Brewer Sports International and Amarantus Bio Science is continuing their efforts to collaborate and discuss the issue of traumatic brain injury, in particular concussion. In this version the focus will be on Alzheimer’s;
The #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit is being convened on July 31, 2014 to explore the potential link between TBI and Alzheimer’s disease. A diverse working group of clinicians, medical researchers, policy makers, international diplomats, athletes, celebrities, and philanthropic organizations will be assembled to raise awareness, advance clinical research, and develop public policy in order to address this major unmet medical need and public health issue.
The #C4CT Summits have a stated goal to collaborate information and ideas to try and further both understanding and proper response to this issue at hand. I described it as – using a Japanese proverb – “none of us is as smart as all of us.” Which is definitely the case for just about anything in life. However, with so many egos and generally smart people there seems to be a ton of hand-wringing and chest thumping without a lot of resolution. Jack Brewer and Gerald Commissiong are trying to find a way to get everyone on the same page. Evidence of this was asking me to be a panelist during the last UN visit in January. You can see the recap below;
There is still time for you to attend this wonderful event, littered with some great minds and speakers. If you cannot attend you should follow their twitter feed next Thursday (unfortunately I will be away on vacation so I will not be live blogging the event this time around).