Concussion Diagnosis and Management: A Care Team Approach


The Emerson Hospital Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, and the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center will present a concussion seminar for professionals across the United States who provide care to patients suffering from concussions.  The seminar: Concussion Diagnosis and Management: An Inter-Professional Care Team Approach, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 310 Baker Avenue in Concord, Massachusetts. Registration is open now at or by calling 978-287-8940.

This new concussion conference will focus on the latest concepts and guidelines for the medical management and rehabilitation of concussion patients – both acute and sub-acute.  Morning sessions will emphasize new medical management and research for rehabilitation protocols.  Afternoon sessions will focus on the assessment and delivery of prescriptive exercise for concussion patients.  Attendees will learn the practical applications of a care team approach to concussion rehabilitation, exercise and strategies for the brain, vestibular, oculomotor and musculoskeletal system.

“As concussions have become more common, the methods of diagnosing and properly treating patients who are concussed or who have suffered a brain injury have advanced tremendously in recent years,” said Dr. Robert Cantu, Director of the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital.  “Using the latest research and treatment options, patients can now have very good outcomes.  Anyone involved in assessing, diagnosing or treating patients with concussions –including clinicians and coaches - should attend this seminar to learn the latest approaches for patients’ optimal recovery.”

Through lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations and Q&A, attendees will gain practical knowledge and insights into diagnosing and managing concussion patients, as well as prescribing the appropriate therapies based on the right patient, the right dose, at the right time.  Topics are varied and include: Neuropathology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Novel Interventions in the Rehabilitation of those with Concussion, Concussion Perspective of an Athlete, New Face of Cognitive Retraining and Cervical Assessment, Treatment, and Return to Play Guidelines.

Speakers include Robert C. Cantu, MD, one of the nation’s leading concussion experts, Director of the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital and Co-founder of the CTE Center at Boston University School of Medicine; Ross Zafonte, DO, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Grant Iverson, PhD, Director, Neuropsychology Outcome Assessment Laboratory who works at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Ann McKee, MD, Co-director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine; Casey Cochran, former quarterback for the University of Connecticut football team, concussion patient and advocate for concussion awareness and screening; and an inter-professional panel of PTs, OT and ST from the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center at Emerson Hospital.  Continuing Education Credits will be provided to physicians, RNs, NPs, Pas, PTs, OTs, SLPs and ATCs. The cost of the seminar ranges from $192 to $300 depending on your affiliation. Visit the website for more details.


Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit