CHAMPCAR/CART: Dr Olvey to speak at Concussion Conference

PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2002) - Career-ending concussions are a danger in nearly every sport and auto-racing is no exception. The specter of an impact that causes temporary or permanent damage to an athlete's head is something that every CART driver...

PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2002) - Career-ending concussions are a danger in nearly every sport and auto-racing is no exception. The specter of an impact that causes temporary or permanent damage to an athlete's head is something that every CART driver deals with when they buckle into a race car, and it is something that the CART Medical Staff is well-prepared to deal with.

It is that level of preparedness that has led to CART Medical Director Dr. Steve Olvey being called upon to speak on the subject of concussions and the new advances made in treating such injuries during this weekend's University of Pittsburgh Medical Center conference titled "New Development in Sports-Related Concussion" in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Olvey will be one of a number of physicians, trainers and athletes speaking at the three-day conference, which will take place at the Westin Convention Center from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21. Dr. Olvey will be addressing the topic of concussions in motorsports, and will be joined by Dr. Mark Lovell, who is the Director of Concussion Testing for Championship Auto Racing Teams. The conference will cover not only recognizing and preventing concussions, but also the new advances made in post-concussion testing.

Parties interested in attending the conference can get registration information and a schedule of events at www.impacttest.com.

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