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Webinar to Help Youth Athletic Associations with Concussion Policies & Management Protocols

Webinar presented by Jeff Hopp, ATC, LAT - Chairman of the Georgia Concussion Coalition.

On March 2nd the Georgia Concussion Coalition is hosting a free concussion discussion webinar from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Jeff Hopp, Chairman of the Georgia Concussion Coalition and Certified Athletic Trainer, will be online to help coaches, parents, athletic association directors, healthcare

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Georgia Concussion Coalition Featured on Focus Atlanta

On January 17, 2016 Georgia Concussion Coalition Director, Paige Havens was invited to join Keisha Lancelin on the set of Focus Atlanta (CW69 – CBS) to educate viewers about concussions. Click here to watch the video clip!

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GCC Hosts The Concussion Discussion February 6th

GEORGIA CONCUSSION COALITION TO HOST CONCUSSION DISCUSSION A Free Community Forum – Saturday, February 6th  On Saturday, February 6th from 9 am to Noon at the Infinite Energy Forum the Georgia Concussion Coalition, in partnership with The Concussion Institute at

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Will Smith is Helping BIA of Georgia Raise Awareness about Concussion

On December 25, 2015, Sony Pictures will release the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith as Bennett Omalu, M.D., the pathologist who is credited with discovering the link between repeated concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The movie is raising public

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Sport Concussion Symposium Comes to Atlanta

Dear Georgia Concussion Coalition Members, We would like to bring to your attention a very unique symposium coming to Atlanta in just a few weeks that will be focused on Sport Concussion. The Sports Neuropsychology Society will be hosting it’s

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How Does Your Athletic Association Rate?

When it comes to choosing an athletic association where your child will play recreational or competitive sports, it is imperative that parents seek the answers to these questions: DO THEY: _____ Require annual concussion awareness and prevention training for all coaches?

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Georgia Concussion Coalition Hosts Science of Sports Safety Event March 23

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Canadian Program focuses on Return to Learn

Paul Zelyk, a student at St. Michael's College School, recovered from a concussion in time to participate in the football season.

Bringing Student Athletes Back From Concussions by: Elaine R. Smith – New York Times – May 18, 2014 TORONTO — When the Canadian Paediatric Society updated its position on youth, sports and concussions in March, the recommendations struck a familiar

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Ben Utecht Shares His Concussion Story in Neurology Now

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High Note: After leaving the NFL because of repeated concussion, Ben Utecht has found a new sense of purpose in music and advocacy by Todd Farley – Neurology Now The highlights were plentiful during Ben Utecht’s football career. He led

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New Stats Released on ER Visits for Traumatic Brain Injury

By JESSICA FIRGER – CBSNEWS.COM May 13, 2014, 6:05 PM ER visits for traumatic brain injury spike 30 percent The rate of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury increased by 30 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to a study

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