Dr. Brian Benson
Benson Concussion Institute at the Canadian Sport Institute in Calgary
In 2012, Own The Podium (OTP) announced that they were funding a new series of research projects to improve concussion identification and treatment among Canada’s elite athletes. Sport concussion was a rising issue in contact sports that was not well understood, keeping players out of the game longer and leading to long-term cognitive impairment. Dr. Brian Benson, a sport and exercise medicine physician and clinician scientist, is leading one of the projects being funded by OTP. He founded the Benson Concussion Institute (BCI) – a division of WinSport Medicine Clinic at the Canadian Sport Institute in Calgary – in order to investigate study methods of sport concussion assessment, management, and prevention.