• BrainSTEPS Conference

    Concussion: The Road to Recovery

Dr. Matthew Grady
  • Matthew Grady
    MD, FAAP, CAQSM 
    Pediatric sports medicine Specialist
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Location: TCHS Pickering
    1580 Charlestown Road,
    Phoenixville, PA 19460

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

    Target Audience: 
    Education: school counselors, school nurses, 
    athletic directors and trainers, principals, current CMT's in Chester County
    Medical: Medical professionals, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses

     *there is no cost to attend this event.

     

     

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    Did you know that 70-80% of concussions resolve within the first three to four weeks? At the BrainSTEPS Concussion Management Team Conference, we'll discuss why early concussion identification and ongoing management is crucial to reduce long-term effects for students.

    All stakeholders supporting students and families through the return to learn and return to play decision are encouraged to participate in this conference!

    Conference Speakers and Topics: 

    Dr. Stephen Russo, Springfield Psychological: Psychosocial Influences and Mental Health Outcomes in Sport-Related Concussion

    Margaret McCormick Kalinec MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speech Therapist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Kathleen Miller-Skomorucha, OTR/L, C/NDT, Senior Occupational Therapist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Wendy Novick PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist: Pediatric Concussion Rehabilitation: an Interdisciplinary Model, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Dr. Donald McCown, Center for Contemplative Studies, West Chester University: Mindfulness as a Strategy for Concussion Management

    Matt Healy, MOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

     Agenda: 

    9:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

     Keynote: Dr. Matthew Grady, CHOP 
     Current Research and Update of Best Practice for
     Concussion Management

    10:30 a.m. 11:15 p.m.

    Psychosocial Influences and Mental Health Outcomes in Sport-Related Concussion

    11:15 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Pediatric Concussion Rehabilitation: an Interdisciplinary Model
    12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.

     Lunch on own 
     bring a packed lunch or buy lunch at a local restaurant

    1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

    Mindfulness as a Strategy for Concussion Management

    1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Educational Accommodations