Matt Dunigan to Present Keynote Address at ThinkFirst - Dr. Charles Tator Lectureship

TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /CNW/ - ThinkFirst Canada is thrilled to announce Matt Dunigan, legendary CFL quarterback, as Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Lectureship and as Spokesperson for their head injury prevention and concussion programs. Dunigan, as a sports concussion survivor and injury prevention advocate, will relay his personal experiences with sports concussions as both a player and parent. Dunigan's keynote highlights the April 28th workshop, titled "Head Injury Prevention and Concussion and Team Sports for Canadian Children and Youth", in Toronto of leading injury prevention experts discussing issues and research relating to sports injury effects and prevention.

What:   Matt Dunigan to present keynote address at the 2012 ThinkFirst Dr. Charles Tator Lectureship on sports concussions.
Where:   Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St. Toronto ON Canada
Who:   Keynote Speaker Matt Dunigan, TSN Broadcaster and CFL Hall of Fame inductee
    Master of Ceremonies: TSN Broadcaster Dave Randorf
    Guest Speakers:
    Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist & Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC         
    Dr. Paul Dennis, Sport Psychology Professor, University of Toronto and York University
    Dr. Alison Macpherson, Co-Principal Investigator for the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention & Associate Professor, York University
When:   Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10AM - 2PM
Who Should Attend?:   Athletes, coaches, players, parents, and members of the media interested in sports injury effects and prevention.

Additional information:

Lectureship admission is free with advance registration to Additional information available at The 2012 Lectureship is the second in a series, following the 2010 Lectureship with Rick Hansen and Dr. Charles Tator which addressed the significance of spinal cord injuries in Canada.

About ThinkFirst

ThinkFirst Canada is a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing brain and spinal cord injury. Founded in 1992 by renowned Neurosurgeon, Dr. Charles Tator, ThinkFirst Canada continues to be an injury prevention leader encouraging children and youth and those who care about them to be active and safe. ThinkFirst advocates for proven injury prevention strategies including helmet use. At the heart of ThinkFirst Canada are 19 Chapters that stretch across the country. ThinkFirst's injury prevention message is promoted through TD ThinkFirst for Kids, sport programs, schools, community presentations, concussion education and with the help of VIPs (Voices for Injury Prevention), a dedicated group of injury survivors who share the message that prevention is the only cure. Visit us online at



SOURCE ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada

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