Concussion: The Road to Recovery
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.
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?