Working Together: Lessons Learned from Military and Sports Concussion Symposium

KINGSTON, February 27, 2020 – Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, and Queen’s Concussion Awareness Committee collaborate to host a half-day sport & military concussion symposium.


  • Ken Dryden, Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Jock Climie, Lew Hayman Trophy winner
  • Col Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, Senior Psychiatrist, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Gordon Stringer, Rowan’s Law Advisory Member
  • Bruno Guévremont, Invictus Games Team Canada Captain (2016)
  • Tim Fleiszer, Executive Director of Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada and four-time Grey Cup Champion
  • Dr. David Pedlar, Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research

Working Together: Lessons Learned from Military and Sports Concussion will feature two overview presentations, two panels, and a keynote address from Ken Dryden. This collaborative effort is the first of its kind and aims to bring leaders in sport, research, and the Canadian military together to frame a path forward.

Other featured speakers include Dr. Stéphanie Bélanger, Grant Sheppard, Dr. Bryan Garber, Dr. Oshin Vartanian, Dr. Shawn Rhind, Dr. Lee Goldstein, Dr. Alex Di Battista, Celia Martensson, Brian Macdonald, Dr. Michael Hutchinson, Darren Cates, and Dr. Ben Dunkley.

Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
390 King St. W
Kingston, ON

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 1:30PM to 5:30PM

Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada contact:
Samantha Bureau
Director of Strategic Planning and Digital Engagement
(C): 613-404-5566

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research contact:
Lauren Hanlon
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 276-6107

Queen’s Concussion Awareness Legacy
Katie Bohn
QCAC Co-President
+1 (613) 762-3723

About the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada:
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada was founded in December of 2012 by Tim Fleiszer, a former Harvard teammate of Dr. Nowinski, to help solve the concussion crisis in Canada. Since that time, CLF Canada has operated prevention, education and awareness events across the country. In January of 2014, CLF Canada received its charitable status from Revenue Canada. In 2014, CLF Canada officially partnered with Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

As the Canadian hub for military, Veteran and family health research, CIMVHR provides the infrastructure to: 1) Enable more of Canada’s military, Veteran and family health research requirements to be met, 2) Enhance the accessibility of military, Veteran and family health research, and 3) Engage with stakeholders to foster collaborations, which enables increased research and improves knowledge translation activities. CIMVHR was co-founded by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada.

About Queen’s Concussion Awareness Committee:
QCAC is an organization at Queen’s University dedicated to raising awareness, offering support, and promoting education on the topic of concussions. Through education, support, provision of resources, and hosting events within the Queen’s community, QCAC is working to break the stigma surrounding concussions. We aim to provide students and community members with the education and tools they need to make healthy choices surrounding their academics, physical and mental health as it relates to concussions.