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Why We Study Concussion

Concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury, are a significant health concern for Canadians. These injuries can occur in many ways, including, but not limited to, sporting events, workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents or slips and falls.

 

Concussions impact Canadians across all ages, genders, races, socioeconomic statuses and occupations and can have significant impacts on an individual's health and well-being. For example, concussions can result in mental health challenges, feelings of social isolation and missed days of work, school and sport. It is important that we continue to work to advance concussion research and care so that all Canadians can get back to their lives safely after a concussion.

How Are We Studying Concussion

Clinical Research 

Exploring how interventions like pharmacology, physiotherapy, and psychiatry can improve concussion management

Public Engagement

Sharing concussion research with those who can use it in practice and involving key knowledge users in decisions around research priorities

Data Management & Analytics

Exploring new ways to use and securely share data to advance concussion research

Industry Plants 

Leveraging partnerships to find new and innovative ways, like biomarkers, to diagnose and manage concussions

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