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Canadian Concussion Collaborative
Welcome to the
Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) webpage!
The mission of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is to create synergy between health organizations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions.
The CCC is composed of members from the following organisations (in alphabetic order):
- The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
- The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
- The Canadian Center for Ethics in Sports (CCES)
- The Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
- The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
- The Ontario Medical Association Sport Medicine Section (OMA)
- Parachute (includes the former Think First)
- Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C))
- Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA)
The CCC is chaired by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Concussion related position statements:
1) CASEM/CCC - Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada (BJSM/ August 21 2014)
2) Neurotrauma Foundation – Guidelines for Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms: 2nd Edition (2013)
3) CASEM- Mandatory Use of Bicycle Helmets (2013)
4) CFPC Position Statement - The Role of Family Physicians in the Management of Concussions. (2012)
5) Zurich Concussion Agreement Statement – CASEM acknowledges the 2012 Zurich Concussion Agreement statement as the most current statement on this topic and reinforces the authors’ statement “that the science of concussion is at early stages and therefore management and return to play decisions remain largely in the realm of clinical judgment on an individualized basis”.
6) Sport Concussion Assessment Tool – SCAT3
This SCAT3 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) form is a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used for those 10 and older. The form was written and updated at the International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012.
Full Scat-3 click here
Child Scat-3 click here
7) CMA Policy – Head Injury and Sport (2011)
More information about the CCC can be obtained through the CASEM Executive Director; Ms. Dawn Haworth