Concussion and the Athlete

October 2, 2009 // Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)

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Target Audience: Physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, EMTs and all healthcare providers interested in the care and treatment of concussions

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the biomechanics of concussion

  • Explain the current concussion consensus statements regarding athletic concussion recognition and management

  • Outline the role of neurocognitive testing in concussion diagnosis and management

  • Discuss the clinical triad and neuropathology of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Program Overview: This conference will provide state of the art knowledge for health care providers by providing a balanced mix of prevention and intervention topics in the field of sports concussions. The topics to be covered include Pathophysiology of Concussion; New Concussion Research; Concussion in Women; Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Athlete; The Role of Neurocognitive Testing in Concussion Diagnosis in Management; and On the Field Management of the Head Injured Athlete. In addition, it will feature an audience interactive session of case studies.

Accreditation: Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Medicine is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.


Location: Gillette Stadium
One Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
Phone: (508) 543-8200
Website: www.gillettestadium.com

Room location, directions and parking information will be provided to participants approximately 30 days prior to the meeting.


Presented in conjunction with: Boston University School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery
Brain Injury Association of Massachussetts
Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy


Support: This program is supported by exhibit fees from Stryker, New England Spine (distributor for DePuy Spine), and Medtronic Neurologic Technologies.

Photo Credits: Photograph of Gillette Stadium provided by Gillette Stadium.
Photograph of Patrice Bergeron provided by the Boston Bruins.

Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education
72 East Concord Street, A305, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-4605 // Toll-Free: (800) 688-2475 // Email: cme@bu.edu // Website: www.bu.edu/cme