Who said pub talk has to be meaningless?
This Tuesday night, Professor Lindy Fitzgerald will be sharing her latest research into brain injury during a sunset talk at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel.
Professor Fitzgerald is the head of Neutrotrauma Research at the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science.
And she’ll be chatting about something that potentially affects every athlete and their nearest and dearest – recovery after concussion.
It only takes one accidental blow to the head during a ball game, and we can end up with anything from concussion, to brain injuries, skull fractures, spinal cord fractures or serious spinal injuries.
More than 20,000 Australians a year are admitted to hospital with traumatic brain injury.
Professor Fitzgerald has been conducting research into better understanding and preventing loss of function that occurs after neurotrauma.
And she’ll be sharing her wisdom in layman’s terms in her talk, entitled, “One hit too many. Predicting recovery after concussion.”
There’ll be an open forum after the talk, at 6pm on Tuesday, July 23.
The talk is free (though a gold coin donation is welcome) but numbers are limited so register to attend here:
at the The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, cutting edge research is carried out on a range of conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, myositis and multiple sclerosis.
This is the third event in the free “Pub Yarns” series, organised by Meeting For Minds, the respected not-for-profit organisation dedicated to brain research and working to make a difference supporting people with mental illness.
For more information about this important organisation, visit: http://meetingforminds.com