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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium at U Baltimore Law School

Professor Dionne Koller of the University of Baltimore School of Law passes along this announcement of what should be an engaging symposium on traumatic brain injuries in sports:

The University of Baltimore School of Law and its Center for Sport and the Law is pleased to present Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Sport and Health on Thursday, April 22. This half-day event will examine the effect of traumatic brain injuries on athletes at all levels, from youth through professional. Dr. Ann McKee, noted expert on the issue of traumatic brain injury, will deliver a lunchtime keynote address. A tentative agenda is below.

There is no charge to attend the symposium, but pre-registration is suggested as seating is limited. Online registration is now available! Information about parking at the University of Baltimore is available on the University's Web site.

10-10:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview Student Athletes and Brain Injuries: The Legal Perspective
Phillip J. Closius
Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law

Dionne Koller
Assistant professor and director, Center for Sport and the Law
University of Baltimore School of Law

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. A Medical Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury in Contact Sports
Dr. Leigh Ann Curl (invited)
Head orthopedic surgeon, Baltimore Ravens

Dr. Kenneth Fine
Team physician, The George Washington University varsity sports teams and
District of Columbia Public Schools

Dr. Thom Mayer
Medical director, NFL Players’ Association

Dr. Yvette L. Rooks
Team physician, University of Maryland Terrapins

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lunch

12 – 1 p.m.Afternoon keynote remarks: The Data on Football
Dr. Ann McKee
Boston University School of Medicine

1 – 1:15 p.m. Break

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Protecting Current and Former Athletes
Benjamin Boscolo

Darryl Conway
Assistant athletic director for sports medicine, University of Maryland College Park

Mel Owens
Namanny, Byrne & Owens
Former linebacker, University of Michigan and Los Angeles Rams

Stan White
Assistant football coach, Gilman High School
Former linebacker, Ohio State University and Baltimore Colts


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