Project - One Voice: First International Symposium on Pediatric Concussion

The Centre for Leadership in Acquired Brain Injury

Investigators:

  • Nick Reed
  • Philippe Fait
  • Christine Provvidenza
  • Dayna Greenspoon

What was this study about?

Research and clinical practice in pediatric concussion is growing. The pediatric concussion experience is not the same as the adult concussion experience. Opportunities are needed to bring together experts from research, healthcare, education, youth and sport communities to: a) share knowledge; b) promote collaboration (working together); and c) build consensus to determine how to best meet the growing needs of all those impacted by pediatric concussion (e.g. youth, parents, coaches, teachers, researchers, healthcare professionals, organizations).

What did we do?

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital hosted One Voice: the 1st International Symposium on Pediatric Concussion on June 3rd & 4th, 2015. This event is the very first of its kind in pediatric concussion. One Voice brought together champions in clinical, research, education, youth and sport communities. Partnerships across Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia were formed through 63 leaders working towards an action plan to help children with concussion. This was achieved through knowledge sharing webinars and a symposium event. One Voice was successful in generating and sharing knowledge, and inspiring the pediatric concussion community to work together to develop a plan to help identify over the next 3-5 years, what we need to do to help children with concussion do the things they want, need and love to do.

Impact for clients, families and clinical practice

The action plan developed at the One Voice symposium will help guide research, education and clinical care services provided at Holland Bloorview and potentially around the world with all those affected and/or involved in concussion.

What did we learn?

Next steps