• April 11, 2019

Science Cafe: Concussions – Changing the Conversation

Science Cafe: Concussions – Changing the Conversation
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh |

Event Overview

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Concussions have become a hot topic in recent years. It’s hard to turn on the TV without hearing about someone being injured, and it can be scary. While the increased awareness is a good thing, the lack of answers can create anxiety. In this presentation, the staff of WakeMed Concussion Program will separate common concussion misunderstandings from what the experts actually recommend (hint: you DEFINITELY shouldn’t be sitting in a dark room!). Concussion treatment has come a long way, and there is no “one size fits all” approach. During this presentation, you will learn about what a concussion really is (what’s going on in the brain, anyway?), as well as what you can do to help yourself if you get one.

About our speakers
Paul Cohen, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist at WakeMed Concussion Program. Dr. Cohen received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He has worked with over 4,000 athletes, ranging from children to NFL players and Olympians, and developed a passion for helping patients with evaluation and management of concussion. Dr. Cohen has published multiple papers on concussion recovery, and been an invited speaker at local and national conferences and meetings.

Brandon Schoonover, PA-C is a Physician Assistant at WakeMed Concussion Program. Mr. Schoonover joined WakeMed in 2011, and has been involved with WakeMed Concussion Program since its inception. Prior to earning his degree, he worked as an Athletic Trainer and helped treat a variety of sports-related injuries, including concussion.

About North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Welcome to an extraordinary resource! North Carolina’s most visited museum with one of the State’s most iconic landmarks—the SECU Daily Planet. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences.
 

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When & Where

  • From:May 30, 2019,07:00 PM
  • To:May 30, 2019,08:00 PM
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

    121 West Jones Street, 27603, Raleigh.

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