Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser joins See the Line this summer

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser is adding her voice to the conversation about concussion in sport as part of See the Line at Western University on August 16.

Hosted by Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & DentistrySee the Line is a collaborative, 10-year initiative that seeks to educate athletes, coaches, parents and the broader community about the serious impact of concussions. It aims to shift the culture around concussion in sport, reduce the incidence of concussion and improve care through research.

Since 2013, thousands of medical and health professionals, athletes, coaches and community members have attended See the Line events, which include a concussion education workshop, a continuing medical education seminar and a Community Symposium featuring a panel of all-star athletes.

Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. As a decorated Olympian, she led the Canadian team to four gold medals and one silver. As part of the Canadian Women’s National Team for an unprecedented 22 years, Wickenheiser has won accolades on the regional, national and international level. She retired earlier this year to pursue medical school.

In addition to a keynote presentation during the Community Symposium at See the Line, she will join moderator Ron MacLean, host of Hometown Hockey and Hockey Night in Canada, See the Line Honorary Chair Eric Lindros, San Jose Sharks centre Logan Couture and Western’s Women’s hockey assistant coach Kalley Armstrong for the all-star athlete panel.

The afternoon symposium will also include presentations from world-renowned concussion researchers and experts including Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

This year’s event takes place on August 16 at Western University. For more information or to register visit www.schulich.uwo.ca/seetheline

MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal Mackay, Media Relations Officer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, t. 519.661.2111 ext. 80387, c. 519.933.5944, crystal.mackay@schulich.uwo.ca @CrystalMackay

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