The Games We Play: What Should Law and Policy do About Youth Playing Collision Sports?

Event

Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Price: 
Free

We invite you to join the McGill Research Group on Health and Law (RGHL) for a lunchtime seminar delivered by Jason Chung (BCL/LLB'14), faculty member of NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport, senior research scholar at NYU’s Sports and Society Program, and co-founder of “The Deductible.”

Abstract

Over the past 20 years, the concussion crisis among athletes in professional collision sports such as football and hockey has gone from controversial rumor to generally accepted fact. Shocking scientific research, accounts from former players and landmark litigation affecting leagues such as the NFL and NHL have brought the long-term effects of collision sports to the forefront of public consciousness. But are concussions a public health problem or merely an NFL/NHL problem?

Jason Chung will outline how media narratives have inaccurately portrayed conflicting research regarding the prevalence of sports-related neurodegenerative conditions, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), among the general population and how this is impacting law-making, policy and legal decisions across North America.

Space is limited: kindly reserve your spot by emailing rghl.law [at] mcgill.ca.

About the speaker

Jason Chung is a faculty member of NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport, senior research scholar at NYU’s Sports and Society Program and co-founder of The Deductible (www.thedeductible.com), a publication providing expert analysis and views on all aspects of the healthcare system. He has chaired on Concussions, CTE and Conditions at NYU, provided expertise on the matter for The Smithsonian National Museum of American History and writes and comments on matters related to public health, technology and sport for publications such as the Boston Globe, CBC News, Newark Star-Ledger, Montreal Gazette and Forbes.

A request for accreditation for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for jurists has been made to a recognized provider.