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Neurosurgeons join to promote brain injury awareness

The American Academy of Neurosurgeons (AANS) has announced that it has declared the theme of its 2012 National Neurosurgery Awareness Week (NNAW), scheduled for April 15-21, 2012, to be:  Make Concussion Awareness a Part of Your Playbook.

The neurosurgical group has partnered with with ThinkFirst (a foundation committed to preventing traumatic brain and spinal injuries) and WalkSafe™ (a program focused on improving pediatric pedestrian safety, encouraging physical activity and advocating walkability around elementary schools) to encourgage the use of bicycle helmets by all school aged children.

The AANS also has updated its Patient Information pages on concussion and sports-related head injury which can be viewed by clicking here.  



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