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Dr. Pierre Viviers

Pierre is an SASMA accredited Sports Physician and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He practice, lecture and research Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Stellenbosch University where he is a Senior Director of the Campus Health Service and clinical consultant in the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ISEM), Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is the current President of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) and certified Medical Educator for World Rugby. His academic interest lies in the prevention of illness and injuries in athletes especially participating on collegiate and community level (including concussion). Pierre has published as first and corresponding author in international peer reviewed journals. He presented at several international and local Sport and Exercise Medicine conferences (including ACSM and SASMA). Pierre also serves on the editorial panel of Sports Health: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach, official journal for the American Orthopaedic Association for Sports Medicine

He is a longstanding member of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) Medical Committee and concussion consultant for SARU. His extensive experience in rugby medicine stretches from that of team physician for senior club level teams through to various national and international teams over a period of 26 years. Pierre still participates in pitch side emergency medicine as Match Day Doctor (MDD), live video monitoring for suspected head injuries, head injury assessments (HIA) and on toward panels for the advanced management of concussion for national and international matches.