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Centre for Leadership in Acquired Brain Injury

Project: One Voice: First International Symposium on Pediatric Concussion

Investigators:

  • Nick Reed
  • Philippe Fait
  • Christine Provvidenza
  • Dayna Greenspoon

Project summary:

Research and clinical practice in pediatric concussion is growing. The pediatric concussion experience is not the same as the adult concussion experience. Opportunities are needed to bring together experts from research, healthcare, education, youth and sport communities to: a) share knowledge; b) promote collaboration (working together); and c) build consensus to determine how to best meet the growing needs of all those impacted by pediatric concussion (e.g. youth, parents, coaches, teachers, researchers, healthcare professionals, organizations).

To continue the momentum from 2015 One Voice: the 1st International Symposium on Pediatric Concussion, the Concussion Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital created a Communities of Practice (CoP) program. Three CoPs were created that aligned with the strategic directions identified at the symposium:

  1. Connecting Kids to Care: building and connecting networks, making better use of existing resources, and design a care system that can be easily accessed
  2. Moving Facts Forward: create knowledge and develop a plan to effectively share information
  3. Driving Big Change: Develop an informed media and awareness campaign

The CoPs brought together champions in clinical, research, education, youth and sport communities across Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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