Science Café: Concussion

Concussions have become such a hot topic of conversation of late, what with the whole thing with Sid the Kid, the NFL lawsuit, and even the Biebs. Concussions and their potential for long-term implications are more regularly making the news from a variety of channels.

Next Monday, experts will discuss a variety of issue around concussions at a free public event called Science Café. A panel which includes hockey superstar Jim Peplinski along with researchers, Dr. Sean Kukelow and Dr. Carolyn Emery will explore questions such as:

  • What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
  • Can concussions be prevented in youth sport?
  • When is someone fit to return to play?
  • What is the public health burden of concussion in youth sport?

If you have a child who participates in impact sports, have yourself suffered from one-time or recurring concussion, or are interested in learning more about the latest research and knowledge on the topic, you’ll want to attend this free event.

Science Café will be hosted at The Ironwood Stage in Inglewood, and goes Monday, June 25 at 7:00 pm. It is hosted by the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute in partnership with the CIHR‘s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction.

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