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Former NFL player to join Milwaukee concussion forum


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Former Packers linebacker George Koonce joins a panel of experts at Marquette University for a forum on sports related concussions.

The forum, which is put together by the school's College of Sciences, is called "Concussion - Societal Impact of Sports-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."

Koonce currently works as Director of Development at Marquette and is a member of the NFL's Player Engagement Advisory Board.  

Other panelists include a professor of neurosurgery and neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an assistant athletic trainer at Marquette.

With the topic of concussions, the panelists will discuss long-term effects, the impact on a developing brain and what can be done to prevent it from happening.

The forum will be held January 28 at Marquette's Alumni Memorial Union. 

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