The new consensus statement on concussion in sport, along with updated new concussion resources, were publicly released March 12, 2013. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the statement is primarily for use by physicians and healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of injured athletes.
For more information, see our concussion section.
A concussion discussion: talking about sports related brain injuries in children and youth - prevention, recognition and management. The day will provide participants with the latest information about concussion, and tools to educate about concussion prevention, recognition of signs and symptoms, and management of return to learn and play if a concussion occurred. We are pleased to welcome Ken Dryden as our keynote speaker.
When: March 18, 2013
Where: TD Bank Centre, 54th floor, 66 Wellington St, Toronto
For more information and to register for the free event, please visit http://www.parachutecanada.org/concussionevent
ThinkFirst, long time leaders in the promotion of safety and injury prevention in Canada, is pleased to announce its amalgamation with Safe Kids Canada, Safe Communities Canada, and SMARTRISK into a new national organization known as Parachute - Leaders in injury prevention.
As a single organization, we provide a strengthened voice, sustainable programs and national reach for injury prevention awareness and expertise appropriate to Canadians of all ages. Our new organization is the strategic injury prevention partner for families, communities, the health sector, researchers, governments and business, with a mandate to encompass all ages as well as intentional and unintentional injuries.
This decision was the result of collaborative efforts between ThinkFirst and its partners, and involved consultation at the community, provincial and national levels.
For more information, news and events, please visit www.parachutecanada.org