Concussion Awareness Night
Oakton HS Lecture Hall (door 5)
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Vienna Youth Soccer is pleased to offer VYS Concussion Awareness Night on April 28 at 7pm in the Oakton HS Lecture Hall to all VYS parents, players, and coaches.
We are excited to have the following experts in the field of professional soccer and medicine speak at the event:
U.S. Olympic Gold and World Cup Champion Briana Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team at the 1995 World Cup (3rd place), 1996 Summer Olympics (gold medal), 1999 World Cup (champions), 2003 World Cup (3rd place), and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (gold medal). She played in the semi-final and playoff for third place in the 2007 Women's World Cup (3rd place). She was a founding member of the WUSA, playing three seasons as starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Beat (2001–2003). Her career total of 173 international appearances is the most among female soccer goalkeepers. It is also the tenth most of any American female player, and the twentieth most among all women.
Dr. Korin B. Hudson, MD, FACEP a concussion specialist and Georgetown team doctor. Dr. Hudson is a board certified emergency medicine physician in Washington, DC. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in District of Columbia and Virginia. She is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
- Deborah C Gale, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS is a cognitive rehabilitation specialist. Debi Gale provides cognitive rehabilitation for any type of brain injury. Her specialty is rehabilitation for mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome.
7:00 – 7:20: Dr. Hudson discusses the medical aspects of concussions i.e. cause, treatment, baseline testing and prevention
7:20 – 7:30: Q&A session for Dr. Hudson
7:30 – 7:50: Ms. Gale speaks about the recovery process i.e. how does the patient feel, how can parents support their kids during this process, steps that can be taken to better handle symptoms
7:50 – 8:00: Q&A session for Ms. Gale
8:00 – 8:30: Briana Scurry speaks about her soccer career as well as the impact of the concussion on her personal and professional life
8:30 – 8:45: Q&A session for Briana Scurry
8:45 – 9:00: Autograph signing by Briana Scurry
We anticipate this will be a well-attended event and to help us manage space size, we are requesting that you signup for the event.