Concussion Health, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host The Concussion Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency Friday, July 28-Saturday, July 29.
This high impact event has attracted an influential array of healthcare and educational professionals from a range of specialties who will discuss the latest knowledge regarding concussion management and emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration. This multidisciplinary event will make the connection between baseline testing, time of injury, post-injury exam and the recovery process.
“Hearing from the diverse panel of experts assembled will afford attendees an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill base in caring for concussion patients,” said Mark A. Letendre, ATC, Co-Chair of The Concussion Health Summit and Director of Umpire Medical Services for Major League Baseball. “Allowing a hands-on approach as part of the Summit will take thoughts and information shared and turn them into actionable patient care trajectories.”
By bringing together recognized experts, clinicians and industry leaders, The Concussion Health Summit will focus on patient-centric clinical guidelines that most effectively apply the latest evidence-based science in a best practices manner. In novel ways, valuable attendee input will help shape program design and maximize on-site educational impact. Participants will be empowered with the knowledge by which they will solidify vital roles as well recognized experts and important consultative resources in respective medical communities they proudly serve.
“Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has received notable attention in the literature over many years with a consensus that each individual presents uniquely and recovery requires an intra-disciplinary and customized approach,” said Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT and Co-Chair of The Concussion Health Summit. “Yet, such ideas towards concussion (a type of TBI) has lagged in both research and clinical application. It is extremely exciting and promising to see experts from a variety of medical specialties sharing their knowledge on the evolving field of concussion management, especially the evolution of concussion as a treatable injury.”
The Program Planning Committee has assembled a faculty of renowned clinical experts in the treatment and management of concussions. The agenda will include:
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz will present on the latest best practices in concussion management. Dr. Guskiewicz is a neuroscientist and nationally recognized expert and leading researcher in the field of sport-related concussions. He became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in January 2016. Previously, Dr. Guskiewicz had served as senior associate dean for the Natural Sciences and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC Chapel Hill.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Speaker – Thomas Pommering, DO, is Division Chief and Medical Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, as well as Co-Director of the Sports Concussion Clinic. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine, he is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Featured Topics – Treatment of Concussion Starting Day 2; Baseline Testing as a Comprehensive Injury Program; Neuropsychological Assessment in Management of Concussion; Correlation Between Mild Head Trauma in Elderly Falls and Repeated Visits to the Emergency Department; Improving Brain Health Following a Concussion; Evidence Based Care for First Responders
“The Concussion Health summit is a great opportunity for medical professionals to learn and begin the process of applying the latest concussion diagnosis and clinical treatment advances supported by vigorous research,” said Pommering. “On behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine, we are pleased to partner with Concussion Health and offering continued education and discussion on this very important topic.”
Visit the Concussion Health website at www.concussionhealth.com/the-concussion-health-summit for more information regarding speakers and topics. Registration for healthcare and educational professionals is now open: https://www.concussionhealth.com/register.html
About Concussion Health
Concussion Health provides education and services that emphasize the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management from baseline to time of injury to post-injury exam and throughout the recovery process. Through a comprehensive training and certification program, it enables medical providers, hospitals, outpatient clinics and sports organizations to expand their practices to successfully provide comprehensive concussion management services.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
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