THE 9TH ANNUAL SPORTS NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
MAY 14 – 15, 2021
This activity will provide education by internationally recognized faculty to improve understanding of the dynamics of sports concussion.
The goal of the symposium is to provide state-of-the-art research and clinical information related to the science and practice of sports concussion and concussion management from multidisciplinary and internationally recognized faculty. Specific topics of the 2021 SNS Symposium will include a focus on enhancing cultural competency when working with diverse athletes with concussion, neurobiological manifestations of concussion, current tools and advancements in the clinical measurement of concussion, and the integration of evaluating psychological trauma in the context of concussion. Professional practice guidelines for sports neuropsychologists and ethical obligations in tele-neuropsychology for concussion will also be discussed. During the symposium, practitioners, researchers, and students will be able to expand their experience, knowledge, and skills when working with sport-related concussion.
Target Audience: This educational curriculum is intended to target an intermediate to advanced audience of clinicians and researchers including physicians, psychologists, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, nurses, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Learning Objectives for the Conference Program: After completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the scope of sports injury surveillance and its role in defining the epidemiology of sport-related concussions in various populations of athletes.
- List translational research supported by national databases and registries in sport-related concussion.
- Explain the use of blood biomarkers in traumatic brain injury.
- Summarize the current measurement properties of existing clinical measures of sport concussion.
- Assess how a professional’s own unique cultural, linguistic, and privilege affect their work with diverse athletes.
- Identify the areas of competency development to focus on as professionals working with diverse athletes.
- Identify current areas of professional advocacy in sport concussion that warrant attention.
- Analyze the degree to which trauma manifests in the lived experiences of the clients we serve through understanding clinical procedures for trauma assessment.
- Identify several unique ethical challenges inherent to tele-neuropsychology practice as well as strategies to communicate these in clear, accessible language to patients and their families.
- Describe the autonomic nervous system and the heart-brain relationship in normal and concussed states.
- Describe the National Hockey League (NHL) concussion protocol including the neuropsychological testing battery employed in the NHL, cultural influences on the neuropsychological test battery, and the use of visible signs to help identify whether a concussion has occurred.
- Identify biomarkers of head injury that lead to new treatments to prevent the consequences of concussions.
- Explain an overview of blast-related concussion in the military, including special considerations working with military concussion.
- Describe the current state of cultural diversity in sports neuropsychology with attention to cognitive perspective taking and cognitive dissonance.
- Explain how cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective in the treatment of persistent post-concussion symptoms.
Level of the Activity: Intermediate to Advanced
Program CE Sponsorship: The Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Sports Neuropsychology Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The educational content of the full program will result in an award up to 11.0 CE credits. The Opening and Closing remarks as well as Student Poster Awards and Presentations are not offered for CE credits.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit – This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of Georgia through the joint providership of Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME and Sports Neuropsychology Society. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Board of Certification CE – Sports Neuropsychology Society, Inc. P8601 is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 11 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
|1||Avinash Chandran||Salary, Contracted Research||NCAA|
|2||Robert Conder||None Reported||N/A|
|3||C. Munro Cullum||Royalty||Pearson|
|4||Nyaz Didehbani||None Reported||N/A|
|5||Ruben Echemendia||Consultant||NHL, MLS, NFL/Boston Children’s Hospital, Princeton University|
|Contracted Research||NFL/Boston Children’s Hospital|
|6||Christopher Filley||Salary||University of Colorado|
|Royalty||University Press of Colorado, Oxford University Press|
|7||Mauricio Garcia-Barrera||None Reported||N/A|
|8||Gerard Gioia||Royalty||PAR, Inc.|
|9||Alexandra Jackson||None Report||N/A|
|10||James Kelly||None Reported||N/A|
|11||David Lechuga||None Reported||N/A|
|12||Michael McCrea||Contracted Research||NIH, DoD, NCAA|
|13||Rosemarie Scolaro Moser||N/A||N/A|
|15||Summer Ott||None Reported||N/A|
|16||William Parham||None Reported||N/A|
|17||Karen Postal||None Reported||N/A|
|18||Jacob Resch||Salary||BioCore, LLC|
|Contracted Research||Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium|
|19||Sonia Villapol||None Reported||N/A|
For questions regarding the meeting, please contact:
Symposium Chair, Kenneth Podell, Ph.D.
Symposium Director, Catherine McGill, Psy.D.
For Information about membership in SNS, please contact:
Martin Mrazik, Ph.D.
For general questions about SNS contact:
SNS President, Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
SNS Executive Director, Donna Broshek, PhD
For questions regarding registration for the symposium, please contact:
|Category||One Day||Two Days|
|Professional / Associate / Affiliate Members||$75||$150|
|Post Doc Members||$40||$80|
|Non-SNS Members, Doctoral level||$90||$180|
|Non-SNS Members, Non-Doctoral level||$60||$120|
|Non-SNS Member Postdoctoral Fellow or Student||$45||$90|
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