Free seminar on sports concussions coming to SNHU next month

  • This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on the brains of 202 former football players confirmed what many feared in life – evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. Dr. Ann McKee/BU via AP file

Monitor staff
Thursday, August 17, 2017

With concern growing about the effects of concussion from youth sports, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is sponsoring a free symposium at Southern New Hampshire University to discuss what is known about the problem and its possible solutions.

“Concussions: Risks, Realities and Reforms” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at SNHU’s Webster Hall in Hooksett.

Among the panelists will be Matt Chatham, retired linebacker for the New English Patriots; Mike McCann, a sports law professor and writer for Sports Illustrated; sports concussion expert Dr. Bill Storo; and Amy Hollingsworth, director of the Safe Sports Network at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute.

For more information or to register, go to dartmouth-hitchcock.org and click on Classes & Events.