Over the past decade, there has been a growing concern over possible long-term effects of concussion. In this Teach-Out, you will learn about concussions from leading experts from the fields of neurology, engineering, law, journalism, athletic training, and policy about concussion education and protocol. You will also learn from coaches, athletes, and parents who have experience working with sport-related concussions and discuss this critical issue with fellow Teach-Out participants.
In this Teach-Out, we will address the following questions:
What is a concussion?
What is the current and future of concussion-related legislation and policy in the U.S.?
What are the biggest legal issues surrounding concussions?
What should you do if you witness an event where an athlete might have sustained a concussion?
What are the duties of an athletic trainer in the evaluation and management of concussions?
What role does the media play in the concussion conversation?
What role do helmets or other equipment play in concussion prevention?
How can we collectively empower parents and student athletes to take concussions seriously and help reduce the risk of participating in the sports they love?
Teach-Out lead instructors and hosts, Steve Broglio, PhD, Matt Lorincz, MD, PhD, and Carrie Morton, are all affiliated with the Michigan Concussion Center, which strives to maximize societal and individual health through the relentless pursuit of concussion knowledge.
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Understanding Sport-Related Concussion Teach-Out
Matthew Lorincz, MD, PhD, Steven Broglio, PhD and Carrie Morton