Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Host the 34th Annual Women’s Health Symposium Luncheon

Heads up: Concussions and Repercussions in the Developing and Aging Brain

Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Host the 

34th Annual Women’s Health Symposium Luncheon

Concussions have gained the attention of parents across the country, and Alzheimer’s disease is a looming threat that weighs on the minds of many across the country as Americans are living longer. But what do we know about these two neurological conditions? How can parents protect their kids playing sports? Can you prevent Alzheimer’s? How can we protect our brains throughout our lives?    

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These questions and many more were addressed during the 34th annual Women’s Health Symposium Luncheon, moderated by Dr. Orli Etingin.

All proceeds from the event, chaired by Joan Weill and Dr. Orli Etingin, director of the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, benefitted the center.   

Gregory Petsko, DPhil, Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Kosofsky and Dr. Petsko gave a dynamic presentation on how to identify, treat and prevent concussions in children; help bridge the connection between traumatic brain injuries, aging and Alzheimer’s disease; and discuss how research is beginning to reveal clues about other risk factors we may be able to influence through lifestyle choices and effective management of other health conditions. Dr. Etingin joined Dr. Kosofsky and Dr. Petsko for a Q-and-A afer the presentation.  

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