Dr Michael Buckland of the Australian Sports Brain Bank is honoured to host Dr Chris Nowinski for a public seminar and open Q&A session in December


At this event Dr Nowinski and Dr Buckland (at right) will tackle the difficult subject of concussion in sports, and discuss the latest research in Australia and internationally. You will learn about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and hear from family members of those affected. For athletes and ex-athletes Dr Nowinski will educate on maintaining brain health, and taking control of your destiny after concussion.


Wednesday December 4th 2019

1:00 - 3:30 PM



RPA Hospital

Kerry Packer Education Centre

(see map below)

About Dr Nowinski

Dr. Nowinski is the founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, advocacy, and research. Chris co-founded the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank and the BU CTE Center, where he serves as the Outreach, Recruitment, Education, and Public Policy Leader.


Chris received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the author of the critically acclaimed book Head Games, as well as >25 medical journal articles. Chris is a former American footballer and WWE professional wrestler and has lived experience of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Since retiring from professional sport due to concussion he has been dedicated to solving the concussion crisis.


Read more about Chris here: http://chrisnowinski.com/

Other Speakers

Michael Buckland

Head of Neuropathology RPA Hospital. ASBB Founder and Director.

Peter FitzSimons

Author, journalist, radio and TV presenter. Former national rugby union player and ASBB Ambassador.

Panel Discussants

Hayley Folkes-Shaw

Colin Scotts

Enid and Stephen Taylor

Dr Rowena Mobbs

Dr Adrian Cohen

Getting to the seminar

Please see these links for the latest parking, public transport information and venue maps on how to access the centre.

This seminar is free to attend but registration is required as seats may be limited.

Click on the button at right to register your intention to attend. Some time will be allocated for Q&A so bring your questions with you.