Fourth Annual Huffines Discussion to Explore Innovative Ideas in the Fields of Sports Medicine, Science, Health and Performance


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: November 17, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – The 4th Annual Huffines Discussion will host nine leaders in sports medicine and human performance on November 21, 2014 in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.  The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Sponsored by The Eagle, TexAgs.com and the Department of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development, the conference will be streamed live to 20 satellite locations across the country.

Speakers include McArthur Genius Award Recipient Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, Kenan Distinguished Professor from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Ms. Christie Aschwanden, investigative science journalist at FiveThirtyEight.com; Dr. JP Bramhall, director of sports medicine and team physician for Texas A&M Athletics; and Dr. John Chong, president of the Performing Arts Medical Assocation and medical director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada.

“We’re excited to bring this event back to the Brazos Valley,” notes Dr. Tim Lightfoot, director of the Huffines Institute. “We have recruited nine of the best speakers we could find with important things to say about sports, health and wellness.”

This annual event is a part of the institute’s mission to connect sports scientists, practitioners and the public in conversations about sports medicine and human performance.

About The Sydney & J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University was founded in 1999 be the bridge between scientists, practitioners and the lay public in the dynamic and ever-changing environment that is sports medicine and human performance. Member of the institute are dedicated to investigating, applying, and engaging in a dialog about sports medicine and human performance. To learn more visit http://www.huffinesinstitute.org.

Media contact: Dell Billings, Communications Specialist, d-billings@hlkn.tamu.edu