11/29: Sports, Head Trauma, and Neuroscience

Sports-caused brain damage, both acute and more chronic, has been in the news, with over 2400 former NFL player suing the league for damage they claim it did not prevent.  On this Thursday, November 29, the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences (CLB) and the Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society (SIGNS), with support from the Stanford Institute for Neuroinnovation and Translational Neuroscience (SINTN), will present a dicussion of “Sports, Brain Damage, and Neuroscience” from 5:00 to 6:30 in room 290 at Stanford Law School.

Dr. Gary Steinberg, chair of the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery and former team neurosurgeon to the San Francisco 49ers will be the featured speaker, with additional comments from Dr. Daniel C. Garza, assistant professor in Stanford’s departments of orthopedic surgery and of surgery (emergency medicine) and current medical director for the San Francisco 49ers.  Professsor Hank Greely, director of the CLB will moderate (and add a few comments of his own, no doubt).  Refreshments will be provided; concussions will not.

This event is free and open to the public.  To register, click this link.