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Hockey Canada to Host Concussion Awareness Seminar in Regina, Sask.
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December 4, 2009
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund and Think First Canada, is hosting a concussion awareness seminar at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza in Regina, Sask. on Saturday, December 12.

Physicians, coaches, managers, trainers, parents, players over 16 years of age, nurses, therapists, chiropractors and dentists are invited to attend the seminar free of charge to discuss issues relating to concussions, such as diagnosis, treatment and management of concussions, return to play guidelines and protective equipment.

A number of speakers will be a part of the seminar, including:

Dr. Pat Bishop – kinesiologist, Canadian Standards Association

Karen Decker – Hockey Canada Safety Program

Paul Dennis – advanced sport psychology instructor, University of Toronto and York University

Dr. Chris Ekong – clinical professor of surgery (neurosurgery), University of Saskatchewan, and head of division of neurosurgery, Regina Health Region, Think First Canada

Gary Fisch – registered practicing nurse, Penetang Mental Health Centre, and master course conductor, Hockey Canada trainer’s program

Dr. Michael Nicholls – Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine

Dr. Paul Piccininni – dentist, International Ice Hockey Federation

Dr. Jason Smith – orthopedic surgeon, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays

Dr. Charles Tator – neurosurgeon, Think First Canada

Dr. Howard Winston – Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine

In addition, former NHLer Jamie Heward will speak at the seminar. A Regina native, Heward suffered six concussions during his pro career, and knows all too well the repercussions concussions can cause if not properly diagnosed and treated.

There is no charge to attend the seminar.

CLICK HERE to find out more about concussions, including symptoms and prevention. For further information, visit www.drpashby.ca or www.thinkfirst.ca.

For more information or to set up interviews regarding the Hockey Canada concussion awareness seminar, contact Lois Kalchman by phone at 416-323-3778 or 416-319-3778, or by email at stork2@rogers.com.


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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