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Katherine Snedaker, MSW and Founder of Pink Concussions, an organization for female concussions from sports, accidents or military service, and SportsCAPP, a Concussion Youth Sports Organization, has announced the dates for The Concussion Conference 2.0: Return to School Then to Sports.
The Concussion Conference offers schools, parents, and sports organization training and low-cost solutions for helping kids heal, plus managing legal risks.
Concussion lawsuits have now reached the NCAA, high schools and youth sport levels, according to Snedaker.
The Solution is school staff training NOW and implementing low-cost solutions to help students and manage legal risk for schools and also for youth sports organizations.
The Conference will take place on May 7, 2014, at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine in North Haven, CT.
To register, see www.TheConcussionConference.com and to follow on Twitter use #CTBrain.
The Concussion Conference will provide training sessions for school nurses, school staff, pediatricians, athletic trainers, and parents on how best to help children return to school and continue to heal after concussions.
A number of national speakers and panels of local experts scheduled: Dr. Mike Lee, Dr. Tricia McDonough-Ryan, Katherine Snedaker, Dr. Thomas Trojian, Dr. David Wang, Attorney Paul Slager, plus medical staff from Gaylord Hospital and representatives from Brain Injury Association of CT, Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association, Student Athletes and Parents.
“As a parent of student-athletes and as a concussion educator, I have learned concussions are a part of life, sports and just being a kid,” said Snedaker, “While there is no magic helmet to prevent concussions or medical cure, Connecticut schools and parents are not powerless. Research now shows that proper concussion management at home and at school can really help students recover. This conference will provide the training needed by school nurses, doctors and parents to manage concussions with best practices and the most current medical information.”