The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Conference Program

9 a.m.

Speech by the Governor General

9:06 a.m.

Remarks by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

9:10 a.m.

Introduction by moderator Mark Sutcliffe

9:20 a.m.

Concussions in Professional Sports

Étienne Boulay
, retired CFL player
Matt Dunigan, retired CFL player
Eric Lindros, retired NHL player

10:40 a.m.

Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Overcoming Concussions

Kristina Groves
, retired Olympian in speed skating
Rosie MacLennan, Olympian in trampoline
Tara Whitten, Olympian in cycling
Karolina Wisniewska, retired Paralympian in alpine skiing

12:40 p.m.

“State of Play: Where We Are and Where We Go From Here”

Keynote speaker:
Ken Dryden, retired NHL goaltender

1 p.m.

Improving Concussion ManagementThe Medical Perspective

Dr. Pierre Frémont
, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University and Chair of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative
Dr. David Mulder, Team Physician with the Montreal Canadiens
Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon at Krembil Neuroscience Centre and Toronto Western Hospital
Dr. Roger Zemek, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

2:15 p.m.

We Can Do Better: Advancements in Addressing Concussions

Dr. Dan Cass
, Chair of the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee
Monique Charbonneau, BC Rugby Head Therapist
Michel Fafard, Director of Safety Promotion in Sports and Recreation at the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning of Quebec
Aaron Geisler, Manager of Development at Football Canada

3:15 p.m.

Closing remarks by the Governor General

Date modified: April 24, 2017