#C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit

New York, New York
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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#C4CT Summit Agenda:
*Agenda and speakers are subject to change*

Welcome & Opening Keynote Address

Long Term Consequences of Repetitive Brain Trauma: CTE and Neurodegeneration
  • Historical Perspectives of CTE: Robert C. Cantu M.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.,  F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S.M., Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director of National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research and Sport Legacy Institute (SLI)
  • Initial Athlete Studies: Julian Bailes M.D., Bennett Tarkington Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem; Co-Director of NorthShore Neurological Institute; Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of CTE: What We Think We Know and What We Need to Know Next: Robert Stern Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine; Director of the Clinical Core of the NIH-funded BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Co-Founder of the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy 

Diagnostics & Standard of Care

  • Gunnar Brolinson D.O., Associate Professor/Discipline Chair of Sports Medicine at Virginia Tech
  • Jay Clugston M.D, MS, CAQSM: Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health & Family Medicine; Assistant Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Team Physician - University of Florida
  • Andrew Mayer Ph.D., Associate Professor of Translational Neuroscience, The Mind Research Network, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of New Mexico Health Science Center
  • Brian Hainline M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the NCAA, Clinical Professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center

Moderator: Dr. Russell F. Warren, New York Giants Team Physician; Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College



World Impact of TBI
  • David Lowe Ph.D., President & CEO of Neuro Assets
  • Andrew Maas M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Antwerp
  • Michael J. Bell M.D., Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care; Director, Pediatric Neurotrauma Center; Associate Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

Lunch Keynote
  • Chris Nowinski, Co- Founder & Executive Director of Sports Legacy Institute; Co-Director for the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, School of Medicine; Former WWE Wrestler

Emerging Diagnostic Tools and Potential Therapies Under Investigation

Public Policy Panel - Moderator: Andrea Kremer, Chief Correspondent for Player Health and Safety at the NFL Network
  • John Reppas M.D., Ph.D., Director of Public Policy for the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Joyce Oberdorf, President and CEO of National Parkinson Foundation
  • Howard Fillit M.D., Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP; Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Litigation

NFL Settlement Discussion
  • Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP; Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Litigation

Future of Contact Sports Panel - Moderator: Andrea Kremer

Athlete, Agent, Attorney Q&A - Moderator: Andrew Brandt, ESPN
  • Leigh Steinberg, CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment
  • Christopher A. Seeger, Seeger Weiss LLP; Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Litigation
  • Carl Eller, NFL Hall of Famer and President and Chairman of the Board of NFL Retired Players Association

Athlete Introduction
  • Carl Eller, 

    NFL Hall of Famer and President and Chairman of the Board of NFL Retired Players Association


Athlete Personal Stories - Moderator: Andrew Brandt, ESPN
  • Adewale Ogunleye, Former NFL Defensive End
  • Andre Berto, World Champion Boxer
  • Antonio Pierce, ESPN NFL Analyst, Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowler, Former NFL Linebacker
  • Antrel Rolle, Current NY Giants Safety
  • Ben Utecht, NFL Super Bowl Champion, Recording Artist, Motivational Speaker, and TBI Advocate
  • Brian Williams, Current NFL Cornerback
  • Clinton Portis, Pro Bowler, Former NFL Running Back
  • Darrell Reid, Current NFL Linebacker
  • Drayton Florence, Current Carolina Panthers Cornerback
  • E.J. Henderson, Former NFL Linebacker
  • Hank Baskett, Former NFL Wide Receiver
  • Jeff Cumberland, Current NY Jets Tight End
  • Jeremy Shockey, Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowler, Former NFL Tight End
  • Jermichael Finley, Super Bowl Champion, Current Green Bay Packers Tight End
  • Jermaine Wiggins, Former NFL Tight End
  • Robert Griffith, Pro Bowler, Former NFL Safety
  • Sidney Rice, Pro Bowler, Current Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver
  • Steve Weatherford, Super Bowl Champion, Current NFL Player
  • Thomas Jones, Former NFL Pro Bowl Running Back and Concussion Awareness Advocate
  • Tony Sannah, Former MLS Player


 

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    Featured Speakers


    Robert Stern Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine;
    Director, ADC Clinical Core;
    Founder, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy


    Chris Nowinski
    Co- Founder & Executive Director of Sports Legacy Institute;
    Co-Director for the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, School of Medicine; 
    Former WWE Wrestler


    Robert C. Cantu, M.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.N.S.,  F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S.M.
    Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director of National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research and Sports Legacy Institute (SLI).



    Julian Bailes, M.D., 
    Bennett Tarkington Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem;
    Co-Director of NorthShore Neurological Institute;
    Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


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