Politics & Pizza Discussion: "Repetitive Concussions in Football"
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 2-143 Political Science Commons - view map
The Department of Political Science invites you to Politics and Pizza
Repetitive Concussions in Football:
New Science Challenges Longstanding Practices
Everyone is welcome and pizza will be served.
This informal discussion will begin with remarks by members of the MSU Football Team, including Cole Moore, Quinn Catalano, Matt Devereux and Alex Eekhoff, and Rob Higgs, the Head Athletic Trainer, sharing their experiences and thoughts on current practice. We will be joined by Dr. Phillip Steele, of Helena Sports Medicine and the Montana Brain Injury Alliance, to give us expert opinion on the state of science about repetitive concussions (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) and necessary policy changes. This informal forum encourages discussion and exchange about this timely issue which is impacting a cherished American sport and tradition from the playground to professional teams.
Biography for Dr. Phillip Steele, who will be joining us via Skype.
Dr. Steele is Board Certified in Family Practice and has chosen to specialize in non-operative sports medicine. He spent an extra year of fellowship training after his residency which was devoted to musculoskeletal care and sports medicine.
Since his Sports Medicine fellowship he has worked with the US Ski team traveling overseas for event coverage for the Nordic Combined and Cross Country Ski Teams. He was an athlete physician at Soldier Hollow Nordic venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and he has worked as a Team Physician for University of Wyoming athletics. He is frequently seen on the side-lines during Capital & Helena High School football games.
During his 8 years in Wyoming, he was integral in developing coaches sports medicine education programs for the high school athletes, and he developed a special passion for education and management of concussion in sports. Since moving to Montana he has been serving on the High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, and is actively promoting athletic safety for kids in Montana.
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