When Playing Sports is Bad For Your Brain

May 13, 2015

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA


Brain injuries are in the news a lot these days. The NFL has been involved in a number of lawsuits involving traumatic brain injuries among players.  Research suggests that as many as 1 in 3 professional football players could develop symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy as the result of concussions sustained during their careers. These injuries are not limited to football players – hockey, boxing, rugby, and soccer all carry their own risks of permanent brain injury.

It is no secret that playing sports can be dangerous, but many people are driven to play by their love of the game, and many more people enjoy watching sports. It may not be reasonable to expect people not to play sports that they love, but how the dangers of these activities be mitigated? In this program, a neuroscience researcher and an orthopedic physician will discuss the dangers, prevention and treatment of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 13
Doors Open 5:00pm
Program Runs 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This program is FREE to attend, but registration is strongly encouraged.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-playing-sports-is-bad-for-your-brain-tickets-16131130646

Can’t join us live? Then join us via live stream, or watch the program at your leisure at a later date on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV. Streaming will begin on May 13 at 6 p.m. CDT. https://www.youtube.com/user/C2STvideos/videos