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NeuroHealth Symposium – Curriculum



MARCH 10, 2023 — Day 1

Time Topic Faculty/Speaker
8:00 Registration/Check-in
8:45 Program Remarks & Introduction Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
Session 1 — Injury Assessment
8:55 Welcome remarks Bob & Lisa Gfeller
9:15 Concussion: An evolving science Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC
9:45 Assessing concussion: From the NCAA-DOD CARE Consortium to the global stage Steve Broglio, PhD, ATC
10:10 In the eyes of the beholder: Vision assessment following concussion Brett Miller, OD, FCOVD
10:30 Understanding the whole athlete: Intersecting psychological, social, and physical function JD DeFreese, PhD
10:50 Sudden death in sport: Lessons learned from catastrophic TBI Kristen Kucera, PhD, ATC
11:10 Break
11:20 Keynote address — From Chapel Hill to the Wide World of Sports: A conversation with Jim Lampley
12:00 Lunch
Session 2 — Frontiers in NeuroHealth Science & Prevention
1:00 From how many fingers to a finger prick: The evolving role of blood biomarkers in concussion and TBI Michael McCrea, PhD
1:50 Brain imaging: It’s just a theory Jacob Powell, MS, LAT, ATC
2:10 Talk to me: What we say and what it means Lindsey Byom, PhD, CCC-SLP
2:30 QuietEye: Digitally transforming vision-in-action Adam Kiefer, PhD
2:50 “Pre-hab” for brain health: Potential neuroprotective factors Madison Chandler, PhD
3:10 Guarding your brain: After-market football head protection Aaron Sinnott, PhD
3:30 How many words are 30,000 pictures worth? High-speed ultrasonography and shear shock theory Gianmarco Pinton, PhD
3:50 From clones to doppelgangers: Advances in artificial intelligence and digital twinning Adam Kiefer, PhD
4:10 Panel discussion: Translating innovation into clinical utility
4:30 Social/Networking Reception


MARCH 11, 2023 — Day 2

Time Topic Faculty/Speaker
8:00 Registration/Check-in
8:25 Converging upon NeuroHealth: Tackling the problem
Session 3 — Injury Management/Treatment
8:30 The world is spinning: Common approaches to treat vestibular issues Heidi Greata, DPT
8:50 Taking the helmet and keys away: Implications for post-injury driving Julianne Schmidt, PhD, ATC
9:10 Return to learn: What does this mean? Michael McCrea, PhD
9:30 Focus! Treating concussion vision issues Brett Miller, OD, FCOVD
9:50 Active Rehab: As activity becomes the standard of care Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
10:10 Mindfulness matters: Meditation and mindfulness as a concussion treatment Christy Callahan, MS, RYT-200
10:30 Zip code medicine: How social determinants of health intersect with injury management Brittany Ingram, MA, LAT, ATC
10:50 From kids to retirees: Managing complex atypical cases Kevin Carneiro, DO
11:10 Break
11:15 Q&A with the experts: Medical panel (moderated by Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC) Josh Bloom, MD, MPH
Kevin Carneiro, DO
Mercedes Cunningham, MS, LAT, ATC
Jackie Harpham, MA, LAT, ATC
Kelly Waicus, MD, CAQSM
12:00 Lunch
Session 4 — Translating Civilian Science to the Military
1:00 My headache: Managing concussion in theater LTC (Ret.) Stephen DeLellis, MPAS-C
1:30 Are all concussions created equal? Comparing civilian student-athletes and military service academies Steve Broglio, PhD, ATC
1:50 Assessing & Tracking Tactical (ATTAC) Forces Initiative: A civilian-military partnership Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
2:10 Progressive Return to Activity (PRA): Evolving mTBI guidance for Military Servicemembers Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD
2:30 Return to duty: When injury recovery intersects with service Wesley Cole, PhD, CBIS
2:50 Don’t underestimate sleep: The glymphatic system and TBI Dawn Kernagis, PhD
3:10 Transitioning from active duty to Veterans: The THRIVE Program COL (Ret.) Shawn Kane, MD
3:30 Panel discussion
3:55 Closing remarks Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
4:00 Adjourn


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