​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CFL Hall of Famer and TSN analyst, Matt Dunigan, shares his experience with concussions. Plus, find out why he’s donating his brain to Dr. Charles Tator and the Canadian Concussion Centre.


CFL Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan shares his story, donates brain

Nominate a Peer for an SfN Award

Recognize a colleague for their outstanding work by nominating them for a Society for Neuroscience award​. Nominations for awards in two categories, young scientists’ research achievements, and neuroscientist education and outreach efforts, are due Friday, May 24. Nominations for awards in another two categories, celebrating women in neuroscience, and career achievements, are due Friday, June 7.


Beginning March 2, 2021: Canadian Concussion Centre Webinar Series
25 online sessions
This webinar series is for people with persisting concussion symptoms, their families, friends, caregivers and health care professionals. The topics will be concussion treatment, including exercise therapy, vestibular therapy, mental health, return to work, school and athletics, and more. This 25-session Webinar Series is free and supported by LiUNA. View the information sheet . Register for the webinars

Qualified MAF Physician: Dr. Tartaglia is a member of the Qualified MAF Physician Network, a prestigious group of doctors selected to examine Retired NFL Football Players for the NFL Concussion Settlement Program. Dr. Tartaglia is an approved Qualified MAF Physician in the NFL Concussion Settlement Program selected to examine Retired NFL Football Players for potential Qualifying Diagnoses.
For more information and make an appointment for an assessment, please contact her office at 416 603 5483.

Concussion Professorship: Dr. Carmela Tartaglia was appointed as the Marion and Gerald Soloway Professor in Brain Injury and Concussion Research on July 1, 2016, the first designated concussion professorship in the world.

Fellowship news: The Allison Project started by Allison Haggart and her family funded the first Concussion Fellow in 2013. Since then, the CCC has trained 6 Concussion Fellows, each for at least one year. The concussion fellows attend the CCC’s Concussion Clinics, and are involved in a variety of concussion research projects. Dr. Carmela Tartaglia is in charge of the Concussion Fellowships. This is the only Concussion Fellowship in Canada, and is designed to enhance the management of patients with concussion by providing an exceptional learning opportunity and research training to trainees. Learn more about the Clinical Fellowship in Concussion opportunity​ PDF Icon.​

Education and Support Workshops: Our free two-night workshops are geared to individuals experiencing persistent post-concussive symptoms, and their families and friends. In order to reach a country-wide audience, we plan to expand, via YouTube, postings of the sessions. Workshops are held quarterly at The Toronto Western Hospital. Learn more about our workshops.

Our Discoveries: New treatments for the concussion spectrum of disorders include psychological measures, such as mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy; pharmacotherapy, for symptoms such as headache; and new devices for screen intolerance. Other targeted symptoms include eye movement disorders, vertigo/imbalance, whiplash and neck strains, sleeplessness, and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.


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