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Chicago Concussion Coalition Newsletter

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DePaul University SLICE
Thursday, March 21
Henry Clay School, Chicago, IL
ACT Presented by
Len Messner, OD, FAAO
Wednesday, April 17
Park District of Forest Park, IL
DePaul University SLICE Chapter Concussion Symposium
Thursday, May 9
TBD, Chicago, IL
SLI Medical Adviser Dr. Robert Stern to Speak at 11th Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference
Thursday, June 20
Chicago, IL
Chris Nowinski to Speak at Safety Institute Conference
Tuesday, September 24
Forest Park, IL

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Volume I, Issue I                                                                                                           March 8, 2013 
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 Chicago 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.

Meet SLI's New Chicago Field Associate: Caitlin McElroy
Caitlin McElroy joined the SLI team in January 2013 as a Field Associate in Chicago, where she is set to graduate with a Master's in Public Policy from Loyola University of Chicago in May. Caitlin graduated from DePaul University in 2009 and served as a coach and teacher within the Chicago Public Schools system. During her high school athletic career, Caitlin suffered from post-concussion syndrome and is excited to give back to the cause and grow SLI's presence in Chicago. Click here to learn more about Caitlin.
DePaul University SLICE Chapter Continues to Reach Chicago's Young Athletes
The DePaul University SLICE chapter continues to extend its reach into the Chicago community, having educated over 1,200 Chicago students in grades 4-12 to date. The chapter has already scheduled numerous SLICE programs at local schools and a symposium in the coming months.

To bring a SLICE program presented by the DePaul University SLICE chapter to youth in your school or youth sports program, please email Katherine Schock.
California Concussion Coalition Update
  • SLI trained 185 medical professionals through the first ever Provider Symposium in Oakland on Feb. 9 sponsored by Kaiser Permanente East Bay.
  • SLI is establishing SLICE chapters at the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California at Berkeley (Cal). Students are currently being trained to present.
Get Involved
Would you like to:
  • Become more active in the coalition or helping spread the word throughout Chicago? 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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