- This event has passed.
Second Saturday Conversation: Concussion–The New Frontier
September 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
About Second Saturdays
Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium or Main Reading Room from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.
The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.
In this talk, Dr. Michael Rippee will discuss what a concussion is (and isn’t) and some of the latest research findings–things that have changed how we treat concussions and things that may change how we treat concussions in the future. He’ll also discuss things that are being done to mitigate concussion in sports.
Michael A. Rippee, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical practice is focused on concussion management and sports neurology. He is the medical director of the Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Health System. He received his BLA/MD degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007. Dr. Rippee completed a neurology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2011, and subsequently completed a fellowship in vascular neurology in 2012 before joining the faculty as an assistant professor.
The lecture is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.