Head Games: Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

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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.

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 for Members


Meghan Mattson

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

Jeremiah Trotter

Former linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles 


September 29, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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