D211 Post: Concussion Awareness Seminar to Be Held December 7

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Concussion Seminar

As part of District 211’s Community Education outreach, the district will host a second Concussion Awareness Seminar in the Schaumburg High School Auditorium (1100 W. Schaumburg Rd) at 6:00 p.m. December 7.  The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge.

            Dr. Erik Beltran, a neurologist with North Shore University Health System, will share current research regarding concussion and will discuss the best practices for the treatment of adolescents following a concussion.  Attendees will also receive information about District 211’s post-concussion Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play protocols. 

            A concussion, also called a mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common type of brain injury.  It involves a short loss of normal brain function.  While concussions are a common sports injury, they can also be the result of a fall, car or bicycle accident, or any type of blow to the head or body.  While most concussions may not be life-threatening, they should all be treated seriously. 

            Community Education is important to District 211 and involvement will help strengthen our commitment to serve all students.