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Save The Date – February 12, 2015
Concussions: Myths and Facts
Dr. Tamara McLeod will share the top 10 things to know about sport-related concussion. Learn important tools and strategies parents, coaches, and communities can use to keep children and adolescents safe while participating in sports and physical activity.
February 12, 2015
11:15 a.m. – noon REGISTRATION
Noon – 1:30 p.m. LUNCHEON & PRESENTATION
Scottsdale Plaza Resort | 7200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
There is no charge to attend but all guests must RSVP.
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(480) 219-6115 for more information.
Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program, A.T. Still University
National expert on sport-related concussion
Dr. Tamara McLeod is a national expert on concussion and leads ATSU’s Concussion Program. A passionate advocate for youth sports safety, her research focuses on the pediatric athlete and sport related concussion.
Approximately 7,000 Arizona high school athletes suffer a concussion each year. Many more occur at the youth level; however there is a lack of on-site medical providers in club and community sports and therefore, many concussions go unreported, especially in underserved communities.
Dr. McLeod wants to help young athletes play safe by making smart choices. Under her leadership, ATSU’s Concussion Program has provided direct baseline testing services for over 10,000 youth from 2009-2013.
Dr. McLeod earned a PhD in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia and has a master’s degree in kinesiology from the university of Colorado. She is a widely published author, reviewer and a fellow of the national Athletic Trainer’s Association.
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