Sports concussion expert to talk at Shaw JCC

Akron Children's sports concussion expert to talk at Shaw JCC

Dr. Joseph Congeni


Sports-related head injuries have been getting a lot of attention in the media lately, and parents in our community are understandably concerned about what this might mean for their children.

To address those concerns, the Lippman School is hosting a community forum to present the most up-to date information available on the topic. It will also give parents a chance to talk to an expert in the field: Dr. Joseph A. Congeni, medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

“Youth Sports Brain Injuries: More Questions than Answers,” will be presented on Sept.16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Shaw JCC auditorium, 750 White Pond Dr., in Akron. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation, and audience members are encouraged to participate.

Topics the doctor will explore include the importance of parents and coaches recognizing the warning signs of concussion, the different types of concussion and emerging new science on how they should be treated, and the long-term effects of brain injuries.

Dr. Congeni is well-known both locally and nationally, and has been honored with the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association's Team Physician of the Year Award, the Ohio State Medical Association’s Outstanding Team Physician Award, and the OHSAA Respect the Game Award.

The doctor’s many media appearances include the NBC TV Today Show, Akron-area NPR radio affiliate, WKSU, and a weekly sports medicine segment on WAKR-AM radio. He is also featured in a film documentary about concussions in high school football, called “The Smartest Team”.

“Youth Sports Brain Injuries: More Questions than Answers” is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Click here to register online, or visit

To make reservations by phone or email, contact 330-836-0419, or  


The Lippman School is an independent K-8 school that weaves a global perspective into academic classes and experiential programs. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call us at 330-836-0419. Media contact: Jeanne Destro, Advancement Coordinator, 330-835-0073,

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