Brain Storm: Dr. Bennet Omalu and the Concussion Crisis
The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series proudly presents Brain Storm: Dr. Bennet Omalu and the Concussion Crisis.
As chronicled in the 2015 film "Concussion" starring Will Smith, Dr. Bennet Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of professional athletes. Since his discovery, he has gone to unbelievable lengths to raise awareness of the severity of concussions in athletes.
This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., at the Old National Events Plaza ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained online for free at www.uealumnionline.com/omalu. Seating is first come, first served.
A reception will follow the event sponsored by the St. Vincent Sports Concussion Alliance.
Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series
Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was created in 1997 to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public.
St. Vincent Sports Concussion Alliance
Through the first partnership of its kind in the Tri-State area, we have joined Tri-State Orthopaedics and ProRehab to form St. Vincent Sports Concussion Alliance. The Sports Concussion Alliance, using the Tri-State's most experienced Sports Medicine providers, was established to educate administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, parents and student-athletes on the importance of identifying the signs of concussion, seeking immediate proper medical treatment, and using standard guidelines to return the athlete to play.