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Bridging the Gap in Concussion Treatment

Aired on 7.30.2014
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Bridging the Gap in Concussion Treatment
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Join us for an interactive online broadcast that will bring national experts together as they discuss current topics and best practice recommendations to improve concussion assessment and management. This course will discuss the pathophysiology of a concussion, provide an overview of the latest guidelines for best practices in concussion management and reflects on the long-term neurological impact of concussions. Experts will discuss current concussion science in the form of engaging panel discussions, case presentations and lively debate. Audience participation is enhanced with live chat, polling the audience along with phone in questions and answer sessions throughout the show. 

Participant Specific Pricing Tier: 
Participants who wish to receive CME credit (MD, PA, NP, RN): $99
Participants who wish to receive BOC credit (Athletic Trainers): $49 (enter discount code: BOC)




 

Description

This activity is designed to provide healthcare professionals with cutting edge information to improve competence in the assessment and management of concussion to improve outcomes. 


The minimum system requirements to attend this live web symposium include:
  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
  • Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
  • Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.

Directors & Faculty

Directors

Joseph Congeni, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Director, Sports Medicine; Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital.
Dr. Congeni was one of the principal backers of youth sports concussion safety legislation signed into law in Ohio. Dr. Congeni has appearances on NBC’s Today Show and does a weekly radio sports medicine segment.
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH.

Todd Ponsky, MD

Associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital, in Akron, OH. Currently Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and a Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Ponsky attended Medical School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.


Additional Faculty

Holly Benjamin, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Student Care Center. Dr Benjamin directs the pediatric concussion program at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. She is the first pediatrician to serve on the Boards of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Sports Medicine and on the executive committee of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness form the AAP.

Steven Cuff, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine team and Co-director of their Sports Concussion Program.
Dr. Cuff is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of its Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He serves on the Ohio AAP's Home and School Health committee as co-chair of the Sports Medicine Sub-committee. He is also a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and serves on their Education committee.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Brooke DeLench

Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher of MomsTEAM.com, author ofHome Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (Harper Collins), Producer/Director/Creator of PBS concussion documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer", sought-after lecturer on a wide range of youth sport parenting topics, and frequent radio and television guest.
MomsTEAM, Concord, MA.

DeAnna Fryee, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist Co-Medical Director, Brain Injury Program at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates.
Dr. Frye performs neuropsychological assessments and testing, and provides psychotherapy and counseling to patients with neurological disorders. Founding member and current Co-Chair of the Summit County Traumatic Brain Injury Collaborative.
Neurology & Neuroscience Associates (NNA), Akron, OH.

Micheal Lee, MD

"Clinical Attending, Yale Department of Pediatrics, Senior Attending at Bridgeport Hospital, Connecticut.
He is trained in ImPACT Neurocognitive Testing and also certified by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) and is a member of the Connecticut Concussion Task Force. Dr. Mike Lee, co-author of the newly issued American Academy of Pediatrics’ report, Returning to Learning Following a Concussion."
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT.

John Lockhart, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Lockhart has expertise in overuse injuries, sports dermatology, sports concussion management, and return to play decision making. Dr. Lockhart's reserch projects include the clinical effects of sports concussions on pediatric athletes.
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA.

Kevin Walter, MD

Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Program Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Walter is on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine committee on Sport-related Concussion in Youth.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Vince Whalen, PT

Vince earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from The Ohio State University, and Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Columbia University and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University. He achieved board certification in Orthopedics and Neurology from the American Physical Therapy Association and is recognized as a credentialed spine therapist by The Mckenzie Spine Institute. His clinical practice at Wadsworth Family Physical Therapy focuses on treating patient's that suffer from dizziness and imbalance. He is co-authoring a book titled How To Treat Your Own Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance In The Mature Adult and Beyond, that will be published this fall. Physical Therapist at Wadsworth Physical Therapy. Wadsworth, OH.

Aaron Galpert

Aaron Galpert currently serves as Supervisor of Athletic Training at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is also a biomechanical consultant for the Athletic Department for the University of Akron. He currently on the OTPTAT Board and Chair for the last year as well as previous Secretary of the OTPTAT Joint Board. Also serves as the liaison for the OATA to the American Academy of Pediatricians, Ohio Chapter.
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH.

