Heads up to physicians and health care providers in the Garden State: here's a chance to learn about sport concussions from some of top experts in the field as, this coming Sunday, July 17, 2011, the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey will hold its second annual sports concussion summit in Plainsboro.
The summit will feature a star-studded lineup of sports concussion experts, including MomsTeam's contributing expert emeritus, Dr. Robert Cantu of Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MomsTeam's expert sports concussion neuropsychologist and Director of the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, Dr. Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Dr. Steven Broglio, Director of the Neurotrauma Research Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Jason Mihalik of the Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Among the important topics to be discussed will be:
- Office/Sideline evaluation of concussion
- Assessing balance in concussion
- The role of neurocognitive testing
- Adolescent concussion and cognitive rest; and
- Return to play considerations.
New Jersey is among the twenty-four states that have passed strong youth sports concussion safety laws in the past two years. One of the components of New Jersey's law, which goes into effect for the 2011-2012 academic year, is a requirement that all school physicians, all those who coach a public or private school interscholastic sport, and all athletic trainers involved in a public or private interscholastic school program receive training in concussion evaluation and management.
What better way to learn about sport concussions than from some of the country's most knowledgeable concussion experts.