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Canadian Sport and Events Calendar


Public Forum: Concussion and Mental Health



Event Date(s) : November 1, 2019
6:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Contact Person : Kim Hussey
Contact Email :
Contact Phone : 416 597-3422 ext. 3448

Event Location : BMO Education & Conference Centre, Toronto Western Hospital
60 Leonard Avenue
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T2R1


Highlights: Click here to view the program (below)

Audience: This event is for the general public

Fee: Free of charge

How to Register: Advance registration is required.  Call 416 597-3422 ext 3448 to register or use link below.






Session Information
6:00pm Canadian Concussion Centre Conference: Opening Remarks
Charles Tator, Professor of Neurosurgery, Canadian Concussion Centre Lead
6:05pm The Teen Brain: A time of risk to the brain, but recovery can be enhanced
Huw Williams, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter, UK
6:15pm Canadian Concussion Centre: Support and education for patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms and families
Lesley Ruttan, Neuropsychologist
Heather Sloman, Occupational Therapist , University Health Network
6:30 pm Wires, Sparks and Balloons: Mental health aspects of concussion
Abe Snaiderman, Neuropsychiatrist, University Health Network
6:40pm A Little Bit of Creativity and Courage Can Go a Long Way: Perspectives from living with Post-Concussive Syndrome
Kanika Gupta, Multidisciplinary artist and social entrepreneur
7:05pm Parachute Canada’s Efforts to Prevent Concussion
Stephanie Cowle, Parachute Canada
7:15pm Developing a Quality Standard for Concussion Care
Tanveer Singh, Health Quality Ontario
Judy Gargaro, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
7:25pm What is PINK Concussions and Why Does it Matter?
Katherine Snedaker, Founder of Pink Concussions
7:35pm Patients Panel
Moderator: Katherine Snedaker
8:00pm Closing Remarks