Understanding Concussion Safety
Free educational symposium for coaches and trainers to be held July 27
The safety and health of your athletes is everything – especially when it comes to the serious matter of concussions. “Playing It Safe: Changing the Mindset Around Concussion Safety” is a free educational symposium specially designed to help athletic directors, coaches, trainers, and youth sports volunteers understand the hard-hitting facts about concussions and plan for the new Illinois legislation that will protect athletes when teams begin practices this summer. This symposium is being presented in Chicago by Northwestern Medicine™, the shared vision of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in partnership with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
Register today to hear three panel discussions featuring leaders in athletics and sports medicine, including:
• Hunt Batjer, MD – Northwestern’s chair of neurological surgery and the co-chair of the National Football League’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee
• Martin Hickman, Ed.D. – IHSA’s executive director and among those driving concussion legislation in Illinois
The program culminates with a dynamic keynote luncheon featuring Chicago football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton.
Location: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron Street
Third Floor, Conference Room A
Chicago, IL 60611
Register for this free event online or by calling 877-926-4664.