#C4CT Concussion Summit: 2014 Edition – Live Blog

And so it begins from the United Nations here in New York City.  Check-in has begun, and everyone is arriving; the Brewer Sports staff is feverishly working to make things go as smooth as possible (looking at you Kristi, Lindsay and PJ).  As evidenced by this being posted you can see that the wi-fi is working (at least here in the reception area) and I am ready to blog away.

Throughout the day this post will be updated by me with a time stamp and pertinent information.  The most recent information will be at the bottom of the post.  So, click on the “Continue Reading” and scroll down, enjoy! Continue reading

Central Illinois Conference (Semi-Live Blog)

Although I would like to live blog about the conference today in Clinton, I don’t think I will have the time but I can recap what has happened and will happen today.

I would first like to say I am extremely impressed with the attendance today, a very diverse audience: doctors, state administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, teachers and students.

Clinton High School Principal Ron Conner put together this conference today as he felt the adolescent athlete needs special attention so he put together this presentation with the help of Matt Munjoy, MHA, ATC.

The first speaker was Robert Keller, MD, a orothopedic surgeon that spoke on ACL injuries, the pathology, the evaluation, the surgery, recovery and prevention of ACL injuries.  Dr. Keller clearly identified that females may be more exposed to this significant injury than male counterparts.  A very good view/information from a surgeon.

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Live Blog of SPCN TV Webinar

I don’t know how else to bring you raw, unfiltered thoughts other than trying to blog live.  Essentially I believe you will be seeing notes about what I am taking in.  Disclaimer: if you have not followed me until now, you will notice sarcasm and an attempt at humor…  But they will be genuine feelings and opinions.  THESE ARE MY OPINIONS AND MINE ALONE.  However if you feel that you want to express anything, please do so via the comment button.  I will be putting the information from most recent to first, you will have to scroll to see the beginning…  Here we go!!!———————————————————————————————————————

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The panel continues, but I have to run to do my duties as an athletic trainer.  Thanks for reading and hope that you get the chance to see the webinar.  Would love to hear any comments.

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Erb talks about rules, spearing is a huge issue, intentional or unintentional.  Athletes are bigger, stronger, faster and still growing, and the game has become more wide open.  Erb touches on mouth guards, chin straps, and officials…  Then opens up on the media….

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Q: What role does EMS have in this issue?

A: Joe Clark, they should only be involved in the transport, spine boarding, etc.  The athletic trainers need to approach the EMT’s/Ambulance crew prior to the event.  “The athletic trainer is in control of the scene until the EMS has arrived or called onto the field.”

I need more Joe Clark’s in this world!!!

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