OuCH 2012: Outcomes following Concussions in Hockey
I have suffered from a concussion, now what?
We know what a concussion is, where do we go from here?
St. Michael’s Hospital is hosting the second annual Outcomes following Concussions in Hockey (OuCH) educational session to explore the root causes of concussions, and to explain the treatment of the injury and expected outcomes. St. Michael’s Hospital is a leader in the study of traumatic brain injuries including concussions, and is downtown Toronto’s designated adult trauma centre.
The session features the most up to date talks by experts in the field as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and generate dialogue with other attendees.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
Time: 8 a.m. to noon (breakfast and refreshments will be provided)
Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital
209 Victoria Street, second floor
Cost: Free! Voluntary donations are welcome
8 - 8:30 a.m.: Registration
(includes breakfast and refreshments)
What concussions/TBI are and what to do
8:30 - 8:40 a.m.: Welcome, introduction
8:40 - 8:50 a.m. Overview of concussions
8:50 - 9 a.m.: Simulating how concussions occur in the lab: clues for future directions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
9 - 9:10 a.m.: When a concussion happens: what to do at the time
9:20 - 9:30 a.m.: Living with TBI: Psychiatric issues
9:40 - 9:50 a.m.: Audience comments and questions
9:50 - 10 a.m.: Poster session and refreshment break
Part 2: After the TBI: Getting back
10 - 10:10 a.m.: In the aftermath: Seeing the doctor and when to return to play
10:20 - 10:30 a.m.: School implications of concussion: Deciding when and how to return to learning
Panel Discussion: Moving Forward - Exploring solutions after TBI
10:40 - 10:50 a.m.: Ontario concussion strategy
11:50 - 11 a.m.: Rule changes and other strategies in hockey
11 - 11:10 a.m.: Implications for the education of youth - time off school, catching and making up lost time, exams
11:10 - 11:40 a.m.: Audience participation
11:40 a.m. - noon: Final remarks, future meetings of interest and adjournment