Just weeks before Minneapolis plays host to Super Bowl LII, Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute will hold a conference on concussions in sports and what the consequences of brain trauma could mean for the future of football.
“Impact on the Gridiron: Safety, Accountability, and the Future of Football” will be held 9 am—12:30 pm, Friday, Jan. 19, on the Mitchell Hamline campus, 875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.
“This event is not about bashing the game of football or any other contact sport for that matter,” said Barbara Colombo, director of Mitchell Hamline’s Health Care Compliance Program. “Instead, it’s designed to tackle key issues facing players, parents, doctors, and lawyers regarding head injuries and brain trauma.”
The event will feature presentations and panel discussions with experts in concussion research and representatives from the legal and sports communities.
Confirmed participants include:
- Alan C. Page, retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice and former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman
- Concussion researchers Jessica Roberts, consultant with the Harvard Football Players Health Study, and Dr. Uzma Samadani, neurologist with Hennepin County Medical Center, on the latest in the diagnoses of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Mike Grant, Eden Prairie High School head football coach and son of former Vikings head coach Bud Grant
- Jim Souhan, Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist
- Blake Baratz, player representative and president of Institute for Athletes
$50 for non-Mitchell Hamline CLE credit-seeking attendees
$10 for non-CLE seeking attendees
FREE for Mitchell Hamline students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Health Law Institute advisory board members
Pending Approval for 3 CLE Credits
Live Webcast Available