The Center Foundation’s Annual
Professional Education Conference

A conference for physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational and speech therapists, athletic trainers and other medical professionals.  Updates in research and latest tools in diagnosing youth sport concussions, management of persistent post concussive symptoms, the role of neurological testing and new thinking on return to play and return to learn decisions. Review of the latest research in helmet and cap technology for concussion prevention. Adult concussions will also be reviewed and issues related to Workers Compensation and motor vehicle accidents. Finally, a review of the latest research on long-term consequences of head trauma, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy will also be presented.

In partnership with: St. Charles Medical Center, O.H.S.U., U of O/C.B.R.I.T, H.D.E.S.D, & O.C.A.M.P.

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About the Conference

Every three years The Center Foundation, in collaboration with community partners, hosts an educational symposium dedicated to updating our collective knowledge regarding the recognition, diagnosis, management and prevention of concussions. The last concussion conference, held in April of 2017, included experts from the University of North Carolina and Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. This year's conference plans to build on that knowledge, as well as providing an opportunity for medical professionals from the Pacific Northwest to meet and collaborate on the best practices in concussion management.


Agenda

Friday, May 1st

LOCATION: St. Charles Conference Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701

12:30 pm          Check In and Registration
1:00 pm            Welcome
1:15 pm            Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management - What's the Evidence? Gerry Gioia, PhD
2:15 pm            New Research in Mild TBI Management. James Chesnutt, MD
3:15 pm            Break
3:30 pm            Return to Work and School: PEARLS of Concussion Management in Workers Comp and MVA Litigation. Viviane Ugalde, MD and Bill Rosen, MD
4:30 pm            Neuroradiology and Neurosurgical Approaches to Mild TBI and TBI. Travis Abele, MD and Priscilla Pang, MD, MS
5:30 pm            Dismissal

7:00 pm            Keynote Dinner - Speaker: Gerry Gioia, PhD
LOCATION: Mt. Bachelor Village Conference Center, 19717 Mt. Bachelor Dr., Bend, OR 97702

Saturday, May 2nd

LOCATION: St. Charles Conference Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701

8:00 am            Check In and Registration
8:30 am            Latest Research in Protective Equipment and On Field Assessment of Concussion. Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
9:15 am            Prevention and Education of Concussions in the Local Community. Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
10:00 am          Break
10:15 am          Consequence of Multiple Concussion, CTE, and Concussion Related Affective Disorders in Children and Adults. Gerry Gioia, PhD
11:15 am          Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Management in Central Oregon. Viviane Ugalde, MD
12:15 pm          Lunch
1:30 pm            Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children. Sara Chrisman, MD, MPh
2:30 pm            PT Panel. Laura Ahmed, PT, DPT, Lindsey Berg, DPT, Lisa Corrigan, PT, DPT, ATC, and Kim Pittman, PT, DPT
3:30 pm            Conclusion

Certificates will be sent by email once all online assessments and evaluations have been completed.


Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations with full refund available until March 1, 2020.
Cancellations with 50% refund available March 2 - April 15, 2020.
No refund after April 15, 2020.
* Illness or death in the immediate family are mitigating circumstances considered for refunds, if written request is received no later than ten days after the last day of the conference.


Course Materials

TBD


Course Objectives

Mild TBI Diagnosis and Management ‐ what's the evidence? - Gerard Gioia, PhD
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the evidence of diagnostic tools for the evaluation of mild TBI in the field and in the clinic.
  • Compare the differences in the management of mild TBI between children and adults.

Consequences of Multiple Concussion, CTE and Concussion Related Affective Disorders in Children and Adults - Gerard Gioia, PhD and Sondra Marshall, PhD
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Explain management strategies for children and adults with multiple concussions.
  • Describe the most recent research related to the understanding of CTE.
  • Describe the affective symptoms and conditions associated with mild TBI and make recommendations on how to develop strategies for handling these conditions in the community.

New Research in Mild TBI - James Chesnutt, MD
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Compare the outcomes of early rehab vs standard care in the management of mild TBI.
  • Develop treatment strategies for patients with persistent vestibular and whiplash symptoms following injury.
  • Compare approaches to children vs. adults and the outcomes in return to school/learn, sports, and work.

Mild TBI Management in Central Oregon - Viviane Ugalde, MD
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate and critique the current approaches to mild TBI management.
  • Analyze a practical approach to the clinical examination of mild TBI.
  • Evaluate community outcomes in the management of mild TBI in adults and children.
  • Describe the current understanding of CTE and consider its implication to sports and work.

