University of Manitoba Café Scientifique

Interested in talking and learning more about different health topics and related research? Café Scientifique brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends) in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about their research and the questions it raises. Come and join the discussion!

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

March 18, 2015 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

To assist in planning seating RSVP to:
Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-6689

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. Join our expert panel to learn 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