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 annual conference May 1-2, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and they have a very impressive agenda.

This symposium is being held to provide education by an internationally recognized faculty to improve understanding of biomechanical and physiological aspects of concussion, vestibular and oculomotor considerations, legal and ethical issues,youth sports safety, activity-based treatment, biomechanical and physiological aspects, long-term outcomes and future advances, psychological impact, managing educational issues in younger athletes, and advances in neuroimaging and biomarkers of concussion.

There is also a series of introductory talks on Friday morning, May 1 (8:30 to 11:30 AM) that will be geared towards professionals who are new to the field of sports neuropsychology, sports neuropsychologists seeking to expand the scope of their practice, or allied professionals who work with sports neuropsychologists.

The target attendees for this symposium include healthcare providers and allied professionals who work with athletes of all ages (or who are interested in concussions in general). This would include physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, nursers, physician assistants, athletic trainers, academic researchers. This event is not geared towards parents or lay public – it’s a scientific professional meeting with an emphasis on translating science into clinical practice. All of the presenters are well published, with some being true pioneers in their fields of work. We’ve even got some of our own GCC members that are presenting at this prestigious symposium, so we hope you will come out and support them. Early registration discounts are available through April 15th, so register today!

For more details on this great event, click here.

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