Date: 13 Nov 2015
Professor Barry Willer, Concussion Management Clinic, University at Buffalo in New York.
Barry Willer is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo in western New York and is director of research at the University’s Concussion Management Clinic - a world leader in research on the physiology of concussion. He has worked in the field of traumatic brain injury for over 30 years, written three books and around 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Professor Willer wrote the first return-to-play guidelines following concussion for both the International Ice Hockey Federation and the International Olympic Federation - the latter introduced at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He leads a group of researchers who have conducted the first and only published evaluation of the return-to-play guidelines in the Consensus Statement of the last conference of the International Concussion in Sport Group, held in Zurich in 2012.