NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
57°
H 57° L 46°
Clear | 0MPH

Concussions and Consciousness to be Focus of Brain Awareness Night at MCW

March 29, 2013

The Neuroscience Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will present a series of short discussions and interactive exhibits demonstrating the way our brains work Wednesday, April 3 on the MCW campus.

More than 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. Although concussions are a mild form of traumatic brain injury, they can nonetheless have lifelong effects on the brain, particularly if not recognized and treated immediately.

Three brain researchers will present information about consciousness and the effects of concussion on the brain. Anthony Hudetz, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, physiology and biophysics, will discuss the concept of consciousness in his talk, “Lights Out: Consciousness and its Loss.”

Danny Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, will talk about the severity of mild traumatic brain injury in his discussion, “From Bell Ringers to Knockouts: What is a Concussion?”

Lindsay Nelson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, wraps up the night with advice for players and parents, “Multiple Concussions: When Should You Get Your Head OUT of the Game?”

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with interactive exhibits, followed by the short lectures from 6:30 – 7:30 in the Kerrigan Auditorium. A chance to talk to the presenters and more time to visit the interactive exhibits and demonstrations, accompanied by light refreshments served directly outside the auditorium, will cap the event, which ends at 8:00 p.m.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is located at 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, WI. Free visitor parking is located the street from the main campus entrance.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Auction for YMCAs called off after no new bidders emerge 9/22

» Five-story apartment complex proposed for Wauwatosa Village 9/22

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 19 9/19

» Tosa West rushes to 31-10 win over Eisenhower 9/19

» Vape Haven rejected by Wauwatosa Common Council 9/17

» Consideration overdue: Thievery marring Little Free Libraries 9/16

» Thai-namite plans fall through in East Tosa 9/15

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 12 9/12

» Chili'n on the Ave. is Saturday 9/12

» DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse opens tomorrow at Mayfair Collection 9/9

» TosaFest fight had no arrests or reported injuries, police say 9/9

» E-Cigarette store Vape Haven rejected by Tosa Plan Commission 9/8

» 10 Days in Tosa starts today 9/8

» 'Chaotic' scene at TosaFest limited to one area, mayor says 9/7

» Preps football photos of the week: Sept. 5 9/7

» Unruly teens disrupt Tosa Fest Updated:  9/6

» See inside Wisconsin International Academy Saturday 9/5

» Athleta coming to Mayfair 9/2

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 29 8/29

» Tosa West's Purifoy, big plays spark 35-15 win 8/29

» 88-year-old passenger dies after three-car crash in Tosa 8/29

» Nordstrom at Mayfair is planning a restaurant, Ruscello, and a coffee bar 8/29

» Police say train accident was 'apparent suicide' by Oak Creek man 8/28

» Milwaukee gets its first green bike lane installed in Riverwest Updated:  8/27

» Mayfair Applebee's closes after 24 years in business 8/27

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Local Business Directory

CONNECT