CO-SPONSORED EVENT | SHRed Concussions: Surveillance in High Schools and Community Sport to Reduce Concussions and their Consequences

April 29, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Carolyn Emery, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Chair, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC), University of Calgary

Dr. Carolyn Emery will share results from research examining concussion prevention strategies across multiple prevention targets in youth sport. She will emphasize the role of concussion surveillance in informing best practice and policy in concussion prevention in youth sport. The importance of transdisciplinary approaches and integrated knowledge translation to have the greatest public health impact of evidence-informed solutions in concussion prevention will be shared.

Carolyn Emery PT, PhD completed her PhD in Epidemiology (UAlberta 2004), MSc in Epidemiology (UCalgary 1998) and BSc in Physiotherapy (Queen’s U 1988). She is a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Cumming School of Medicine at UCalgary. Carolyn is the Chair of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and leads the Vi Riddell Research Program in Pediatric Rehabilitation at UCalgary. Carolyn is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1 Concussion), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Christensen Fellow at the University of Oxford and member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars. Carolyn’s research program focuses on the prevention of concussions and their consequences aiming to reduce the public health burden of injuries and their consequences in youth sport and recreation. She leads the pan-Canadian SHRed Concussions Research Program (National Football League Play Safe Play Smart).