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California Concussion Coalition Newsletter

Member Spotlight:

BIA of California's 6th Annual Walk for Brain Injury
Sunday, March 24
Sacramento, CA
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Eric J. Freitag, Psy.D. to Speak at UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public: "CONCUSSION FINISH LINE: Negotiating with Your Brain," Presented by Medicine of Cycling
Thursday, April 4
San Francisco, CA
Click here to learn more.
Cindy J. Chang, M.D. to Speak at Center for Sport & Social Justice Panel Discussion: "The Hidden Costs of College Sport"
Wednesday, April 24
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA
Safe4Athletes Texas Hold 'Em & Casino Night
Thursday, April 25
Los Angeles, CA
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SAVE THE DATE: Advanced Concussion Training Presented by Eric J. Freitag, Psy.D.
May 16, 2013
Marin County
Time & Location TBA.
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Chicago Concussion Coalition Update

  • SLI welcomes new staff member Caitlin McElroy to the SLI team as a Field Associate in Chicago.
  • DePaul University SLICE chapter is training 1,000 students per month and planning a community conference.

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Volume I, Issue I                                                                                                    March 12, 2013
Provider Symposium Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente East Bay a Success

The SLI California Concussion Coalition held its first provider symposium on the West coast. Over 165 primary care physicians, pediatricians, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, school nurses, and other medical professionals gathered at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital Tower in Oakland, CA, on Feb. 9 for "Concussion: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You." The eight hour program provided continuing medical education credits and focused on evidence-based care for the brain injured patient in a provider's given practice. 


SLI thanks Coalition co-chairs  Cindy J. Chang, M.D., and Eric J. Freitag, Psy.D., for making the event possible, and Coalition member Kaiser Permanente East Bay for sponsoring the event. We thank the Kaiser CME team, Daria Anderson and CME Chief and Pediatrician Joshua T. Schechtel, M.D., as well as Kaiser staff Jun Orlanes and Pediatric Neurologist Jean C. Hayward, M.D., for planning and hosting the event. The symposium received unanimous positive feedback.

King-Devick Test to Support Coalition & Education Nationwide
We are pleased to announce that the King-Devick Test has become an Official Educational Partner of SLI. The King-Devick Test will support both the California Concussion Coalition and SLI's national concussion education efforts. SLI looks forward to working with the King-Devick Test to help solve the concussion crisis. Click here to learn more about the King-Devick Test, an objective rapid sideline screening test for concussions that a growing body of studies show is an effective test for concussion.
SLICE Chapters at USC & UC Berkeley to Launch This Month
SLI is in the process of launching two new SLICE chapters in California: one at the University of Southern California (USC),  led by faculty advisors Helaine Lopes, Ph.D., and Tracy Zaslow, M.D., and the other at University of California at Berkeley (Cal), led by faculty advisory and California Concussion Coalition co-chair Cindy J. Chang, M.D. SLI is currently training medical students and undergraduates in the SLICE curriculum, and they look forward to reaching local youth in grades 4-12 through SLICE presentations by the end of March.

Would you like to bring SLICE to youth in your school or sports program? Please email Katherine Schock.
Chicago Concussion Coalition Update
  • SLI welcomes new staff member Caitlin McElroy to the SLI team as a Field Associate in Chicago.
  • DePaul University SLICE chapter is training 1,000 students per month and are planning a community conference.
Get Involved
Would you like to:
  • Become more active in the Coalition or helping spread the word throughout California? Email Christine Perocchi.
  • Schedule an educational program in your community? Email Katherine Schock.
  • Publicize your organization's educational event or program? If you are a coalition member, email Chelsea McLeod and we'll include it in a future newsletter..
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