National Concussion Awareness Week
September 27- October 1, 2021
National Concussion Awareness Week was established in 2019 to increase concussion awareness by providing information and encouraging action across Canada. National Concussion Awareness Week is for everyone with a role in healthy active living – sport and recreation participants, parents, coaches, organizers, educators and more!
This year, Sport Medicine & Science Council, in partnership with Sport Manitoba and the Provincial Concussion Working Group, is hosting two workshops on concussion education to continue the awareness on the resources and supports available in Manitoba.
Monday September 27 at 6:00 pm – Allied Health Professionals
This 90 minute session is to inform medical practitioners the standard practices of concussion recognition and treatment. Through a case study approach, participants will learn various approaches for field of play assessment and diagnoses. Workshop will be divided into a case study and breakout sessions.
Wednesday September 29 at 6:00 pm – General Public
This 60 minute session is for anyone who is looking for the basics on concussion awareness, how to recognize the symptoms and where to go for further information or treatment. This session provides an overview of the concussion information that is beneficial to coaches, athletes, parents, officials, teachers, students, and anyone involved in physical activity promotion. Workshop will be a lecture style with a question and answer period.
All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on demand to registered participants afterwards.
Register here to save your spot in either workshop: https://forms.gle/fZbm8QcPSskStbA58
Details to join the webinar will be sent one week prior to the session.
Book A Concussion Workshop
Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs. Sport Manitoba and the Sport Medicine & Science Council of MB are committed to increased education, awareness, and established protocols that will assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills required ensuring the safety of your athletes. We can all work together to ensure a safe sport environment.
Sport Manitoba and the Sport Medicine and Science Council of MB have partnered to offer concussion workshops to educate athletes, coaches, parents, and all members of the sports community on concussion recognition. These courses are aligned with the standardized sport-specific concussion protocols approved by Sport Manitoba and Manitoba’s Provincial Sport Organizations. The course will address many questions on what a concussion is, how to spot the signs and symptoms, what to do, how to prevent future concussions, and the proper steps to return to the field of play.
We encourage sport organizations and clubs to contact us for additional information. Should you want to book a workshop for your organization please complete the “Request a Workshop” outlined below.
Research Article on the Importance of Early Removal of a Suspected Concussion
Exploring the mental health experiences of student-athletes who have sustained a concussion
Request a Workshop – Workshop length 40-60 minutes
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