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Third Annual Concussion Summit to be Held April 23-24 in Niagara Falls

The third annual Concussion Summit will be held April 23-24 at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The keynote speakers include:

Sean Pronger — a Canadian former professional ice-hockey player who grew up in Dryden, Ontario, and played in the National Hockey League from 1995 to 2004.

Dr. Charles H. Tator — Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, and founder of ThinkFirst, Canada, a national brain and spinal cord injury foundation.

Dr. T. Blaine Hoshizaki – developer of the Neurotrauma Impact Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa with the following vision: “Head injuries will become a rare and inconsequential part of athletic and leisure activities.”

Dr. Kirstin Weerdenburg – a Pediatric Emergency Physician, she has a special research interest in concussion, particularly parent and health care provider knowledge of concussion and its management.

Dr. Patrick J. Bishop — Professor, Department of Kinesiology, at the University of Waterloo, with a research interest in trying to understand the mechanics associated with catastrophic injury, especially those to the cervical spine and head and on how to reduce the risk associated with such injuries.

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The 12th Annual Sports Concussion, Traumatic Brain And Spine Injury Conference Set for May

The Harvard University Medical School will host the12th Annual Sports Concussion, Traumatic Brain And Spine Injury Conference at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in Boston May 14-15.

This course “will focus on the basic science and clinical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and spinal cord injury. The first day, added this year, is focused on TBI, while the second day emphasizes sports-related concussions.”

Through lectures, panel presentations, small group discussions, Q&A and case reviews, the course will provide “practical knowledge and skills needed to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of TBI, sports-related concussion and spine injury during both the acute and chronic phases of recovery.”

“Afternoon workshops on both days will address practical concerns for clinicians, athletic trainers, coaches and school personnel.”

The target audience is “neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, pediatricians, emergency and trauma physicians, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, primary care physicians, psychologists, athletic trainers and coaches.”

For more info, visit: http://www.hms-cme.net/352491/

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Sports Neuropsychology Society to Host Concussion Symposium 2015 Later this Spring

The Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) will host its 3rd Annual Sport Concussion Symposium and Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta April 30 to May 2 this spring.

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