Speaker Presentations

Scroll down to find the speaker presentations for the Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference on September 20-21, 2019. Click on each topic to open the presentation as a PDF.

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Topic Speakers
NFL Health and Safety Update Allen Sills, MD, F.A.C.S.
Protecting Our Future: Assessment & Management of Pediatric Concussion Gerry Gioia, PhD
Does Age of Head Impact Exposure Matter? Robert Cantu, MD
Visual Problems After Concussion and the Fragile Receptor Hypothesis Kevin Houston, OD, FAAO
Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Lessons from the Battlefield, Ball Field & Lab Bench Lee Goldstein, MD, PhD
Life as a Pro Wrestler and How Concussion Impacted the Decision to Retire Chris Nowinski, PhD
Why Flag Under 14 Is the Future of Football Chris Nowinski, PhD
Interactive Workshops
"Work Smarter Not Harder: Executive Functioning Approaches to Concussion Management"
Presenters: Alina Carter, MS, CCC-SLP; Carey Bellino, MA, CCC-SLP
"Concussion and Dizziness: Application of Vestibular Rehab Across the Life Span" [Part 1 | Part 2]
Presenters: Naseem Chatiwala, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Karen Veilleux, PT, DPT; Hollie Elwood, PT, DPT; Kate Evans, PT, DPT
"Navigating Visual Dysfunction: A Multifaceted Approach (Part 1)"
Presenters: Marnie Deardorff, MS, OTR/L; Laura Lizotte, OTR/L; Lauren Mazel, OTD, OTR/L
"Meditation and Mindfulness Practices for the PCS Patient"
Presenter: Brenda Lovette, MS, CCC-SLP, RYT-500 


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Topic Speaker(s)
The Second Impact Former Professional Boxer Ray Ciancaglini
Role of ADHD in Youth Sports and Head Injury Mary Iaccarino, MD
When Is a Concussion Not a Concussion Katelynn Cataldo, MS, NP,  & Ellen McKinnon, MS, NP
Navigating Pediatric Concussion Management as an Interdisciplinary Team Herbert Gilmore, MD, & Pediatric Rehab Team
Collaboration Between Speech-Language Pathology and Neuropsychology in Concussion Care Neal McGrath, PhD, & Mary Ann Williams-Butler, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Decreasing Head Impact Exposure in Football: The Evidence Erik Swartz, PhD
How to Distinguish Post-Concussion Syndrome from CTE / When to Retire Robert Cantu, MD
Interactive Workshops
"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
"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
"Navigating Visual Dysfunction: A Multifaceted Approach (Part 2)"
Presenters: Marnie Deardorff, MS, OTR/L; Laura Lizotte, OTR/L; Lauren Mazel, OTD, OTR/L
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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