NEWS, MEDIA & PERSPECTIVES

DR. LOPEZ, CHAIRS SYMPOSIUM w/ DR.MA, RODGERS, ATTWOOD & PROF. HUME ON RUGBY INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMMES AT 2019 SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA

2019 SMA
October 23rd, 2019
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, Chaired a Symposium with Dr. Richard Ma, Trainer Dan Rodgers, Lecturer Matthew Attwood, and Professor Patria A. Hume. RRIPG have the honor to be invited to present for the third consecutive year at the 2019 ASICS Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Conference, at the Novotel, Twin Waters, October 23-26, 2019 with topics relevant to the growth of rugby in the Americas, which may have implications globally.

DR. LOPEZ'S RRIPG WORKS w/ UMKC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO CONDUCT INJURY SURVEILLANCE AT 2019 USAR NATIONAL CLUB 7S CHAMPIONSHIPS

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August 10th, 2019
The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship is the premier domestic sevens tournament, and has been the launching point for many Eagles and Olympians to get on the national radar. The Championship featured 32 of the best men’s and women’s sevens teams from across the country. In 2019, the event was hosted at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.

DR. MA & DR. LOPEZ SHARE RRIPG'S INSIGHTS AT 2019 INTN'L SOCIETY OF BIOMECHANICS IN SPORT

July 25th, 2019
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr. and Dr. Richard Ma were invited for a second year as honored presenters at the 37th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS) at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. They shared their research from the USA North American Rugby-7’s RISE Rugby injury surveillance project, and its injury preventative-potential data.

MS. QUTEISHAT & DR. LOPEZ SHARE THEIR RESEARCH AT THE 2019 WOMEN IN SPORT AND EXERCISE CONFERENCE, LONDON UK

June 11th, 2019
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr. and Ms. Batool Quteishat were invited podium speakers at the 2019 Women in Sport and Exercise Conference (WiSE) held on the beautiful campus of St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, in the cosmopolitan city of London, England 

DR. MA, MR. VICTORIA & DR. LOPEZ RETURN FOR 5TH YR TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING

May 28th, 2019
Since 2015, Dr. Victor Lopez Jr., Dr. Richard Ma, and Mr. Christian Victoria have made an appearance at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. After five consecutive years, they now travelled to Orlando, Florida to present about Rugby-7s injuries in the U.S. population.

DR. MA & DR. LOPEZ INVITED TO PRESENT AT THE 2019 USA RUGBY NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

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January 11th, 2019
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr. and Dr. Richard Ma, board members of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, continued to share about the growth of rugby in the Americas at the 2019 Rugby National Development Summit in Houston, Texas.

DR. LOPEZ & MR. VICTORIA MAKE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE 2018 INTN'L CONFERENCE ON BIOMECHANICS IN SPORTS, AUCKLAND NZ

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September 10th, 2018
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, and Mr. Christian Victoria have the honor to be invited to present for the first-year, at the 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports 2018, with topics relevant to the growth of rugby in the Americas, which may have implications globally.

DR. LOPEZ'S RRIPG CONDUCT INJURY SURVEILLANCE AT THE 2018 USA RUGBY NATIONAL CLUB 7S CHAMPIONSHIPS

August 11th, 2018
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr. and his team from his Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group (RRIPG) were valued help at the 2018 USA Rugby National Club Championships hosted at the Baker Athletics Complex, Columbia University, New York City.

DR. MA, MR. VICTORIA & DR LOPEZ TRAVEL TO DUBLIN, IRELAND TO PRESENT AT THE 2018 ECSS CONGRESS

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Since 2010, Lopez, Ma, and Victoria et al have presented at many conferences ACSM, AOSSM, BASES, ISAKOS, and the renown IOC Conference. Our team will present inaugurally at the European College of Sports Science (ECSS), Annual World Congress, in the beautiful city of Dublin, Ireland. At the Convention Centre of Dublin.

DR. LOPEZ - HONORED KEYNOTE PLENARY SPEAKER AT THE 2018 PODIATRY NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE

July 1st, 2018
Victor Lopez Jr. is a SPRINZ/AUT Research Associate, and member of the Rugby Codes Research Group. He is a clinical researcher at Hospital for Special Surgery and Director of Medical Services for the Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy. He is honored to be a plenary speaker at the 2018 Podiatry New Zealand Conference, by its event sponsor “Paromed Inc” a lower limb orthopaedic technologies based company in Australia and New Zealand.

