Concussion Symposium – April 11

Elon BrainCARE will host a symposium on concussions on Friday, April 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Walker Room, Alumni Field House.

Clinicians and researchers will discuss management of concussions from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the science of concussions from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is open to the public. Please park in the Ingold Lot near the football stadium.

1:30 – 4:30pm  Friday April 11, 2014, Walker Room, Alumni Field House
Please park in the Ingold Lot near football stadium and walk to Field House

1:30 – 1:40 – Welcome and Introduction: Elon BrainCARE: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (Dr. Caroline Ketcham; Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Dr. Eric Hall; Professor of Exercise Science)

1:40 – 3:00 – Practical Management of Concussions (Moderated by: Dr. Wally Bixby – Associate Professor of Exercise Science)

1:40 – 2:00 – What is a concussion? Concussion Management in Student-Athletes (Dr. Kenneth     Barnes – Sports Medicine Physician Kernodle Medical)

2:00 – 2:20 – Return to Learn Recommendations for Student-Athletes (Dr. Kirtida Patel – Team Physician Elon University)

2:20 – 2:40 – Concussion Management in Professional Athletes: NFL (Robert Roche; Assistant Athletic Trainer Minnesota Vikings)

2:40 – 2:50 – Questions and Answers of Panel on Concussion Management; Panel will include Barnes, Patel, Roche and Christopher Vaughan)

2:50 – 3:00 – Break

3:00 – 4:30 – Science of Concussions (Moderated by: Dr. Paul Miller)

3:00 – 3:25 – The Evaluation of Concussion in Youth (Christopher Vaughan; Assistant Director of SCORE Program; Children’s National Medical Center)

3:25 – 3:50 – C-links: The Genetics of Concussion, College, and Cognition (Dr. Matthew Kostek; Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

3:50 – 4:20 – The Genetics of Concussion: From Genome-wide Analysis to Single Nucleotide Variants (Dr. Joseph Devaney; Children’s National Medical Center)

4:20 – 4:30 – Questions and Answers of Panel on Science of Concussion; Panel will include Ketcham, Hall, Vaughan, Kostek and Devaney)


Funded by: Funds for Excellence, Department of Exercise Science, Neuroscience Program, Exercise Science Society