- 02 Dec
MedStar’s Dr. Kelly Ryan, who serves as co-Medical Director and lead physician for the Horsemen’s Health System at Maryland racetracks, was one of many speakers at the International Conference on the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys held Nov. 2-3 in Dubai.
The conference, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates’ city again in two years, had a packed agenda that focused on the following: making weight and riding performance; the implications of making weight; concussion; injuries and falls and how to reduce them; and mental health. Near the end of the two-day event, there were reports and updates from various countries including the United States.
Ryan, who has for several years worked on concussion protocols for riders and has spoken at other conferences, discussed on-track evaluation and updates on management of concussions; returning to ride after an injury; and utilizing physical therapy for improved recovery.