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About the UPMC Concussion Network

The UPMC Concussion Network is a first-of-its-kind coalition of health care organizations across geographies. Led by world-renowned concussion expert, Micky Collins, PhD, UPMC’s concussion program is the foundation for developing consensus-driven and evidence based treatment pathways worldwide. By standardising treatment worldwide, the UPMC Concussion Network will demonstrate that concussions, when managed properly, are treatable injuries.

Why Choose UPMC for Concussion Care?

Athletes and non-athletes alike evaluated by the UPMC Concussion Network will undergo a comprehensive evaluation of their injury to uncover the diverse array of symptoms that can occur after a concussion. Our network experts:

  • ​Conduct a thorough clinical interview of the patient’s injury and symptoms, including a vestibular-oculomotor screening
  • Interpret ImPACT® baseline and post-injury test results
  • Create an individualised treatment and recovery plan
About ImPACT® Concussion Testing

ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a non-invasive, software-based physical examination of the brain co-developed by UPMC concussion experts. This tool objectively measures and tracks cognitive changes associated with a concussion, including:

  • ​Memory
  • Reaction Time
  • Speed
  • Concentration
ImPACT® is a scientifically-validated test based on currently accepted international guidelines and practices. For more information, visit the ImPACT® website​.

UPMC Concussion Network Ireland 

The UPMC Concussion Network is teaming up with two of Ireland’s leading health care organizations to bring the Network closer to where people live. 

Affidea, Ireland's leading independent provider of diagnostic imaging services, is administering ImPACT® baseline and post-injury tests. For more information, visit the Affidea website​.

Bon Secours Health System, Ireland’s largest private hospital group, is being trained in UPMC’s concussion protocols, standards, and is preparing for concussion evaluation and treatment at select hospitals across the country.

If you would like to refer your patient for a post-injury consult, please contact one of the following UPMC clinical leads: 

Dr. Niamh Lynch (Paediatrics only)​
Tel: +353 21 4546343 ​​
Address: Suite 25, the Cork Clinic,
​​Western Road, Cork – Ireland

​​Dr. Enda Devitt
Tel: +353 91 564241
Address: Whitehall Medical Centre
Abbeygate Street Lower, Galway – Ireland

Contact UPMC Concussion Network Ireland

Are you a clinician and want to learn more about becoming a UPMC-trained concussion expert? Please email​.

Are you a patient ready to schedule an ImPACT® baseline test? Schedule an appointment​ at the closest Affidea location near you.​

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