Target Audience: This course is designed for physicians, scientists/researchers, psychologists, and athletic trainers
Purpose & Content: This activity will provide education to improve understanding of neurological mechanisms, methods for identifying concussion and its repercussions, as well as evidence-based approaches for management, rehabilitation, and return-to-play.
Educational Method: The program will utilize PowerPoint presentations, case studies, and question/answer format.
Learning Objectives for Main Program: After completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss why pathological changes in vision are important in the assessment of concussion.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment and treatment of cervical and vestibular disorders.
- Compare what we know and what we don’t know in the measurement of the biomechanics of concussion.
- Apply an ethical decision making model to current ethical issues in concussion management and treatment.
- Explain how youth sports safety can be promoted through the programmatic implementation of teaching safety techniques.
- Apply concepts from basic science research to activity-based treatment of concussion.
- Design an exercise-based treatment model of concussion.
- Critique the current evidence on long-term outcome from sports related concussion.
- Describe the psychological factors associated with complicated recovery from concussion.
- List key messages, structure and strategies in the medical-school partnerships for successfully returning students to school following concussion.
- Analyze the effectiveness of recent advances in neuroimaging and biomarkers in the assessment of sport-related concussion
- Describe current legal issues pertaining to the assessment and management of concussion.
- Discuss the future in concussion science, care and policy.
Learning Objectives for Pre-Conference: After completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the process of establishing a clinical practice in the evaluation and management of sports-related concussion.
- Discuss the continuum of outcomes of concussion from temporary mild effects to long-term pathology.
- Apply a developmental framework towards concussion evaluation and management in children and adolescents.
- Describe the special considerations needed when consulting with professional athletes and sport organizations.
Instructional Level: Introductory to Intermediate
The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The National Academy of Neuropsychology maintains responsibility for the program.
The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The National Academy of Neuropsychology maintains responsibility for the program. A total of 13 CE credits will be awarded for the conference and an additional 3 CE credits are available for the pre-conference workshop. Please note that if your are registering for the Conference, CEs are offered for the complete Conference not individual lectures. In order to claim CE credit you must attend at least 75% of the Conference. If you attend less than that you will NOT be eligible for CE. Similarly, you must attend at least 75% of the Pre-conference to claim the 3 credits associated with that program.
The APA does not accredit CE sessions as ethics sessions per se, nor does NAN as an APA CE provider. Whether a CE session meets requirements for ethics training is a distinction made by state authorities regulating the practice of psychology who require on-going ethics training for license renewal. It is typical for such regulators to require that ethics training be received in a CE-accredited session (NAN is an APA CE provider) and then to examine the content of the specific CE session to make sure that it meets their requirements for ethics training. Consequently, NAN recommends that attendees consult with their individual regulatory authority in advance if ethics credit is desired.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME and The 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 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Gwinnett Medical Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 15.75 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P3856.
Off-Label Uses: Because this course is meant to educate clinicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” uses discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.
Disclosure: It is the policy of ACCME that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in a handout.