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

Mar 20, 2018

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4:30pm–5:45pm
Lecture

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Join us for a free public panel discussion 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 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.

Location

Sheraton Centre Hotel
123 Queen St W.
Toronto
M5H 2M9

Contact

Paula Ferreira, conference@baycrest.org
(416) 785-2500 x 2363
2018-03-20 20:30:00 2018-03-20 21:45:00 UTC Is There A Concussion Crisis? Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Hockey Join us for a free public panel discussion 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 medalistMr. 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 memberDr. 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 athletesDr. Brian Levine, a senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute leading a longitudinal research study tracking the brain health of retired professional ice hockey playersWickenheiser 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. 123 Queen St W. - Sheraton Centre Hotel discovery.commons@utoronto.ca
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