Joint meeting of NYNG and the New York Academy of Sciences Psychology section

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Neuropathology, Knowledge Gaps, and Clinical Translation 

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been defined as a degenerative brain disease associated with multiple head injuries that leads to disabling changes in behavior, mood, and cognition. This definition is based on findings of tauopathy-like neuropathological changes in the brains of professional athletes who formerly played contact sports, many of whom reportedly showed severe neuropsychiatric changes later in life. These reports have raised serious questions in the minds of the public and scientific community alike about the long-term effects of contact sport play, military service, and other activities where repeated head injuries tend to occur and have alarmed some to the point of fearing disastrous neurological effects from a single concussion. However, some argue that many of the prevailing concepts about CTE are very far from settled science, citing methodological limitations of published studies, unexplored alternative explanations for the observed neuropathological and neuropsychiatric changes, and well-established scientific data unsupportive of the concept of CTE as a disease. This conference will bring together experts in the fields of neuropathology and clinical neuropsychology to discuss the neuropathological changes associated with CTE and review evidence both for and against the concept of CTE as a neurodegenerative disease causally linked to a history of head injuries. Suggestions for translating available scientific data about CTE and related issues, such as concussion management and return to play decisions, into the practice of clinical neuropsychology will also be discussed.

“Long-Term Effects of Warfare-Related Traumatic Brain Injury:

Is It Like Playing Football or Something Else?”

Daniel Perl, MD

Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)

Uniformed Services University


“Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is Not a Real Disease”

Christopher Randolph, PhD, ABPP-CN

Clinical Professor of Neurology

Loyola University Medical Center


“Practicing Clinical Neuropsychology in the Age of ‘CTE’”

Kenneth Perrine, PhD, ABPP-CN

Associate Professor of Neuropsychology

Weill-Cornell Medicine


Saturday, April 28th, 2018

10AM-1PM (9:30 AM registration)

Powell Auditorium, Bernstein Pavilion

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

10 Nathan D. Perlman Place

New York, NY 10003


More information coming soon!


$20 for student members ($35 for student non-members)

$40 for professional members ($60 for professional non-members)

New York Academy of Sciences members will receive NYNG member rates ($20 for students and $40 for professionals) by emailing Stacey Snyder at: staceysnyd@gmail.com

Attendees can earn 3 CE credits for an additional $45

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