5th Annual Brain Health Summit Announced for Super Bowl 52
The Brain Treatment Foundation (BTF) and its awareness and advocacy arm, the Global Brain Health Coalition (GBHC) are pleased to announce the upcoming 5th Annual Brain Health Summit at Super Bowl 52. This year, with a special focus on women. During Leigh Steinberg's 31st Anniversary Party, BTF-GBHC will bring together the most important voices in sports, military and women's health to talk about the future of brain injuries as they impact women and families.
The Global Brain Health Coalition (GBHC) was founded in 2012 as part of the Brain Treatment Foundation (BTF), to bring together key stakeholders and thought leaders from throughout the brain health ecosystem - specific to TBI and other neurological disorders - to disseminate awareness of and ways to promote and improve the most holistic science, technology and education in brain health. By bringing together world class researchers, scientists, industry leaders and policymakers who are actively working towards identifying and developing innovative TBI prevention and treatment opportunities, GBHC aims to disseminate and apply recommendations that will be used for education, advocacy and improve public policy.
For the past 30+ years at venues across the country, the Leigh Steinberg Super Bowl Party has been one of the feature attractions leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the legend continues in Minneapolis. The party is described as a glittering extravaganza that brings together sports, Hollywood, politics, media, NFL owners, and some of the most powerful executives and companies in the country. And this year, individuals in attendance will have the opportunity to learn from and talk with the leading neuroscientists, military officials, medical companies and entrepreneurs to ensure education, research and treatments that improve brain health are accessible to those who need it most.
As part of the Brain Treatment Foundation, the mission of GBHC is, “To become the leading global voice for brain health awareness and empowerment by converging science, clinical research and impact.” Further, according to Executive Director Nicole Fisher, “As a Coalition, our goal is to create a space where all the various stakeholders and voices can converge to collaborate, share groundbreaking ideas, agree upon best practices, and facilitate treatment for those in need.”
BTF looks forward to the 5th Summit in Minneapolis, standing alongside speakers such Leigh Steinberg, former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte, wife of the late Dave Duerson Alicia Duerson, Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz, professional soccer player Rianne Schorel, chairman, CEO and founder of Athersys Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen, patient, provider and concussion expert Dr. Jessica Schwartz, veteran Jackie Garrick, professional surfer Harley Taich and Pink Concussions founder Katherine Snedaker.