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About the 360 Neuro Health Summit

The 360 Neuro Health Summit provides an opportunity for the global community of healthcare, research, and education professionals to participate in a multidisciplinary forum of the latest knowledge and technologies for visual-vestibular related disorders, including concussion, 3PD, visually induced dizziness…and so much more!  

The Vestibular Health Summit & the Concussion Health Summit are now one annual event: 360 Neuro Health Summit

We’re proud to announce the 360 Neuro Health Summit will be held on January 19 – 21, 2022. Join us for this interactive virtual event. Tune in from the comfort of your own home/work computer or electronic device of your choice.

Concussion Health Track

We’re excited to announce Anthony P. Kontos, PhD, director of research for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, as the keynote for Day 1

Visual-Vestibular Health Track

Day 2 focuses on visual-vestibular dysfunction across the lifespan: from pediatrics to geriatrics – a comprehensive problem-solving approach

Personal & Professional Growth Track

We’ll wrap with a discussion on practical tools to conquer obstacles in our personal and professional growth. 

Our Past Events & Speakers

The Concussion Health Summit and the Vestibular Health Summit are now one annual event. 

2020 Concussion Health Summit

Mark Lovell, PhD, ABN, FACPN and John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP kicked off the Summit with Historical Perspective on Concussion and Prescribing Aerobic Exercise for Sport-Related Concussion.

We heard from a number of world-renowned experts in concussion management including William Padula OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA; Mark Halstead, MD; RJ Elbin, PhD; Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS; Thomas Bottiglieri, DO; Donna Broshek, PhD, ABPP-CN; Jamie Pardini, PhD; Stanley Herring, MD; Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS; Summer Ott, PsyD; Brian Roberts, ATC; Shane Miller, MD; Shelly Massingale, PT, MPT, and Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT.

The 2020 Virtual Concussion Health Summit delivered a unique opportunity to connect with world-renowned experts in concussion management! See below for a full list of speakers.

As we demonstrated the last three years, our Summit is a uniquely interactive educational initiative which empowers progressive healthcare professionals to learn more about collaboratively setting the gold standard in best practices concussion care.

Our high impact event attracted an influential array of healthcare and educational professionals, while emphasizing the mission critical nature of multidisciplinary collaboration.

By bringing together recognized experts, caring clinicians, and industry leaders, we focused on patient-centric clinical guidelines that most effectively apply the latest evidence-supported science.

Sessions

Mark Lovell, PhD, ABN, FACPN
Historical Perspective on Concussion
Q&A Session with Mark Lovell, PhD

John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP
Prescribing Aerobic Exercise for Sport-Related Concussion
Q&A Session with John Leddy, MD

William Padula OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA
Visual Processing Dysfunction Caused by Concussion
Q&A Session with William Padula, OD

Mark Halstead, MD
Return to Learn
Q&A Session with Mark Halstead, MD

RJ Elbin, PhD
New Approaches to Measuring Concussion Clinical Profiles
Q&A Session with RJ Elbin, PhD

Anne Mucha, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Vestibular Therapy in Concussion Management
Q&A Session with Anne Mucha, PT, DPT

Thomas Bottiglieri, DO
Cervical Involvement Associated with Concussion
Q&A Session with Dr. Bottiglieri

Donna Broshek, PhD, ABPP-CN | Jamie Pardini, PhD |Stanley Herring, MD
Persisting Symptoms After Concussion
Q&A Session with Drs. Broshek, Pardini, and Herring

Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS
CTE: Past Present and Future
Q&A Session with Joseph Maroon, MD

Expert Panel Discussion – How to Start a Concussion Management Program
– Summer Ott, PsyD
– Brian Roberts, ATC
– Shane Miller, MD
– Shelly Massingale, PT, MPT
– Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT – Moderator

2020 Vestibular Health Summit

We were honored to have Sue Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPT serve as the keynote for the 2020 Virtual Vestibular Health Summit. We also heard from a number of thought leaders in the areas of vestibular therapy, neuro-optometry, and neurotology and had the opportunity to ask them questions during live Q&A sessions. These speakers included Michelle Gutierrez, PT, DSc; Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT; Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT​; Shin Beh, MD; Kendal Reddell, PT, DPT, NCS; DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD; Fernando Santos, PT, PhD; Amy Alexander, PT; Denise Gobert, PT, PhD, GCS​​, and Jamie Bogle, AuD, PhD.

The 2020 Vestibular Health Summit took place online Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2, 2020. This event focused on a variety of vestibular disorders and treatment strategies.