Julie Chen

Dr. Chen is the newly named Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Akron Children’s Hospital. She treats mild to moderate concussion with intracranial pathology, and severe head injury in the acute and immediate post-hospitalization period. She also manages return-to-play for athletes who have had surgery for their head trauma.

Agenda

9:00 am - 9:10 am
Introduction

9:10 am - 9:55 am
Concussion 101
What is concussion?
(Mike Lee, MD)
Pathophysiology
(Holly Benjamin, MD)
Early Recognition and Management
(Holly Benjamin, MD)
Debate and Discussion

9:55 am - 10:40 am
How Do We Recognize Concussion?
Sideline Assessment and Management
(Aaron Galpert, ATC)
Clinic Assessment and Management
(Kevin Walter, MD)
Neurocognitive Testing
(Steve Cuff, MD)
Debate and Discussion


10:40 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:25 am
When Do We Know the Brain is Recovered?
When to Return to Play
(Steve Cuff, MD)
When to Retire
(Holly Benjamin, MD)
New Technology in Brain Recovery
(Joseph Congeni, MD)
Debate and Discussion


11:25 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Post Concussion Syndrome
Mental and Physical Rest, Medications
(Micheal Lee, MD)
Physical Therapy: Cervical, Vestibular and Oculomotor Exercises
(Vince Whalen, PT)
Learning Issues, School Accommodations
(DeAnna Frye, Ph.D.)
Debate and Discussion


12:20 pm - 12:40 pm
Lunch
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm
Prevention
Education for parents, athletes, coaches, officials and educators
(Brooke DeLench)
Balance Training and Off Season Strengthening
(Vince Whalen, PT)
Legislation: Zachary Lystedt Law
(Joseph Congeni, MD)
Debate and Discussion


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Complications
Learning Problems, Concentration
(DeAnna Frye, Ph.D.)
Migraines
(Joseph Congeni, MD)
Mood Disorders, Depression, Sleep Disorders
(Mike Lee, MD)
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
(John Lockhart, MD)
Debate and Discussion




2:15 pm - 2:20 pm
Break
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
What's New in Concussion?
Advanced Imaging Techniques
(Kevin Walter, MD)
Rule Changes, Officiating, and Protective Equipment including helmets
(Joseph Congeni, MD)
Debate and Discussion


2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Closing Remarks
3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adjourn

Topics Covered

Concussion 101  
  What is concussion?
  Pathophysiology
  Early Recognition and Management
How do we recognize concussion?   
  Sideline Assessment and Management
  Clinic Assessment and Management
  Neurocognitive Testing
When do we know the brain is recovered?  
  When to Return to Play
  When to Retire
  New Technology in Brain Recovery
Post Concussion Syndrome   
  Mental and Physical Rest, Medications
  Physical Therapy: Cervical, Vestibular and Oculomotor Excercises
  Learning Issues, School Accommodations
Prevention   
  Education for parents, athletes, coaches, officials and educators
  Balance Training and Off Season Strengthening
  Legislation: Zachary Lystedt Law
Complications   
  Learning Problems, Concentration, Migraines
  Mood Disorders, Depression, Sleep Disorders
  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
What's new?  
  Advanced Imaging Techniques
  Rule Changes, Officiating, and  Protective Equipment

Objectives

Explain the neuropathology of concussion.
 
Recognize early clinical signs and symptoms of concussion using the most effective sideline concussion assessment.
 
Describe approach to assessment and management of concussion including specific imaging and neuropsychological testing.
 
Discuss prevention of concussion in relation to changes in rules of sports, legislation, and education.
 
Summarize technological advances that have been made to aid in concussion prevention.
 
Identify long-term neurological consequences of concussion: CTE, vestibular issues, mood disorders, sleep disorders and learning impairment.
 
Determine an effective approach to planning an Individual Education Plan for the adolescent with concussion.
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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas, Elements & Policies of the Ohio State Medical Association through the joint sponsorship of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron and GlobalCastMD. Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the OSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

 

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron is recognized by the Board of Certification, to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. 

This program has been approved for a maximum of 5.25 hours of Category A continuing education. 

This event is produced by Akron Children's Hospital.

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