Jan. 16, 2014

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its first 2014 webinar, “State of the Science: Clinical, Metabolic and Pathologic Effects of Multiple Concussions,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Jan. 16.

Military duty and other high-risk occupations, such as professional sports, carry the potential for individuals to sustain multiple concussions, also known as a cumulative concussion, which can have life-long and sometimes debilitating symptoms. During the past few years, media accounts of the premature deaths of professional athletes who sustained multiple concussions have drawn more attention to a potential relationship between repeated concussions and neurocognitive disorders that occur decades after these injuries.

This webinar will discuss the findings of laboratory and clinical studies on the mechanisms responsible for brain injury following one or multiple concussions. The presentation will particularly focus on a class of proteins called Tau protein and the association of some of the histologic features of multiple concussions with those of Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information and to register for this webinar, click here.