UPMC/Pitt, other National Experts Will Discuss Outcome of Major Concussion Meeting in Pittsburgh
WHAT: Media availability for experts at UPMC Concussion Conference, “Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM).”
- Michael “Micky” Collins, Ph.D., executive director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and nationally renowned clinician/expert, Pittsburgh, PA
- Javier Cardenas, M.D., director, Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
- Jeff Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., professor of emergency medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. **Media may arrive at 2 p.m. to set up.
Please check-in with security desk at upper level lobby. UPMC media relations personnel will escort media.
Leading U.S. concussion clinicians and researchers will convene at UPMC in Pittsburgh Oct. 15-16 for an unprecedented meeting designed to propose and share globally the participants’ agreement on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today. The conference discussions, resulting in a Statement of Agreement to be published in the journal Neurosurgery, will be led by chair Micky Collins, Ph.D.
, along with co-directors Anthony Kontos, Ph.D.
, and David Okonkwo, M.D., Ph.D.
, of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh.
Additional B-Roll of clinical concussion therapy demonstrations is available upon request. Media interested in interviews or planning to attend in-person should contact Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or PietzakR@upmc.edu