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9/13/10: Emerson Hospital hosts free sports injury symposium on September 23

Emerson Hospital will host a sports injury symposium titled “Sports-Related Injuries: What You Need to Know about Concussions, ACL Injuries, and Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome.” The free symposium will take place on Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 pm at Concord-Carlisle High School (500 Walden Street). 

Intended for coaches, educators, students, and parents, the symposium is hosted by Barry Haley, MIAA President and Concord-Carlisle High School athletic director, and will feature the following Emerson Hospital speakers: Robert Cantu, MD, neurosurgeon, who will speak about concussions; Paul Re, MD, orthopedic surgeon, who will present information on ACL injuries; and Benjamin Tillinger, MD, cardiologist, who will discuss sudden cardiac death syndrome. In addition, Haley will discuss the National Federation of State High School Associations 2010 guidelines on concussions and Crystal Fontas, DPT, senior therapist at the Emerson Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services, will present on “Core Strengthening to Prevent Injuries.”  

The symposium is presented by Emerson Hospital, Concord-Carlisle High School, and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. 

Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Bedford, Sudbury, Groton, Westford, and Maynard.  The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.