Discussion about concussions Oct. 30 at SSU  from 6-8:30 p.m.
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Congressman Mike Thompson (D, St. Helena), the Sonoma State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Santa Rosa Junior College and sports medicine experts are hosting a community discussion on concussion identification and prevention. The meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Commons on the campus of Sonoma State University.

More than 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States.  Concussions and head injuries are happening with greater frequency each year across all sports. At this meeting, athletes, parents and coaches will have the opportunity to speak with experts about how to recognize a possible concussion, how to prevent serious head injuries and how to respond to head injuries when they occur.

Along with Thompson, others scheduled to attend include Julie Rudy, SSU head athletic trainer; SRJC head athletic trainer Monica Ohkubo; Dr. Ty Affleck of Santa Rosa Sports and Family Medicine; Dr. Robert Nied, a sports medicine specialist at Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Nancy Chinn, chair of the Disability Resources Dept. at SRJC.

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