The 4th Annual Vestibular Health Summit was an interactive virtual event. Our participants tuned in from the comfort of their own home/work computer or electronic device of their choice. We elevated our knowledge in vestibular disorders and treatment strategies.

Sessions

Educational Session 1: Sue Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Factors that may delay recovery in persons with vestibular disorders

Educational Session 2: Michelle Gutierrez, PT, DSc
Optimizing Vestibular Ocular Reflex Adaptation

Educational Session 3: Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT
Atypical BPPV

Educational Session 4: Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT​
BPPV Assessment & Treatment

Educational Session 5: Shin Beh, MD
Vestibular Migraines

Educational Session 6: Kendal Reddell, PT, DPT, NCS
Vestibular Rehab in Patients with Motion Sensitivity

Educational Session 7: DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD
Visual & Vestibular Integration

Educational Session 8: Fernando Santos, PT, PhD
Virtual Reality in Vestibular Rehab

Educational Session 9: Amy Alexander, PT
Vestibular Rehab Treatment in Concussion Management

Educational Session 10: Denise Gobert, PT, PhD, GCS​​
An Update on Dizziness in the Elderly

Educational Session 11: ​Jamie Bogle, AuD, PhD
Using Vestibular Diagnostics to Guide Therapy

2019 Concussion Health Summit

The 360 Neuro Health Institute co-hosted with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas held the 2019 Concussion Health Summit and Town Hall Event in Austin, Texas at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. This event encouraged education and discussion, bringing together an influential array of experts, practitioners, and community from a range of specialties who discussed the latest knowledge and technology regarding diagnosing and treating concussions.

We heard from Christopher Giza, MD; Mark A. Letendre, ATC; Derrick Chan, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT; Martha Pyron, MD; Jamshid Ghajar, MD; Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, CCVT; Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT, MCT; Kendal Reddell, PT, DPT, NCS; Lisa Becker, PTA; Angela Rich, OCS, PT, ScD; Brian Farr, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS; Chris Ashton MS, LAT, ATC; William Qubty, MD, and Navy Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MD.

The Concussion Health Summit’s participants included healthcare providers and continuing education credits (for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers). We also held a Concussion Town Hall Discussion Panel from 1:30pm to 3:00pm open to the community.

Following the morning session was an interactive event with open discussions and question & answer sessions among healthcare providers, advocates, and individuals who have suffered a concussion as well as loved ones and caregivers.

FREE Balance Performance Baseline Testing also took place on Sunday, September 29th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm for 100 student-athletes.

Sessions

CONCUSSION HEALTH SUMMIT – DAY 1

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Registration & Networking

2:00pm – 2:15pm
Welcome Remarks & Summit Format
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, CCVT &
Mark A. Letendre, ATC

2:15pm – 3:00pm
The Evolving Role of Athletic Trainers in Concussion Management
Derrick Chan, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Sideline Assessment to the Physician’s Office
Martha Pyron, MD

4:00pm – 5:00pm
The Sports Medicine Model in Concussion: Where do we go from here?
Adam Bauman, MS, RPh

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Evidence Based Concussion Guidelines
Jamshid Ghajar, MD

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Reception & Vendor Networking

CONCUSSION HEALTH SUMMIT – DAY 2

Assessment and Treatment Hands-On Labs​

Hands-on Labs Instructors:
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, CCVT
Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT, MCT
Kendal Reddell, PT, DPT, NCS
Lisa Becker, PTA
Angela Rich, OCS, PT, ScD
Brian Farr, MA, ATC, LAT, CSCS

8:00am – 10:00am
Exertional | Vestibular | Cervical | Vision

10:00am – 12:00pm
Networking Break & Group Practice

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch on own

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Concussion Treatment: The Role of Pharmacologic Interventions
Chris Ashton MS, LAT, ATC

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Panel Discussion & Networking Break

​3:00pm – 5:30pm
Networking Break & Treatment Hands-On Lab with Group Practice

CONCUSSION HEALTH SUMMIT – DAY 3

Consequences of Concussion​

8:00am – 9:00am
Return to Learn
Martha Pyron, MD

9:00am – 10:00am
Headache & Migraine
William Qubty, MD

10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 11:30am
Sleep Disturbances and Head Trauma
Navy Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MD

11:30am – 12:30pm – Keynote Session
The Future of Sports And Concussion
Christopher Giza, MD

2019 Vestibular Health Summit

The 2019 Vestibular Health Summit focused on an interactive case study approach. It was held in Austin, Texas on March 2 & 3, 2019 in collaboration with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMC).

