Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic announces Doctor Christina Atkinson as their Chief Medical Officer

02/10/2021

Chief Medical Officer as part of the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic team is a win for Atlantic athletes

Halifax, N.S. CANADA: The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) is pleased to announce Doctor Christina Atkinson as the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN).  Dr. Atkinson is no stranger to high performance sport in Atlantic Canada and beyond, working with Olympic and professional athletes over the years, she brings leadership and experience to her new CMO role.

“I look forward to working with the collaborative team at CSCA to help athletes in their pursuit of excellence right here in Atlantic Canada,” said Dr. Atkinson.

Dr. Atkinson’s areas of special interest include concussion, promoting exercise as medicine and working with a medical team to optimize the physical and mental health of athletes.

Ken Bagnell, CSCA CEO, says Dr. Atkinson’s CMO role is to the benefit of staff, athletes, and coaches in sport and in life.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Atkinson join the CSCA team as our Chief Medical Officer.  Her experience will lead us through the challenges presented by COVID-19 and provide our athletes and coaches with the medical insight to succeed in sport and life from a health perspective.”

Quick Facts

  • Dr. Atkinson has worked with sport teams and organizations such as Hockey Canada National Women’s team, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), Canoe Kayak Canada National Team, National Sailing Team and several Canada Games.
  • This is the first time in COPSIN history a CMO has been named for the entire Network.
  • The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN) provides world-leading training environments to elite athletes and coaches across Canada. The team of experts delivers sport science and medicine, coaching, research and innovation, education and Game Plan services to power podium performances and help Canada win more medals. The Network includes four Canadian Sport Institutes (Pacific, Calgary, Ontario and Québec) and three Canadian Sport Centres (Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Atlantic).

 

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Contact Information:

Sarah MacNeil, communications lead

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