High Concussion Rate in Student Community Rugby Union Players During the 2018 Season: Implications for Future Research Directions

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 826, 2019 Abstract  Collision sports, such as Rugby Union (“Rugby”) have a particularly high risk of injury. Of all injuries common to collision sports, concussions have received the most attention due to the potentially negative cognitive effects in the short- and long-term. Despite non-professional Rugby players comprising the majority of the world’s playing population, there is …

Letter Of Introduction

25 October 2019 Dear SASMA member, On behalf of myself and the Past President (Dr Pierre Viviers) of SASMA, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your valuable participation at the SASMA Conference 2019 in Cape Town. I am thrilled to report that based on feedback we have received thus far, the attending delegates found the entire …

The Final Countdown to the SASMA Congress 2019!

The SASMA & BRICSCESS 2019 Congress is nearly here! With less than a month to go, we thought we would share a few highlights to look forward to! Limited spaces on these pre-conference workshops available! Register now to avoid disappointment Conference: 11 – 13 October, 2019 With over 70 sessions to choose from and invited speakers from 6 continents, the …

18th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)

2019 will see Cape Town play host to the 18th Biennial Congress of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA).  Over the years, SASMA congresses proved to be of exceptional standard and relevant to the current trends in Sport Science and Medicine. The 2019 Congress will be no different and amongst others, will take a deep look into various themes, …