The Summit kicked off on Saturday, March 2nd with an interactive case studies group discussion where we worked through questions that appeared on the shared screen and answered on our mobile phones or personal devices.

We discussed Case Study 1: Acute Onset of Vertigo (Vestibular Neuritis), Case Study 2: An Atypical Presentation, and Study 3: Unilateral Vestibular Loss with BPPV.

After lunch, we continued our group discussion with Case Study 4: Concussion and wrapped up day 1 with an update on Treatment Strategies and Progress.

On Sunday, March 3rd, we reviewed Case Study 5: Pediatric Vestibular Case, Case Study 6: Visually Induced Dizziness and Case Study 7: Atypical BPPV. The Summit wrapped up with an in depth, peer-to-peer question and answer discussion.

The Vestibular Health Summit also provided opportunities to network through social events and technical exhibits. Again, this summit focused on a comprehensive problem solving approach to diagnosing and treating dizziness and balance disorders. We shared strategies and an incredible set of tools at this event. We discussed the utilization of subjective and objective findings to formulate a working diagnosis and the most appropriate care plan as well as define treatment principles in vestibular rehabilitation.

Speakers

BRIDGETT WALLACE, PT, DPT
Bridgett Wallace has a doctorate of physical therapy and holds competency-based certifications in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management. She is the founder of 360 Balance & Hearing Center and co-founder of 360 Neuro Health Institute.

CHELE FRIZELL, RN
Chele Frizell is a licensed registered nurse. She is also the patient care coordinator, performs vestibular diagnostic testing in collaboration with the audiologist and assists in training interns/residents. Chele is a professional member of the Vestibular Disorders Association and serves as Practice Manager for 360 Balance & Hearing.

BRAD MELANCON, MS, FAAA
Brad Melançon is a licensed audiologist. He holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and professional member of the Vestibular Disorders Association. Mr. Melancon is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

LISA BECKER, PTA
Lisa Becker is a licensed physical therapist assistant and is currently working on her certification in personal training/fitness with an emphasis on the geriatric population. She is The Director of Community Outreach programs for 360 Balance & Hearing.

RUDIE SPIGARELLI, PT, DPT, MCT
Rudie Spigarelli has a doctorate in physical therapy and holds a certificate of competency in manual therapy and concussion management. Dr. Spigarelli is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Vestibular Disorders Association. She serves as Director of Physical Therapy for 360 Balance & Hearing.

NATALIE HIDDEMEN, PT, DPT, NCS
Natalie Hiddemen has a doctorate in physical therapy holds a board certification in neurologic physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. She also has a certificate of competency in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders. She is a PWR!Moves-certified therapist, which is a specialty in treating individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She serves as the Director of Clinical Education for 360 Balance & Hearing.

KENDAL REDDELL, PT, DPT, NCS
Kendal Reddell has a doctorate in physical therapy and is an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Clinical Neurologic Specialist. She also holds a certificate of competency in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders from Emory University. Kendal is a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and LSVT BIG certified therapist, specializing in treating individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

DENISE GOBERT, PT, PhD, Board Certified Neurology Clinical Specialist, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults
Associate Professor at Texas State University Physical Therapy Department
Licensed PT since 1994. Is part of the neuroscience team and research team. Has previously taught at University of Kansas Medical Center and served as adjunct at University of Maryland and George Washington University. Specialty area is vestibular rehabilitation.

ANGELA RICH, OCS, PT, ScD, Certified Athletic Trainer                            
Assistant Professor at Texas State University Physical Therapy Department
Licensed as a physical therapist in 1994. Certified Athletic Trainer since 1984. Dr. Rich earned a Doctor of Science degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2011.  She is a private practice owner for 16 years with specialization in sports medicine/ orthopaedics and a special interest in treating elite club, collegiate and international athletes. Board Certified in Orthopaedics. A graduate of Texas State Physical Therapy Program, Dr. Rich returned to the program in the fall of 2015 as a member of the musculoskeletal team.

VALARIE FLEMING, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Chair and Associate Professor at Texas State University
Dr. Fleming received her Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include cognitive and linguistic aging in normal and disordered populations, health literacy, and variables influencing access and utilization of health services in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Dr. Fleming teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, and neurogenic language disorders. She has rehabilitative experience with adolescents and adults in acute care, sub-acute care, and outpatient settings.

DERRICK CHAN, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT
Derric Chan is an outpatient pediatric physical therapist, Vestibular Certified at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region. Serving a 46-county area and beyond, Dell Children’s is the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents.

