The Watson Neuroscience Foundation

Dr. Ronderos To Speak About Concussions and Baseline Testing at ALFCA Head Coach Seminar

April 10, 2013

Alabama Football Coaches AssociationDr. Ronderos will be speaking about Concussion and Baseline Testing at the ALFCA (Alabama Football Coaches Association) "Head Coach and Future Head Coach Seminar".

The ALFCA Head Coach and Future Head Coach Seminar will take place on April 22nd at the Orange Beach Community Center in Orange Beach, AL.

When asked about speaking at the seminar Dr. Ronderos responded:

"I'm very excited to get the opportunity to speak directly to so many head coaches and future head coaches at once. One of the goals of The Watson Neuroscience Foundation is to raise awareness of the dangers of concussions, their immediate effects and consequences in later life.

The more coaches, parents and players we can educate about these dangers, how to recognize and identify concussions, and about the benefits of concussion and baseline testing, the safer the sport will be for players and young athletes."

The Watson Neuroscience Foundation has been working with high schools in Mobile, AL for the last five years through impact concussion studies, testing, and training.

Impact Concussion is an initiative to educate parents, coaches, players and community members on identifying concussions. The goal is to heighten awareness of the signs and symptoms of head injury, and stress the importance of intervention by athletic trainers, physicians and ambulance support for the safe and effective on-field diagnosis, treatment and transport if a head injury occurs.

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. ImPACT was developed to provide useful information to assist qualified practitioners in making sound return to play decisions following concussions.

Watson Neuroscience Foundation is a non-profit regional neuroscience center, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, and servicing the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. Region. The foundation has a four-fold purpose: support for brain tumor patients, funding for research, education outreach, and sports concussion testing in high school athletes.