• BrainSTEPS Conference

    Concussion: The Road to Recovery

Dr. Matthew Grady
  • Matthew Grady
    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

    Kathleen Miller-Skomorucha, OTR/L, C/NDT, Senior Occupational Therapist

    Wendy Novick PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist: Pediatric Concussion Rehabilitation: an Interdisciplinary Model

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



    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. 12:00 p.m.

     Whole Group Short Presentations

    12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m.

     Lunch (attendees should either bring a packed lunch  or buy lunch in the area)

    12:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

     Tabletop Collaborative Discussion
     Concussion Management: What's Working,
    What's Not,         What Can We Improve?