Fundamentals of Concussion

The goal of this virtual workshop is to review the fundamentals of concussion, increase knowledge of select predictors of persistent symptoms, and introduce the current state of management considerations.



Brain injuries frequently occur in sports and non-sports related activities. While the majority of patients recover without complication, there are individuals who have persistent symptoms. This 3-hour virtual workshop is designed to inform the audience of some of the most exciting outcome measures in the assessment and treatment of concussion. The speakers will provide information on injury mitigation and discuss approaches to preventing and treating persistent symptoms following concussion with emphasis on sports-related concussion in children and adults.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the current clinical indications for obtaining TBI related biomarkers
2. Develop and design strategies for educating athletes and sports medicine teams about sleep
3. Discuss multimodal approaches to concussion management

Target Audience:
Health care providers are the primary audience, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, pediatricians, school nurses, and others with an interest in treating concussion.

Instructional Level:
Intermediate

Cost:
$75 member/nonmember | $45 trainee 

Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can only attend one presentation of the event? 
This virtual workshop is approved for 3 CE credits - you must attend all sessions to receive credit. 

Can I purchase sessions individually? 
Not at this time. If you are not able to attend live, you will be enrolled in the recorded version once it becomes available.

What time zone are the event times listed? 
All times on the schedule are in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States

*Please review the virtual workshop code of conduct and policies*


 
When
5/26/2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Program


Thursday, 26 May 2022

 
In the past few years, blood-based biomarkers have become some of the most exciting outcome measures in the assessment and treatment of TBI. There is now an FDA approved test that may be used after an acute TBI to determine the need for brain imaging. In addition, some researchers are using biomarkers as enrollment criteria for clinical trials. In this session, Dr. Chan will review what we currently know about blood-based biomarkers for TBI and will discuss some of his findings related to the utility of biomarkers in the setting of chronic TBI. He will also discuss the relationship between biomarkers and neuropsychological testing.
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5/26/2022 5:00 PM

Promoting Athlete Brain Health: Incorporating Behavioral Sleep Medicine Tools to Enhance Performance and Mitigate Injury Risk - The sub-specialty of sports neuropsychology applies the science and understanding of brain-behavior relationships to the assessment and treatment of sports-related brain injury. In working with athletes who have sustained sports-related concussions, sports neuropsychologists are very familiar with pre-injury risk factors that can exacerbate, and be exacerbated by, the injury itself. Thus, we are uniquely positioned to incorporate both sports neuropsychology and general clinical psychology diagnostic and intervention tools into a holistic, evidence-based practice that promotes overall athlete health and helps to mitigate injury risk. As an example, the principles and practice of behavioral sleep medicine offer sports neuropsychologists additional tools for managing overall athlete brain health pre- and post-injury. Applying sleep science can also provide opportunities for enhancing athlete performance in a manner that is complementary to - though not a replacement for - general sports psychology practice.
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5/26/2022 6:00 PM

A Multimodal Approach to Preventing and Treating Persisting Symptoms Following Concussion in Children and Youth - While most children recover from a concussion shortly after injury, approximately 30% experience persistent post-concussive symptoms (pPCS) beyond 1-month post-injury. Existing research into the management and treatment of pPCS has mostly evaluated unimodal approaches, despite evidence suggesting that pPCS likely represent an interaction across various symptom clusters. The primary aims of this presentation are to (a) highlight the heterogeneity of post-concussive symptoms following child concussion and the importance of considering these variable symptom patterns in managing recovery; (b) describe Concussion Essentials, a multimodal, symptom tailored intervention approach aimed to accelerate symptom recovery and increase the proportion of children with resolved symptoms at 3 months post-concussion; and (c) present results from a pilot study of Concussion Essentials.
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5/26/2022 7:00 PM

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