Sports-Related Concussions Topic of June Brain Health Conference

Leading brain health experts to present cutting edge research, protocols
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Nordic Naturals, industry leader in omega-3 oils, 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 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 athletic trainers.

For complete speaker profiles, agenda and registration information, see nordicnaturals.com/DC.