Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference

3rd Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference — Providing Care Across the Continuum

A conference for professionals providing care to patients who suffer concussions

Presented by Emerson Hospital’s Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center and Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, in joint providership with the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference will highlight current concepts and guidelines in the diagnosis, medical management, and rehabilitation of acute concussion and post-concussion syndrome in adults and children.

Professionals from a broad range of disciplines will present and discuss best practices in the clinical assessment, diagnosis, and the medical, rehabilitative and emotional management of concussion. Through lectures, panel discussions and interactive workshops, you will gain practical clinical information that can be translated to practice.

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DATE

September 20-21, 2019

LOCATION & Hotel Accommodations

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren St. Lowell, MA 01852
Phone & Reservations:
978-934-6920
978-934-6922

Who Should Attend

This seminar is for anyone involved in the assessment, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of patients with acute and sub-acute concussions (post-concussion syndrome) including neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, pediatricians, psychologists, emergency physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, athletic trainers and coaches.

Cancellation Policy by Registrant

Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail or email. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the conference. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee and no refunds will be issued. Registrants who wish to cancel their registration should send a notice of cancellation via email to cantuconcussionconference@gmail.com

Complaint Resolution Policy

For more information regarding our administrative policies concerning complaints and refunds, please contact our conference chair at 978-287-8215 or email cantuconcussionconference@gmail.com. Complaints will be handled within five business days and all complaints shall be submitted and responded via email by conference chair or designee.

Address:
Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center
Re: Concussion Conference
310 Baker Ave., Concord, MA 01742

Questions? Contact us at 978-287-8229 or cantuconcussionconference@gmail.com.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration and Check-in / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
8:00-8:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks Terrie Enis, PT, MSPT
8:05-9:00 a.m. NFL Health and Safety Update Allen Sills, MD, F.A.C.S.
9:00-10:00 a.m. Protecting Our Future: Assessment & Management of Pediatric Concussion Gerry Gioia, PhD
10:00-10:30 a.m. Does Age of Head Impact Exposure Matter? Robert Cantu, MD
10:30-10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
10:45-11:15 a.m. Visual Problems After Concussion and the Fragile Receptor Hypothesis Kevin Houston, OD, FAAO
11:15-11:45 a.m. Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Lessons from the Battlefield, Ball Field & Lab Bench Lee Goldstein, MD, PhD
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Panel Discussion Morning Speakers
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:15 p.m. Looking Back: The Perspective of a Retired NFL Linebacker Ted Johnson
1:15-2:00 p.m. Why Flag Under 14 Is the Future of Football Chris Nowinski, PhD
2:00-2:20 p.m. Refreshment Break / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
2:20-4:20 p.m. Interactive Workshops
  TRACK A
"Work Smarter Not Harder: Executive Functioning Approaches to Concussion Management"
Presenters: Alina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP; Carey Bellino, MA, CCC-SLP
TRACK B
"Concussion and Dizziness: Application of Vestibular Rehab Across the Life Span"
Presenters: Naseem Chatiwala, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Karen Veilleux, PT, DPT; Hollie Elwood, PT, DPT; Kate Evans, PT, DPT
TRACK C
"Navigating Visual Dysfunction: A Multifaceted Approach (Part 1)"
Presenters: Marnie Deardorff, MS, OTR/L; Laura Lizotte, OTR/L; Lauren Mazel, OTD, OTR/L
TRACK D
"Meditation and Mindfulness Practices for the PCS Patient"
Presenter: Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP, RYT-500 
4:30-5:30 p.m. Cocktail / Networking Reception and Poster Presentations

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:30-8:20 a.m. Registration and Check-in / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
8:20-8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks Terrie Enis, PT, MSPT
8:30-9:15 a.m. The Second Impact Former Professional Boxer Ray Ciancaglini (Patient Experience)
9:15-9:45 a.m. Role of ADHD in Youth Sports and Head Injury Mary Iaccarino, MD
9:45-10:15 a.m. When Is a Concussion Not a Concussion Katelynn Cataldo, MS, NP,  & Ellen McKinnon, MS, NP
10:15-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
10:30-11:30 a.m. Navigating Pediatric Concussion Management as an Interdisciplinary Team Herbert Gilmore, MD, & Pediatric Rehab Team
11:30-11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion Morning Speakers
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:15-1:00 p.m. Collaboration Between Speech-Language Pathology and Neuropsychology in Concussion Care Neal McGrath, PhD, & Mary Ann Williams-Butler, CCC-SLP, CBIS
1:00-1:30 p.m. Decreasing Head Impact Exposure in Football: The Evidence Erik Swartz, PhD
1:30-2:00 p.m. How to Distinguish Post-Concussion Syndrome from CTE / When to Retire Robert Cantu, MD
2:00-2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion Afternoon Speakers
2:15-2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break / Poster and Exhibitor Viewing
2:30-4:30 p.m. Interactive Workshops
  TRACK A
"Utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) Across Disciplines in PCS Treatment"
Presenters: Mary Ann Williams-Butler, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS; Alina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP
TRACK B
"The Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center Return to Play Assessments and Clinical Reasoning for Return to Sport or Activity"
Presenters: Chris Iby, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Nicholas Schumacher, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Karen Veilleux, PT, DPT
TRACK C
"Navigating Visual Dysfunction: A Multifaceted Approach (Part 2)"
Presenters: Marnie Deardorff, MS, OTR/L; Laura Lizotte, OTR/L; Lauren Mazel, OTD, OTR/L
TRACK D
a) "Psychotherapy for Prolonged Post-Concussion Syndrome"
Presenter: Alexandra V. Jackson, Psy.D                      
b) "Yoga and Holistic Interventions for the PCS Patient" 
Presenter: Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP, RYT-500
 

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Sponsor/Vendor Information

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference, please contact us at rehabEH@emersonhosp.org.