Community Symposium

See the Line Community Symposium

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rm. 40

What's New in the World of Research into Concussions?
Hear the latest concussion news and research through presentations from an exciting lineup of world-class medical experts. And then listen in as an all-star panel discusses the stages of concussion from preparing to play to post-concussion. The panel will touch on an athlete's preparedness and how one deals with the situation each step of the way.


12:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

1:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks: Michael J. Strong, MD, FRCP(C), FAAN, FCAHS
Special Announcement: Eric Lindros, Honorary Chair

1:30 p.m.

Concussion: What we know, what we don’t know, and what Canada is doing about it:
Cheryl Wellington, PhD

1:55 p.m.

Developing a National Strategy – What is Required? Keith Yeates, PhD

2:15 p.m.

Question & Answer session

2:30 p.m.

Nutrition Break with Student Presentations:

  1. Partners in Education, Health, and Safety: Development and Implementation of Concussion Policy in Ontario School Boards: Amy E. Robinson, Ontario Certified Teacher; PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
  2. Kinase Induction Model to Explore the Development of Tauopathy in CTE/CTEM: Matthew Hintermayer, MSc Student, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
  3. Concussion Electronic Data Capture System: Mike Robinson, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
  4. Autonomic Dysfunction in Adolescent Concussion: Emilie Woehrle, MSc Student, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
3:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Ken Dryden

3:35 p.m.

All Star Round Table Discussion

Moderator: Caroline Cameron, Sportsnet
Participants: Ken Dryden, Steve Podborski, Doug Stacey, Kevin McDonald and Eric Lindros

4:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m.

Community Symposium Concludes


Who Attends? Coaches, athletes, teams, parents, educators, students, health care professionals, community members and media

Parking: Complementary parking is available in the South Valley parking lot MAP

Registration: Registration is required. Free for all to attend.

This event has now reached capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Natalie Wakabayashi or call 519.661.2111 ext. 89201.