DR MICHAEL MAKDISSI
Speaking Topics: 5th Concussion Consensus Statement Review; Return To Play Following Multiple Concussions – When Enough Is Enough.
Michael currently works as a research fellow at the Melbourne Brain Centre (Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health), where he is looking at acute and long term effects of concussion on brain function. He was a member of the Consensus Group at the past 2 International Conferences on Concussion in Sport and is currently a member of advisory groups to a range of sporting organisations (including AFL, Australian Rugby Union, World Rugby, National Rugby League and the IOC). In addition, Michael has worked with a range of sports including Australian Rules Football, netball, cricket, rugby league, track and field, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, boxing and volleyball from recreational through to elite levels. He currently works with the Hawthorn AFL Football Club.
He also has honorary research positions at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (La Trobe University) and the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (Federation University).