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Posted by Jim McVeigh (@m075841) · Mar 4, 2014

Mayo Clinic hosts concussion film premiere by Oscar-nominated director

MEDIA ADVISORYMayo Clinic Arizona campus

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic will host a special sneak preview of the highly anticipated documentary, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis.

WHEN - Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE - the Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard.

BACKGROUND – From the acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, Emmy Award-winning The Interrupters), Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is a revealing documentary featuring never-before-seen neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players that will serve as a wake-up call for people who think that the devastating chronic effects of repetitive head trauma are only an American football and boxing injury.

Following the screening is a panel discussion with Chris Nowinski, Steve James, General Pete Chiarelli and renowned medical experts. The panel will also include the parents of a young athlete who died from repeat concussions who were featured in the film.

Head Games: The Global Concussion CrisisInspired by events from the book Head Games written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis will capture the attention of a worldwide audience and expose a problem that has undeniably become a silent epidemic on a global scale. Internationally respected medical experts – including Mayo Clinic’s own David Dodick, M.D., professional and amateur athletes and their families will offer eye-opening insights and cutting edge science on head trauma that will demand that the perception of concussion change to guarantee the health and safety of athletes as a top priority.

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Jim McVeigh, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 480-301-4222, Email:



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lilberry (@lilberry) · Mar 8, 2014 · #

Do I need tickets? Can anyone attend?