I received the following press release about a Concussion Symposium coming up in March. The faculty is not your “usual suspects” rather some very good and known people in the medical field. If you get the chance to head down to Texas for that Saturday I believe you will not be wasting your time or resources. I would love to make it, however I have a prior commitment; that being said someone take good notes for me.
I would also like to add that having athletic trainers on the program list legitimizes this symposium in my mind. Here is the presser;
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Concussion Compliance presents “Bridging the Gap on Best-Practices in Concussion Management.” This day-long exchange, sponsored by St. David’s HealthCare, brings together leading medical experts and practitioners to discuss the issues dominating today’s best-practice concussion management and how to incorporate the guidelines as well as the use of several tools into clinical practice.
The national symposium will be held March 2, 2013, at the Norris Conference Center, Austin. Registration is now open
“Communication and education that crosses traditional boundaries are key factors to providing good concussion treatment for our young athletes,” said Theodore Spinks, M.D., chair of the symposium program planning committee. He is a board certified neurosurgeon seeing patients in Austin, Round Rock, and Georgetown, Texas. Dr. Spinks currently serves on the CDC Expert Panel for Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. He also served on the Texas Medical Association Committee on Concussions in Athletes during the last session of the Texas Legislature.
The symposium program provides an overview of the current best practices and consensus statements on concussion management, the latest scientific research, an update on tools available to practitioners, and perspectives from experts in concussion management.
- Featured Topics – The Physician’s Perspective; An Athletic Trainer’s Perspective; Head to Head: Cognitive Testing; Beyond Cognition: Balance Testing; A Look Into the Future: Vision Testing; Neurosurgical Management of Head Injuries and Concussion; Implementation of Best Practices Into Clinical Practice
- Keynote Speaker – Dr. Steven Erickson will present on the latest best practices in concussion management. Dr. Erickson is the medical consultant for Major League Baseball caring for the umpires and serves on the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee and the Major League Baseball Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee.
- Reading of Proclamation from Governor Perry’s Office – March Concussion Awareness Month in Texas
- Exhibit Hall – Featuring the newest in technology, practice services, practice information, and pharmaceuticals
In addition, Governor Perry has Continue reading