Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Free CLE credit: 4.0 hours approved

The Journal of Law & Health is a student-run publication dedicated to publishing innovative articles that offer diverse perspectives on the intersection between law, health, and medicine. The selection of the Symposium topic was a result of the myriad of new research on the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in sports and the long-term health consequences that result from head injuries. Further, high profile legal disputes, such as the NFL’s $765 million settlement with retired players, has thrust the discussion of brain injuries in sports into the legal arena as well. The Symposium aims to facilitate a well-rounded discussion between, judges, legislators, academics, and medical professional on the social, ethical, and legal issues that may occur as more research becomes available on brain injuries in sports.


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Friday, March 20th
1:00 PM

Opening and Introductory Remarks

Jeremy Gatta, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Health
Nick Vento, Symposium Editor, Journal of Law and Health

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM

When the Game Ends: A Personal Look at Brain Injuries, CTE, and Life After Football

Kelly Lytle

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Sports-Related Concussion: Biology, Management, and Outcomes

Dr. Christopher Bailey, University Hospitals Sports Medicine Concussion Center

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Steve Sanders Author and Founder of Training Camping For Life

Steve Sanders, Training Camp for Life

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

The Quasi-Regulatory Environment of Athletic Equipment: Explaining Consensus Standards and Demonstrating How the Conformity Assessment Process for Protective Headgear Improves Safety

Steve Pfriem, ICS Laboratories

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

15 Minute Break

Journal of Law and Health

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Ongoing Litigation and Settlements Concerning Sports-Related Long- term Brain Injury Claims

Geoffrey Rapp, University of Toledo College of Law

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Whether Public Health Will Redefine Consent to Assault and the Intentional Foul in Gladiator Sports

Jennifer Brobst, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

The Possible Use of Sports-Related Concussion "Brain Trauma" as a Legal Defense for Violent Crimes Committed by Professional Football Players

Peter A. Carfagna, Cleveland State University

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Panel Discussion and Open Q&A

Panel of Presenters

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Reception (hors d'oeuvre & beverages)

Journal of Law and Health

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM