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UofC Public Panel Discussion - Concussion: Facts, Fiction and the Future

  • MacEwan Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 4V8 Canada (map)
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The Integrated Concussion Research Program (ICRP) at the University of Calgary is very pleased to invite you to a special evening panel discussion about concussions. Concussion is a significant public health burden and concussions are especially common among youth, with the number of children seeking medical care for concussions and related injuries rising dramatically across all provinces.

This is a FREE event, open to all, and includes light refreshments with registration beginning at 6:00pm.

  • 6:00pm-6:45pm: Registration and refreshments & concussion research project demonstrations:

  • 6:50pm-7:00pm: Welcome and introductory remarks

  • 7:00pm-8:20pm: Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today on AM 770

  • 8:20pm-8:30pm: Close and thanks

The evening's agenda will be an interactive discussion with a moderated panel between leading Canadian athletes, university researchers, clinicians and most importantly, people with lived experience of the devastating effects of concussions.

Special guests include:

  • Mr. Jon Cornish (former Calgary Stampeder running back, Lou Marsh Trophy recipient, 2 time Grey Cup champion)

  • Ms. Kristina Groves (Canadian Speed Skating Olympian and former World Champion)

  • Mr. Gordon Stringer (parent and advocate for brain injury awareness, catalyst behind Rowan's Law in Ontario)

  • Mr. Ash Kolstad (concussion survivor, UofC student and member of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, former youth hockey player)

  • Dr. Victor Lun (Sport and exercise medicine physician at the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, team physician for the UofC Dinos Football Team and Canadian National Long Track Speed Skating Team)

  • Dr. Keith Yeates (clinical neuropsychologist, Professor and Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, University of Calgary)

  • Dr. Carolyn Emery (physiotherapist and epidemiologist, Professor and Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Kathryn Schneider (physiotherapist, Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary)

Additionally, prior to the panel discussion and during registration, guests will have an opportunity to interact, walk about and "touch" the latest concussion research equipment and projects coming out of the University of Calgary.

This will be an informative, entertaining and educational evening not to be missed.