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Will Smith to Deliver Keynote at 2016 BIO International Convention

Will Smith, the critically acclaimed star of the film “Concussion”, will headline the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in San Francisco (June 6-9) with a keynote address and moderated discussion on Tuesday, June 7. In “Concussion”, Smith played Dr. Bennet Omalu, best known for his discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused…
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Canadian Lawyer Puts Concussion Movie in Context

By Cynthia P. Carels, of Miller Thomson Concussion, the latest movie by actor Will Smith, opened in theatres across North America over the recent holiday season, and has stirred up plenty of discussion about head injuries. The story behind the movie focuses on the research of Dr. Bennet Omalu, regarding the damage professional football players in the NFL…
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Observations After Seeing a Screening of Concussion

Good movie. For the most part, it was pretty authentic to what actually happened in the years leading up to the present. It showed the strengths AND weaknesses of the characters, such as Omalu. And it took the NFL to task, deservedly so. I know Dave Duerson’s family was not happy with the portrayel of…
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