Tackling Concussions

The University of Winnipeg’s Heads Up Concussions Institute in partnership with Sport Medicine, the University of Regina, Stop Concussion and Concussion Care Community Clinic are hosting an important evening dedicated to tackling current knowledge about concussions entitled Concussion: Risk Assessment and Management. The Centre for Disease Control estimates 5 to 10% of athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season and it is an issue of growing concern to parents, coaches and health care providers.

How do professional coaches and health care providers determine concussion from whiplash? Are the current methods of risk assessment and return-to-play the best practice for today’s teams? Should health care providers and coaches include computerized baseline assessment tools?

Registration is required with a cost of $35 to attend ($20 for students) and includes a light supper.

WHEN:     Thursday, March 27

5:15 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE:    Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
3rd floor, Centennial Hall
University of Winnipeg

REGISTER: 

https://www.atlasmedic.com  go to tab “Trainings

PANELISTS:

Dr. Glen Bergeron is with UWinnipeg’s Heads Up Concussion Institute — preventing, managing and researching concussions. He is a professor and Associate Dean with UWinnipeg’s Faculty of Kinesiology and has been on the medical team at the Olympic games on five occasions.

Dr. Neil Craton is a sport medicine physician and a founder of Legacy Sport Medicine Clinic in Winnipeg, a multi-disciplinary sport and musculoskeletal clinic. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and has been a team physician for numerous sports, including with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Nicole Beauchesne – Concussion Care Community Clinic

Kerry Goulet – Stop Concussion

Jeff Hnatiuk – CEO Sport Medicine

Dr. Patrick Neary – Executive Director, Kinesiology, University of Regina

 

Note to editors: Journalists are welcome to attend at no cost

 

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SEMINAR CONTACT

Penny Paul, Atlas Medic

P:204.632.2810. C: 204.230.6022 E: ppaul@atlasmedic.com

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Diane Poulin, Senior Communications Specialist, The University of Winnipeg

P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

 

 

 

 

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