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  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Annual Scientific Conference September 2011 - The Irish Sports Council
    of Surgeons in Ireland St Stephen s Green Dublin 2 The Annual Scientific Conference organising Committee will dedicate a full session to the very important Topic of Concussion There is a lack of knowledge and information for doctors players parents and officials on this very important subject of concussion We are offering an overview on the Zurich guidelines on Concussion along with presentations from the Medical officers of the main National Governing Bodies on how they deal with concussion There will be a round table discussion on the matter and it may be an opportunity for all medical officers involved with national governing bodies in sport to meet and to discuss concussion and develop a united stance for all sports people going forward As Professional Competence is now compulsory this 2 day conference offers 11 External CPD Credits Who Should Attend Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinicians General Practitioners and doctors engaged in Sports and Exercise Medicine and allied Health Professionals Contact Us For registration and accommodation please contact Fiona McGarry Conference Partners tel 00353 1 296 8688 email fsem2011 conferencepartners ie For further information on the scientific programme Olwyn Puirséil Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine tel 00353 1 402

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  • Eighth Annual Scientific Conference - Summary Programme - The Irish Sports Council
    Physician section proved very popular so this year we revisit this theme with some further expert views and advice from home and abroad and we are indebted to Dr Richard Budgett for his talk on the London Olympics The Session on Friday afternoon sees the Original Research papers Case and Poster Presentations always entertaining and informative and sometimes controversial This year authors of Posters have been requested to give a short presentation of their work in coffee and lunch breaks Hopefully this will also generate some debate and encourage delegates to view the Posters We are indebted to our guest lecturers Prof Håkan Alfredson and Prof Karim Khan both world renowned speakers for the Tendinopathy session on Saturday morning The final session on Saturday sees a change in direction in that the hot topic of Concussion will be addressed and discussed by a panel of Medical Officers currently involved with international and national sports and teams Maintenance of Professional Competence is now a legal requirement since 1 May 2011 this conference is of great importance to allPhysicians involved in Sports and Exercise Medicine We trust it will hold your attention and that you enjoy your time in education with us

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  • Sustaining High Performance - A Performance Lifestyle Approach - The Irish Sports Council
    are highly employable and open to flexible non permanent part time employment opportunities explained Daragh Sheridan Head of Performance Skills Irish Institute of Sport Since the establishment of the Institute s Athlete Career Development Programme in 2009 54 athletes from a range of sports have benefitted from accessing a range of career development services designed to create a positive impact on athlete performance Gary Keegan Director Institute of Sport delivering a key note address on the theme of sustaining high performance using a systems based approach The theme for the most recent athlete employer networking event centred on the link between an employee s style of living and their performance in the work place role Daragh Sheridan opened the seminar with a showcase demonstrating the Institute of Sport s approach to supporting athletes in their quest to live a balanced and varied lifestyle whilst ensuring the highest standards of training and competition success Central to this approach is a whole person ethos whereby key life skills are developed to support athletes while they cope with the demands of a high performance lifestyle Top athletes Darren O Neill Boxing and Deirdre Byrne Athletics provided live examples of their lifestyle challenges and how key support from the Institute of Sport has positively impacted their ability to implement a style of living that befits top performance Gary Keegan Director Irish institute of Sport followed with a presentation focusing on lifestyle management from a systems perspective I was delighted to participate in the athlete employer network event as these events are always a great opportunity for the world of high performance sport to showcase our best practices and people to a top business community in Ireland The theme of lifestyle management in the current recessionary climate is becoming an ever more important consideration as

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  • Eat to Compete - Top boxers benefit from Institute led performance nutrition workshop - The Irish Sports Council
    Sport partnership with top restaurant chain Wagamama Top boxers Ray Moylett and Joe Ward cooking up a storm as part of the Institute of Sport performance nutrition workshop As part of the performance nutrition workshop athletes engaged in an interactive cooking demonstration with top chefs from Wagamama Key cooking techniques and athlete friendly recipes were discussed as part of a workshop led by Institute of Sport Performance Nutritionist Sharon Madigan Our objective for this workshop was to show each athlete how to make food which tastes good and allows them to train harder whilst managing their body weight Having a partner like Waggamama on board allows us to take the learning experience to new level with top professionals trained in the art of high quality food preparation stated Sharon Madigan Performance Nutritionist Christine Chung Operations Director of Wagamama stated The Wagamama ethos is to combine fresh and nutritious food with helpful friendly service and value for money This fits right in with the healthy lifestyle that boxers maintain in order to box on the world stage In preparation for the workshop Sharon Madigan worked closely with the Wagamama group trainer Juan Carlos Manteca in creating the workshop content Key learning themes included meal planning food safety healthy cooking methods and basic Asian ingredients like ginger garlic chilli coriander lemongrass miso paste and teriyaki marinade many of which are low in fat and can add flavour without the calories Top boxer Joe Ward with Juan Carlos Manteca Waggamama s chef displaying their fine end product Billy Walsh the Head Coach of the Irish boxing team said Maintaining a healthy diet is central to a boxer s performance Nutrition provides the energy to repeatedly train at a high level in a highly demanding training environment In addition it also fuels an athlete

