Erik Swartz, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, will be the featured speaker for the 6th annual Saint Louis University Athletic Training Speakers Series and Recognition Ceremony this Spring. The event is presented by the Saint Louis University chapter of Iota Tau Alpha National Athletic Training Honor Society.
Dr. Swartz is a professor and the Department of Kinesiology Chair at the University of New Hampshire; he is also the creator of a new football tackling and blocking program designed to reduce head injuries in athletes. Dr. Swartz’s presentation – Changing the Paradigm: Can Taking Football Helmets Off Reduce Head Injuries? - will take place Monday, February 20 at 7:00pm in the Huh Auditorium at the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.
After the featured speaker, there will be a panel discussion addressing head safety issues facing the sport of football today. The panel will include: Washington University Athletic Training and former St. Louis Rams Athletic Trainer Jim Anderson, Super Bowl Champion and former St. Louis Rams Center Andy McCollum and Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School Football Coach Scott Pingel.
It will be proceeded by the Iota Tau Alpha Initiation Ceremony and be followed by a social sponsored by the SLU Athletic Training Society (SLATS).
Here is the link to the official announcement: http://www.slu.edu/doisy/doisy-news/2016/at_speakerseries_17.php
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