Beyond Battlefields – August 30th

IMG_8063In an atmosphere where no science background is needed and all questions are welcome, absorb some science along with a favorite sip of some sort.  

Sources, science, treatment and hope related to research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

David CIfu, MD 
Virginia Commonwealth University
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
NHL Florida Panthers

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Answer Brew Pub  6008 West Broad St.
5:45  Doors Open
7:00  20″ talk presented by David Cifu, MD (bio below)
7:25 to 8:00 Q&A Open Discussion

Seating on a first-come basis

David Cifu, M.D, is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, and the Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Endowed Professor (tenured) of the Department of PM&R at VCU-SOM in Richmond, Virginia. He is also Chief of PM&R Services for the VCU Health System and Founding Director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (CERSE). He is the Senior TBI Specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the Director of Sports Sciences for the NHL Florida Panthers. He has been funded on 42 research grants for over $135 million, including currently serving as Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). In his more than 25 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 540 regional, national and international lectures, published more than 220 scientific articles and 65 abstracts, and co-authored or edited 30 books and book chapters. He is the Past President of the American Academy of PM&R (2007-8), Editor-in-Chief of the 5th Edition of Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook (2015) and co-Editor in Chief of the all-new Braddom’s Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine (2018)


Is this for scientists?
Quite the opposite.  Science Pub RVA nights are created for non-scientists — no science background is needed!

What time should I arrive?
We’ll be ready for you at 5:45 pm. Seating is on a first-come basis. While Dr. Cifu’s program won’t begin until 7:00, many people will come early to grab a bite, a drink, and to converse with other curious minds.

How do I get there?
The Answer Brew’s entrance and large, well-lit parking lot are in the rear of the building. There is a chairlift for those who can not navigate the steps into the restaurant. Carpooling and public transportation are always a good idea.
Click here for a map
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How much is it?
Attend for free, or make a donation — $5 per person suggested

Will I feel comfortable if I arrive by myself?
If you’re flying solo and keen to meet other curious minds, let us know when you arrive and we’ll point you toward a community table. In the meantime, use #SciPubRVA to get social with us on Twitter and Instagram.

Is Science Pub RVA a club?  Do I need to be a member?
No, but we hope you think of us as a fun place to hang out!  Voluntary contributions fund our doings — be a backer by kicking some cash into the beaker each time you attend. Better still,  become a sustaining member of (or increase your support to) The Community Idea Stations.

Will there be food?
Yes, you can order food anytime during the evening (click here for menu).  You’ll place your order at the bar and Answer Brew Pub’s staff will bring it to your table when it’s ready.

Do I have to be 21?
Science Pubs are designed adults 18 and over. This venue is not restricted to people of legal drinking age.

I don’t drink alcohol, do you ever have any non-pub events?
Pub is in our name, but sipping on a glass of water is completely copacetic. Our focus is more about enjoying the night’s topic and each other, and less about whatever liquids are in hand.

Note: By attending this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize The Community Idea Stations to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.