Time is running short for this conference as well, but I thought I would provide another opportunity for people to gain valuable information in the dynamic concussion issue. A friend of the blog, Katherine Snedaker, is putting on a novel conference; based around the return to learn aspect of concussions.
NORWALK, JAN. 12, 2013 – Katherine Snedaker, MSW and Founder of Pink Concussions, an international social media organization focused on research and resources for female concussions from sports, accidents or military service, and SportsCAPP, a Concussion Education, Advocacy and Policy Group, has announced the dates for The Concussion Conference: Connecticut: Return to School THEN Return to Learn.
The Conference will take place on Thursday January 30th, 2014 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford, and then repeat with the same format on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine in North Haven, CT.
To register, see http://www.TheConcussionConference.com and to follow on Twitter use #CTBrain.
The Concussion Conference will provide training sessions for school nurses, school staff, pediatricians, athletic trainers, and parents on how best to help children return to school and continue to heal after concussions.
The Conference daytime training sessions will feature multiple national speakers including Brenda Eagan Brown who is co-author the new 2013 CDC Resource: Helping Students Recover from a Concussion: Classroom Tips for Teachers. Also presenting is Dr. Mike Lee, co-author of the newly issued American Academy of Pediatrics’ report, Returning to Learning Following a Concussion.
You can find the remainder of the Full Press Release HERE.
This event will be on the heels of the Brewer Sports International #C4CT Concussion Summit in NYC. I wanted to be there as a presenter and as a friend, alas my duty as an athletic trainer will not allow me to do so. I encourage people and press who have the time to make the Connecticut events as this is a new angle that Katherine is attempting.
In addition to Brenda Eagan Brown, attendees can listen to addresses from Alan Goldberger and TJ Quinn among others, you can find the speaker list HERE.
You can register for the conference HERE.