Concussion in Sport & Recreation

A Panel on Concussion in Sport & Recreation– From Prevention,
Recognition, Diagnosis and Management
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Leisure & Recreation
8-11 May 2017, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The Leisure & Recreation Unit of Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes A Panel on Concussion in Sport & Recreation– From Prevention, Recognition, Diagnosis and Management, 8-11 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Leisure & Recreation sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports.

Concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), continues to gain recognition as a medical condition that has been under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated. The signs and symptoms of concussion vary among patients, can include long-term effects, and can greatly affect quality of life with an impact on mental health, affecting social and professional lives. Despite rising concussion awareness, standardized policies and practices have not been widely implemented. This panel will highlight initiatives to promote concussion prevention and recognition, and consensus and evidence-based treatment and management training for targeted groups.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 27 March 2017, by email, to, Dr. Shelina Babul, PhD Associate Director & Investigator, BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, BC Children’s Hospital, Director, Canadian Hospital Injury Research & Prevention Program, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia and Investigator, Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, UBC, Canada or Dr Ian Pike, Director, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC and Co-Theme Lead, Evidence to Innovation and Investigator, Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospita, Canada. 

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: