Youth Concussion Education Forum 2011
|Event Date/Time: Jan 24, 2011||End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2011|
While you may not be an NFL star, being aware of the newest information regarding head injuries is beneficial to you and the ones you love. Questions are now being raised about how concussions are affecting our pee-wees, our little leaguers, our high school and college athletes. What are the symptoms? When can kids return to action? Is there long-term impact of youth concussions? What are the consequences of youth concussions? How do coaches and schools manage this situation? Is there legislation in place to mediate the problem?
In an effort to educate as many parents, coaches and athletic directors across the nation about these vitally important issues we ask you to join us for our live four-part webcast January 24-28th and get all your questions answered. The goal of this online forum is to give parents and coaches the opportunity to hear directly from concussion experts in a live setting and gain information on the latest developments in concussion research, legislation, diagnosis and treatment. You will also learn ways to create a concussion response plan both in the home and school setting and have the opportunity for dialogue and interactive discussion with the experts.
One webcast will run each day and will focus on one particular area of the subject. Expert speakers will include: Jean Rickerson, the Founder and Editor of SportsConcussions.org, a website created to help educate coaches, parents, and athletes about the dangers of concussions and the importance of proper management; Dr. Mark Halstead, an assistant professor in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery in Non-operative Sports Medicine; Dr. Lisa Bakhos, the Pediatatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician at K. Hovaninanâ€™s Children Hospital / Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ; and Dr. Gordon Bloom, an Associate Professor of Sport Psychology at McGill University who has worked with the worldâ€™s leading coaches and athletes as both sport psychology practitioner and researcher.
In support of research and treatment development, we will donate 25% of forum registration proceeds to concussion research. Register now to equip yourself with the knowledge to keep your child safe.