Making the Right Decisions

The District School Board of Niagara is very excited to announce our 2nd annual International Summit on "Concussions: Prevention and Next Steps" to be held at the Hilton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls Ontario, on Thursday October 24, and Friday October 25, 2013.

This timely Summit will help guide in answering the following essential questions

  • How conservative should you be (return to play) when you have to consider the child’s academic and emotional welfare: what comes first? How is that managed?
  • How do you handle informed consent when neither the student nor their parent has any idea of the risk or consequences?

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Between 2007-2009

Traumatic brain injuries treated in emergency departments in Ontario were sustained by children and youth under 18

(Ontario Neuro Trauma Foundation)

Keynote Speakers

Leading experts in the field

World renowned Chris Nowinski to be a keynote speaker. Learn more


Dr. Charles H. Tator

Chair of Neurosurgery, at the University of Toronto

Charles H. Tator MD, PHD, FRCSC is trained in neurosurgery and neuropathology and was Chair of Neurosurgery, at the University of Toronto. He was Head of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Hospital, the Toronto Western Hospital, and the University Health Network...

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Dr. T. Blaine Hoshizaki

Neurotrauma Impact Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa

In 2005 Dr. Hoshizaki developed the Neurotrauma Impact Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa with the following vision: “Head injuries will become a rare and inconsequential part of athletic and leisure activities.” To date the laboratory has a...

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A must for all:

Physical Education Teachers
SHSM Sport Lead Teachers
SHSM Health Lead Teachers
All Sports Associations
Health and Safety Officers