BBC hosts concussion seminar

June 19th, 2015 9:10 am

First Posted: 11/14/2013

Close to 100 guests attended a seminar hosted at Baptist Bible College’s new recreation center on Nov. 12. The focus of the free seminar was Brain Injuries and Sports Concussions, an important subject of discussion among not only professional athletic teams but also high school and college level teams.

The two-hour seminar was lead by nationally-renowned neuropsychologist, Dr. Michael Raymond, who is also a leading researcher, and expert in the field of cognitive development, brain injury and certified ImPACT Test concussion specialist. Raymond has served as Director of Clinical/Forensic Neuropsychology and Clinical Director of the Brain Injury Program and Sports Concussion Program at Heinz Rehab for the past 26 years.

Raymond discussed the particular risks for student athletes as a result of their developing brains and highlighted the value in examining and applying best practices in concussion prevention and management demonstrated by professional athletic teams. The seminar was attended by medical professionals, students, athletic coaches and parents from the local area. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins players, Philip Samuelsson and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, were on hand to greet and sign autographs for guests.