TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - mdBriefCase Inc, the leading provider of
free online Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Canadian healthcare
professionals, is pleased to announce the NHLPA endorsement of a
Continuing Medical Education program titled "Sports-Related
Concussions: When Medicine and Sport Meet Head On".
The NHLPA would like to commend mdBriefCase and the developers of the
concussion program (Drs. Tator and Clarfield) for creating and
distributing an interactive CME program that will aid front-line
physicians in the recognition and management of patients with
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).
With already 2,600+ participants, the program provides Canadian
healthcare professionals 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. As an
avid hockey fan, I am particularly interested in this program and am
proud to share this highly relevant learning opportunity with our
77,000 healthcare professional members."
More about the CME program
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 sister sites via www.rxBriefCase.com and www.AdvancingIn.com.
For further information:
For more information about the program or mdBriefCase Inc., please contact Danny Weill at 416.488.5500 ext. 254