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Symposium Materials 2023

Session 1

10:00 am to 12:30 pm EST, Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Fireside chat: A retrospective on concussions over the years

  • Dr. Charles Tator, MD, PhD, University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital
  • Debra Gassewitz, Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)

    *There are no slides available for this presentation

The impact of mental health on concussion management

  • Magdalena Wojtowicz, PhD, CPsych, York University

Driving change spotlight: The importance of assessing concussion recovery using thinking and moving at the same time!

  • Lauren Sergio, PhD, York University

Sport sector update: The Blue Card: A concussion management process for community rugby

  • Ryan Jones, Rugby Canada
  • Mike Jorgensen, University of Toronto

Sport sector update: Learnings and impact of NCCP Making Head Way in Sport

  • Adam Sollitt, Coaching Association of Canada
  • Marie-Pier Charest, PhD, Coaching Association of Canada

Driving change spotlight: A multi-level understanding of concussion reporting and removal from play in youth Sport

  • Alison Doherty, PhD, Western University
  • Kaleigh Pennock, PhD, Western University

Session 2

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Research update: Population-specific considerations in pediatric concussion

  • Nick Reed, PhD, MScOT, OT Reg. (Ont), University of Toronto
  • Dr. Roger Zemek, MD, University of Ottawa and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

When is an athlete psychologically ready to return to sport following a concussion?

  • Jacqueline van Ierssel, PT, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Driving change spotlight: Demographic considerations for concussion management

  • Amanda Black, CAT(C), PhD, University of Calgary

Sport sector update: Rule changes in action: How Taekwondo Canada is leading the way

  • Dave Harris, Taekwondo Canada

Sports and recreation concussion surveillance: data sources, trends, and challenges

  • Sarah Zutrauen, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Steven McFaull, Public Health Agency of Canada

Driving change spotlight: Impacts of concussion on the vision system

  • Kristine Dalton, PhD, OD, University of Waterloo

Looking Ahead: Critical next steps for sport organizations

  • Stephanie Cowle, Parachute
  • Kathryn Schneider, PT, PhD, University of Calgary