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 2019
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Session
Learn the latest in sport related brain injury and clinical care. This year's CME explores new technology in sports protective equipment, managing expectations of the patient and the invested parties, and approaches to the treatment of persistent and systematic concussions.
Confirmed speakers include:
- J. Scott Delaney, MD, Associate Professor, Emergency and Sport Medicine Physician, McGill University and Head Team Physician, Montreal Impact, Montreal Alouettes and McGill University Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams
- Tom Jenkyn, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, and School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University; Co-Director, Wolf Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab, and Director, Wolf Orthopaedic Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
- Lisa Fischer, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University; Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
- Dave Humphreys, MSc, PT, Dip OHS, Dip Sport Physio., Undergraduate Program Chair, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
- Michael Harnadek, PhD, CPsych, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Western University, and a Neuropsychologist, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre
- Heather MacKenzie, MD, FRCP(C), Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Physician, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (morning only)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (full day inclusive of the Community Symposium)
Who Attends? Physicians, health care professionals, residents, medical, nursing and health sciences students
Registration: Registration is required. $125 for physicians and health care professionals; $25 for residents and students.
Get the latest insight on sport concussion research from world-class medical experts. This year's Community Symposium centres around policy change, concussions in the female brain and the role media plays in telling stories of concussion. The afternoon also features an engaging panel discussion with medical experts, professional and amateur athletes.
Speakers and panelists confirmed to date include:
- Eric Lindros, LLD, Honorary Chair, See the Line
- Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, Executive Director and Founder, PINK Concussions
- Dan Cass, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Executive, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Chair, Rowan's Law Advisory Committee
- Rick Westhead, Senior Correspondent, TSN and CTV National News
- Carolyn Emery, PhD, Co-Chair, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
- Will Finch, Quarterback Coach, Western University
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Who Attends? Coaches, athletes, teams, parents, educators, students, health care professionals, community members and media
Registration: Registration is required. Free for all to attend.
For more information on See the Line, please contact Natalie Wakabayashi or call 519.661.2111 ext. 89201.
Please enjoy a photo gallery highlighting special moments from the 2018 See The Line Community Symposium. Can't see the photos? Click here.