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February 16, 2024

High Performance Sport-Related Concussion Guidelines Released

The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sports Institute Network (COPSIN) recently released its High Performance Sport-Related Concussion Guidelines. The guidelines include information on: Concussion definition Sport concussion policy, protocol, and education…
November 23, 2023

Join the National Strategy on Brain Injury Movement

This grassroots movement is lead by brain injury survivors, family members, and is supported by Brain Injury Associations, service providers, researchers, and organizations across Canada.
July 24, 2023

Calls for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury to be designated as a chronic condition

This will improve data collection and open the door to improved health outcomes for the more than 165,000 Canadians who sustain a traumatic brain injury every year.
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July 24, 2023

New resource available for medical providers to recognize and respond to brain injury from intimate partner violence

The resource provides guidance on providing intimate partner violence survivors with individualized care, addressing a critical gap in support.
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June 14, 2023

Latest Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport Released

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) team will be reviewing the Statement and working to incorporate the latest evidence into the CATT’s courses, resources, and website content.
Medical ProfessionalNews
June 2, 2023

New study identifies barriers and facilitators to the uptake of the CATT as continuing medical education in primary care

Results from the research can help inform how best to engage medical professionals in CME and increase uptake of online learning programs within the medical community.
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May 11, 2023

United Kingdom publishes Concussion Guidelines for Grassroots Sport

In April, the United Kingdom (UK) government and the Sport and Recreation Alliance released new UK Concussion Guidelines for Non-Elite (Grassroots) Sport.
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April 25, 2023

Evaluation finds improved knowledge of brain injury after women’s shelter staff take CATT training

The study was effective in improving staff advocacy for survivors among their colleagues.
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April 6, 2023

Opinion: Rowan’s Law needed for everyone

A call for concussion legislation in every province and territory.
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February 9, 2023

Legal repercussions of intimate partner violence

New research finds that women who experience a brain injury (BI) resulting from intimate partner violence (IPV) may not only face physical, mental, and emotional consequences, but also legal repercussions.
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February 9, 2023

New resource aids medical professionals in brain injury diagnosis among survivors of intimate partner violence

This resource was created by the Pan Am Clinic, ABI Research Lab, Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR), and other collaborators.
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January 26, 2023

New concussion pathway for neurodivergent students and students with disabilities

A new CATT Concussion Pathway, tailored to meet the needs of neurodivergent students and students with disabilities, is now available.
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November 4, 2022

Team behind CATT for Athletes wins national collaboration award

The CCCIP Award recognizes effective injury prevention initiatives completed with a collaborative effort.
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November 2, 2022

Study: Kids can watch (some) TV during concussion recovery

A new study found that children who had a moderate amount of screen time recovered fastest from concussion.
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October 28, 2022

New guidelines on concussions in para sport

New information is available that has modifications for concussion assessment and management in para athletes.
September 23, 2022

New concussion course educates youth about concussion symptoms and management

CATT for Youth includes a 40-minute, text and video-based course delivered in an interactive and engaging format.
September 15, 2022

Concussion Awareness Week Toolkit

The information, tools and resources in this toolkit are intended to increase British Columbians’ awareness of concussion.
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August 5, 2022

New study finds conclusive evidence that repetitive head impacts cause CTE

Symptoms of CTE include: impulse control problems, aggression, depression, paranoia, short-term memory loss, impaired judgment, and dementia.
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February 2, 2022

UBC Varsity athlete tells personal story about concussion

"There is more strength in recovery."
Medical ProfessionalNews
January 28, 2022

New training manual to assist with virtual concussion care

This visually-appealing guide has practical information on how to conduct a virtual concussion exam.
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January 24, 2022

Project to use virtual reality to help police recognize brain injuries

The training tool will enable law enforcement to make more informed decisions about what to look for and when to seek medical support in a timely manner.
September 10, 2021

Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

The first annual Concussion Awareness Week will be held across British Columbia from September 26 to October 2.
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August 6, 2021

Concussions in Athletes who are Blind or Visually Impaired

We collaborated on the development of resources on how to diagnose concussion in blind or visually impaired individuals.
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June 15, 2021

Concussion Resource Package for Motion Picture, Film, and Live Performance Workers

The package includes information on how to return to work or school after a concussion, medical checklists, industry specific resources, and more.
May 5, 2021

Has your institution mandated CATT for Athletes?

If you are interested in mandating CATT for your sports organization, please contact us.
April 26, 2021

CATT wins Gold at International Safety Media Awards

ISMA honours exceptional safety media from around the world.
February 9, 2021

New concussion course educates athletes about concussion symptoms and management

CATT for Athletes includes a 30-minute, video-based course delivered in an interactive and engaging format. It provides detailed information on concussion recognition, reporting and management in the context of varsity…
January 28, 2021

Bell Lets Talk day reminds us that identification of mental health-related symptoms of concussion is still lagging

This study shows a potential gap in the knowledge of the relationship between concussions and mental health issues.
Medical ProfessionalNews
December 1, 2020

New information for physiotherapists and occupational therapists available

The CATT for Medical Professionals now includes a new module for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who treat patients with concussion.
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November 30, 2020

New concussion course to help support survivors of brain injury in intimate partner violence

The new CATT for Women's Support Workers gives those who support survivors of intimate partner violence evidence-based tools.
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September 15, 2020

Concussion training mandated for BC School Sports coaches and trainers

Every head coach, assistant coach, manager, teacher-sponsor and student-manager will complete the CATT training.
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August 4, 2020

