Agnes W.H. Tan Science Symposium


Friday, September 15, 2023

9:00 -2:30pm
Viterbo University - Fine Arts Center
900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI

How serious are concussions? This symposium will focus on the biochemistry underlying traumatic brain injuries, such as those caused by sports accidents or war trauma. Experts in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, and molecular biology will present the latest research on the molecular mechanisms of traumatic brain injuries and their long-term effects on the brain. Topics of discussion will include the biochemical pathways involved in cell death, the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in brain damage, and how genetic and environmental factors influence the severity of such injuries. The symposium will also explore possible strategies to repair the damage caused by traumatic brain injuries. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the biochemical pathways involved in traumatic brain injuries and how to develop more effective treatments for these often-debilitating conditions.


  • Due to a generous donation by the Agnes W.H. Tan family, this symposium is free. However, registration is required.  
  • Participants can register for the morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or the entire day.
  • The symposium will be live with streaming options so that participants can choose an option that fits them best.  


  • All are welcome to join for this symposium.
  • The event's COVID-19 protocols will follow Viterbo University's policies. 
  • Interested in parking options, bathrooms, Mother's rooms, or maps of campus?  Visit our Hospitality Page.

Please check out these booths of organizations working on TBIs. Booths will be set up from 11a.m.-2:30p.m.

If you are interested in having a booth or have questions about the booths, please contact Jamie O'Neill at