2019 Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium Curriculum

 

Friday, March 8, 2019: 8:00am – 6:00pm

8:00     Registration/Check-in

Third Floor, Blue Zone, Loudermilk Center for Excellence

8:40     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

8:45    Intersecting Sports Medicine with Division I Athletics

Bubba Cunningham

Athletics Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Session 1 – Injury Assessment

8:50     Concussion: A changing landscape

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

9:20    The headache with headaches: Assessing the most common symptom

Tad Seifert, MD

Director, Sports Neurology

University of Kentucky

9:40    Seeing is believing: Assessing vision post-injury

Brett Miller, OD, FCOVD 

Director, Vision Therapy Services 

Chapel Hill, NC

10:00    The Neuropsychology of Professional Football Players: The CFL Experience

Marty Mrazik, PhD, R. Psych

Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology

University of Alberta

10:20    The psychology of concussion: Psychosocial considerations

JD DeFreese, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:40    One size does not fit all: Clinical profiles and treatment models

Micky Collins, PhD

Director, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Pittsburgh, PA


11:15   Academic Keynote Address

Is there a future for football?

Allen Sills, MD

Chief Medical Officer, National Football League

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN


12:00 – 1:00: Lunch & Exhibitors

 


1:00   Athlete Keynote Address

Racing to the finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Micky Collins


1:45 – 2:00: Break

 


Session 2 — Advancing Neurotrauma Science

2:00  Transcranial Doppler: Measuring cerebral blood flow

Tricia R. Combs, MEd, ATC

PhD Candidate, Human Movement Science

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:20     It’s electrifying: Measuring brain activity

Cassie B. Ford, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:40    Future visions: A look into enhancing concussion management

Tina Vander Vegt, MS, ATC

PhD Candidate, Human Movement Science

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:00    How pictures can change injury management: Neuroimaging/biomarker findings from the NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance Consortium study

Michael McCrea, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Director of Brain Injury Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3:30    Are kids just little adults? Injury modeling for pediatric athletes

Jason Luck, PhD

Research Scientist

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

Duke University, Durham, NC

3:50     Energy transfer vs. accelerations: Looking at head impact biomechanics

Adam Bartsch, PhD

Chief Science Officer, Prevent Biometrics

Minneapolis, MN

4:10    Panel Discussion

Adam Bartsch, Tricia Combs, Cassie Ford, Jason Luck, Michael McCrea, Christina Vander Vegt


4:30 – 6:00 — Neurotrauma networking reception 


 

Saturday, March 9, 2019: 8:00am – 4:00pm

8:00     Registration/Check-in

Third Floor, Blue Zone, Loudermilk Center for Excellence

8:25     Converging upon neuroscience: Tackling the problem

Chris Clemens, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Session 3 – Injury Management/Treatment

8:30     Treating headache: More than just a Tylenol

Tad Seifert, MD

Director, Sports Neurology

University of Kentucky

8:50    Taking the helmet and keys away: Implications for post-injury driving

Julianne Schmidt, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology  

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

9:10     School before sport: Return to learn considerations

Pete Duquette, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:30     “Seeing” better outcomes: Treating vision deficits

Brett Miller, OD, FCOVD 

Director, Vision Therapy Services 

Chapel Hill, NC

9:50    Exertion evolution: Advances in pragmatic and active treatment strategies

Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sports Science 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:20    Atypical concussion recovery: Managing complex cases

Kevin Carneiro, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


10:50     Break

 


 11:00   Q&A with the experts: Medical panel

Panelists:

Nicole Alexander (Athletic Trainer, Women’s Basketball, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kevin Carneiro (Physiatrist, Department of Neurosurgery, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Mario Ciocca (Physician, Director of Sports Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Weston Northam (Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, UNC-Chapel Hill)

Kristen Phillips Ramsey, MSEd, LAT, ATC (Athletic Trainer, Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine)


11:45 – 12:45 — LUNCH & EXHIBITORS 

 


SESSION 4 — Public Health & Long-Term

12:45     Preventing Pediatric Trauma

Bob & Lisa Gfeller

Matthew’s parents

1:05      Sudden death in sports: The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research

Kristen Kucera, PhD, MSPH, LAT, ATC

Director, National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:25    The science of bad science

Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:45    Changing culture one stakeholder at a time

Julianne Schmidt, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology  

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2:05     Mixing it up: Mixed Methods research

Melissa Kay, MS, ATC

PhD Candidate, Human Movement Science

Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


2:25    Break

 


2:40    Scientific advances in sport-related concussion: How far have we come in 30 years?

Michael McCrea, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Director of Brain Injury Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3:10    Into the future: Is CTE inevitable?

Breton Asken, MS, ATC

PhD Trainee, Clinical Psychology

Department of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3:30    From civilians to soldiers: The ATTAC Forces Initiative

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

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:00    Closing remarks & adjourn

                      Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

 

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