What's Happening to Our War and Sports Heroes? Emerging Research in Head Injuries

Jul 19, 2012, 15:25 ET from Men's Health Network

A Briefing to Address Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Men's Health Network:

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WHAT: Men's Health Network and the Congressional Men's Health Caucus to cohost educational briefing, "Emerging Research in Head Injuries: What's Happening to Our War and Sports Heroes?" The briefing will feature a presentation by Dr. Ann McKee who will present new research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease potentially linked to repeated brain trauma.

Following the presentation will be a panel discussion on the future of CTE research and the direction Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research may take in order to better understand the potential effects head injuries have on our soldiers and athletes.

WHO: Opening remarks will be made by:

  • Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03), co-chair of the Men's Health Caucus
  • Scott T. Williams, MPA, Men's Heath Network
  • Thomas Berger, PhD, Veteran's Health Council

Featured panelists will include:

  • Moderator: Chris Nowinski: Sports Legacy Institute, Former WWE Wrestler, Harvard Football Player, and author of Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis
  • Anne McKee, MD, Boston VA HealthCare System and Boston University School of Medicine, leading expert and researcher on CTE
  • Kevin Crutchfield, MD, Sinai Physician Partners, works with players from the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and D.C. United who experience head trauma
  • Colonel Jaime Grimes, Department of Defense, Director of the Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center
  • Thom Mayer, MD, Medical Director, National Football League Players Association
  • Russell R. Lonser, MD, Chief, Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: 340 Cannon House Office Building,
Independence Ave SE & 1st St SE
Washington, DC 20515

SOURCE Men's Health Network