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Is it Time to Change the Way we Think about Concussions?

Mild traumatic brain injuries are among the most common neurological conditions, afflicting up to 3.8 million Americans a year, according to some estimates. And yet there is a pressing need for more education.

Alumni, friends and students are invited to join us as we bring together two McGill University experts and a former professional hockey player for a timely discussion about the diagnosis and long-term effects of concussions, as well as, awareness of the symptoms and the important interventions required following a concussion. Our panelists will reveal how McGill's research is changing the way we think about brain injuries.  


MODERATOR, Dr. Ian C. Pilarczyk, McGill University 1992, LLM 1997, DCL 2003, Director, Executive, Online and Special Initiatives, Boston University School of Law

Tim Fleiszer, Executive Director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, former CFL defensive lineman and four-time Grey Cup champion.

Dr. Angela GengeMcGill University MedResident 1993, Director of the ALS Clinical Research Program, and Clinical Research Unit at McGill's Montreal Neurological Institute

Dr. Alain Ptito, McGill University 1975, Neuropsychologist and Director, Department of Psychology, McGill University Health Centre and Professor, Neurology/Neurosurgery, McGill University, and McGill's Montreal Neurological Institute

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (6:00 pm - light supper & networking; 6:30 pm - Panel presentation)

Venue: MIT Sloan, Building E51 (Tang Center), Room 345. Entrance is on 2 Amherst Street (

RSVP: By Friday, October 19, 2018 

On-Campus Free Parking: Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only accessable via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and directly under the Sloan library. Another option is the Amherst Street/E51 lot. These parking lots are free after 5pm. The closest public parking is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entranceis 90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, click here.

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