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[KHTS] – Henry Mayo Hospital hosted a four-hour-long conference Saturday morning that focused on concussions, their treatment, and the future of diagnosing them.

Over 100 people turned out for the event, including a slew of Valencia High School students.

Joe Monteleone, a teacher who runs the sports medicine program at Valencia, encouraged students to attend the conference where five presentations from doctors and experts encouraged a better awareness of concussions.

More than 40 students attended the event.

Valencia High School student Kevin Busfield, or “Bus” as his friends at the conference referred to him, has high hopes of being an athletic trainer or a physical therapist.

Valencia’s sports medicine program is a series of elective courses, explained Busfield.

“There is group A, and they take notes on the body, group B, and they are more hands on, and then the advanced group are the students that you’ll actually see on the side lines at games,” Busfield said.

The Hart School District is working on duplicating Valencia’s program at different schools, said Sarah Ehrsam, an athletic trainer and adjunct professor of kinesiology.

Fabrizio Apodaca, a recent M.A. graduate and athletic trainer at three local high schools, has a hand in that plan and was also in attendance at the conference.

As an athletic trainer, he is not only at games to monitor students well being but also in the classroom and available for students as a mentor, Apodaca said.

Valencia students Ann Lyman and Milan Linzy also attended the conference and shared their dreams of being athletic trainers, saying the information they learn through the program is preparing them for college.

The information at the conference wasn’t only helpful for potential athletic trainers.

“I might instead become a doctor or a surgeon,” Linzy said.

Valencia has had the program for about 12 years, and as of yet, it is the only school in the Valley to offer a sports medicine program, according to Busfield.

“Saugus and Golden Valley have some startup programs too,” Busfield said.

The high school sports medicine program prepares the students for their future career in the sports world, Ehrsam said.

“These early classes make the students more aware of what’s really involved in being an athletic trainer,” Ehrsam said. “It prepares them for all of the medical knowledge needed and the hours involved in this profession.”

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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018
Thursday, Dec. 6 is the nomination deadline for non-profit organizations that wish to nominate their outstanding volunteers to be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration hosted by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has partnered with EarthEcho International to host a series of virtual field trips aimed at inspiring girls to embark upon STEM (science, engineering, math and technology) careers and increase gender and racial diversity in those fields.
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
The WiSH Education Foundation is proud to announce that it has raised over $50,000 in funding for Santa Clarita public school libraries.
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The Michael Hoefflin Foundation will be hosting a holiday party for its Foundation families on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of Junior Chamber International “JCI SCV” is excited to announce the popular Santa’s Helpers toy drive is back. Santa’s Helpers is a holiday toy drive to help families in need of a little Christmas cheer.

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