The Canadian Sports Concussion Project will hold a Conference on Saturday, November 10, 2012, to present the general public, media and scientific community with its most recent brain injury and concussion research results. The Canadian Sports Concussion Project is the first program of its kind in the world dedicated to learning how to effectively treat concussions, and hopefully decrease the impact of brain injury, through a four-pronged program that includes research, education, diagnosis and treatment of concussions.
Initiative of the Project
Based at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, the Canadian Sports Concussion Project is administered by the efforts of 13 investigators and 5 institutions. As of this writing the initiatives of the project that are underway include:
- Clinical research studies of former professional hockey players and football players who are subjected to neurological, neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological assessments in addition to brain scans (MRIs) and Magnetoencephalography’s (MEGs) to observe changes in the brain that occur as a result of multiple concussions.
- Initiatives to improve imaging diagnostic techniques that are used to diagnose and determine the severity of all kinds of concussions, from acute concussions to CTE.
- Development of new treatment methods, like cognitive behavioural therapy, for use with post concussion syndrome.
- Discovery of bio-markers with the use of blood test to assist in the diagnosis of concussion and identifying genetic pre-disposition to susceptibility of concussion within families.
- Encouragement of professional athletes to consider donating their brains at death after participating in the Project’s clinical study for use in post mortem examinations.
- Using the Project’s findings to inform sports organizations and medical professions about the administration of best care standards so “sports can be enjoyed safely.”
Led by a number of the nation’s leading experts in the field of brain injury and concussion, the Canadian Sports Concussion Project has the potential to revolutionise how concussions will be treated in the future. Concussion and brain injuries are among some of the most elusive and damaging injuries that active adults suffer. Finding ways to better diagnose brain injury early on could decrease the severity of damage that a head injury or concussion will ultimately cause.
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