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Concussion Summit Educates Local Medical Community

This past weekend, June 4th, Brooks Rehabilitation hosted the 2011 Jacksonville Concussion Summit.  The event featured lectures by Robert Cantu, MD and Kevin Guskeiwicz, Ph.D., ATC on cutting edge knowledge and research on this most relevant topic.  Over 140 medical professionals were in attendance and participated in this summit.  The mission of the Jacksonville Sports Medicne Program who helped to produce this event is to make Jacksonville a safer place to play.  Sports concussions remain a hot topic and this event offered the latest research and insights into concussions for Physicians, Athletic Trainers and medical providers.  A special guest speaker was Florida Representative Ron Renuart, DO who sponsored recent concussion legislation in this past session.  This bill will help to educate parents and supporting youth in the safety of sports and will be re-introduced in the 2012 Legislative Session.

 

A special thank you goes out to Howard Weiss, MD for spearheading this effort and helping to bring all the local health systems and providers together for this inaugural program. 

 

Sponsors of the program included Brooks Rehabilitation, Wolfson Children's Hospital, Spine & Brain Institute at St. Vincent's, UF & Shands, Nemours Children's Clinic, Orange Park Regional Medical Center, Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute, Sportshealth, Jacksonville Jaguars, Brain Injury Assn. of Florida, MedQuip, Safe Kids, ImPACT, Fletcher Medical, and Concussion Vital Signs.

 

To learn more about the Jacksonville Sports Medicne Program go to www.jsmp.us

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