Latest Research in Protective Equipment and On-Field Assessment of Concussion - Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the latest evidence regarding helmets and other protective equipment in the prevention of concussions.
  • Distinguish the best on field and secondary assessments tools for the athletic trainer evaluating concussions.

Prevention and Education of Concussions in the Local Community - Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Develop strategies and distinguish the best tools for the prevention and reduction of concussions.
  • Develop educational strategies to improve concussion prevention and care in the local community.

Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children - Sara Chrisman, MD, MPh
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and apply treatment strategies for the management of headaches, nausea, vertigo/dizziness, sleep disturbance, and other affective symptoms in children with post-concussion syndrome.

Neuroradiology and Neurosurgical Approaches to Mild TBI - Travis Abele, MD and Priscilla Pang, MD, MS
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indications and ordering guidelines for medical imaging of acute and chronic TBIs.
  • Recognize common findings on CT and MRI in mild TBIs.
  • Describe the latest research and current practices in neuroimaging and neurosurgery.

Return to Work and School: PEARLS of Concussion Management in Workers Comp and MVA Litigation - Viviane Ugalde, MD and Bill Rosen, MD
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish strategies for utilizing school accommodations to help kids return to the classroom.
  • Consider the litigation challenges associated with the treatment of concussions resulting from MVA.
  • Analyze the evidence related to the recovery from mild TBI.

PT Panel -  Laura Ahmed, PT, DPT, Lindsey Berg, DPT, Lisa Corrigan, PT, DPT, ATC, and Kim Pittman, PT, DPT
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Design treatment plans for treating patients with whiplash, neck pain and vestibulocular symptoms.
  • Utilize the buffalo treadmill in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with mild TBI.

CME/CEU Credit Information

CME credit for physicians
10 hours CME credits available.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of St. Charles Health System and The Center Foundation. St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU credit for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

This program qualifies as continuing education units approved by the Board of Certification, provider number P563. Full conference 10 CEU.

Certificates of attendance are available for occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

BOC ap-logoThis program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) through the joint sponsorship of The Center Foundation and St. Charles Health System. The Center Foundation is approved by the BOC to provide continuing education for Athletic Trainers.


Faculty

Travis Abele, MD
Neuroradiologist, Central Oregon Radiology Associates
BIO - Dr. Abele joined Central Radiology Associates in 2014 as a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with additional subspecialty certification in neuroradiology. After finishing medical school and diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, he completed a two-year fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Utah where he continues to serve as an adjunct assistant professor. Dr. Abele has published ten journal articles and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Locally, he is the co-director of neuroradiology, serves on the Stroke Committee at St. Charles Medical Center, and is an adviser to Stroke Awareness Oregon, a public charity championing stroke care in Central Oregon.

Laura Ahmed, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Step and Spine Physical Therapy
Laura Ahmed, PT, DPT, is a 2013 graduate of Duke University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Laura has a passion for providing high quality, compassionate, evidenced based care and has over six years of experience with the delivery of post concussion care. She loves teaching both her patients and peers about concussion to optimize recovery for those in Central Oregon and beyond. 

Lindsey Berg, DPT
Physical Therapist, St. Charles Health System
Lindsey Berg received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of Washington and has worked at St, Charles since 2010. She has broad experience in treating patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She has a special interest in treating patients with vestibular and balance impairments. When Lindsey is not at work, she is busy with her family, including three young children, and enjoys getting outside.

James Chesnutt, MD
Family Practice Sports Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University

Sara Chrisman, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, Seattle Children’s Hospital
BIO - Dr. Chrisman is a Pediatrician and Adolescent Medicine specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, as well as a concussion researcher with a particular interest in youth with Prolonged Concussion Recovery.  Dr. Chrisman is interested in adapting approaches used for youth with chronic pain. She conducted a series of studies examining the use of rehabilitative physical activity, and is also studying mental health interventions such as Stepped Collaborative Care.

Lisa Corrigan, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist, Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion, Therapeutic Associates
Lisa Corrigan PT, DPT, AT Ret, CSCS.  Physical Therapist at Therapuetic Associates Bend Physical Therapy from 2001 to present.  Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion through the American Institute of Balance.

