Public Forum: Concussion and brain injury through the lifespan
Join us for an event featuring brief presentations and discussion of the ways to identify, prevent and treat concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Date: October 21, 2015
5:30 to 6 p.m.: Refreshments
6 to 7:30 p.m.: Program
UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium
2825 50th St., Sacramento
Bennet Omalu, UC Davis associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine – Discovering chronic traumatic brain injury (CTE) in professional and amateur athletes.
Nathan Kuppermann / James Holmes, professors of emergency medicine – Diagnosing head and sports injuries in children, focusing on reduced radiation exposure and shared decision-making with families.
Khizer Khaderi, assistant professor, UC Davis Eye Center – Using biometrics (eye-tracking, pupillometry and brain waves) for TBI probability testing on the sidelines.
Michael Rogawski, professor of neurology – Developing drugs to reduce the effects of TBI in patients.
Charles DeCarli, professor, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center – Understanding the causes, prevention and treatment of dementia through the lifespan.
Eric Giza, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, team physician for professional soccer leagues – Monitoring for and reducing sports injuries and concussion in major league soccer.
This forum is open to the public, medical professionals, staff and students
Free parking will be available on 50th St.
RSVPs for this event have reached the auditorium's capacity, but the public forum also will be broadcast live via Periscope beginning at 6 p.m. PT. To join, download the Periscope app to an IOS or Android smart phone and follow @UCDavisHealth. We also will post a videotaped recording of the event in its entirety on our website at a later date.