See the Line
See the Line is a collaborative, 10-year initiative that seeks to educate athletes, coaches, parents and the broader community about the serious impact of concussions. In doing so it aims to shift the culture around concussion in sport, reduce the incidence of concussion and improve care through research.
Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry proudly hosts See the Line’s core events on campus annually in August in partnership with faculties at Western including the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, and with the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic and the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
See the Line 2021
August 12, 2021
Join us on August 12 to hear the latest on concussion news and research through presentations from all-star athlete, Briana Scurry, and a line-up of world-class medical experts. Presenters will speak on the latest in concussion research, education and prevention.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Briana Scurry, two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion with the U.S. Women's National Soccer team.
Recognized as one of the world's most talented and influential goalkeepers, Briana Scurry will discuss the debilitating concussion that led to her retirement in 2010 and how she has repurposed her visibility to become one of the nation's foremost thought leaders on traumatic brain injuries.
Acute and Persistent Neurophysiological Consequences of Concussion
12:15 - 1:10 p.m.
Anita Christie, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Learn more about the concussion research that has been conducted on young adults who have experienced either a sport-related or non-sport related concussion.
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
All registrants will have the opportunity to tune into a research presentation from one of the four listed breakout sessions. During the session, you will hear researchers speak on their current concussion research and have the opportunity to ask questions on their research.
Arthur Brown, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Gregory Dekaban, PhD, Acting Chair, Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Topic: The Basic Science of Concussion and Translational Studies
Dr. Lisa Fischer, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Michael Robinson, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Topic: Three Common Myths on Concussion
Laura Graham, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University and Marquise Bonn, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
Topic: Evidence for the Non-Athlete with Concussion
For more information on See the Line, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brainstorm - Straight Talk on Concussion
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