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 and Sondra Marshall, 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

Laura Ahmed, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Step and Spine Physical Therapy

Lindsey Berg, DPT
Physical Therapist, St. Charles Health System

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

Sara Chrisman, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Lisa Corrigan, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist, Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion, Therapeutic Associates

Gerard Gioia, PhD
Division Chief, Neuropsychology, Director, Safe Concussion Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program, Consultant for CDC, Heads Up. Children’s National Health System

Sondra Marshall, PhD
Licensed phsychologist and Programs of Evaluation, Development and Learning (PEDAL) Clinic Director, St. Charles Health System

Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
Co-Director Matthew A Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, University of North Carolina

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

Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
Professor of Athletic Training and Research Scientist, University of North Carolina

Bill Rosen, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine, Missoula, MT

Viviane Ugalde, MD
Physiatry, Medical Director Concussion Management for The Center Foundation


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

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

Saturday Seminar Only
Physician Registration (CME) $400
Allied Health Care Provider Registration (BOC CEU) $300

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



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