The latest developments in medical and technological
research that may improve the welfare, health and safety of jockeys will be
presented at an international conference to be held at Monmouth Park
conference, which was held at Monmouth
Park for the first time
last year, is scheduled for September 13-14.
Organized by the European Racing Medical Officers Group and administered
under the auspices of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities,
the conference will feature representatives from the United
Great Britain, France, Germany,
Australia and Hong Kong.
year’s conference was a huge success,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, medical
director at Monmouth Park, who was instrumental in bringing the conference
to New Jersey. “We’ll look to build on what we all learned
last year as we strive to provide the best in nutritional and medical care to all
riders around the world.”
conference is the fifth of its kind following previous meetings in Japan, Turkey
Among the items on the agenda are new treatments for brain and spinal cord
injury, safety equipment, concussions, insurance and synthetic racing surfaces.
conference is open to the public and will be held in the Garden Room in the
Monmouth Park Clubhouse.