• June 6, 2012
  • Penn Medicine Hosts Premier of "Head Games" Documentary on Sports Concussions

  • Brain Injury Survivors and Experts on Hand to Discuss Need for Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

PHILADELPHIA — On the evening of Thursday, June 7th, Penn Medicine and Penn Athletics will host a Red Carpet premiere of a new film, Head Games, a revealing documentary about the concussion crisis in sports.

Inspired from the book of the same title, Head Games shares eye-opening insight about head trauma and the cutting-edge science from the nation's leading experts, including numerous University of Pennsylvania faculty.

Traumatic brain injury survivors and families impacted by head trauma will be in attendance, available for interviews.

Following a screening of the film, an panel of experts will tackle controversies in concussion diagnosis, treatment and policy. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair at Penn Medicine.

WHERE: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR)
Rubenstein Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2012
6:00PM Red Carpet entrance
6:40pm — 8:10pm Head Games premiere
8:10pm 8:30pm Question and Answers with Penn Medicine physicians, Executive Producer Steve Devick, and author of Head Games, Chris Nowinski
WHO:
  • Douglas H. Smith, MD, Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair
  • Laura Balcer, MD, and Steven Galetta, MD, professors of Neurology
  • Eric Laudano, Penn Athletics Head Trainer
  • Neurotrauma research and team members — nurses, physicians, researchers
  • Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and family members

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