Mercy Hospital to host Concussion Conference on Saturday, April 11th

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-In today's STLMoms report, doctors are seeing it all too often, kids playing team sports who hit their heads and get concussions. The long-term effects can be devastating. Just this month, pro football star Chris Borland walked away from a promising career with the NFL after just one season because he worried about his future health. Doctor Brian Mahaffey with Mercy Sports Medicine discusses the prevention, treatment, and signs of concussions in athletes.

Dr. Mahaffey will be presenting a seminar for professional athletic trainers, coaches and other medical professionals on Saturday, April 11th from 10am to 4:15pm. It will take place at the Von Gontard Conference Center at Mercy Healthcare on Ballas Road in Creve Coeur.

Registration is $65 for Mercy/non-Mercy physicians and $35 for Mercy/non-Mercy athletic trainers and physical therapists. Fees includes registration, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch and a certificate of attendance.

Early registration is recommended for guaranteed enrollment.

For additional information or to register visit mercy.net/stl.