2018 Concussion Health Summit

The Summit was held in Southlake, Texas, at Hilton Dallas Southlake Town Square on Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. This three day program encouraged education and discussion – bringing together an influential array of experts, practitioners, and innovators from a range of specialties who discussed the latest knowledge and technology regarding concussion management. It was designed to present the success factors critical to a comprehensive concussion program and utilize this information for performance enhancement, concussion reduction and post-data comparison if a concussion or even an orthopedic injury should occur.

360 Neuro Health Institute (BOC AP# P8749) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 14 EBP Category hours/CEUs. Continuing education credits are available for therapists through the Texas Physical Therapy Association and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.

The Program Planning Committee assembled a faculty with renowned clinical experts to provide opportunities for approved continuing education sessions as well as case-study round table discussions where each group worked together to determine best practice concussion management guidelines.

Snapshot of the Summit Program Format:

Registration began at 1 pm Friday, July 27th
The Exhibit Hall showed the most current technologies, products and services from our sponsors and exhibitors.
Friday began with an interactive case studies round table discussion with the goal of developing best practice guidelines to present on Sunday, July 29th followed by one of our keynote speakers, James Sterling, MD.
Sunday followed a similar format with speakers in the morning and hands-on workshops (see details below).

The Concussion Health Summit also provided opportunities to network through social events, CH L.A.B.S. (Concussion Health’s Leading Advancements, Breakthroughs & Solutions) and technical exhibits.

Sessions

Friday, July 27, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration & Networking

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Welcome Presentation
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT – Summit Co-Chair
Mark A. Letendre, ATC – Summit Co-Chair
Kenneth W. Locker, MA, ATC – Program Committee Chair

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Interactive Case Studies: Round Table Discussion
Scanning for Planning
Interpreting Findings
Planning for Treatment​

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Implementation of a Comprehensive Concussion Management Program
Jeffrey Baggett, MS, ATC
Scott Burkhart, Psy.D

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Adolescent Predisposition for Concussion & Recovery
Keynote Session
James Sterling, MD

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Saturday, July 28, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Psychological Overlay in Concussion Care & Recovery
Jamie Pardini, PhD

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Sleep Disturbances and Head Trauma
Navy Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MD

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Break & Exhibit Visitation

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Implications of Playing after the Injury & Concussion Prevention
Shane Miller, MD

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Question and Answer Expert Panel Discussion

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch with Accepted Proposal Presentations

– What is appropriate return to “play” for the brain? Academic Modifications and Return to Learn after Concussion Chris Ashton MS, ATC

– Interdisciplinary treatment of concussion: From the physician office to the therapy clinic
Chris Ashton MS, ATC
Michael Steiner PT, DPT

– Advanced Techniques in Concussion Identification and Remediation
Jessica Kempa, MS, ATC, CES
Meghan Mattson, ATC

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Concussion Care: a Chiropractor’s Perspective
Craig Couillard, DC

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Principles and Considerations to Become a Concussion Spotter
Rod Walters, DA, ATC

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Head Impact Biomechanics: Engineering a Safer Game
​Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Networking Break & Exhibit Visitation

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
CH L.A.B.S – Leading Advancements, Breakthroughs & Solutions

Sunday, July 29, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Case Studies Interactive Group – Best Practice Guidelines
Group Discussion

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Networking Break & Exhibit Visitation

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
45 minute hands-on workshops:

– Cervicogenic Dysfunction Post-Concussion
Angela Rich, OCS, PT, ScD

– Visual Evaluation Techniques and Functional Retraining
Charles Shidlofsky, O.D., FCOVD

– COBALT – Concussion Balance Testing
Shelly Massingale, MS, PT

– Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment Techniques Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT

2018 Vestibular Health Summit

The 2018 Vestibular Health Summit: Vestibular Dysfunction Across the Life Span – From Pediatrics to Geriatrics was brought to you by 360 Balance & Hearing Center and 360 Neuro Health Institute in collaboration with ​Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

This summit focused on a comprehensive problem solving approach to diagnosing and treating dizziness and balance disorders. It provided a review of functional anatomy and physiology of the balance systems with a closer look at identifying peripheral and central pathway pathologies.

This summit also placed an emphasis on utilization of subjective and objective findings to formulate a working diagnosis and the most appropriate care plan, including identification when additional referrals/tests are needed. The material was presented in a manner to support evidence-based medicine and introduced critical thinking skills in the diagnostic process.