New resource for parents and caregivers caring for children with concussion

A new resource for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who have sustained a concussion is available.
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June 22, 2020

Managing concussion symptoms during COVID-19

We’ve put together a few tips on how to manage concussion symptoms during this challenging time.
NewsParent & CaregiverSchool Professional
May 22, 2020

New factsheet on home learning with a concussion during COVID-19

Online learning can be challenging for students recovering from concussion.
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May 13, 2020

New WorkSafeBC tool to assist return-to-work process

The Early Concussion Assessment & Treatment program provides workers with a concussion with an individualized treatment plan.
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April 20, 2020

New concussion training course for women’s support workers coming soon

The course will help support workers to understand traumatic brain injury and concussion in the context of intimate partner violence.
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February 6, 2020

Updated CATT e-Learning Module for Parents & Caregivers

The update contains recommendations from the 2017 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and other evidence-based resources.
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January 7, 2020

‘ABC’ concussion tool for on-field assessment

The on-field assessment was created by Dr. Jim Bovard, team physician for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Medical ProfessionalNews
January 2, 2020

Funding to support collaboration on concussion

This funding supports the project to create concussion resources for those who support women survivors of intimate partner violence.
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December 16, 2019

Research finds youth with sports-related concussion at greater risk of suicide

Teenagers who have had a sports-related concussion are at greater risk of suicide risk factors than those who did not have a concussion.
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September 24, 2019

Rowan’s Law Day reminds us of the dangers of undiagnosed and unreported concussion

A video from the Government of Ontario is part of a larger concussion awareness campaign and Rowan's Law.
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September 18, 2019

Updated CATT e-learning module for School Professionals

CATT for School Professionals has information on concussion recognition, response, and management relevant for school professionals at all levels of education.
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July 23, 2019

New Canadian policy on concussion

The new policy from leading medical and sporting organizations refers to concussion in sport, leisure, and occupational settings.
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June 12, 2019

New Toolkit to Help Working Adults Recover From Concussion

The new module includes resources such as a Return to Work strategy and Incident Report for workplaces to document a potential concussion-causing event.
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April 17, 2019

New concussion resource to support survivors of intimate partner violence

The tool is expected to launch on the CATT website in early 2020.
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March 21, 2019

Concussion guidelines for high-performance Canadian athletes

Starting immediately, the guidelines apply to Canadian athletes competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the Pan-American and Parapan-American Games.
March 6, 2019

Updated CATT e-learning module for Coaches

The revised CATT for Coaches contains recommendations from the 2017 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and is available in English and French.
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February 12, 2019

Standardizing concussion care in East Africa

Sports federations, health professionals, and educators in Kampala, Uganda will receive education training on recognition and management for concussion.
Medical ProfessionalNews
February 1, 2019

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine releases position statement on concussion in sport

The position statement reviews the definition, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of sport-related concussion.
Medical ProfessionalNews
January 10, 2019

Your role providing primary care for concussion

As a health care provider, you have an important role in providing primary care to patients with acute concussion and those with persistent post-concussion symptoms.
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December 24, 2018

New study looks at concussion education in Canadian medical schools

The importance of concussion education for undergraduate medical students should be reiterated.
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December 14, 2018

What you need to know about baseline testing

Should your athletes complete a baseline test before participating in sport?
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November 15, 2018

Dr. Shelina Babul part of pan-Canadian NFL-funded study on concussion in youth

The program will provide a national platform for concussion surveillance in high schools.
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September 12, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA releases guideline on mild traumatic brain injury

The guideline contains 19 sets of recommendations on mild traumatic brain injury in children.
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July 25, 2018

Survey shows Canadians consider concussions to be an important health issue

The Public Health Agency of Canada's survey found that only 51% of Canadians polled know where to find information on the brain injury.
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June 14, 2018

Daniel Carcillo on the effects of traumatic brain injury

Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo was interviewed by The Players' Tribune on the effects of repetitive traumatic brain injury.
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June 11, 2018

Updated CATT course for medical professionals

The new CATT for Medical Professionals is free-of-charge and is now available in both English and French.
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May 24, 2018

CATT resources now available in French

We have translated some of our concussion management tools into French.
May 15, 2018

New module coming soon: CATT for Workers and Workplaces

CATT for Workers and Workplaces will launch in spring 2019.
March 13, 2018

Rowan’s Law addresses concussion in amateur and youth athletes

Bill 193, also known as Rowan’s Law, received its third reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 6.
February 13, 2018

New novel calls for a change to reduce concussions in the NHL

Former NHL hockey player Ken Dryden was named a finalist for the BC Achievement Foundation National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
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January 30, 2018

The 11 R’s of sports-related concussion

Familiarize yourself with the 11 R’s of concussion.
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January 9, 2018

BC Hockey officials report increase in concussion knowledge after CATT training

CATT was mandated as a training resource to be completed by all BC Hockey team officials for the 2016-2017 season.
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January 9, 2018

New national guidelines on concussion in sport

The guidelines have been developed so that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely, appropriate care, as well as the proper management of their condition that allows them to return…
January 9, 2018

New clarifications on baseline testing for concussion

Concussion baseline testing is no longer required or recommended for post-injury care of youth athletes with suspected or diagnosed concussion.
Medical ProfessionalNews
January 9, 2018

5th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport released

The 2017 statement is a revision and update to earlier recommendations.