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
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.
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 [email protected].