Medical students Chris Griffiths (Meds’18) and Logan Seeman (Meds’18) – former athletes in hockey/lacrosse and water polo, respectively – are working with Allen Champagne, Neuroscience student, Queen’s football coach, and former football player, to lead the Concussion Education Safety and Awareness Program (CESAP).
CESAP’s priority is to inform up-and-coming athletes, their coaches, and parents, on how to prevent injuries and care for themselves, as well as how to manage concussion symptoms. The team has traveled from Mississauga to Quebec City and in between to talk to more than 1,000 athletes and about 500 coaches and parents about concussion awareness. The programs are also shared at the University of Toronto, McMaster, and the University of British Columbia.
This program places Queen’s Medicine on the map as leaders for this important cause. The culture surrounding concussions is evolving and our students will continue to lead the change. “We recruit people from younger medical school classes to carry CESAP on in the future” says Chris.
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