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By contactus@napeds.com
May 12, 2014
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Concussions in Sports: Help for Parents

Thursday, May 15th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hadley Farms Meeting House, Route 9, Hadley

A Cooley Dickinson/Massachusetts General Hospital lecture

 

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from participation in sports and recreation activities have received increased public awareness, with many states and the federal government considering or implementing laws directing the response to suspected brain injury. While public health programs promote the benefits of sports and recreation activities, those benefits are tempered by the risk for injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During 2001-2005, the CDC estimated 207,830 Emergency Department visits for concussions and other TBIs related to sports and recreation activities were reported annually, with 65 percent of TBIs occurring among children ages 5-18 years old.

This presentation is designed to help parents understand what they need to know about concussions and how parents can best support their children as they participate in sports.

The community lecture is free and open to all. To register online, visit www.cooley-dickinson.org/classes or call 888-554-4CDH (4234). Seating is limited and registration is required.

Click on the link below for the PDF version:
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Concussion Lecture Poster

About the Presenters

Richard Ginsburg, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is assistant clinical professor at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Child and Adolescent Group Psychiatry Program and director of the Psychological Services/Massachusetts General Hospital Youth Sports Concussion Clinic.

Jonathan Schwab, MD, is a pediatrician at Northampton Area Pediatrics and is a member of Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Medical Staff.

About the lecture series
The Cooley Dickinson and Massachusetts General Hospital lecture series features advances in

treatment and health care delivery, health policy issues of the day, and medical research.
The lecture series allows the community to get to know Cooley Dickinson’s affiliation partner, Mass General.
In addition, the lecture series underscores Mass General’s commitment to education, a core component of its mission.

 

 

 

 

 

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