​The participants were introduced to a variety of diagnoses (both central and peripheral), including recommended medical and therapy interventions for optimal outcomes.

We discussed the utilization of subjective and objective findings to formulate a working diagnosis and the most appropriate care plan as well as defined treatment principles in vestibular rehabilitation.

Sessions

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Clinical Exam: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective
Natalie Hiddemen, PT, DPT, NCS

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
The Role of Vestibular Rehabilitation
Rudie Spigarelli, PT, DPT, CMT

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Q&A Session – Expert Panel
Afternoon Speakers

Sunday, March 4, 2018

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Coffee & pastries

8:00 am – 8:30 am
The Principles of Vestibular Rehabilitation
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT, PTIT, V2FIT Cert

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Review of Case Studies
(Expert Panel)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Special Topics: Central Vestibular Dysfunction and Vestibular Rehab
Natalie Hiddemen, PT, DPT, NCS

11:15 am – 11:45 am
Special Topics: Anxiety and Dizziness
Lisa Becker, PTA

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Special Topics: Pediatric Concussion
Derrick Chan, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Special Topics: Adult Concussion
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Q&A Session

2017 Concussion Health Summit

360 Neuro Health, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, held The Concussion Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hyatt Regency on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017.

This two day long program encouraged education and discussion – bringing together an influential array of experts, practitioners, and innovators from a range of specialties who discussed the latest knowledge and technology regarding concussion management. By emphasizing the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach, the Summit aimed to make the connection between prevention, baseline testing, time of injury, post-injury exam and the recovery process.

The Program Planning Committee assembled a faculty of renowned clinical experts who provided opportunities for approved continuing education sessions as well as special programming for concussion survivors and caregivers. The Concussion Health Summit also provided opportunities to network through social events and round table discussions.

Sessions

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration & Networking

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome Remarks & Summit Format

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Case Study 1: Treatment of Concussion Starting Day 2
Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT
Concussions need to be treated actively. Randy’s presentation will focus on the importance of beginning treatment day 2 after concussion and share treatment ideas. He will also discuss how such activities can go beyond an injury rehab program
and enhance athletic performance.

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Case Study 2: A Concussion Case Study ~ Older Adult
Bridgett Wallace, PT, DPT
Everyone is at risk for a brain injury, especially older adults. Falls were the leading cause of brain injury, accounting for >40% of all brain injuries in the United States. Bridgett will review key findings from the examination, interpret the findings, and provide patient specific treatment goals and appropriate intervention.

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Case Study 3: Military Case Study
Navy Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MD
Dr. Sargent will present a military case study that includes the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in concussion recovery, including discussion on his first-of-its-kind, DoD, residential treatment program that resulted in decrease anxiety levels, insomnia and depressive symptoms even after previous treatments had failed.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Rob Hofschulte, PT – Case Study Winner!
Case Study Summary: Patient history of temporal-mandibular dysfunction (TMD) identified as a contributing factor to headaches in a patient post-concussion. Interventions for TMD (including dry needling) were combined with exertional, vestibular and visual exercises to allow for a quicker and complete recovery.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
John Ralston – Case Study Winner!
Case Study Summary: Wearable head impact dosimeters appear to be a powerful objective tool to support remove-from-play decisions and to limit cumulative head impact exposure trauma to levels below neural damage thresholds.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Case Study Question & Answer Session

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Networking Break & Sponsor Spotlight
Atlas Concussion Testing
Upledger Institute

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch on own

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Baseline Testing as a Comprehensive Injury Program
Brian Roberts MS, ATC, ITAT
Baseline testing is an integral component to any comprehensive concussion management program providing best practices. Baseline testing is important: to have comparative data pre- and post-injury; to identify impairments before the season starts, and to create a comprehensive injury prevention program. Brian will discuss how we integrate into practice by identifying pre-existing conditions: symptoms, cognitive testing, balance testing and vision/visual motor testing as well as athletic enhancement.

​2:00 PM – 2:10 PM
Q&A Session

TRACK 1
2:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Baseline & Performance Enhancement Hands-On Workshops
These 30 minute hands-on workshops mimic clinical settings, providing interactive experiences with experts and attendees. They will be presented in five tracks.

Workshop 1: Train Above the Neck
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD
This is an interactive workshop to demonstrate dual tasking activities (cognitive and visual) to optimize performance through quick decision making, reaction times and concentration.

Workshop 2: Neck Strengthening
Brian Roberts MS, ATC, ITAT
This workshop addresses neck strengthening exercises in effort to decrease concussion risk.

