Science Café: Concussion
Concussions (or mild traumatic brain injuries) are a growing concern, particularly among young athletes. On June 25, 2012 the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute in partnership with the CIHR's Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction held an interactive Science Café to discuss neurological and mental health as relating to concussions.
As a free public event, the Science Café creates the opportunity for the community to engage with top-level experts in a meaningful and informative way. With the former NHL athlete Mr. Jim Peplinski as the moderator, the two expert researchers, Drs. Sean Dukelow and Carolyn Emery explored 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?
To see the poster click here.