January 30, 2011 1:00 PM
The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute, will offer a Concussion Clinic at the Suffolk Y JCC on January 30, 2011.
Sports Legacy Institute (SPI), a non-profit organization is proud to offer a SLI Concussion Clinic, a cutting edge multimedia educational presentation vital for everyone involved in sports, including coaches, athletes and parents.
New research from the Center of the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is showing that concussions and brain trauma are a growing public health crisis, and many former athletes are dying young with extensive brain damage caused by playing sports as a child, in high school and in college.
The SLI Concussion Clinic will teach you what the problem is and how to protect your athletes and yourself (student athletes) using dramatic stories, humor and the latest research.
The SLI Concussion Clinic was developed by Dr. Robert Cantu, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at BUSM and Christopher Nowinski, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at BUSM, former All-Ivy Harvard football player and author of ‘Head Games: Football’s Concussions Crisis’.
The program will include:
Primary Speaker: SLI President and former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski
Based on availability: Dr. Robert Cantu, former NFL star Ted Johnson and others
There will be a PowerPoint presentation with multiple videos.
JCA Members $25 per person, Non-Members $40 per person, Students $10 per person
If you have any questions, please contact Alan Freedman at 631-462-9800 ext. 119, or Scott Zlochower at ext. 126.