The ISSP spring scientific symposium was hosted by our good friends at Zoom on Saturday May 1st (early Sunday morning of May 2nd for our Australian colleagues).
The first hour was devoted to psychiatric aspects of concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. In a session entitled ‘Concussion: what should the sport psychiatrist know?’, Professor Jamshid Ghajar reported on recent advances in the description and definition of concussion and its sequelae. He was followed by Professor Jeffrey Bazarian who gave an update on diagnostic testing and the session concluded with Professor Silvana Riggio’s review of neuro-behavioural sequelae.
The second hour was occupied by 5 short presentations from ISSP members around the world. Topics covered in this symposium included loneliness in elite athletes, using exercise during recovery from an eating disorder, some reflections on sports psychiatry practise, data on mental health in student athletes through the pandemic, and a review of sports participation and its role in cultural integration through the ages. A booklet of all the abstracts is available to members here.