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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).”
 
WHO:
 
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. **Media may arrive at 2 p.m. to set up.
 
WHERE: U.S. Steel Tower, 600 Grant St., 60th floor, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219
 
Please check-in with security desk at upper level lobby. UPMC media relations personnel will escort media.
 
Live online viewing will be available at http://services.choruscall.com/links/cfcm151016.
 
For system testing prior to the event, visit http://78449.choruscall.com/systemtest/index.html.
 
WHY: 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.

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