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Is There a Concussion Crisis? Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Hockey

Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM (EDT)

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10 Mar 2018 Free  

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The latest research about concussions and traumatic brain injury frequently dominates news headlines as concussion-related lawsuits on behalf of professional athletes move forward. Both pro and amateur athletes are becoming increasingly concerned about links between multiple traumatic brain injuries and the deadly degenerative brain disorder, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Join us for a free public panel discussion, Is There A Concussion Crisis? Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Hockey, where hockey superstars and renowned concussion experts will meet to discuss how professional sports leagues are wrestling with protecting their players from long-term brain damage and what researchers know about the consequences of these conditions.

This event will feature:

  • Ms. Hayley Wickenheiser, Canadian hockey star and four-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Mr. Ken Dryden, PC, OC, Hockey Hall of Famer, author of Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey and Baycrest Health Sciences board member
  • Dr. Barry D. Jordan, a neurologist at Cornell University, medical advisor to the NFL and one of the first scientists to identify brain changes related to concussions in athletes
  • Dr. Brian Levine, a senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute and a psychology and neurology professor at the University of Toronto, who is leading a longitudinal research study tracking the brain health of retired professional ice hockey players

Wickenheiser will kick off the session with an exclusive talk, Silent suffering and head injury: Why athletes stay quiet and what we can do to help, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A.

Space may be limited. Those wishing to attend this event must RSVP.

Have questions about Is There a Concussion Crisis? Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Hockey? Contact Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Civic Ballroom
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
Canada

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM (EDT)


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Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences

The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) was established in 1989, and grew to become a premier international centre for the study of aging and human brain function, making Baycrest one of the most research-intensive hospitals in Canada. The institute is helping to illuminate the causes of cognitive decline in seniors, identify promising approaches to treatment, and lifestyle practices that will protect brain health longer in the lifespan.

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