Alison has been awarded a Chair in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health from CIHR to bridge the gap between evidence, policy and injury prevention. Her research over the next five years will identify opportunities and barriers to disseminating child injury prevention research findings to policy makers and will uncover the facilitators and barriers to turning injury prevention evidence into policy action.
Allison has been awarded a Predoctoral award from The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada. CCHCSP provides support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the CCHCSP. Allison is co-supervised on our Team by Drs. Mariana Brussoni and Carolyn Emery.
This past November, several team members attended the 4th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport which was attended by 180 doctors and researchers from 20 countries around the world. Ian Pike, Shelina Babul, and Carolyn Emery attended the meeting and took part in the 2 day open discussion around key components related to recognizing, diagnosing, treating and managing concussions. In addition, Kathryn Schneider was asked to present as part of an expert panel and remained for the consensus discussion. Winne Meeuwisse was a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee, Co-Chaired the meeting, lead the development of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3rd Edition (SCAT3) and is the second author of the Consensus Statement. Kudos to all of you!
The Consensus Statement will be simultaneously co-published in a number of journals. The first release will be on the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine websites on March 11th.