Allen Champage se mérite une mention honorable pour la promotion des neurosciences

Allen Champagne - photo credit: http://www.queensjournal.ca/

Allen Champagne – crédit photo: http://www.queensjournal.ca/

Allen Champagne a co-lancé le programme CESAP (Concussion Education, Safety and Awareness Program) à l’Université Queen’s.  La mission de CESAP est d’éduquer les athlètes, parents et entraîneurs au sujet des risques et conséquences des commotions cérébrales par des séances de formation sur le terrain.  Allen Champagne, ancien footballeur et scientifique amène une expertise importante au programme et son application pratique des connaissances de neuroscience acquises a impressionné le comité d’évaluation.

Le prix sera remis à la première séance de sensibilisation et de mobilisation qui se tiendra au congrès canadien de neuroscience 2016, le 30 mai à 17:30 à Toronto. Vous trouverez plus d’information sur cette séance sur cette page: http://can-acn.org/can-advocacy-and-public-outreach.

Allen Champagne Presentation (en anglais seulement)

Mr. Allen Champagne joined the Queen’s neuroscience program in September 2015 in the lab of Dr. D.J. Cook. Allen completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Sciences from The University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill where he attended on a full football scholarship. Allen’s MSc research focuses on investigating the relationship between underlying brain injury (microstructural and functional changes), cognitive impairments and motor deficits during the acute and recovery phases following a sport-related concussion. This involves using diffusion tensor imaging as a biomarker for the structural changes in the integrity of the connections in the brain (white matter) and cutting-edge robotics (KINARM) to quantify sensorimotor deficits post-injury such as balance, proprioceptive accuracy and reaction time.

In September, Allen co-launched CESAP (Concussion Education, Safety and Awareness Program) in the Neuroscience Outreach Program. The mission of CESAP is to empower athletes, parents, coaches on concussion injuries through evidence-based education and on field helmetless clinics. The goal is to build a bridge between athletics and sciences to improve players safety in sports through both education and behavior modification. This program offers both classroom sessions and on-field sessions. Since its inception, this program has had unprecedented success and media attention.

With almost 20 events scheduled in only 4 months, from January to April 2016, during which students and athletes are educated to modify their behaviour to protect their brain, the CESAP program has a very tangible impact on susceptible youth.

CESAP has also had amazing media attention:

In the paper:

http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2016-01-15/sports/a-push-to-cut-out-concussions/

http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/heads-approach-sports-safety

http://www.thewhig.com/2016/01/07/gaels-football-player-tackles-concussions

 

On TV:

http://www.ckwstv.com/2016/01/13/70566

http://www.ckwstv.com/2016/02/16/cesap-concussion-education-for-the-community/

http://www.station14.ca/video.html?id=3718

 

CBC radio @ 28 min:

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/ontariomorning_20160111_12454.mp3

 

Grad-chat:

http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/grad-chat