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Head Games: Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries
September 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area for a series of six conversations neuroscience and society. These informative and engaging conversations will help you understand how the adolescent brain develops, how stress and our emotions influence decision-making, how addiction affects the brain, and more.
Did you know that when you hit your head, you “see stars” because the impact makes your brain cells misfire? Most people are aware of the dangers of a concussion in professional sports, but the rate of youth concussions in football, soccer, and other sports also continues to climb. Join experts from Penn Medicine and Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center to learn about the sideline concussion symptoms, symptoms of traumatic brain injuries and head injuries, explore how concussions affect brain development, and discuss whether the rules of the game need to change to prevent brain damage.
$10.00 for Members
Concussion Clinical Assistant and Field Athletic Trainer, Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center and Rothman Institute
Douglas H. Smith, M.D.
Director, Center for Brain Injury and Repair; Robert A. Groff
Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
Former linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles