Canadian
Traumatic Brain
Injury Research
Consortium

The Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium was created in December 2015 and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. To know more about our group, please click on the link “know more”.

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Over half a million Canadian youth are registered in ice hockey leagues, and 10-20% of them get a concussion each year. The long-term effects of concussion and the best way to treat it are still unknown, especially in youth.

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), including sport-related concussion, has become a major health issue. Nearly 10% of mTBI patients (aged 0-18 years) are symptomatic with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) three months after injury. Persistent post-concussion symptoms often result in significant disability and family burden. However, the biological explanation for these prolonged PCS symptoms remains unclear.

Trauma impacts everyone and yet it receives relatively little attention. Despite occasional media stories, most of us do not appreciate the full toll that trauma exerts as it kills and maims our children, friends, and family.

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