Concussion and the Athlete

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

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7:15am Registration and Breakfast

8:00am Welcoming Remarks
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM
Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FACS


8:15am Biomechanics of Concussion
Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FACS


8:30am Overview of Current Concussion Consensus Statements Including Zurich Conference
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM


9:00am The Role of Neurocognitive Testing in Concussion Diagnosis and Management
Neal McGrath, PhD


9:30am Concussion in Women Athletes - Is There a Gender Difference?
Jim Holsapple, MD


10:00am PANEL DISCUSSION
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM
Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FACS
Jim Holsapple, MD
Neal McGrath, PhD


10:30am Break

10:45am Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the Athlete - Update from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM
Ann C. McKee, MD
Christopher Nowinski
Robert A. Stern, PhD


11:45am Lunch

1:00pm KEYNOTE: My Experience with Concussions
Patrice Bergeron


*schedule permitting


2:00pm On the Field Management of the Head Injured Athlete
Stephen Bushee, ATC
Pierre A. d'Hemecourt, MD


2:30pm Break

2:45pm Case Studies with Audience Participation
  • Concussion in a Female High School Soccer Player
  • Concussion #6 in a High School Football Player
  • Concussion in a Professional Ice Hockey Player with 5 Months of Symptoms
  • Concussion in an NFL Player
  • Concussion in a Pop Warner Football Player
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM
Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FACS
Beth A. Adams, M.Ed., LRC


4:00pm Closing Remarks
Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, FACSM
Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FACS


4:15pm Adjourn

4:15pm Gillete Stadium Field Visit
Immediately following the closing remarks, attendees are invited to take a trip down to the New England Patriots playing field, where you can take photos and touch the turf the champions play on each week. A trip to the Visiting Team Locker Room may also be included. The trip will be highlighted by fun stadium facts, history and stories from a tour guide.


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