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  • High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator - Athletics Ireland - The Irish Sports Council
    Zone Expertise Who We Are Latest News Videos Podcasts Publications Contact Us High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator Athletics Ireland Job Vacancy at Athletics Ireland Interesting job at AI High Performance Athlete Services Coordinator follow the link for more information Back to top Home Anti Doping Coaching Ireland Governing Bodies High Performance Institute OD Change Participation Research Follow Us Irish Sports Council Top Floor Block A Westend Office Park Dublin 15

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  • 2011 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final Preview - The Irish Sports Council
    in China This is the second year running Natalya will compete in the World Cup final after her surpirse inclusion in last years event which saw her attend the competition without any coaches For Natalya last year was all about gaining experience at senior level and for us World Cup Final wasn t even on the radar so we her coaches were already committed to other events and unable to attend She went the the World Cup Final in Moscow alone but under the wing of the British team It was a really hard experience for her but she came through it and she is definately a more determined athlete because of having to cope alone say Performance Director Lindsey Weedon With significant improvements in her performances and elevated expectations this year s World Cup series was a completely different ball game with a major goal being qualification for the World Cup Final Thankfully Natalya s performances in the USA and China were enough to see her qualify and she will compete in London this weekend with a full coaching team present In a reversal of last year s competition the young Irish athlete is looking forward to having the support of her coaches and other followers at the event This is the first competition where I ll have home support My family and some close friends are coming over for the competition so it ll be great to have some friendly faces in the crowd Natalya has recently enjoyed good results at some warm up competitions finishing in 14th in the Polish Open and 9th in the Hungarian National Championships She has been training in Bath this week and making her final preparations for the weekend My preparations have been pretty good I was able to go and compete

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  • Factsheets on Nutrition Supplements - The Irish Sports Council
    purchased based on advertising and peer or coach recommendation but without professional medical advice or an evidence base to support their usage In an attempt to educate athletes coaches and parents the Irish Sports Council commissioned the development of 20 factsheets for athletes over 16 years of age which look at a range of sports supplements and outlines the potential benefits and risks of these products All of these factsheets

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  • 17 Coaches from 10 Sports attend a 2 day Institute of Sport High Performance Coach Education Conference - The Irish Sports Council
    one involved workshop progammes on the theme of applied performance science and how it impacts on coach and athlete performance Toni Rossiter the Institute of Sport s lead physiologist collaborated with Jim Laverty a participant on the Pursuit of Excellence programme on an applied case study highlighting the impact of physiological support on the Irish Paralympic Swim team The study focused on the proven benefits of having a swim down protocol as well as an athlete profile system enabling coaches to develop a clearer understanding of the physical capacities within their athlete talent pool Martin McElroy Performance Director Rowing Ireland delivering a workshop on high performance culture Jamie Costin another member of the Pursuit of Excellence programme concluded the first day with a presentation on the theme of altitude training Jamie used his grant aid from the Institute of Sport to travel to Australia to complete an applied research project with the Australian Institute of Sport Jamie Costin Pursuit of Excellence Programme Participant delivering a presentation on the theme of Altitude Training Day two concentrated on the two main performance science themes performance lifestyle and performance analysis Daragh Sheridan the Institute of Sport s Head of Performance Skills stated I was delighted to present a case study in partnership with Darren O Neill and Billy Walsh from the IABA High Performance Boxing Programme Darren s ability to manage a career in teaching whilst competing at the highest level in Boxing is an excellent example of great inter disciplinary team work between Darren s employer the Institute of Sport and the IABA s high performance support team led by Billy Walsh Head Coach Continuing on the theme of inter disciplinary performance support Alan Swanton Lead Performance Analyst with the Institute of Sport delivered two case studies highlighting how performance analysis impacts

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