Sport Concussion Library





An official launch of the Sport Concussion Library will occur on December 8th, 2011.


Dr. Paul Echlin states, “Our young athletes need access to multi-modal education tools such as the e-modules, a selection of video documentaries, and testimonials from their peers. All of these resources are now available on this website so that the athletes, the parents, and the coaches can learn the symptoms and treatments to avoid long-term brain injury.


He continues, “Concussion is a serious brain injury that can cause short and long term disability among our athletes. We can no longer turn our collective heads when a concussion occurs. There is now a strong grass roots need for an up-to-date, and accurate central source of information on this issue.”


The Sport Concussion Library is unique in the world. It houses the latest resources for anyone interested in concussion.



  • Free Down-loadable SCAT 2 (The Zurich International Conference on Concussion in Sport 2008) concussion diagnostic tool.

  • Free e-module education tools aimed at football and hockey athletes.

  • Testimonials of amateur athletes and parents, and professional athletes.

  • Press box with a selection of documentaries and the latest press coverage.

  • 2300 + peer-reviewed journal articles with the latest research on concussion.

  • 61 book chapters and thesis research; and a staff librarian on site.

  • A full range of information links and resources for the public.

  • What and Where: The Sport Concussion Library (www.sportconcussionlibrary.com) founded by Dr. Paul Echin, is unique in the world. This comprehensive information resource provides the latest research on concussion for the public as well as for researchers and medical professionals. Sport concussion testing (SCAT2) is available free of charge to experienced first responders and medical professionals, as well e-modules for improved concussion education of the athlete, their parents and coaches.


 


Members of the media, please contact Heather E Reid ARCT MSc


Innovative Conferences & Communications


519 - 652 - 0364 (telephone) hreid@innovcc.ca (email)


www.innovcc.ca (website)






 
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