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The Concussion Conference

2014 January 18

One of the leading advocates for concussion awareness, Katherine Snedaker, is putting on an event that must not be missed:

Connecticut Students: Return to School THEN Return to Play

One Day Concussion Training offered in Two Connecticut Locations from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, January 30, 2014     Stamford: Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Friday, January 31, 2014         North Haven: Quinnipiac University School of Medicine

Helping Students with Concussions Return To Learning: Accommodating the K-12 School Day with Concussion Management Teams

This is not a simply “concussion awareness” event. Instead, each of the days will focus on Learning about Best Practices in Concussion Management from national experts. Then with new information and insight, participants will brainstorm with other stakeholders about solutions to improve concussion care for Connecticut students. The morning sessions are designed teach specifics for each group below, and afternoon panel discussions will provide networking and sharing opportunities between groups.

For School Nurses & Staff – Learn strategies and accommodations for student concussion management during the school day with the goals of reducing student symptom severity and potentially promoting a faster recovery.  Learn how to implement a Concussion “Return to School” Protocol at the local level. Learn from Brenda Eagan Brown, MEd, CBIS, co-author of the new 2013 CDC Resource: Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers.

For Pediatricians – Review current concussion science and recommendations for best practices with a focus on Pediatrician’s Role in Return to Learn & School Communications. Discuss the 2013 AAP RTL Report with one of the co-authors plus Post Concussion Syndrome in Students.
For Athletic Trainers – Learn how a School Concussion Management Team can help your student athletes. Educate others about the role of Athletic Trainers in our schools.
For Coaches, Referee & Sport Organizations – “The Student Athlete – Concussion Issues for Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Officials: Managing the Risk” plus possible updates in CT Concussion Law.
For Parents – Learn how proper school concussion management can help students reducing their symptoms and potentially promoting a faster recovery. Learn how to implement a Concussion “Return to School” Protocol at the local level. Review current concussion science and Post Concussion Syndrome.
For Students with Concussions/PCS – Discover support groups & resources from local students, national experts and online communities

SPORTS NIGHT

The Student Athlete – Concussion Issues for Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Officials: Managing the Risk

A Presentation for Sports Organizations by Alan Goldberger, a nationally recognized authority on sports officiating and sports law

Thursday, January 30, 2014 ,  Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT      7 to 9 PM

 

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