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Is Football Bad for the Brain

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law presents Is Football Bad for the Brain? Forensic Scientific, Medical-Legal and Societal Aspects of the Concussion Debate, as part of its Forensic Fridays continuing legal education (CLE) and professional education seminar series.

Amidst the growing controversy surrounding the impact of chronic trauma on the brains of National Football League players, several of the leading medical, scientific, legal and athletic training authorities on the issue will present on and discuss the latest clinical and pathological research, as well as its legal and societal implications.

Presenters for the event include Robert P. Fitzsimmons, former attorney for the late Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster; John A. Norwig, head athletic trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Dr. Mark R. Lovell, founding director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program; and Dr. Julian Bailes, professor and chair of neurosurgery at the West Virginia University Medical School, among others.

From diagnostic studies to safety recommendations, and from playing-field experiences to litigation efforts, this seminar is certain to be of interest and importance to professionals and the general public alike.

When: Friday, March 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Where: Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

Information: Nine CLE/CME/CNE/Act 48 credit hours are available.

Cost is $90 per person and $225 for professional registration. Call 412.396.1330 or visit www.duq.edu/forensics for more information.

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