminar for all
interested athletes, parents, coaches, sport scientist and medicine practitioners, with
an interest to learn more about the consequences of mild brain injury.
ABOUT PROFESSOR PATRICK NEARY
Patrick Neary has 27 years of academic and research experience as an
exercise physiologist. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of
Kinesiology & Health Studies at the University of Regina, Regina,
Canada. His teaching involvement includes Introductory and Advanced
Exercise Physiology, Principles of Exercise Testing, Training and
Prescription, and Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has taught at the
International Coaching School & Conference, and has taught courses
for the National Coaching Institute related to the Canadian National
Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to certify coaches in Canada (1987‐2012). He has coached minor
league sports in ice hockey, basketball, soccer and volleyball. In addition to his concussion research and
teaching responsibilities he has worked with the Canadian Olympic Ice Hockey program, the National
Hockey League Scouting Combine, and the Canada II 12‐meter sailing contender for the America’s Cup.
He is an active member of Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) at the
University of Regina, with a focus on heart rate variability and post‐traumatic stress disorder in First
Responders.

Two venues
Location: AUT Millennium, Level 2 SPRINZ Seminar Room (SA213)
Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Location: Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Tauhara Room , Taupo
Date: Friday 16th March 2018
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free