Information for Psychologists Seeking CE Credits
This conference offers a series of presentations about concussion and the current state of knowledge with respect to basic mechanics of injury, treatment, assessment, and legal implications concussion. The conference highlights new developments in neuroscience regarding concussion biomarkers, imaging procedures for assessment, and legal remedies for persons experiencing concussion resulting from athletic injuries, domestic violence, military service, and personal injury. The conference will be of interest to school psychologists and military, neuropsychology, sports and forensic psychologists.
Panel 1: From the Scientists: Concussive Injury and Treatment
This advanced level talk will focus on the biomechanical and physiological changes in the brain as a result of trauma. As a result of participating in this panel, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss two pathophysiological changes in the brain from neurotrauma.
- Identify two features of brain trauma that can be studied with fMRI
- State two methods used to study biomarkers for concussion.
Panel 2: Leading the Charge: Concussive Injury In Sports
This advanced level talk will focus on the concussion epidemic in professional athletes. As a result of participating in this panel, attendees will be able to:
- Identify two laboratory methods sensitive to identifying biomarkers for concussion.
- State two changes in brain function from repeated concussion in professional athletes.
- State two interventions targeted to identify and treat concussion traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes.
Keynote Address & Roundtable discussion:
This intermediate address will describe the concussion epidemic in the National Football League, and will include a roundtable discussio following the main address. As a result of listening to this address, attendees will be able to:
- State the scope of investigation by the National Football League to identify players with CTE.
- Identify one psychosocial risk factor with persons for CTE for violence.
- State one measure professional sports teams can take to prevent TBI
Panel 3: Beyond the Playing Field: Concussions Across Contexts
This intermediate talk will focus on concussion in non-sports arenas including veterans, victims of domestic violence, industrial injuries, and non-work accidental injury. As a result of participating in this panel, attendees will be able to:
- Identify two symptoms of concussion affecting mental health in veterans.
- State one method to identify PTSD in persons sustaining concussion.
- Identify one factor in evaluating head injury in Workers’ Compensation claims.
Panel 4: Ethics, Legal, and Social Implications of the Concussion Epidemic (Roundtable Discussion)
This intermediate talk with focus on the ethics of concussion evaluation and management, ethics of concussion screening, and social factors relating to concussion screening and prevention. As a result of participating in this panel, attendees will be able to:
- State two methods for concussion screening and prevention.
- State one factor used in determining ability to play decisions in school atheletes.
- Identify one ethical factor in requiring school athletes to participate in concussion screening programs.
Please visit the rest of this site to review the current schedule and speaker bios. Participants requiring special accommodations to fully participate should contact Lauren Burkhart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference fees are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future program if you are unable to attend – contact Lauren Burkhart if you need to cancel your registration, or if you have any further questions.
This program is co-sponsored by the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA). AzPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AzPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.