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Webinar | Concussions: An invisible epidemic

The one-hour concussion education seminar with provide a brief background on concussions, highlight key points, what’s happening in sports, current research, policy and practice, and then walk through the concussion awareness training tool (CATT) to standardize practice among various audiences. The session will end with a question and answer period, where webcast viewers will have the opportunity to email in questions.

The webinar is hosted by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCRIPU), in partnership with viaSport, SportMedBC, and Fortius Sport and Health.



What: Concussions: An invisible epidemic and the need to standardize care
When: Thursday April 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm PT
Who: Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCRIPU)
Cost: FREE

About Dr. Shelina Babul: 

Dr. Shelina Babul has been involved in various injury prevention strategies and initiatives for the past 17 years. 

She focuses primarily on sport and recreational evidence-based research, particularly in the area of concussion/minor traumatic brain injuries and their prevention, recognition, treatment and management. Her recent focus has been on raising awareness and understanding of the burden of concussions on both patients and care providers. With her BCRIPU colleagues, Dr. Babul recently launched the Concussion Awareness Training Tool, a set of online toolkits to help parents, coaches, and medical professionals better help prevent, recognize, treat and manage concussions. In addition to her role with BCIRPU, Dr. Babul is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with a cross-appointment in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC; an Investigator with the Child & Family Research Institute; chair of the BC Concussion Advisory Network (BC CAN); and co-chair of the BC Sport and Recreation Injury Prevention Advisory Committee.

This live-stream is powered by viaSport Media in partnership with SportMedBC, Fortius Sport & Health, and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.

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