NFL Money Backs Gathering In Pittsburgh Some Concussion Experts Calling A PR Stunt

October 16, 2015
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The field of neuroscience, and the world at large, are struggling to answer how to protect and repair our most complex organ, the brain. As the science advances exponentially, policymakers, neuroscientists and health experts are trying to work hand-in-hand to create better outcomes using new data. Last year President Obama even hosted a few experts at the White House for the first-ever Concussion Summit. However, beyond advancing awareness of the issue, many in health and policy circles are calling the events nothing more than PR stunts.

The field of neuroscience, and the world at large, are struggling to answer how to protect and repair our most complex organ, the brain. As the science advances exponentially, policymakers, neuroscientists and health experts are trying to work hand-in-hand to create better outcomes using new data. Last year President Obama even hosted a few experts at the White House for the first-ever Concussion Summit. However, beyond advancing awareness of the issue, many in health and policy circles are calling the events nothing more than PR stunts. These events, like the two-day caucus in Pittsburgh this week, may be nothing more than venues for a few neuroscientists to promote new products and sports leagues to underscore that they are putting money into research.