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The Canadian Concussion Centre is hosting the 8th Annual Concussion Research Symposium online on February 26, 2021. Topics will cover the biomarkers, prevention, and treatment of concussion. Student rates available.

Speakers include: 

Dr. Charles Tator & Swampa Mylabathula: Research into Canada’s First School‐based Concussion Curriculum

Dr. John Leddy: Exercise as a Treatment for Concussion and Persistent Symptoms

Dr. Lili-Naz Hazrati: Update on the Pathological Findings in the Brain After Repetitive Concussions

Quick Facts: 

  • Ice hockey, rugby and ringette are the sports with the highest proportion of brain injuries among children and youth 5-19 years of age, ranging from 27% to 44% of all injuries that happened while playing these sports – Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/concussion-sign-symptoms/concussion-sport-infographic.html Retrieved: (January 2021)
  • Concussion are the most common type of head injury with an incidence of 210,000 annually in Canada (Longman & Rach-Longman 2017)