Join us for a FREE sneak-peek screening of Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7-9pm at the NYU Langone Medical Center – 550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016.

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis Trailer from Head Games The Film on Vimeo.

Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is a revealing documentary from acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, Emmy Award winning The Interrupters), featuring 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage of neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players that will serve as a wake-up call for those who think that the devastating chronic effects of repetitive head trauma are only a football and boxing injury.

The screening will be followed by panel discussion with concussion experts and executive producer. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Date: Friday, February 28, 2014

Time: 7:00am – 4:30pm


NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall &Farkas Auditorium
New York, NY 10016

Course Description:

Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is a very common condition in the United States, accounting for 80% of all traumatic brain injuries, with as many as 3.8 million injuries occurring yearly from sport-related events alone. Although the vast majority of individuals with a single concussion recover within days to weeks, a significant minority develops long-term problems, which collectively are known as post-concussion syndrome. This one-day course will address identification of people with concussions, epidemiology and clinical outcomes, emerging neuroimaging technologies to study and better understand concussion, rehabilitation and other medical means of treating concussion, pitfalls of existing neurocognitive batteries regarding return to play, guidelines for return to play, and special education accommodations required for injured students.

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The Concussion Center marked its launch on March 19th, with an educational community symposium "Head Injuries and Concussion in Sports: What You Need To Know". Our own NYU Langone concussion experts as well as guest speaker Adam Graves—two-time Stanley Cup champion and former New York Ranger and NHL All-Star—spoke about the concussion prevention and decreasing risk, the New York Concussion Legislation, on-field assessment and “Return to Play” and “Return to Learn” guidelines, among other topics. Watch lecture here.

NYU Langone's Center for Musculoskeletal Care and its Sports Performance Center host free, regular lectures on health and fitness, including sports-specific events on improving athletic performance, injury prevention, and sports nutrition. Learn more or register for these events on the CMC Lecture Series webpage.