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April 6, 2016

Media representatives are asked to call the Media Relations Department at 614-293-3737 to make arrangements to cover this event.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will conduct a symposium that focuses on concussion care for athletes on Friday (4/8) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W. 12th Avenue.

Hosted by OSU Sports Medicine, the symposium will address a broad range of best practices in the identification and management of sports concussion, related research and return-to-play methodology. The symposium is intended for physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, EMS providers and other medical and non-medical professionals who are responsible for the health and safety of athletes.

Brian Hainline, MD, chief medical officer for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will be one of the featured speakers.

Other speakers include:
• Mark Lovell, PhD
• Brad Elder, MD
• Michael Tiso, MD
• Laura Boxley, PhD 
• Greg Wenger, PT
• Chaundra Catrone, PT
• Julie Omiatek, OT, MS, CHT
• Mark Conroy, MD
• Jeff Dietz, MS, AT
• Clinton Hartz, MD

For more information, visit http://go.osu.edu/BRrd.  

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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu