For Immediate Release
Concord, MA, January 12, 2014: On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, during Super Bowl XLVIII Week, Brooke de Lench will be
participating in a panel discussion at the second annual Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT) Concussion Awareness Summit to be held this year at the United Nations in New York City.
De Lench, Executive Director of the non-profit MomsTEAM Institute and Founder and Publisher of MomsTEAM.com, will be sharing the solutions-based work she has been doing with sports parents, coaches, and athletic trainers from every state of the nation since she began the MomsTEAM Youth Sports Concussion Safety Center fourteen years ago, and will be doing outreach for her PBS documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer" which features MomsTEAM's Six Pillars concussion risk management program.
#C4CT will focus on important scientific, medical, translational and prevention-related topics as they pertain to the emerging societal problem of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), particularly on their long-term impacts on athletes and soldiers.
All panels will include industry experts, leading scientists, neurologists and international business leaders, who will be joined by current and former professional athletes including Carl Eller, Sidney Rice, Thomas Jones, and Ben Utecht. Included among the featured speakers are Drs. Robert Cantu, Julian Bailes, and Robert Stern, and Sports Legacy Institute co-founder and Executive Director, Chris Nowinski. [Click here for a full list of speakers and panelists]
Some of the topics the speakers and panelists plan to discuss include:
- Diagnostics and Standard of Care
- TBI: World Impact
- The NFL concussion settlement
- The Future of Contact Sports
- Emerging Diagnostics and Potential Therapies Under Investigation
- Current and Former Professional Athlete Stories and Perspectives
Brooke will be doing some limited live Tweeting during the Summit @BrookeDeLench. To follow the Summit use hashtags #C4CT and #concussionsolutions.
About Brooke de Lench
Recognized as a visionary thought leader in youth sports safety and a pioneer in concussion education for the past fifteen years, Brooke de Lench is journalist and blogger for MomsTEAM, the author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (New York: HarperCollins), and Producer/Creator of the critically acclaimed documentary "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer," now airing on selected PBS stations across the country through early 2014.
A sought-after lecturer on a wide range of youth sport parenting topics, she has made appearances on all the major television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox), as well as The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, and three documentaries on youth sports, which aired on ESPN, HBO and A&E respectively. Ms. de Lench has also consulted for PBS's Frontline, HBO Real Sports, ABC's Nightline and ESPN youth sports-related shows and is quoted frequently in the print press, including Time, Reader's Digest, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. Her opinion pieces have appeared on the op-ed pages of major newspapers nationwide, including The Washington Post and Long Island Newsday. A former high school and college athlete and ranked squash player, Ms. de Lench is the mother of triplet sons, and lives in the Boston area.
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