Ascension Seton to Co-Host KEYE-TV Town Hall: Concussions in Sports


The topic is trending nationally and on Thursday, Jan. 23, Ascension Seton doctors will get the opportunity to weigh in on a conversation about concussions in sports.

Ascension Seton and KEYE-TV (Austin’s local CBS affiliate) will co-host a LIVE “town hall” discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ascension Seton Administrative Offices, next to Dell Children’s Medical Center. The event is open to the public, including parents, coaches, teachers and anyone in the community interested in hearing from Ascension Seton’s expert physicians. Associates who wish to participate are encouraged to attend or watch it live on the station’s website. If you miss the live stream, the recording will play following KEYE’s sport show on Jan. 25, at 10:30 p.m.


Dr. Michael Reardon, pediatric neurologist and medical director of the Concussion Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center, will represent Ascension Seton on the panel.

Other panelists include: Robert Jones, former all-pro linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys; Ryan Dolmanet, former Lake Travis High School football player and Beck Brydon, head football coach for the Regents School of Austin. Dr. Christopher Ziebell and Dr. John Bertelson will also contribute to the conversation. Additional doctors will participate in KEYE interviews and a live phone bank during the 5 p.m. newscast on Jan. 23.

Ascension Seton provides the region’s foremost expertise on concussions and is thrilled at the opportunity to highlight its physicians. The world-class team of experts at Ascension Seton Brain and Spine cover the entire spectrum of brain and spine care, including stroke and epilepsy. The Concussion Center at Dell Children’s treats patients with the most complex concussion cases in Central Texas, helping to treat and rehabilitate children and young adults who have sustained concussion or head trauma.

Preview news stories, featuring interviews with Drs. Alex Valadka and Michael Reardon, will air on KEYE’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts the week of Jan. 20. Event details are listed on the station’s web page. Finally, watch for promotions leading up to the event on KEYE-TV and on the station’s social media channels. Information is also listed on Ascension Seton’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The event will bring state-wide coverage to Ascension Seton as KEYE’s sister stations in Harlingen, Weslaco, Brownsville, McAllen, Amarillo, El Paso, San Antonio, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange Texas will also stream the “town hall” and air preview stories during newscasts.