BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Feb. 23, 2008 – According to brain injury specialist
Michael J. Raymond, PhD, and the clinical team at John Heinz Institute
of Rehabilitation Medicine, 50% of college athletes have a history of
concussion and one in 10 high school athletes involved in contact sports
sustains a concussion every year. That is why it is so important that
concussions are properly identified, diagnosed, and treated.
As part of Southeast Georgia Health System’s on-going commitment
to the health and well-being of the community, Raymond will give a free
lecture on sports concussion management. This lecture is scheduled for
Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. He will speak on sports
concussions and how to ensure athletes are safely returned to play. Also
participating in the lecture will be orthopaedic surgeon Beau Sasser Jr.,
MD, of Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate
of the Health System with offices in Brunswick and St. Marys.
Raymond has been the director of Clinical/Forensic Neuropsychology and
clinical director of the Brain Injury Program at Allied Services at the
John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Wilkes-Barre, Penn.,
for the past 23 years. Additionally, he is director of the Sports Concussion
Management Program that serves professional, recreational, and student-athletes.
Raymond is also a Fellow of the national Academy of Neuropsychology and
the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. He received his
PhD in rehabilitation psychology from Florida State University, and is
board certified in neuropsychology with added qualifications in forensic
and rehabilitation neuropsychology.
Sasser is a native of Glynn County who received his medical degree from
the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Upon completion of the residency
program, he finished a fellowship program with the Kansas City Orthopaedic
Institute. During his time there, Sasser worked with the NFL's Kansas
City Chiefs treating a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries.
To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures offered by the
Health System, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com
and click on the Calendar of Events.