PODIUM PRESENTER ERICA MARCANO SHARES RRIPG'S WORK AT THE 2018 NATA CLINICAL SYMPOSIA & AT EXPO

June 26th, 2018
We are proud to announce that Ms.Erica D. Marcano, MS ATC CSCS will podium present Nationally the work of Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, collaborative team and board members of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, SPRINZ/AUT Research Associates, on our work of U.S. Rugby-7s, representing her seniors and RRIPGs sponsors the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

RRIPG CONDUCTS INJURY SURVEILLANCE AT 2018 PENN MUTUAL COLLEGIATE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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June 1st, 2018
We are proud to announce that Ms. Erica D Marcano, MS, ATC, C.S.C.S., will podium present at the 2018 EATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Representing her seniors and RRIPGs sponsor the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

RRIPG RETURNS FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW TO THE 2018 ACSM ANNUAL MEETING

May 29th, 2018
Over 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Lopez, Ma, Victoria et al have presented consecutively for four years in a row at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. In the beautiful cities of San Diego, Boston, Denver, and now Minneapolis USA.

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBES DR. LOPEZ'S RRIPG & RISERUGBY STUDY IMPACTS FOR GLOBAL RUGBY AWARENESS

March 1st, 2018
Dr. Lopez and his collaborating team at the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, Hospital for Special Surgery, are honored to be affiliated with this multi-disciplined professionals team, making the Rugby Codes Research Group (RCRG), of Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology (SPRINZ/AUT).

DR. LOPEZ WINS SPORTS MEDICINE AUSTRALIA’S - 2018 SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION AWARD

February 13th, 2018
Dr. Lopez is fortunate to be interviewed on the eve of winning down under from the ASICS Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Conference -the BEST NEW INVESTIGATOR IN SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION, with his work on U.S. Rugby-7s.

ERICA MARCANO - PODIUM PRESENTER AT THE 2018 EATA MEETING

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January 5th, 2018
We are proud to announce that Ms. Erica D Marcano, MS, ATC, C.S.C.S., will podium present at the 2018 EATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Representing her seniors and RRIPGs sponsor the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

RRIPG'S WORK IS SHARED BY DR. LOPEZ IN THE UK AT THE 2017 BASES & FEPSAC

November 28th, 2017
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, was honored to present his groups work on U.S. Rugby-7s at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) & the European Federation for Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 November, at the East Midland’s Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. 

DR. LOPEZ, DR. MA & MENTOR PROF. HUME PRESENT 3 ANALYSES AT THE 2017 ASICS SMA CONFERENCE

October 25th, 2017
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, Dr. Richard Ma and their mentor Professor Patria A. Hume had the honor to present 3 analyses on US Rugby-7s. Professor Hume is also a 2017 SMA Keynote Presenter, and a former 2016 International Society of Biomechanics in Sport: Geoffrey Dyson Award Recipient. 

TWO AWARDS ON TWO-FORMATS OF RUGBY IN TWO HEMISPHERES!

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October 25th, 2017
In 2017, Dr. Victor Lopez Jr et al, has been honored to win an award at two major Sports Medicine Conferences in both Hemispheres on the two formats of Rugby Union. A first for North America and its emerging rugby playing population. Emphasizing the potential for not only playing the sport well, as seen on the international stage events, but conducting the sporting science at international levels. 

FOOTBALL TURNS TO RUGBY FOR TACKLING SAFETY MEASURES

September 11th, 2017
With the NFL still grappling with the long-term impact of concussions, some American football programs are turning to lessons from rugby to help prevent injuries. Could rugby-style tackling be the key to making the sport safer? What Safety Lessons can Football Learn from Rugby?

INAUGURAL ELITE OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT RUGBY 7S INVITATIONAL HOSTED BY NORTHEAST ODA

September 2nd, 2017
The Northeast Olympic Development Academy of New York, Boston & Buffalo, was honored to present the inaugural Elite Women’s Olympic Development Rugby-7’s Invitational, Sept 2-3, 2017, to be held at the picturesque Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

RRIPG TRAVELS TO THE MIDWEST TO COLLECT DATA AT THE 2017 USA RUGBY 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

August 12th, 2017
The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championships return to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13.

3 ANALYSES PRESENTED IN SHANGHAI BY DR. LOPEZ AT THE 2017 ISAKOS CONGRESS

June 4th, 2017
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, had the honor to present 3 analyses (topics below) on US Rugby-7s. Representing their colleagues and seniors, which include Professor Hume, 2016 International Society of Biomechanics in Sport: Geoffrey Dyson Award recipient, Dr. Robert C. Cantu and Dr. Answorth A. Allen. They also have the ability to note their generous sponsor the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment at the 2017 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress.

