Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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University of Waterloo, Health Sciences Building 
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5

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Grand River Sports Medicine Centre 

Get Your Head in the Game
Concussion Symposium

Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1-5pm
University of Waterloo, Health Sciences Building 
(AHS 1689 Lecture Theatre & Lobby)

Special Guest Speaker: Ben Fanelli

The Healing Ability of Support and Education 
Ben Fanelli experienced a severe traumatic brain injury when playing hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. He is going to share his story on how he recovered and returned to play again. Due to his astounding recovery, Ben believes it is his duty to make an impact in the concussion recovery field and other fields where people are in need of hope and motivation. Ben is making this impact through the EMPWR foundation and through HeroicMinds

Symposium Program


Session 1: Canadian Concussion Perspectives
Canadian Concussion Guidelines - Dr. Alison MacPherson
The Healing Ability of Support & Education Ben Fanelli
Panel Q&A

Session 2: Concussion - Diagnosis and Management
Concussion 101: The Basics - Dr. Laura Purcell
Concussion Physiotherapy - Kristy Commerford, PT
Concussion & the Eyes - Dr. Kristine Dalton
Feeling Your Way Through Concussion - Dr. John McCuaig
Panel Q&A


Session 3: Return to School/Sport
Life after Concussion - Dr. Laura Purcell
Return to School - Andy Lavell, WRDSB
Exercise in Concussion Rehab - Meaghan Adams, PT
The View from the Sidelines - Rob Burns, CAT(C)
Panel Q&A


COST: Free but registration required.

For more details, including speaker profiles & presentations, please visit GRSM Concussion Symposium webpage.