P.R.E.P.S. Youth Sports Concussion Symposium (Free Event!)

Sep 26, 2015 10:00 AM

The Seeing Stars Foundation is hosting a special sports concussion symposium titled P.R.E.P.S. to address concerns and provide solutions for traumatic Brain injury assessment, treatment, and management for young athletes. The symposium is comprised of a series of lectures and presentations, followed by a Q&A session.  This event will be held on Saturday, September 26th, at Oxbridge Academy, located at 3151 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.


About Seeing Stars Foundation

Seeing Stars Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization founded by neurologists with expertise on sports related concussion.  Our doctors serve as consultants and physicians for the NFL, NHL, Professional Boxing, the NCAA, U.S. Tennis Association, and also serve on concussion committees for the NFL and NFL players association.  Seeing Stars Foundation is reaching out to young athletes, coaches, parents, administrators, directors, etc., in South Florida with the P.R.E.P.S. symposium to raise awareness on sports related concussions and traumatic brain injuries in Youth Sports and athletes of all ages.


About the P.R.E.P.S. Concussion Symposium

P.R.E.P.S. addresses 5 of the most prevalent topics concerning Youth Sports Concussion:  Prevention – Research – Education – Protection – Safety.  Each Topic is presented by an expert in their respective field, with knowledgeable insights and experience on key concussion issues facing youth sports today. 


Presenting Speakers

Dr. Francis Conidi – Florida Center For Headache & Neurology; NHL Team Neurologist (Florida Panthers)
Dr. John Kuluz – Director of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Rehab at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
George Visger – Former NFL player (San Francisco 49ers); The Visger Group: TBI Consulting Organization
Katherine Snedaker – Founder of SportsCAPP.com & PINKconcussions.com; Concussion Advocate
Dr. Carl Cramer – Athletic Trainers Association of Florida; Associate Dean & Professor at Barry University


Also, a 'VOICES' Presentation by: Cristina Aldeanueva

Student Athlete at St. Andrew's School - Boca Raton, Florida


Concussion is a serious health issue…  Traumatic Brain injuries are rising at an alarming rate, with around 1.9 million injured per year, resulting in 65,000 deaths. Over five million Americans are alive today who have had a head injury and now need help with the activities of daily living, costing the country more than $80 billion per year.


Admission for The P.R.E.P.S. Youth Concussion Symposium is FREE, however you must register online in advance to reserve your spot: http://seeingstarsfoundation.org


Event Information

Oxbridge Academy
3151 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Just Bring Your Game