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2012-06-21

Grey Bruce Health Services Hosts Meeting on Sport-Related Head Injuries

Grey Bruce Health Services is hosting its Annual Report to the Community with guest presentations on head injuries and concussions. Learn how brain injuries are diagnosed, and hear first-hand the impacts of a concussion on a professional athlete’s life.

Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 554 15th Street East, Owen Sound

President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services, Maureen Solecki, will provide an update on GBHS, activities and achievements over the past fiscal year. Both the Chair of the Board of Directors, Brian Davenport, and Chief of Staff, Dr. Bob Severs will provide brief remarks.

Special Guests

Owen Sound Attack Team Physician: Dr. Cam Tweedie
Dr. Tweedie will discuss on-ice diagnosis of head injuries, immediate management of injuries, and determining when it’s safe to return to the game.

Concussions – a personal perspective from a professional hockey player: Chris Minard.
Chris played in both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers organizations and will speak about his first-hand experience with concussions.

Consultant to the Canadian Hockey League: Neuropsychologist Dr. Michael Czarnota
Head injury identification and awareness; new ways to manage an injury; and what local youth sports teams can learn from the NHL/OHL approach to head injuries.


A question and answer session will follow and light refreshments will be available. This public event is free. Wheelchair accessible.

Media contact:
Mary Margaret Crapper, Director, Communications & Public Relations, Grey Bruce Health Services, 519-376-2121 ext. 2806, mcrapper@gbhs.on.ca


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