"Education is The First Step to Prevention"
Tom Pashby
September 3, 2008

Hockey Canada Concussion Seminar in association with Think First Canada sponsored by the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund

Hockey Canada and the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund invites physicians, medical professionals, hockey organizers, coaches, trainers, therapists, team managers, parents and players (over the age of 16) to the Hockey Canada Concussion Seminar on Saturday, November 29th, 2008.

FOR PHYSICIANS - The Hockey Canada Concussion Seminar scheduled for Saturday November 29th, 2008 at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel has been approved by the Manitoba College of Family Physicians for 1 MAINPRO-M1 Credit per hour of learning (Six credits).

The Hockey Canada Concussion Seminar is an all day event to be held at:

Fairmont Winnipeg
Mezzanine Level
2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB

The seminar will feature personal concussion stories as well as up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment and return to play protocol. Other highlights include the following topics:

• Diagnosis, treatment and concussion management
• Return to play guidelines
• Psychological pressures to return to play by peers, parents and team officials
• Trainers perspective
• Mouth guards in hockey
• Protective equipment
• Insurance information
• Interactive Workshops

Dr. Mark Aubry, Hockey Canada’s chief medical officer and member of the International Ice Hockey Federation medical committee, Dr. Charles Tator, neurosurgeon and founder/past president of Think First Canada and Dr. Jamie Kissick of Think First Canada and physician for Hockey Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team, are among the world renowned presenters.

This seminar is from 8:45am to 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the registered delegates thanks to the generosity of Hockey Canada and the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund.

For more information on concussions, please visit www.drpashby.ca or www.thinkfirst.ca.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
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