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Football Concussions and Battlefield Brain Injuries: What We Think We Know and What We Don’t Know About Long-Term Impact

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Perspectives on Science & History Series

Featured Speaker: David L Brody, M.D. Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Washington University; Site Director, National Football League Neurological Care Program and Washington University Concussion Clinic

Recently, reports of delayed deterioration after sports concussions and extensive news coverage on the effects of blast-related injuries in U.S. service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought the topic of traumatic brain injury into sharp focus. NFL Neurological Care Program and Washington University Concussion Clinic Director, Dr. David Brody, talks about what is really known about these injuries, and introduces several medical mysteries that remain unsolved in this important look at both sports and war-related traumatic brain injuries.

Photo credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Presented in conjunction with traveling exhibition Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on display at the Museum from May 25 – September 3, 2013; and the Missouri History Museum exhibition, Between Two Worlds: Veterans Journey Home, currently on display at the Museum through October 20, 2013.

To be held at:

Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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