MEDIA ADVISORY: Eliminate the Wait – Panel on concussion injuries

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) and the Faculty of Medicine Advancement Office at the University of Ottawa invite members of the media to attend Eliminate the Wait, a public panel-style discussion with top concussion experts to raise awareness on concussion injuries and share research findings responsible for changes in frontline care, on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The discussion is part of the five-day programming offered this year during uOBMRI’s third annual Brain Health Awareness Week, October 3 to 7, 2016.

Emceed by journalist and TV host Anna Karina Tabuñar of the current affairs show Canada in Perspective, the panel includes Dr. Shawn Marshall, professor at the Faculty of Medicine and medical director, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation at The Ottawa Hospital; Dr. Roger Zemek, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics and a pediatric emergency researcher with the CHEO Research Institute; and Dr. Don Chow, assistant professor in orthopaedics, sports medicine doctor and NHL physician at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

WHAT: Eliminate the Wait – Panel discussion on concussion injuries
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Atrium at Roger Guindon Hall (451 Smyth Rd., Ottawa | Map)
RSVP: Members of the media are asked to confirm their attendance by email to

RSVP and registration information
Brain Health Awareness Week activities and events

Media inquiries

Amélie Ferron-Craig
Media Relations Officer
Cell.: 613-863-7221

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