Sport-related concussion: Navigating the latest research findings and clinical recommendations




Sport-related concussion: Navigating the latest research findings and clinical recommendations


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Registration Fee

$15 for NATA members, $25 for non-members


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CENTRAL

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Research in the area of cerebral concussion has provided the athletic training community with valuable new knowledge in recent years. As a result, athletic trainers and team physicians have been forced to re-think their management strategies. The purpose of this webinar is to provide clinicians with a summary of these latest findings, as they pertain to injury epidemiology, biomechanics, clinical care, and return to play decisions.  The session will make reference to the NATA’s Position Statement on Management of Sport-Related Concussion and the Zurich International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.  Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice is the key to reducing the incidence and severity of sport-related concussion and improving return to play decisions. This session should provide valuable information to clinical athletic trainers, researchers, and clinical educators.


Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chair - Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science


Kevin Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as the Chair of Exercise and Sport Science and holds joint appointments in the Department of Orthopaedics, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and Doctoral Program in Human Movement Science. Dr. Guskiewicz’s teaching responsibilities include Cadaver Anatomy, Therapeutic Modalities, Human Anatomy, and Research Methods & Statistics in Sports Medicine. Over the past 17 years, Dr. Guskiewicz’s research has focused on sport-related concussion. He has investigated the effect of sport-related concussion on balance and neuropsychological function in high school and collegiate athletes, and the long-term neurological issues related to playing sport. Dr. Guskiewicz has been the recipient of 20 funded research grants, and has published over 75 journal articles and six textbook chapters related to concussion in sport. He was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2003, the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education in 2006, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2008. In 2010 he was named to NCAA’s Concussion Committee, the NFLPA’s Mackey-White Committee, and the NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee

Learning Objectives:

To provide:

  • An overview of strategies for educating athletes, coaches, and parents about concussion
  • Clinicians with evidence based recommendations on concussion evaluation techniques and return to play decision making
  • An update on considerations for academic accommodations and rehabilitation in for athletes with more prolonged symptomatology

Course Level:



Clinical Evaluation and Assessment
Immediate Care
Treatment, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning

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