RRIPG RETURNS TO THE 2017 PENN MUTUAL COLLEGIATE RUGBY 7S CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017

June 3rd, 2017
We are fortunate to have been sanctioned by USA Sevens to attend this event and conduct injury surveillance over the multiple years while this event has expanded. The Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), is held every June at PPL Park in Philadelphia and is the highest profile college rugby sevens tournament in the United States.

LOPEZ ET AL HAVE PRESENTED CONSECUTIVELY FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW AT ACSM ANNUAL MEETING

May 30th, 2017
Dr Lopez and Dr Ma presented for the third-year topics relevant to the growth of rugby in the Americas. 2015, 2016, 2017: Lopez, Ma, et al have presented consecutively for three years in a row at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. 

RRIPG STUDIES MAKE IT TO THE UK AT THE 2017 RUGBY INNOVATION SUMMIT

May 3rd, 2017
The 2nd Annual Rugby Innovation Summit 2017 is the only sporting conference targeted to elite and amateur players, with innovation and practical applications at its core. A truly global event, it boasts many leading coaches, doctors and specialists and is essential for all involved in sports science and sports medicine.

DR. LOPEZ & HIS ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE, DR. MA HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT AT THE 2017 IOC WORLD CONFERENCE

March 16th, 2017
Dr Victor Lopez Jr, Dr Richard Ma et al presented their work at the International Olympic Committee World Conference on Prevention and Injury & Illness in Sport, March 16-17, 2017, in the Principality of Monaco.

NEXT STOP: LAS VEGAS, DR. LOPEZ'S RRIPG TEAM GATHERS DATA AT THE 2017 SEVENS INVITATIONAL

March 2nd, 2017
Dr. Lopez and the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, attended this tournament in its new location of Las Vegas, Nevada, since 2011. The Las Vegas Invitational — the largest rugby tournament in North America — will take place March 2 – 4, 2017 and will be played alongside the USA Sevens international rugby tournament held annually in Las Vegas.

RRIPG HEADS TO COSTA RICA TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AT THE 2017 RAIN FOREST 7S

March 2nd, 2017
Dr Victor Lopez Jr., Director of Medical Services of the Northeast Academy and the Executive Director of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, Inc. was in attendance to discuss the tournament’s involvement with our current injury surveillance and injury prevention work. Other countries, such as Panama and Canada were also represented.

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR LOPEZ ON PLAYER WELFARE IN A DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY AND SPORTS INJURY PREVENTION RESEARCH

September 30th, 2016
While in attendance at the Rugby Barbados World 7s International Tournament, there was an interview with Director of Medical Services of the Northeast Academy and the Executive Director of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, Inc., where Dr Victor Lopez Jr, DO, PhD, discussed “Player welfare in a developmental academy and sports injury prevention research in Rugby-7s.”

INTERNATIONALLY, AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY RCRG DESCRIBES DR. VICTOR LOPEZ JR’S PILOT STUDY AND FOLLOW-UP STUDY OUTCOMES

September 30th, 2016
Auckland University of Technology’s Rugby Codes Interdisciplinary Research Group has summarized in their e-Mag Issue 4 22.09.16 – Describing Dr. Victor Lopez Jr’s pilot study and follow-up study outcomes (Lopez et al., AJSM 2012, Lopez et al., OJSM 2014) and planned Thematic Presentations

ORTHOPEDICS TODAY TRADE-JOURNAL INTERVIEWS DR. LOPEZ

July 25th, 2014
Dr. Victor Lopez Jr, Executive Director of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, NY, NY, was the first interviewed by Orthopedics Today, on the sport of rugby in the U.S. 

FIRST TO PRESENT ON THE SPORT OF RUGBY AT THE AMERICAN ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY OF SPORTS MEDICINE

July 10th, 2014
Dr Victor Lopez, Jr, et al., were honored to be the first to present on the sport of rugby, let alone the new Olympic format of Rugby-7s, at the 2014 American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Annual Meeting, July 10th, in Seattle, WA. The Final Program (pg 24), describes his abstract, “An American Experience with a New Olympic Collision Sport: Rugby Sevens”.

FIRST TO PRESENT ON GRASSROOTS RISERUGBY STUDY AT THE 2014 USA RUGBY MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM ANNUAL MEETING

January 3rd, 2014
Dr. Victor Lopez, Jr, Executive Director of the Rugby Research and Injury Prevention Group, has been honored to podium present the first grassroots study & efforts in the U.S., the RISERugby Study started in 2009. This was presented at the 2014 USA Rugby Medical Symposium Annual Meeting (with a National focus), January 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.