Gerard Gioia, PhD
Division Chief, Neuropsychology, Director, Safe Concussion Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, Consultant for CDC, Heads Up. Children’s National Health System
BIO - Dr. Gioia is the Division Chief of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Health System, where he directs the SCORE Concussion Program. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the GWU School of Medicine. He has developed a number of post-concussion tools for children, and worked with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational toolkits. Dr. Gioia has participated in the International Concussion in Sport Group Consensus meetings, American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Guideline panel, and the CDC’s mild TBI guideline development. He provided concussion management services to youth, high school, college and professional teams. He is the current President and Fellow of the Sports Neuropsychology Society.

Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
Co-Director Matthew A Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, University of North Carolina
Dr. Jason Mihalik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He is the Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, and also serves as Affiliate Faculty at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center in the TBI focus area. Jason teaches courses in Biomechanics (EXSS 385) and Undergraduate Research Methods (EXSS 273), and Graduate Statistics and Research Methods. Jason completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in 2001. He completed his graduate work in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), earning his Master's Degree in December 2004. He was a recipient of a 5-year Royster Fellowship, allowing him to ultimately complete his doctoral work in Human Movement Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the summer of 2009. Jason's primary research interest intersects head trauma biomechanics with clinical outcomes in civilian athletes and military warfighters. He investigates the effectiveness of innovative concussion assessment, management, and rehabilitation technologies. He is additionally interested in the interrelationships between ocular and vestibular function, as well as the utility of neuroimaging and neurophysiology, in the context of the concussion management paradigm. He has developed smartphone applications designed to assist lay rescuers in recognize concussion signs and symptoms and intervene accordingly. He is also the Chief Science Officer for Senaptec Inc., a startup company in the visual and sensory performance space. Jason also studies field management of neurotraumatic spine-related injuries.

Priscilla Pang, MD, MS
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research

Kim Pittman, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion. Therapeutic Associates
Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from CSU, Chico in 2009 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of Puget Sound in 2012. Kim is a Board Certified Orthopedic physical therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and is certified in vestibular and concussion rehab through the American Institute of Balance.

Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
Professor of Athletic Training and Research Scientist, University of North Carolina
Dr. Johna Register-Mihalik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to her role in the Gfeller Center, she serves as a Core Faculty member with the Injury Prevention Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has also worked clinically at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels as an Athletic Trainer. Dr. Register-Mihalik's research work centers on novel behavioral and clinical interventions to improve the prevention and care for concussion across the lifespan. She has been the recipient of several research grants to pursue this line of work. Her work has been published in a variety of journals across the sports medicine and brain injury literature and she was the 2018 recipient of the NATA Foundation’s New Investigator Award and is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Bill Rosen, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine, Missoula, MT
BIO - Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Rosen attended Oregon State University and after a brief stint with the Forest Service, he obtained his MD degree from St. Louis University, in 1988.  Following his 4-year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Davis, Dr. Rosen began practicing physiatry in Montana, with an emphasis on neurotrauma.  In 2014, he qualified for the new subspecialty of Brain Injury Medicine. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Neural Injury Center at the University of Montana, where he is now the Clinical Director of the Center’s Advisory Board.  His research interests include improving the physical examination of individuals who have suffered neural injuries and/or have acquired neurologic dysfunction.

Viviane Ugalde, MD
Physiatry, Medical Director Concussion Management for The Center Foundation 
Dr. Viviane Ugalde is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor with a subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Ugalde has practiced concussion management since 1990 and serves as the Medical Director for The Center Foundation’s concussion management program in Central Oregon. She joined the team of physicians at The Center in 2007 and runs a weekly concussion clinic to help coordinate care for both pediatric and adult patients


Lodging Partner

Mount Bachelor Village preferred lodging partner for Brain Trust 2020

Thank you to our lodging partner, Mount Bachelor Village!
Please use discount code "TCF_20" for special Brain Trust 2020
pricing.

Conference attendees will enjoy the best possible rates when
booking early. Prices are subject to change.


Pricing - Early Bird Pricing Ends March 1st!

Full Conference (includes Friday evening Speaker Dinner)
Physician and Physician Assistant Registration (CME) $500 (Early Bird pricing)
Allied Health Care Provider Registration (BOC CEU) $400 (Early Bird pricing)

Saturday Seminar Only
Physician and Physician Assistant Registration (CME) $400 (Early Bird pricing)
Allied Health Care Provider Registration (BOC CEU) $300 (Early Bird pricing)

Friday Evening Speaker Dinner Only (for spouses and guests) $60 (Early Bird pricing)


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