Course Information
UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program: Concussion Champions

NEW LOCATION
Edie & Lew Wasserman Building
300 Stein Plaza
Norris Global Conferene Room
4th Floor, Room 437
Los Angeles, CA 90095


August 17, 2019


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Course Description

The UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Concussion Champions CME course will prepare UCLA providers with the tools needed to effectively diagnose and manage youth concussions, as well as provide guidance on the appropriate referrals of complex cases to a multidisciplinary concussion program. Best practices for effective care for individuals with concussion/mild TBI include providing proper education and anticipatory guidance, not utilizing a single test to make the diagnosis of concussion, protecting the athlete from repeat injury, avoiding prolonged absence from school and individualizing and monitoring the concussion recovery plan.

Participants will walk away with templates, forms and guidance on properly completing medical forms required by schools for children to return to school and go back to their respective sports. Attendees will also gain hands-on experience through our interactive sessions.

Target Audience

All Primary Care Providers including: Pediatricians, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Medicine. Specialty Providers Including: Neurologists, Neuropsychologists, Orthopedists, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine providers.

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Concussion Champions
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

  • $75

Refunds

Due to the low enrollment fee, no refunds will be given for this conference.

Faculty

Course Chair

Chris Giza, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine
and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Medical Director, UCLA Operation Mend

Course Faculty

Talin Babikian, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

Meeryo Choe, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine
and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

Joshua Goldman, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
Assistant Team Physician, UCLA Athletics

Josh Kamins, MD
Senior UCLA Tisch and Goldberg Fellow
Sports Neurology and Headache
David Geffen School of Medicine
and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA

Douglas Polster, PhD
Sports Neuropsychologist
UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program
David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA

Aliyah Snyder, PhD
UCLA Tisch Fellow
Neuropsychologist
David Geffen School of Medicine
and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA

Program Agenda

Saturday August 17, 2019

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 Welcome and Introductory Comments
8:25 Concussion Knowledge Assessment: Pre-Test
8:30 Concussion Epidemiology, Risk and Time Course
9:00 Clinical Concussion Assessment
9:30 Neurocognitive Testing
10:00 Return to School, Return to Play and Retirement Decisions
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Interactive Breakout and Demonstration Stations (Includes BrainSPORT Protocol)
11:15 Current Research and Media Coverage of Youth Concussions
11:45 Case Review and Q&A
(Faculty Panel)
12:30 Concussion Knowledge Assessment: Post-Test
12:35 Closing – Post Course Resource Library
1:00 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Serve as "Concussion Champions" at each respective clinic and be current on sports-concussion management for athletes.
  • Relate the risks and benefits of sports participation to families, including the relative risks for concussion in different sports and different conditions.
  • Use a multimodal clinical concussion assessment test battery that may include symptoms, cognition (including computerized testing), balance, reaction time and number reading.
  • Develop an individualized management plan for youths with concussion, including return to school, return to physical activity and return to contact risk.
  • Relate to families the potential risks of repetitive concussions based upon peer-reviewed publications and yet also be aware of current information circulated through the media.
  • Appropriately refer complex patients, initiate proper treatment and understand circumstances for recommending retirement from a particular sport.

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Location

NEW LOCATION

Edie & Lew Wasserman Building
300 Stein Plaza
Norris Global Conferene Room
4th Floor, Room 437
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Directions and Parking

Enter 300 Stein Plaza Driveway into your GPS.  It will bring you to the Jules Stein Plaza Driveway where parking will be to your immediate right.  Pull a ticket from the kiosk and you be asked to pay $13 when you exit.  The parking lost is off Westwood Blvd and Stein Plaza.  The Edie & Lew Wasserman Building is located at the top of the plaza.

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact BrainSPORT Program Coordinator: Philip Rosenbaum, prosenbaum@mednet.ucla.edu