PHCS News

Pediatric Specialist to Host Web Chat on Concussions

Aug 9, 2012

Koel Guha, MD––a pediatric hospitalist and board certified pediatrician with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Newborn and Pediatric Care at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro––will discuss the dangers of concussions among young athletes in a live Web chat Thursday, August 16.

The Web chat, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is the latest in a series of events by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) to give consumers access to seminars hosted by medical professionals without leaving home. The chats are hosted on PHCS' UStream channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/princetonhealth.

A member of the Medical Staff at CHOP and PHCS, Dr. Guha treats patients at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), which has partnered with CHOP to enhance pediatric services at all levels of care, including pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient care and neonatal care.

Dr. Guha will discuss the dangers of concussions, the common signs and symptoms, and the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for concussion management and return-to-play guidelines. Following her presentation, Dr. Guha will take questions from the live Internet audience.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (888) 897-8979 or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar.

Those who register will be entered in a random drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

Previous Web chats hosted by PHCS have covered topics such as treatment options for lung cancer; advances in fertility treatment; urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic floor disorders; bariatric surgery; nutrition and sustainable weight loss; heart and vascular health; pediatric emergencies; sleep disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); osteoporosis; probiotics; and the new UMCPP. The previous Web chats can be viewed at www.ustream.tv/channel/princetonhealth.

NOTE: Care for traumatic brain injuries is provided in a trauma center. UMCPP is not a state-designated regional trauma center.