Journal of Business & Technology Law
"The State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science"
Journal of Business & Technology Law, Fall Symposium
Friday, March 7, 2014
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
On Friday, March 7, 2014, the Journal of Business & Technology Law (JBTL) will present its annual symposium. The 2014 Symposium, "The State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health, and Science," will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion on the effects and consequences of concussions in professional, collegiate, amateur, and recreational sports. With this important and timely event, JBTL will bring together scholars, practitioners, medical professionals, legislators, and other interested parties to explore a wide range of topics that highlight the complex issues related to concussions in sports. Topics for discussion will include:
- Legal ramifications for professional sports franchises, as well as colleges, universities, and secondary schools, for not properly diagnosing concussions and concussion-like symptoms in their athletes;
- Legislation, which has been signed in nearly every state, that focuses on return-to-play provisions for high school athletes;
- Costs and responsibilities associated with training individuals to better diagnose concussions and other brain-related sports injuries;
- Innovations in helmet design and the technology being used to protect athletes during competition; and
- Health consequences ‐ physical, mental, long-term, and short-term ‐ resulting from concussions.
For more information regarding the Journal of Business & Technology Law's 2014 Symposium, including interest in attending or speaking at the event, please contact Joshua R. Chazen, Executive Symposium & Manuscripts Editor, via email at jchazen @ umaryland.edu or phone at (410) 706-8171.
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