March 15 , 2012



Experts available to discuss ‘epidemic’ of sports-related concussions


Hamilton, Ont. March 15, 2012With Sidney Crosby returning to the NHL on Thursday night, the safety of athletes continues to be major concern among parents, fans and players. Last week, new legislation was introduced in Ontario that will require schools to educate staff and parents on the dangers of a concussion – the Education Amendment Act (Concussions).


David Robinson, team physician with the McMaster Marauders Vanier Cup-winning football team and the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, can comment on the proactive measures of the new legislation. “I’m glad the government has recognized the importance and epidemic nature of this condition,” says Robinson. “Any push for education and proper concussion management is welcome.” Robinson is also a primary care sport medicine physician at the David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre, McMaster University. He can be reached at 905-525-9140 ext. 23575 or


Michael Mazurek, professor of medicine (neurology), is available to comment on the assessment and treatment of patients with post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Among other fields, Mazurek specializes in electrophysiological testing to diagnose and monitor patients with a head injury. He can be reached at 905-525-9140 ext. 76362 or


McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. It has a student population of 23,000, and more than 150,000 alumni in 128 countries.





For more information contact:


Andrew Baulcomb

Office of Public Relations

McMaster University

905-525-9140, ext. 23585


Wade Hemsworth

Public Relations Manager

McMaster University

905-525-9140, ext. 27988