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Public Symposium: Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries Thursday, March 28, 2019 • 4:45 to 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday evening, March 28, 2019, at the Medical and Research Translation Building (MART) on the Stony Brook Medicine campus for this important symposium.

Presented by Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and Stony Brook University Program in Public Health, this event is free and open to the public. The symposium features four Stony Brook experts whose specialties range from neurosurgery to radiology to biomedical engineering to family, population and preventive medicine. Presentations will be followed by a 40-minute question and answer discussion.

You are encouraged to arrive at 4:45 pm to check in and enjoy a light buffet and refreshments, which will be served until 5:30 pm. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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AGENDA
Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Thursday, March 28 • 4:45 to 7:30 pm
Medical and Research Translation Building (MART)
Room 5A-100
Stony Brook Medicine
101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY

4:45
Registration and light buffet with refreshments

5:30
Welcome
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD
Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, Stony Brook Medicine
Dean, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

5:40
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports
Chuck Mikell, MD
Neurosurgeon
Co-Director, Stony Brook Movement Disorders Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

6:00
What Pathological and Defense Mechanisms are Activated in the Brain During a Contact Sports Injury?
Anat Biegon, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

6:20
Emerging Approaches for Diagnosis and Research in Concussion
Paul Vaska, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

6:40
Public Health Implications of Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Contact Sports
Andrew Flescher, PhD
Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine; and
Core Faculty, Program of Public Health, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Professor of English, Stony Brook University

6:50
Question and Answer Discussion
Moderator: Andrew Flescher, PhD

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For accessibiilty-related accommodations, please call (631) 444-4000.