WHAT: Concussion Health, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host The Concussion Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency.
WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017; 12:30 p.m.
B-Roll and Interview Opportunities
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WHERE: Hyatt Regency; 350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
WHO: 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.
Dr. 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.
WHY: Before young and teenage athletes begin fall camps and practice in preparation for the upcoming academic school year, Concussion Health and Nationwide Children’s will bring together a group of recognized experts, clinicians and industry leaders to discuss patient-centric clinical guidelines that most effectively apply the latest evidence-based science in a best practices manner. This multidisciplinary event will make the connection between baseline testing, time of injury, post-injury exam and the recovery process.
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 2017-18 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 nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 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.
Jeseka Kreitner, Director of Business Development & Marketing
Co-Founder, Concussion Health
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, Director of Clinical Education