THE 10TH ANNUAL SPORTS NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM
APRIL 21 – 23, 2022
The Sports Neuropsychology Society is pleased to announce that hotel registration is now OPEN for the 10th annual symposium, April 21st to 23rd outside Dallas, Texas. This year we are excited to host our event at the Omni Frisco hotel, which serves as the cornerstone of The Star (a 91-acre campus which includes the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and a 12,000-seat stadium, the Ford Center). The Star is also home to the Dallas Cowboys ring of honor walk, the Championship Plaza, and a high school football tribute, and is surrounded by numerous restaurants and shopping options.
Sports Neuropsychology Society 2022 Annual Symposium
Goal Statement: 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 2022 SNS Symposium will include incidence, assessment, and management of concussion in different sports, factors that influence recovery, and long-term outcomes of brain injury. Biomarkers in concussion and demographic normative data will also be discussed. Finally, practical tips for using media in practice and ethical obligations when working with sport-related concussion will be addressed. 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 psychologists, neuropsychologists, physicians, 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 how autonomic nervous system dysfunction impacts recovery from concussion.
- Identify the potential utility and barriers to utilization of saliva microRNA as a biomarker of sport-related concussion.
- Describe challenges and limitations associated with trying to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living research subjects and patients.
- Cite the latest data supporting evidence for a history of mild traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for cognitive impairment later in life.
- Describe the importance of early recognition and a standardized assessment of sports-related concussion on the sideline.
- Discuss the differences in football-related concussion incidence and prevalence from the early 20th century versus modern times.
- Explain the development of methodology for the evaluation and management of sports concussion.
- Describe the current management and return to sport strategies in professional and amateur rodeo.
- Identify the prevalence rate and level of risk for concussion in equestrian sports.
- Discuss strategies for the identification and management of sleep-related barriers to recovery from sports-related concussion.
- Understand how demographic variables may serve as proxies to underlying socioethnic influences and affect sensitivity and specificity in neuropsychological diagnostics.
- Describe the literature on best practices in concussion management within the ethical frameworks of social justice theory and social change models.
- Discuss how to use various media sources to educate the public and grow your practice.
- Identify differences and similarities in injury presentation, recovery, and long-term outcomes of sport-related concussion and civilian mild traumatic brain injury.
Level of the Activity: Intermediate to Advanced