Workshop 3: Lower Extremity Functional Testing
James Onate, PhD, ATC, FNATA
This workshop demonstrates lower extremity functional assessments as baseline and return to play criteria following neuromuscular trauma as well as how to recognize tools utilized for performance.

Workshop 4: Vestibular
Shelly Massingale, PT, MPT
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the COBALT, which is a cutting-edge computerized balance test that includes both high level visual and vestibular demands.

Workshop 5: Vision
Charlie Shearer, OD
This hands-on workshop provides demonstration on visual training activities to optimize athletic performance for reaction, anticipation and visual memory.

TRACK 2
2:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Overcoming Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Amy Zellmer
Every 11 seconds, someone in the US will suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Chances are you or someone you love has been affected by one. TBI can happen to anyone, it does not discriminate. Amy Zellmer suffered a TBI on a cold morning in February when she slipped on a patch of ice in the driveway. Join Amy as she shares her story of recovery, and enlightens you with ways to help support a loved one dealing with this invisible injury. She will give you insight into a life that even doctors don’t fully understand.

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Networking Break

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
The Utility of Neuropsychological Testing in the Management of Concussion
Summer Ott, Psy.D.
Dr. Ott’s presentation takes a look at the evolution of neuropsychological assessment in sports, the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS concussion management protocols as well as short and long term effects following sports-related concussion.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Making the Most of the Sideline Assessment
Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Dr. McLeod’s presentation will describe the goals of the on-field and sideline assessment, discuss the “critical elements” of the sideline assessment reported from the Berlin consensus meeting and debate the merits of various on-field and sideline assessment techniques.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Correlation Between Mild Head Trauma in Elderly Falls and Repeated Visits to the Emergency Department
Mark Conroy, MD
According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls were the leading cause of TBI. Falls accounted for 47% of all TBI-related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States. Falls disproportionately affect the youngest and oldest age groups: nearly 4 in 5 (79%) TBI related ED visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in adults aged 65 and older were caused by falls.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Evaluation of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Steven Erickson, MD
This presentation will address the diagnosis, pathophysiology and evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury from a physician’s perspective.

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
Improving Brain Health Following a Concussion
Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS
Dr. Maroon’s presentation will identify the six key types of post-concussion syndromes and their individual treatment protocols as well as explain the importance of brain nutrition, neuropsychological testing and physical conditioning, before and after suffering a brain related trauma. Attendees will also learn about the latest not traditional adjunctive brain recovery therapies using medical marijuana, omega-3 EFA, HBO and stem cells.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Nuances and Conundrums
Thomas Pommering, DO
Dr. Pommering is Division Chief and Medical Director for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine as well as Co-Director of the Sports Concussion Clinic. He is a Clinical Assistant Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine as well as, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

12:00 PM -1:15 PM
The State of Sport Concussion: Legitimate Concern vs. Paranoia?
Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC
Luncheon Keynote Speaker​ (included in the cost of registration)

TRACK 1
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Rehab & Progression Hands-On Workshops
30 minute hands-on workshops mimic clinical settings, providing interactive experiences with experts and attendees. They will be presented in five tracks.

Workshop 1: Vision Training
DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD
This workshop will include demonstration of a variety of visual training exercises to address symptoms related to post-concussion as well as performance.

Workshop 2: Vestibular/Balance
Shelly Massingale, PT, MPT
This workshop will include hands-on demonstration of balance/vestibular exercises for post-concussion rehab.

Workshop 3: Exertion
Brian Roberts MS, ATC, ITAT
This hands-on workshop reviews various guidelines for monitoring and progressing appropriate levels of exertion post-concussion.

Workshop 4: Sport Specific Training
Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT
This interactive workshop provides examples of sport specific activities not only to address impairments post-concussion but to optimize athletic performance.

TRACK 2
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Concussion Survivor, Family Member and Caregiver Round Table Discussion with Experts
This is an interactive workshop to promote open discussions among individuals who have suffered a concussion as well as loved ones and caregivers.

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Networking Break

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Concussive Impacts on Neurons in the Brain
Chen Gu, PhD
Dr. Gu will present new research that has uncovered details about subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion that could one day lead to improved treatment.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Evidenced Based Care for First Responders
Nancy Burke, MS, LAT, ATC
This presentation will explain the mechanisms of concussion and MTBI in law enforcement, EMS and fire and rescue, describe “warrior” and “team/squad bonding” responses leading to downplaying or not reporting the symptoms of concussion.

Learn more about our Visual Vestibular Functional Integration Toolboxes (V2FIT)