psychology

psychology

Café Scientifique: Keeping Your Head in the Game: How Concussions Affect the Brain

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The management and long-term consequences of concussions has become a major issue in professional sports. The number of concussions in amateur sports is also on the rise, particularly among children. This raises serious concerns for players, coaches, and parents. Our expert panel talks about how concussions affect the brain, the risks posed by these injuries, and the latest research aimed at preventing and treating them. Panelists: Dr. Michael Ellis Medical Director, Pan Am Concussion Program; Depts. of Surgery & Pediatrics, Division of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Co-Director, Canada North Concussion Network; Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Dr. Tammy Ivanco Associate Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts Dr. Jeffrey Leiter Assistant Professor Depts. of Human Anatomy & Cell Science, Surgery, and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Albrechtsen Research Chair, Pan Am Clinic Foundation Dr. Kelly Russell Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Moderator: Dr. Benedict Albensi Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences; Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St-Boniface Hospital Research