Sports concussions are a serious public health issue. There is increased attention devoted to sports concussions due to higher profile examples in professional football. The deaths of prominent professional athletes, as well as early onset dementia among others has increased awareness among physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and coaches. The long term effects of sports concussions are not limited to professional athletes.
Concussions in youth sports, particularly at the high school level, are increasingly recognized as a real and all too common problem which if not treated appropriately could have lifelong ramifications.
There are more than 300,000 sports-related head injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms each year.
Trinity Collegiate School is holding a “Public Forum on Sports Concussion” to be held July 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. on the campus of Trinity Collegiate School.
This educational symposium is free to the public and will be directed to high school coaches, athletes, parents, primary care physicians, and interested persons. It will feature Coastal Carolina University Head Football Coach Joe Moglia along with local medical experts.
The event is made possible by educational grants from Florence Neurosurgery and Spine and Pee Dee Orthopaedics Sports Medicine. For more information please go to www.tcstitans.org.