Center hosts concussion and long-term neurological health panel discussion
November 29, 2021
By Andrew Moser
The U-M Concussion Center hosted the virtual discussion “Concussion and long-term neurological health: Have we just scratched the surface?” on Thursday, October 21.
Raquel Gardner, associate professor of Neurology for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine’s Welli Institute for Neurosciences; Thomas McAllister, Albert Eugene Sterne Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine; and William Meehan, associate professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention at Boston Children’s Hospital were the featured panelists. They joined Center Director Steve Broglio, who moderated the panel, to discuss the current science around concussions and long-term neurological health, including what is known and what still needs to be learned.
“The Concussion Center was excited to host a nuanced discussion on long-term neurological health following concussion and head impact exposure. Dr’s. Garner, Meehan, and McAllister are immersed in both clinical care and research, giving them unique perspectives on outcomes among athletes and non-athletes across the lifespan,” Broglio said. “While it is clear there is much more to be learned, our understanding is far more advanced than it was even 4 or 5 years ago.”