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Dr. John Neidecker Interviewed by ESPN's Stephania Bell
Dr. John Neidecker was interviewed by Stephania Bell on her ESPN podcast “Answering the Bell” on the topic "Concussion Management in Combat Sports." The interview was based on the recently published “Concussion Management in Combat Sports: Consensus Statement from the Association of Ringside Physicians” in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2018.
He discussed the challenge of managing concussion management in combat sports. “We need to be more stringent in our protocols and what we do compared to what a non-contact sport would do.…The intent of the sport is head contact…Concussion management in combat sports needs to be held to a higher standard.”
Save the Date!
ARP 2019 Annual Conference
The 2018 ARP Annual Conference was held at Harrah's Las Vegas in
Las Vegas, Nevada October 27-28, 2018.
Click here to view photos from the conference!
ARP 2018 Consensus Statement:
Click here to read the statement, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
Fighter Handout on Dangers of Improper Weight Loss
At the request of the CSAC, the ARP has developed a handout derived from our consensus statements and other materials, geared specifically for the combat arts athlete, available for use by any commission or jurisdiction. Click here to download.
Dr. Nicholas Rizzo interview by Popular Science on Dangers of Improper Weight Loss. Click here to read the interview.
Letter to the Editor-in-Chief: In Response to: Use of Head Guards in AIBA Boxing Tournaments- A Cross-Sectional Observation Study
Click here to read Dr. Nitin Sethi's letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Learn more about Ringside-specific liability insurance.
CERTIFICATION IS HERE!
The Association of Ringside Physicians with the Expertise of the American College of Sports Medicine have developed the first Ringside Medicine Certification Exam. Hundreds of computer-based and proctored exam sites are available worldwide for international participation in elevation education and safety standards for individuals associated with Combat Arts.
Click here for more information.
Certified Ringside Physicians List
Click here to see a list of Certified Ringside Physicians organized by location.
The ARP has released new statements on Ocular Practice, Down Syndrome, Blood Borne Infections, Weight Management, Medical Clearance of the Older Fighter and the use of Headgear in Amateur Boxing.