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from Anthony Risser, Ph.D.
Hi BrainBlog,I wanted to tell you about another event coming up. BrainLine.org, a new Web site by WETA, the PBS station in Washington, D.C., will host a free webinar on sports-related brain injuries Friday November 7.To register for the 30-minute webinar, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Webinar RSVP" in the subject line. You will be e-mailed log in instructions and reminders before the event.If you haven't heard of BrainLine before, you're not alone. The site is brand new and officially launches on Veterans Day, November 11. The webinar will offer a sneak peak and a good discussion. Besides providing comprehensive and trustworthy information for people with brain injuries and their families, BrainLine also offers links to social networks where those with brain injuries, their caregivers and professionals can build support and learn from each other. Please tell your readers about the webinar, check out BrainLine and add it to your favorites.Friday's featured speaker will be Christopher Nowinski, the first Ivy League pro wrestler (Chris Harvard). He was a star on WWE's Monday Night Raw until he sustained a career-ending concussion. It was his sixth -- four as a wrestler and two as an All-Ivy defensive tackle for Harvard. Today, Chris is the president of the Sports Legacy Institute and talks to doctors, coaches, parents and athletes of all ages about the dangers of repetitive concussions. Part of his work is convincing pro athletes to leave their brains to science so the long-term effects of concussions can be studied. Chris will be joined by Noel Gunther, Vice President of Learning Media at WETA, who will discuss the BrainLine project. Chris and Noel will also be taking questions during the live event.I hope you and your readers can participate in the webinar and will check out BrainLine.org.Thanks,Dan Rutherford
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