How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Neuroscientific Perspectives
Couldn't join us for the event? Check out some of the panelists' slide presentations below!
With growing neuroscientific research on sports concussions, states have revised their policies and statutes. Yet at present we have limited research on how these state sports concussion laws are working. This panel explored the intersection of neuroscience and law in the context of preventing, detecting, and treating youth sports concussions.
This event was free and open to the public.
Bill Meehan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Hosea Harvey, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), Temple University
Francis X. Shen, Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School; Executive Director of Education and Outreach, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience
Check out Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience Francis Shen's recent op-ed on the subject of player safety in youth sports, "You can love the brain and football, too," (January 31, 2018).
Learn more about youth sports traumatic brain injury laws at the Law Atlas Policy Surveillance Program
Read Hosea Harvey’s research on the relationship between state concussion laws and brain injury
Bill Meehan, "Sport-Related Concussion"
Francis Shen, "Francis Shen, How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Statutes"
Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.