Thursday, October 30, 2008 / 7:00PM
Auditorium E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH
Turner Lecture Series
Guest Speaker: Thomas W. McAllister, M.D.
Millenial Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Section of Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.
Each year, 300,000 Americans sustain sports concussions. What is clear is that there is enormous variability in outcome.
This talk with cover the basics of mild brain injury, discuss potential short and long-term effects, and explain what we know about who is at greatest risk. Come learn the latest about this health concern.
Dr. McAllister has been working in the field of brain injury recovery for over 20 years. He has written widely on the subject, and is the principal investigator of several grants exploring the nature of cognitive and behavioral difficulties following mild and moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He is co-editor of a textbook on traumatic brain injury published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.