A Multidisciplinary Integration of Science and Practice
Knowledge of sports concussion has changed substantially over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, many athletes do not obtain appropriate evaluation or management of concussion, which can lead to prolonged recovery, repeated injury, and catastrophic outcomes. This Symposium will provide an annual update on the science and practice of sports concussion with the goal of promoting evidence-based management.
The 2014 program covers a broad range of topics with an emphasis on integration of science and practice across topics that are central to sports concussion management, ranging from assessment to rehabilitation, from acute injury to persistent/chronic symptoms, from physical factors to psychological factors, and from childhood to adulthood. We have brought together an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary faculty of sports concussion experts, including our keynote speaker, Erin Bigler, PhD, who will be presenting on The Future of Neuroimaging in Sports Neuropsychology. Additional speakers include: Julian Bailes, MD (Long Term Consequences of Multiple Concussions and Subconcusive Blows), Jeffrey Barth, PhD (Sports Concussion from the Player’s Perspective); Ruben Echemendia, PhD (Models of Neuropsychological Practice at All Levels of Sport), Gerald Gioia, PhD (Management of Concussion in Youth: Time to Get Active!), Christopher Giza, MD (Pediatric Sports Concussion Management: Practice and Research Perspectives), Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD (Use of Innovative Technologies for the Prevention and Management of Sport-Related Concussion); John Hart, MD (Multidisciplinary Management of Persistent Problems Following Sports Concussion), Grant Iverson, PhD (New Approaches to Data Analyses in Sports Concussion), Harvey Levin, PhD (Rehabilitation in Sports Concussion), Michael McCrea, PhD (Neuropsychological Management of Sports-Related Concussion: An Evidence-Based Approach), Laura Morris, PT (Vestibular Disorders in Concussion Management), Jacob Resch, PhD (Acute/Sideline Management of Concussion), and Frank Webbe, PhD (Expert Panel on Ethical Controversies in Sports Concussion Management).
This symposium is intended for clinical neuropsychologists, physicians, certified athletic trainers, and other medical professionals who treat athletes. The course will also provide vital information to athletic directors, coaches, league/organization personnel, and other non-medical individuals who are responsible for the health and safety of athletes.
Christopher Bailey, Ph.D. & Summer Ott. Psy.D.