Adam Taliaferro Foundation

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2018 Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Symposium Set for Penn State-Brandywine Campus on May 8th

The Adam Taliaferro Foundation will hold its 2018 Medical Symposium on Tuesday. May 8th at Penn State Brandywine Campus in Media, PA.
The target audience of this event will be: sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, and school nurses, and the event will provide 4.0 CEUs.
The purpose of the 2018 Adam Taliaferro Foundation Sports Medicine Symposium is to
• Understand how to implement effective emergency plan for on-field sports injuries.
• Develop and describe effective means to clinically evaluate head injuries and acute neurologic injuries.
• Develop and describe effective means to stabilize and transport spine-injured athletes.
• Understanding medical staff planning techniques for large-scale events.
The speakers and their presentations include:
Dave Csillan - "The Emergency Action Plan: Are You Ready to Roll?"
Allan Parsells - "Providing On-site Medical Staffing for a Large Scale Event: Logistical Concerns and Solutions Before, During and After the Event"
Dr. Robert Greenleaf - "Acute spinal and peripheral neurologic injuries"
Dr. Brian Vernau - "Game Day Evaluation of Head Injuries"
Sean Hanlon - "Emergency Equipment Removal"
The registration fee is $50. Click here for a full registration form. Mail back the completed registration form as indicated with payment to Gus Ostrum, Adam Taliaferro Foundation, 1710 Kingswood Place, Clementon, NJ 08021. For additional information, contact Gus Ostrum at

Kevin Loftus, Dr. John Ditunno, Tom Samuel to Be Honored by Adam Taliaferro Foundation During Annual Recognition Dinner on April 12

HADDONFIELD, NJ – Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown President Kevin Loftus, Jefferson Health’s Dr. John DiTunno, and Taliaferro Foundation Board Member Tom Samuel will be among the recipients during the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 12, at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.

Mr. Loftus, who operates one of the Delaware Valley’s top destination-based indoor sports facilities and sports science centers, will receive the AAA Business Award for service and commitment to the community. The Field House has steadfastly supported the Foundation’s mission to assist patients with spinal cord injuries

Mr. Samuel will be the recipient of the Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for Service. He serves on the ATF’s Board and has helped to raise awareness of the ATF’s mission in exemplary fashion.

Dr. John Ditunno, a prominent physician with Jefferson Health System, will receive the Magee Rehabilitation Professional Services Award for service and commitment to the region.
Deptford Township High School will be honored with the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award for supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout a multi-year-year period.

The dinner is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. ATF Recognition Awards will be bestowed as follows:

Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award (Service and Commitment): Given to a person who through their dedication and commitment has assisted the Adam Taliaferro Foundation in achieving its goals.
Recipient: Tom Samuel, Medford, NJ, ATF Board of Directors Member

AAA Award (Business or Businesses): Given to a business or organization that has, through its generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals (named after AAA because of its steadfast support and commitment to the Foundation)
Recipient: Kevin Loftus, Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ

Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who has overcome severe adversity in their life.
Recipient: Madeline Duffy, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches’ Award: Given annually to a school or schools that support the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and all the Foundation stands for.
Recipient: Deptford High School, Deptford Township, NJ

Magee Professional Service Award: Presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service and commitment to the rehabilitation spectrum.
Recipient: Dr. John Ditunno, Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets are $50 apiece and may be ordered by emailing Zac Ernst at or by visiting the Adam Taliaferro Foundation web site at

Nominations Sought for S.J. Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Hall of Fame

GLASSBORO – The South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation are seeking nominations for its Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.

Categories up for nominations include:

• High School Coach
• Pro Player
• Distinguished Service
• Legends (Pre-playoffs)
• Legends (Post-playoffs)
• Assistant Coach

Nominations may be submitted by visiting the link below and submitting the form by March 24 to John Cutsavage, SJFCA, by emailing him at

The recipients will be honored during an induction banquet on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at Masso’s Caterers in Glassboro, NJ.

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Attention all families and patients needing financial assistance. If you have a need for financial aid due to a qualifying medical condition from a spinal cord injury, please look over the application below and contact a member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Committee.


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