The Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative (CCPI) and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC) will host a free seminar on sports concussion safety on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. at the University Center Auditorium at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Coaches, school administrators, and parents will learn how to protect child-athletes from concussions.
Seating is limited and registration is required. Please visit: vanderbilthealth.com/concussionseminar to RSVP.
In response to Tennessee legislation which mandates concussion education must begin in January 2014, a group of experts from the CCPI and VSCC will provide information on comprehensive concussion for athletes of all ages.
“There’s a lot of misinformation out there among parents, coaches, and administrators,” said Scott Bruce, CCPI founder and UTC faculty member. “There is a need for these groups to learn how to recognize the injury and manage it appropriately. That means not sending a child back to the playing field too soon.”
Seminar experts will cover a range of topics including signs and symptoms, the importance of baseline testing, long-term effects, return-to-play guidelines, proper equipment fittings, and more.
Chattanooga speakers, who also helped establish CCPI:
· Dr. Danielle Mitchell, board-certified and fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine
· Dr. Jason Robertson, board-certified in both sports medicine and family medicine
· Dr. L. Shay Richardson, M.D., primary residency training in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine
· Dr. J. Christopher Young, clinical neuropsychologist
· Scott L. Bruce, MS, ATC , lecturer and director of Recruitment for Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at UTC; founder Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative
· Lisa Morgan, Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association
VSCC’s speakers include:
· Dr. James Fiechtl, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine
· Dr. Allen Sills, associate professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Neurosurgery Community Practice
· Dr. Gary Solomon, associate professor of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry
Village at Vanderbilt, Neurosurgery Clinic
This seminar is made possible by the generous support of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company.