Understanding sports concussions

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, along with Bob O’Daniel, will host an event entitled “Understanding sports concussions” at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Angelic Hall in Lebanon. The event will help those attending to identify symptoms consistent with a concussion and how to properly treat an athlete who has signs of a concussion.

Speakers will include Dr. Tad Seifert, a sports physician with Norton Healthcare who is an expert on sports concussions and brain injury. Dr. Seifert will address the symptoms of a possible concussion, the treatment for a concussion and the possible side effects of a concussion.

Julian Tackett, the commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, will address sports concussions and the free, online training that is available to all coaches at www.kyconcussions.com.

This event is free and open to the public.