2017 Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium Curriculum

 

Friday, March 3, 2017: 8:00am – 6:00pm

 

8:00     Registration/Check-in

Third Floor, Blue Zone, Loudermilk Center for Excellence

 

8:40     Intersecting Sports Medicine with Division I Athletics

Bubba Cunningham

Athletics Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

8:50     Program Remarks & Introduction

Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Co-Directior, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

GENERAL SESSION IN NEUROTRAUMA

 

9:00     From Berlin to the clinic: What to expect from the recent Concussion in Sport Consensus Statement

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

Kenan Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Co-Director, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center

 

9:30     Inter-Association Task Force & Head-Down Tackling

Erik E. Swartz, PhD, ATC

Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

10:00 – 10:30: Morning Break & Exhibitor Hall

 

10:30   KISS: The Neurobiology of Concussion

Christopher Giza, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology

University of California Los Angeles

 

11:00   Academic Keynote Address (Introductions by Fred Mueller, PhD, Professor Emeritus)

Catastrophic Injury: Where we are and where we’re headed

Robert Cantu, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Chairman Department of Surgery, Chief Neurosurgery Service, Director Service Sports Medicine

Emerson Hospital, Boston, MA

 

11:45 – 12:45: Lunch & Exhibitor Hall

 

INNOVATING CONCUSSION TREATMENT

 

12:45   An innovation model: What have we learned and where are we headed?

Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Research Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:05     Exercise as intervention

John Leddy, MD

Professor of Clinical Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Sciences at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Buffalo, New York

1:25     Exercise interventions in a pediatric population

Isabelle Gagnon, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

McGill University

Clinical Scientist, Trauma/Child Development Montreal Children’s Hospital

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1:45     Vision rehab

Susan Durham, OD, COVD

The Center for Visual Learning and Rehabilitative Therapy

Raleigh, North Carolina

2:05     Academic interventions: What to consider

Pete Duquette, PhD

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities 

2:25     Psychosocial considerations: Beyond the injury

J.D. DeFreese, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Programs and Service Director, Center for the Study of Retired Athlete

Program Manager, Brain & Body Health Program

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:45 – 3:05: Afternoon Break & Exhibitor Hall

 

HEAD IMPACT BIOMECHANICS

 

3:05     Head impact biomechanics: Are we measuring what we say we’re measuring?

Stefan Duma, PhD

Harry C. Wyatt Professor

VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Blacksburg, Virginia

3:35     Pediatric head impact biomechanics: The challenges of the developing athlete

Joel Stitzel, PhD

Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering  

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

4:00     “Threshold theory”: What it means to clinical practice

Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science,

Co-Directior, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

4:25     Panel

 

4:45 – 6:00: Reception


Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00am – 4:00pm

 

8:00     Registration/Check-in

 

INJURY EDUCATION, PREVENTION, & ADVOCACY

 

8:30     Life’s lessons: A family’s mission to prevent pediatric trauma

Bob & Lisa Gfeller

Matthew’s parents and the leaders of the Matthew Gfeller Foundation

 

8:50     Decrypting injury epidemiology: Relating science to clinical practice

Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

9:10     The 3 pillars of concussion prevention: Actions, Attitudes, and Awareness

Carolyn Emery, PT, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Kinesiology

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

 

9:30     Leveraging the media

Charlie Tuggle, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

John H. Stembler Jr. Distinguished Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

9:50     Individualized Behavior Modification Interventions: Can they be successful?

Erin B. Wasserman, PhD

Director of the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program

Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention

Indianapolis, IN

10:10   Underreporting: Is it still a phenomenon?

Mike McCrea, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Director of Brain Injury Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10:30 – 10:50: Morning Break/Light snacks served

 

10:50   Athlete Keynote Address (Introductions by Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC)

Concussion: A player’s, administrator’s, and father’s perspective

Oliver Luck

Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, National Collegiate Athletics Association

Indianapolis, Indiana

11:20   Perspectives: Managing sport-related concussion

Kevin Carneiro, DO, Physiatrist, Physician, Matthew Gfeller Center

John Leddy, MD        

Peter Duquette, PhD, Neuropsychologist

12:15 – 1:15: Matthew Gfeller Foundation Lunch & Exhibitor Hall

 

ADVANCING CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT: WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

 

1:15     NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance Advanced Research Core

Mike McCrea, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Director of Brain Injury Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1:35     Concussion Biomarkers: The Last and Highest Court of Appeals in Detection?

Chris Giza, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology

University of California Los Angeles

1:55     Neuroimaging: A pediatric perspective

Isabelle Gagnon, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

McGill University

Clinical Scientist, Trauma/Child Development Montreal Children’s Hospital

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

2:15     Improving surveillance & implementing rule changes

Carolyn Emery, PT, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Kinesiology

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

 

2:35 – 2:55: Break

 

2:55     Helmetless Tackling Training

Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

3:10     BeMod: Tackling concussions

Kody Campbell, MSc 

Doctoral Candidate, Human Movement Science Curriculum

Exercise and Sport Science Department

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

3:25     Panel

 

3:50    Closing thoughts review of meeting & adjourn

                      Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

 

 

 

 

 

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