Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Vancouver, BC
Important Update: This advisory is for media only. There are no more public seats available for this event.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Hockey legend and former Member of Parliament Ken Dryden wants to create awareness of the problem of concussion and focus on answers. He joins BC athletes, physicians, researchers and sports officials for a talk-show style forum about sports concussions. BC Health Minister Terry Lake will also address the symposium, which is the first of its kind in BC.
The event will highlight the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) to be released in spring 2014. Developed by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist of the BC Injury Prevention and Research Unit (BCIRPU) and in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, this FREE online tool has been developed for parents, players, coaches and trainers as a resource for up-to-date educational training on recognizing, managing and preventing concussions (www.cattonline.com).
The symposium is presented by the BCIRPU and the BC Ministry of Health in partnership with the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital and the Provincial Health Services Authority, and the University of British Columbia.
Ken Dryden and Dr. Shelina Babul are available for media interviews:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
- Dr. Shelina Babul: all day
- Ken Dryden: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Image with caption: "BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. www.injuryresearch.bc.ca (CNW Group/Child & Family Research Institute)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140127_C5524_PHOTO_EN_35939.jpg
SOURCE: Child & Family Research Institute
For further information:
Communications Director, Child & Family Research Institute
BCIRPU Communications Coordinator