[Bethesda, MD; October, 2014] With students across the nation resuming school sports and professional football season in full swing, the dangers of concussions associated with athletic activities are taking center stage once again. Prevention and management of concussion is a growing concern for parents and athletes. As science is discovering, ignoring concussive injuries can have devastating immediate and long-term effects. But what is a concussion? What are its symptoms? How do you treat it?
These and other questions will be answered by a panel of brain injury experts at a free educational seminar offered by Suburban Hospital on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium. The seminar is open to the public and media and features several noted neurologists and neurological surgeons, including:
Gunjan Parikh, M.D., NIH Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Quoc-Anh Thai, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine Neurosurgeon
Dr. David Lin, M.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine Neurosurgeon
And other experts from the NIH Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please email: events.suburbanhospital.org or call 301-896-3939.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with round-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions.