Head Games: What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions and the Long-term Effects of Repetitive Brain Trauma
Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM (EST)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, will address his research into the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He will also discuss many aspects of concussions including recognition, treatment, and prevention.
The presentation will take place in the Rogers Room, located on the second floor.
Sponsored by Beaver's Parent Association, this event is free and open to the public. Please bring a friend. Seating is limited, however, so don't forget to RSVP.
Dr. Robert Stern Brief Biography
Dr. Robert Stern is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and co-founder of the BU Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. A major focus of his research involves the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He has grant funding from the National Institutes of Health for his work on developing methods of detecting and diagnosing CTE during life. His other major areas of funded research include the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, driving and dementia, thyroid-brain relationships, and the cognitive effects of chemotherapy in the elderly. Dr. Stern has also published on various aspects of cognitive assessment and is the senior author of many widely used neuropsychological tests, including the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB). Dr. Stern has received several NIH and other national and local grants, has published over 250 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts, and is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is on several editorial boards and is on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Boards of the MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as Sports Legacy Institute. Dr. Stern has appeared frequently in national and international media, including CNN, NPR, ABC (Frontline, GMA, Nightly News), Fox, USA Today, New York Times, and others, for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Stern is also the parent of two Beaver students.
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