Guthrie Presents National Sports Concussion Speaker

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie is proud to present a free seminar - “Concussion Care 2012 with Dr. Michael Collins.” The seminar will take place on Friday, April 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Patterson Auditorium on the Guthrie campus in Sayre, Pa.

Athletic trainers, coaches, athletic directors, sports officials and teachers are invited to learn the most current updates about concussion identification, the need for cognitive rest and the current “Return to Play” guidelines.

Dr. Collins is a nationally renowned expert in sports-related concussion. He is the assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sport Medicine Concussion Program, the first and largest research and clinical program of its kind. On a yearly basis Dr. Collins treats thousands of high school, college and professional athletes with concerns regarding safe return to play following concussion and treatment/rehabilitation of the injury. 

Dr. Collins will also speak to:

• Step-by-step gradual return to play

• Pennsylvania’s “Safety in Youth Sports Act”

• Use of imPACT in diagnosing concussions and making return to play decisions

• Providing accommodations in school during recovery from concussion

For more information on the presentation, or to register, please contact Susan Sinay at or call 570-887-4841. Registration is required, as seating is limited.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.