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Join us Friday, May 17, 2013!
Tenth Annual Sports-Related Conference on Concussion and Spine Injury
CME credits available

Sports Conference on Concussion and Spine InjurySports-related concussions, even those that seem minor, can have major impacts. Long-term outcomes can be difficult to predict, especially in young athletes, and approaches to care are quickly evolving. This multidisciplinary conference will present the thinking of the field’s foremost experts and offer best practices for concussion prevention, management and return-to-play decisions.

Location:
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at the Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Click here to download the conference brochure and CME information.

Topic highlights:

  • concussion prevention and evaluation
  • on-field management
  • neurocognitive testing
  • managing long-term headache and balance problems
  • repeat concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • when to return an athlete to play
  • considerations for female athletes
  • cervical and lumbar spine injuries

Speaker highlights:

  • Ann McKee, MD, Center for the Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Robert Cantu, MD, Chief, Neurosurgery, Emerson Hospital; Senior Advisor, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • William Meehan, MD, Director, Sports Concussion Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Steve Clark, Athletic Trainer, Northeastern University
  • Christopher Nowinski, Executive Director, Sports Legacy Institute
  • Alex Taylor, PsyD, Director of Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital

Afternoon breakout sessions:

  • workshops on nursing, on-field management of the injured athlete and neurocognitive testing
  • an interactive case review session (participants are invited to submit cases)

Course directors:

  • Mark R. Proctor, MD, Director, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • William Meehan, MD, Director, Sports Concussion Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Alex Taylor, PsyD, Director, Neuropsychology, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Robert Cantu, MD, Chief, Neurosurgery, Emerson Hospital; Senior Advisor, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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