Sports-Related Concussions Topic of June Brain Health Conference
By Maria DiDanieli
May 17, Watsonville, CA – Nordic
Naturals in partnership with the Brain Health Education and Research Institute
(BHERI), announces the 2012 Research and
Education Conference Advances in the Prevention and Management of
Sports-Related Concussions set for June 8-9 at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, MD.
Noted experts from
diverse fields including academia, professional sports and government will
present cutting-edge research, new clinical evidence and advances in treatment
regarding the critically important area of preventing, assessing, treating and
managing sports-related concussions. Speakers include Joseph Hibbeln, MD;
Michael Lewis, MD; Victor Coronado, MD; Julian Bailes, MD; John Norwig, ATC;
Joseph Maroon, MD; Hee Yong Kim, PhD; and, Tim Walilko, PhD.
“According to the CDC,
as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year,” noted Keri Marshall,
MS, ND, Nordic Naturals’ Chief
Medical Officer. “This conference is a premier educational event for health
care professionals, athletic trainers, coaches, and military officers who want
to learn the current recommendations for prevention, assessment and treatment
of concussions and brain injury.”
Michael Lewis, MD,
founded BHERI following a career in the Army where he spearheaded the use
of omega-3s for traumatic brain injury. “I started the Institute to
educate people about the power of omega-3s in the prevention and treatment of
concussions,” Lewis said. “Partnering with Nordic Naturals has been a great fit
for us because of our shared passion to see continued research and education
about omega-3s and brain health.” More information about the Institute can be
found at www.brainhealtheducation.org.
Cost of the conference
is $75. Attendees will receive a $75 voucher for Nordic Naturals professional
products and a free Holman Omega-3 Blood Spot Home Test Kit. Members of the
military, government employees and members of the press may attend at no cost,
but are required to register. Continuing education credits will be offered for
For complete speaker
profiles, agenda and registration information, see www.nordicnaturals.com/DC.
Conference questions can be directed to Nordic Naturals at 800.662.2544, ext.