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DCoE Webinar on Thursday Will Spotlight Concussion Symptom Differences in Men, Women

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar — “Why Does Concussion Affect Men Differently Than Women?” — from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) on June 12.

The webinar will address how TBI affects men and women differently.

Among the topics being addresses are the possible neuroprotective effects of sex hormones and the potential benefits of treating men with TBI with the female sex hormones, progesterone or estrogen.

Presenters in this webinar will:

  • Describe the different effects of TBI on long-term quality of life depending on gender
  • Emphasize the importance of  multidisciplinary rehabilitation that is sensitive to gender differences
  • Discuss the prevalence of hypogonadism after TBI
  • Review the clinical evidence regarding the use of hormone therapy after TBI

Presenters:

  • Janet P. Niemeier, Ph.D., ABPP
    Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, Carolinas Rehabilitation professor and senior research director
  • Amy K. Wagner, M.D.
    University of Pittsburgh, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research associate director of rehabilitation research; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation associate professor and vice chair for research

For more information, visit dcoe.mil/webinars.

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NFL Reaches Out to the Scientific Community with More Cash

The National Football League has announced a webinar that will address the GE-NFL Head Health Challenge on Wednesday, May 22 at 3:00PM ET.

The session is “aimed at further engaging the scientific community,” according to the league. It will focus specifically on Challenge I, which offers up to a $10 million award for a proposal that would advance the understanding and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.

Participants will include DR. Kevin Guskiewicz, Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a member of the NFL Head, Neck & Spine Committee, and Mark A. Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Healthcare, Healthcare Systems. Interested participants may register by clicking:

http://www.ninesigma.com/ViewEmail.aspx?SendId=0ee36fbb-b55a-4431-8b41-e995cdbb8216

In March, GE and the NFL announced the Head Health Initiative, a four-year, $60 million partnership “to improve the safety of athletes, members of the military and society overall.”

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Webinar for NFL Concussion Litigation—The Science of Sport—Set for January 8

Perrin Conferences will host a webinar that looks at the medical and legal side of concussions on January 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. To register for the event, which provides for CLE credit, visit: https://www.perrinconferences.com/html/registration-legal_webinar-nfl_concussion_litigation.shtml

Among the speakers are:

Paul D. Anderson, Esq., NFL Concussion Litigation Blog and editor of Concussion Litigation Reporter, Kansas City, MO

Andrew M. Blecher, MD, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Medical Director, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Van Nuys, CA

Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq., SmithAdmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL

Dustin Fink, MS, ATC, The Concussion Blog, Shelbyville, IL

David D. Langfitt, Esq., Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia, PA

Charlie Mullin, Ph.D., Bates White LLC, Washington, D.C.

Scott Thomas Peters, Former NFL (National Football League) Player, 7 Year Career, Phoenix, AZ

Among the topics to be covered are The Latest Scientific Research on Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Concussion studies: a history of what is known about football and the dangers of head injuries; What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)?; Overview of past and recent research findings; Will CTE become a marker for a signature disease associated with sports-related concussions?; Update on upcoming studies; Overview of the player suits against the NFL and equipment manufacturers: current allegations and defenses; The history and timeline of NFL-sponsored studies and concussion rules instituted by the league; How does the science fit into the current litigation strategies?; The legal and economic impact of concussion litigation for players, sports leagues and uniform equipment manufacturers; Reading the right coverage: Will concussion litigation become a headache for the insurance industry?; and Duty to defend, trigger, occurrences and other coverage issues

The fee for the webinar is $129. Conference organizers provide for unlimited listeners from one line, while additional phone lines are S29 each.

For more information about registration, contact Bethany Long at b.long@perrinconferences.com

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