Our refreshed concussion tool, Dr. Pike receives a UBC award, and more

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March 7, 2018



Announcing the launch of the new cattonline.com!


We are pleased to announce the refresh of cattonline.com, the home of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT).


We have combined our three toolkits—CATT for Medical Professionals, CATT for Parents, Players, and Coaches, and CATT for School Professionals—into one website. The new website contains more information about concussions, new pages for our courses, a section for latest news, and more.


We have also refreshed the look and functionality of the SCAT5 and Child SCAT5 tools for use by medical and licensed health care professionals for use in office or on any desktop, tablet, or smartphone.


cattonline.com has been updated to reflect the 2017 Concussion in Sport Group Consensus Statement. The e-learning module for medical professionals will be updated to reflect the new standards by Spring 2018, with the others to follow.


View the new cattonline.com and let us know your thoughts by emailing us at concussion@bcchr.ca or sharing your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook. Special thanks to the team at SIOLab for their diligent and meticulous work!


Dr. Ian Pike receives 2017 UBC Award


BCIRPU Director Dr. Ian Pike has received the UBC President’s Award for Public Education Through Media.


According to UBC’s Research and Innovation Office, the award is given to a faculty member “who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively and creatively sharing research expertise via the news media.”


Dr. Pike has completed over 100 media interviews since 2009 as the spokesperson for The Community Against Preventable Injuries and Director of the BCIRPU. Dr. Pike will be recognized at an awards reception along with the other 2017 award recipients in April.


Congrats, Ian!


Update to Injury Data Online Tool


The Injury Data Online Tool (iDOT)’s ER Visits Tool has been updated to include data up to December 2014. Access the Tool on our website.


New publications


Irvine A, Babul S, Goldman RD. Return to learn after concussion in children. Canadian Family Physician. 2017 Nov 1;63(11):859-62. LINK


Richmond SA, Clemens T, Pike I, Macpherson AK. A systematic review of the risk factors and interventions for the prevention of playground injuries. Can J Public Health. 2017;109,2.


New novel calls for a change to reduce concussions in the NHL


On February 1, the BC Achievement Foundation celebrated some of the best in Canadian non-fiction at their annual Award for Canadian Non-Fiction ceremony and reception.


Ken Dryden, a former NHL hockey player and cabinet minster, was one of four shortlisted finalists for his book, Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey. The book is about concussions in sport and how professional hockey needs to change in order to protect its players from brain injury.


Dr. Shelina Babul, BCIRPU Associate Director, introduced Mr. Dryden and his book, and congratulated him on his work to reduce concussion in sport.


Read more at cattonline.com


Photo: Rick Etkin Productions | BC Achievement Foundation


Staff updates: Welcome, Denise!


We would like to welcome Denise Beaton to the team!


Working in collaboration with the Provincial Manager – Injury and Falls Prevention, Denise coordinates multiple projects, supporting team efforts with internal and external partners on ongoing programs and initiatives.


Denise brings six years of experience in research and project management to the team. During the course of her MA in Gerontology from SFU, Denise was a graduate research assistant with Gerontological Education, Research & Outreach at the UBC School of Nursing, the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. Denise is also a Master’s Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Trainee with the Canadian Frailty Network. Welcome, Denise!




Webinar: Pediatric Concussion Management—The Manitoba Experience


On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Dr. Kelly Russell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba, will discuss the creation of the Pan Am Concussion Program, Canada’s first provincially funded multidisciplinary pediatric clinic.


More details can be found on our website. Register for this webinar at GoToWebinar.



Media highlights


Kids commuting to school: What’s driving the conversation?
Mariana Brussoni. CBC News, January 7.


More than cuts and bruises: Winter sport-related injuries on the rise. 
Shelina Babul. Columbia Valley Pioneer (Black Press). January 27. 


Snowboarding and skiing hospitalizations rise, while those for hockey drop. 
Shelina Babul. Squamish Chief, January 30.


Indigenous people at higher risk of transport injuries, UBC study.
Mariana Brussoni. Vancouver Courier, January 31.



CHIRPP database


CHIRPP is a self-reporting injury surveillance system run by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Through the collection of data from patients/parents in the Emergency Department, CHIRPP provides a current picture of injury occurrence and helps establish priorities for research and intervention. BC Children's Hospital data is accessible from CHIRPP Coordinator Mhairi Nolan.



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