Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS – 2011 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award

Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Ken Bocking, MD, FRCS(C), FACS,  of St. Thomas, Ontario is the recipient of the 2011 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award given to a Canadian who has contributed significantly to the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreation.

Dr. Bocking graduated medicine in 1975 from the University of Western Ontario. He established a practice in St. Thomas and became Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital but his avocation was amateur hockey where he coached and later served as physician to the St. Thomas Stars junior B where his observations set him on a course that changed hockey.

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Ken Dryden’s call to action on head shots

By: Ken Dryden
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

It was an extraordinary press conference. Four people were at the media table in a spare setting at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center: Penguins general manager Ray Shero, concussion specialist Michael Collins, chiropractor Ted Carrick and Sidney Crosby. They were serious and straightforward. Through nearly 45 intense minutes, they offered almost no smoke or spin.

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Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award 2011 Nominations

2012 Nomination Documents will be released January 2012.

2011 Nomination Deadline: Closed

Details:
Nomination Form (PDF), Criteria & Guidelines, Fact Sheet
Formulaire De Candidature (PDF), Critères et Directives, Fiche Documentaire

The Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award recognizes outstanding contributions towards the prevention of catastrophic injuries in sport and recreational activities. The award could be won by researchers, sports equipment or facility designers, doctors, trainers, educators, entrepreneurs, rule makers, organizers, innovative athletes, coaches, referees, writers, broadcasters, parents or any concerned Canadian citizen. The Award comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

In presenting this Award, the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund is pleased to have the support of Canada ‘s Sports Hall of Fame. The Pashby Sports Safety Award and its winners will become part of a new Sport Safety display being designed for the Hall.

View past recipients.

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Dr. J. Scott Delaney – 2010 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award

Dr. J. Scott Delaney

A 1991 medical graduate of McGill University, Dr. Delaney has degrees in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is currently the research director for the McGill University Health Centre Adult Emergency Department; is an associate professor at McGill University and is a team physician for the Montreal Alouettes, Montreal Impact, McGill Football, McGill Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams and Cirque du Soleil.

He is a member of the editorial board for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and his research interests include concussions and neck injuries in both the athletic and emergency department populations. He has authored approximately 40 research papers many in which he compares injuries in football soccer and ice hockey three of Canada’s most popular amateur and professional sports. Continue reading

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