New Concussion Education Program for Family Physicians: When Medicine and Sport Meet Head On

TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - mdBriefCase Inc, the leading provider of free online CME for Canadian healthcare professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of their physician continuing education program "Sports-Related Concussions: When Medicine and Sport Meet Head On".  This program is being made available to all healthcare professionals through mdBriefCase.com, rxBriefCase.com and AdvancingIn.com

The program was developed by Dr Charles Tator, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and Founder of ThinkFirst Canada, and Dr Michael Clarfield, Director of Sports Medicine Specialists in Toronto and former Head Team Physician of the Toronto Maple Leafs (1989-2004). The program aims to provide Canadian family physicians with the tools and knowledge to properly recognize and counsel patients with a suspected concussion.

Danny Weill, Vice President of mdBriefCase explains, "Elite athletes like Sidney Crosby and Eric Lindros bring concussions to the forefront of not just medical health news, but mainstream media as well. With over 43,000 physician members, mdBriefCase decided to develop this program as a highly relevant learning opportunity for our members.  As an avid hockey fan, I am particularly interested in this program and am proud to share it with our members."

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The program, accredited by the College of Family Physicians, reviews both the Return to Play and Return to Learn Guidelines. Tools such as the SCAT2 are further explored with a patient simulation video available featuring Dr Clarfield.

Drs John Axler, Carl Fournier and Pravinsagar Mehta rounded out the planning committee to provide a national perspective to the program.

Pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals will also have access to the programs via www.rxBriefCase.com and www.AdvancingIn.com.

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For more information about the program or mdBriefCase Inc., please contact Danny Weill at 416.488.5500 ext. 254

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