Concussion Assessment and Management Symposium

Concussion Assessment and Management Symposium

July 17, 2017  |  8 am - 5:30 pm

Symposium Description

Concussion assessment and management is an evolving science and can provide unique challenges to healthcare providers.  Having a strong understanding of evidence-based (EB) assessment and treatment options is vital for practitioners in the field, which can be challenging in this quickly evolving environment.  This symposium will provide an overview of the current concussion research in a variety of clinical disciplines, and will emphasize the utility of interdisciplinary care in EB concussion care.  This symposium will also emphasize practical application, and will provide multiple case presentations to demonstrate the efficacy of the various EB assessment and treatment modalities covered. 


Target Audience

Athletic trainers, physicians, nurses, speech-language pathologists, and any other medical or allied health professionals who work with acute or chronic concussion injuries.


Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe evidence-based (EB) assessment and treatment options for concussions
  2. Analyze EB resources to develop or refine concussion protocols
  3. Promote EB expertise for clinical personnel in concussion management 

Agenda

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Optional Tours

The Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) The Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) is an interdisciplinary research center that includes social, biological, behavioral sciences and engineering. The center’s state-of-the-art facilities include brain imaging and salivary bioscience capabilities. The highly multidisciplinary environment enables diverse studies to further understand brain function and its effects on human behavior. CB3’s unique location in Memorial Stadium fosters strong collaborations between CB3 and Nebraska Athletics. Take a virtual tour of CB3

The East Stadium Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab (NAPL)The East Stadium Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab (NAPL) comprises approximately 23,000 square feet on the second and third floors of East Memorial Stadium. This facility allows the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to establish a center for excellence in sports science. NAPL allows collaboration among UNL Athletics, academic departments within the University, as well as private partners with a shared interest in improving the health, safety and welfare of our student athletes and the community.

Nebraska Athletic MedicineNebraska Athletic Medicine - Perhaps the finest collegiate athletic medicine facility in the nation, the Athletic Medicine Center is four times the size of its previous home inside the South end of Memorial Stadium. The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level lane pool. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers. An important goal of the Athletic Medicine program is to assist student-athletes in overcoming obstacles to their success in sports and in the classroom.


Continuing Education Credit

Physicians
This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and University of Nebraska Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 6.75 contact hours.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, and University of Nebraska Lincoln.

EMT's
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, EMS and Trauma Division approves this educational opportunity for 6.75 hours of Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education. 

Athletic Trainers
Board of Certification Approved Provider status has been applied for 6.75 CEUs for athletic trainers in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Board of Certification through the joint providership of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and University of Nebraska Lincoln.