Commonwealth Medical College to present brain injuries and sports concussion seminar

SCRANTON?- The Commonwealth Medical College will present a seminar from 6 on the growing concern of concussions and traumatic brain injuries and the assessment and treatment of brain injuries and sports concussions.

The seminar is intended for high school and college athletic program directors and coaches as well as parents, students and healthcare professionals in northeast Pennsylvania.

The program will be hosted at TCMC’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, followed by dinner.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 1.7 million people in the US sustain a traumatic brain injury annually.

Guest speaker, Michael Raymond, director of clinical/forensic neuropsychology and clinical director of the Brain Injury Program and Sports Concussion Program at Allied Services at the John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Wilkes-Barre, will lead the discussion on t traumatic brain injury and concussion, neurological assessment of brain injury and return-to-play protocol.

For more information contact Karissa Arthur, second year medical student and president of the Student Interest Group in Neurology at TCMC at 570-614-3405 or email her at