Olympic and Paralympic sport partners to roll out new national high performance sport concussion strategy

Photo: Dave Holland

CALGARY (March 15, 2019) – The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee will hold a media event on March 18 in Calgary to release a new national high-performance sport concussion strategy.

The media gathering with Canada’s chief medical officers and sport partners will be held at 10 a.m. at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, located in the Markin MacPhail Centre at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park.

The Chief Medical Officers will discuss the comprehensive guidelines that will be implemented for concussions in high performance sport, ensuring Canada’s sport system delivers high quality care to athletes in national team programs across the country throughout the athlete pathway.

The media opportunity will be held in two parts: a round-table presentation and Q&A in the CSI Calgary Athlete Lounge, followed by a visual presentation led by Dr. Brian Benson leading an athlete on the KINARM robotic technology at the Benson Concussion Institute located on the main floor of the Markin MacPhail Centre.


Dr. Brian Benson, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Sport Medicine, Canadian Sport Institute Calgary and Benson Concussion Institute
Dr. Andy Van Neutegem, Director, Performance Sciences, Research, Innovation, Own The Podium
Dr. Robert McCormack, Chief Medical Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee
Dr. Andy Marshall, Chief Medical Officer, Canadian Paralympic Committee
Danielle Lappage, Rio 2016 Olympian, Wrestling


Monday, March 18, 2019
10:00 am MT


Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
Athlete Lounge and Benson Concussion Institute
Winsport Canada’s Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park



Chris Dornan, Media Consultant
Own The Podium
C: 403-620-8731

Annie Gagnon, Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
T: 403-202-6815 / C: 613-262-9644

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060

Nicole Watts, Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
T: 613-569-4333 x262

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