Elon BrainCARE Research Institute and the Department of Exercise Science host top women scholars and practitioners in the science and management of sports concussions and related issues.
“Making an Impact on the Field of Concussions: Women in Science and Management”
Thursday, March 7
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, 12:30-6 p.m.
Sponsored by Elon BrainCARE Research Institute and the Department of Exercise Science
Admission is free and open to the public.
The 6th Annual Elon BrainCARE Symposium will educate the Elon community about issues related to concussions and concussion management in student-athletes. In honor of International Women’s Day, this symposium is dedicated to featuring top women scholars and practitioners doing the science and management of sport concussions and related issues in this important field.
Concussion management session (12:30 – 2:00 pm): Moderator: Lauren Brown, a BrainCARE, Exercise Science and Women’s Basketball Alum. Completing her MS at University of Georgia. Lauren has been accepted to Medical School at Medical College of Georgia for Fall 2019 and serves as Elon’s Young Board of Trustee.
Hannah Daly & Veronica Mondaca (ATC, Elon); “The Role of an Athletic Trainer on a Sports Medicine Team”
Melissa Bowie (SLP, Moses Cone); “The Role of a Speech Language Pathologist in Concussion Management”
Heather Colleran, (Sports Nutrition, PhD, NC A&T); “The Role of a Nutrition and Sports Dietitian in Concussion Management”
Alanna Conder (Neuropsychology, PsyD, Carolina Neuropsychological Services); “Management of Protracted Post Concussion Syndrome: Return-to-Learn and Post-Traumatic Headache Treatment Guidelines”
Student Posters (2:00- 2:30 pm): Women scientists in training from Elon University, Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC A&T, and UNC-Greensboro will present their work on concussion science and management
Science of Concussion Session (2:30 – 4 pm):
Moderator: Kelsey Evans, M.S. , a BrainCARE, Exercise Science and Women’s Basketball Alum. She completed in MS in Exercise Science at Georgia Southern and is a 3rd Year Medical Student at Brody School of Medicine at ECU.
Caroline Ketcham (PhD, Elon); “Barefoot and Unbalanced: Neuromotor System and Concussion Assessment”
Donna Duffy (PhD, UNCG); “Female Athletes and Head Trauma: What We Know and What We Need to Know”
Jillian Urban (PhD, Wake Forest); “Combining Engineering and Public Health to Improve Sport Safety for Youth Athletes”
Posters/Break (4:00 – 4:15 pm)
Keynote Speakers Session (4:15 – 6 pm):
Moderator: Katherine Arbogast, Exercise Science Major, BrainCARE Research Student, Track and Field Student-Athlete. Katie will be attending Duke University DPT program in Fall 2019.
Johna Register-Mihalek (PhD, UNC); “Concussion Prevention & Treatment: The Next Frontier”
Kristy Arbogast (PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia): “Pediatric Concussion: Who? How? What?”
Information on the Elon BrainCARE Research Institute can be found at