UW Medicine To Host Press Conference Wednesday, August 12 To Announce New Institute

Aug 10, 2015, 20:22 ET from UW Medicine

SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: UW Medicine will be hosting a press conference to unveil new plans to expand its capabilities in an area related to sports and recreational activities. The initial funding of the Institute will be made possible by the National Football League (NFL).

WHO: Paul G. Ramsey, M.D.; CEO, UW Medicine; Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington
Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D.; UW Chair and Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Co-chair of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee
Stanley A. Herring, M.D.; UW Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and the Department of Neurological Surgery, NFL Advocacy and Education Sub-Committee, Member of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee
Peter McLoughlin, President, Seahawks and First & Goal, Inc.; CEO, Vulcan Sports & Entertainment
Jeff Miller, Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy, National Football League

Photo/video opportunities include: Remarks by above attendees and one-on-one interviews available upon request. Zackery Lystedt, who suffered a sports concussion and had the Washington state concussion law named after him, will be in attendance with his family.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015; 2 p.m.

WHERE: Husky Stadium, 3800 Montlake Blvd., Seattle, WA 98195.
Touchdown Terrace; located on the east end of the Husky Stadium football field.

WHY: Keeping athletes, especially young ones, healthy and safe is a high priority at UW Medicine — and it is a challenge. Every year, 35 million children in the U.S. participate in recreational sports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions every year in the United States, with 173,000 children seen in emergency departments annually for potentially serious injuries.

SOURCE UW Medicine