The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 concussions are sustained during sports-related activities nationwide, and more than 62,000 concussions are sustained each year in high school contact sports. To help inform the community about the risks of sports-related concussions, The Valley Hospital hosts a free annual concussion awareness seminar for coaches, recreation/athletic directors, and parents. The 3rd Annual Concussion Awareness Seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 26.
Hosted by the certified athletic trainers on staff at The Valley Hospital’s Sports Institute, the event will consist of an audio-visual presentation, discussion, and a question and answer session regarding concussion recognition and management. The event will also feature William C. Fox, M.D., a Neurosurgeon affiliated with The Valley Hospital, and Steve Kennelly, MEd, ATC, assistant head athletic trainer for the NY Giants.
William C. Fox, MD received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Fox completed his residency at University of Michigan Hospitals and his fellowship at University of Florida Hospital. Dr. Fox is board certified in Neurological Surgery.
What: 3rd Annual Concussion Awareness Seminar
When: Wednesday, February 26, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: The Valley Hospital Conference Center (223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood)
Who: William C. Fox, M.D., Neurosurgeon; The Valley Hospital Certified Athletic Training staff
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or online at www.valleyhealth.com/events. Space is limited so make your reservations early.