The issue of concussion management will be looked at on Tuesday night by a panel from the University of Guelph and the Guelph sporting community led by Ken Dryden, former NHL goaltender and federal cabinet minister.
The event will bring together local sports figures, including Guelph Storm head coach Scott Walker and general manager Mike Kelly.
Also speaking will be the concussion committee chair of the Guelph Minor Hockey Association, men’s and women’s varsity hockey coaches; Margo Mountjoy, sports medicine physician with U of G’s Health and Performance Centre, and Jackie Sinkeldam, a physiotherapist who works with university athletes. James Murphy, a U of Guelph student, will discuss his master’s research on balance, recovery and return-to-play after injury.
The panel will take place Tuesday Feb. 19 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre (50 Stone Rd. W.), starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Panelists will discuss how concussions can better be prevented and treated, and ideas for public awareness, said a news release. Seating for the event is limited. To RSVP, phone 519-767-5011, Ext. 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.