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An Athletes Journey: Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Spokane Public Library - Downtown

906 W Main Ave

Spokane, WA 99201

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Sports-Related Concussions, aka Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), occurs across all sports with the highest incidences reported within football, hockey, soccer, and basketball. These injuries can have a profound impact on athletes young and old, across their personal and professional lives. In recent years, public awareness of these injuries has increased, but there is still a vast amount of knowledge to be gained.

As part of the Northwest Brain Injury Symposium lecture series, this event is designed to provide foundational information about the prevention, diagnosis, and management of Sports Related-Concussions. A panel of experts from the community will discuss the components of concussion/TBI, reintegration post-injury, and the relative impact on athletes and their families. Topics may include, but not limited to, helmet technology, societal attitudes towards sports, social pressures of competition, and the importance of injury prevention to preserve sports into the future.

The event will begin at 5:00 PM, with the panel lecture starting promptly at 6:00 PM. FREE refreshments and opportunities to connect with various local resources, services, and other members of the community will be available.

This event complements the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams” that will be hosted at the Spokane Public Library – Downtown from June thru August 2019.

The Northwest Brain Injury Symposium is supported by the Spokane Public Library, Eastern Washington University – College of Social Sciences, Brain Energy Support Team, and Governor’s TBI Council of Washington.

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