Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority, especially when engaging in sports. The serious, cumulative, and long-lasting effects of concussions cannot be overstated.
Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, they should be kept out of play the day of the injury. It’s better to miss one game than the whole season due to complications and side effects of an unchecked concussion.
The best way to keep them safe is by educating those responsible for their well-being. If you live in the Vancouver area, we encourage you to join scientists and clinicians from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine as they discuss the latest science behind sport concussions. This session is tailored for parents, athletes, coaches, and teachers.
Topics to be discussed:
- What are the real dangers of sport concussions?
- How can they be prevented?
- What treatments are available?
- How much do we really know?
- Is there more to learn?
School of Hard Knocks
What Have We Learned about Sport Concussion?
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
UBC’s Vancouver campus – map
Cost: $10 per person.
For more information, and to register for this event, visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/2015/events/school-of-hard-knocks/