Matt Dunigan to Present Keynote Address at ThinkFirst – Dr. Charles Tator Lectureship
TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – ThinkFirst Canada is thrilled to
announce Matt Dunigan, legendary CFL quarterback, as Keynote Speaker
for the 2012 Lectureship and as Spokesperson for their head injury
prevention and concussion programs. Dunigan, as a sports concussion
survivor and injury prevention advocate, will relay his personal
experiences with sports concussions as both a player and parent.
Dunigan’s keynote highlights the April 28(th) workshop, titled “Head Injury Prevention and Concussion and Team Sports for Canadian
Children and Youth”, in Toronto of leading injury prevention experts discussing issues and
research relating to sports injury effects and prevention.
What: Matt Dunigan to present keynote address at the 2012 ThinkFirst Dr. Charles Tator Lectureship on sports concussions. Where: Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St. Toronto ON Canada Who: Keynote Speaker Matt Dunigan, TSN Broadcaster and CFL Hall of Fame inductee Master of Ceremonies: TSN Broadcaster Dave Randorf Guest Speakers: Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist & Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC Dr. Paul Dennis, Sport Psychology Professor, University of Toronto and York University Dr. Alison Macpherson, Co-Principal Investigator for the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention & Associate Professor, York University When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10AM - 2PM WhoShouldAttend?: Athletes, coaches, players, parents, and members of the media interested in sports injury effects and prevention.
Lectureship admission is free with advance registration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information available at www.thinkfirst.ca. The 2012 Lectureship is the second in a series, following the 2010
Lectureship with Rick Hansen and Dr. Charles Tator which addressed the
significance of spinal cord injuries in Canada.
ThinkFirst Canada is a national, charitable organization dedicated to
preventing brain and spinal cord injury. Founded in 1992 by renowned
Neurosurgeon, Dr. Charles Tator, ThinkFirst Canada continues to be an
injury prevention leader encouraging children and youth and those who
care about them to be active and safe. ThinkFirst advocates for proven
injury prevention strategies including helmet use. At the heart of
ThinkFirst Canada are 19 Chapters that stretch across the country.
ThinkFirst’s injury prevention message is promoted through TD
ThinkFirst for Kids, sport programs, schools, community presentations,
concussion education and with the help of VIPs (Voices for Injury
Prevention), a dedicated group of injury survivors who share the
message that prevention is the only cure. Visit us online at www.thinkfirst.ca
SOURCE ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada