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New England College to Host Discussion on Concussion

College selected as a Beta test site for exciting new technology.

Corey Burchman, M.D., Director of Medical Innovation, Section Director, Neuroanesthesia, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

New England College will host an important discussion on the growing concerns surrounding concussion and traumatic brain injury with Dr. Corey Burchman, Medical Innovation Advisor to The Brain Trust, LLC, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Simon Center Great Room beginning at 7:00 p.m.

More than ever before, concussion and traumatic brain injury are at the forefront of today’s media news reports and concern by players, parents, administrators, and institutions have intensified. Recent research is providing new insights into treatment and recovery for students who have experienced a concussion. Dr. Burchman will explain, in language accessible to a general audience, recommendations for educators for best practices in concussion including “Return to Learn” for students who have experienced a concussion.

Both K-12 and higher education institutions face a moral imperative to do the right thing for their students while simultaneously recognizing the serious legal exposure, escalating costs, and the institutional risks. Yet, even with enormous awareness by the public and institutional administrators, concussion training for faculty, staff, and administrators remains at best inadequate and no comprehensive solutions have been available until now.

Recognizing the need to address this problem, New England College has been selected as one of two colleges in New Hampshire, along with respected colleges and schools across the nation, to Beta test SmartResponse™ this fall. SmartResponse™ represents a new approach to training proven by the U.S. military: Serious Gaming.  An emerging approach, Serious Gaming leverages technological advances in recreational gaming to create a wholly new approach to training solution design. Information on Serious Gaming will be available during the discussion.

“New England College is deeply concerned about the wellness of our students and is committed to acting proactively to ensure that any concussion or traumatic brain injury is treated promptly.” said Michael Taberski, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. “We look forward to working with The Brain Trust and exploring the SmartResponse™ Serious Gaming training solution as a potential resource for our students and staff.”

Dr. Burchman was a U.S. Navy physician for over a decade; he served both on land and on deployment in the Persian Gulf, and gives care to underserved patients in developing nations for multiple humanitarian relief agencies. Dr. Burchman received his M.D. from the George Washington School of Medicine, interned at the United States Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA, and completed his residency and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Burchman is Section Director, Neuroanesthesia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

This discussion will be co-sponsored by New England College and The Brain Trust, LLC.

SmartResponse™ is a registered trademark of The Brain Trust, LLC.