Conference Schedule

Conference Agenda

The conference agenda is provided below. Please check back for schedule updates

Thursday, October 11, 2012

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
On-site Conference Check-In/Registration, Lobby of The Nittany Lion Inn
Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee) located outside Board Room 2
**Presentations will be held in Board Room 2 on the ground floor
8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Opening
Sam Slobounov, Ph.D., Conference Chair
8:05 - 8:10 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Nan Crouter, Ph.D.
Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development, Penn State
8:10 - 8:15 a.m.
Remarks
Wayne Sebastianelli, M.D., Conference Co-Chair
8:15 - 8:20a.m.
Remarks
E. Eugene Marsh, M.D., Senior Associate Dean, Penn State College of Medicine
8:20 - 8:40 a.m.
Introductory Remarks
Dr. Mark Hallett, M.D., NIH, NINDS
8:40 – 9:40 a.m.
Pediatric concussion: current status with assessment of management
Dr. Gerard Gioia, Ph.D.
9:40 – 9:55 a.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
9:55 – 10:55 a.m.
Clinical Management of neurologic diseases in athletes suffering concussion
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D.
10:55 – 11:05 a.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
11:05 a.m – 12:05 p.m.
Advances in brain imaging tools in acute assessment of TBI: Animal models
Dr. Zhifeng Kou, Ph.D
12:05 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch break (included in registration fee) located in Ballroom C
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Neuropathology of mild traumatic brain injury: relationship to neuroimaging findings
Dr. Erin Bigler, Ph.D.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of pediatric concussions
Dr. Rimma Danov, Ph.D.
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Round table discussion of current controversies in sports concussion research and clinical practice
Chair: Dr. Harbaugh, M.D.
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Poster Presentation and Reception

Friday, October 12, 2012

**Presentations will be held in the Assembly Room

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Consequences of “ignorance & arrogance” in accurate assessment of sports-related concussions
Dr. Robert Cantu, M.D.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Metabolic Dysfunction after Brain Injury
Dr. David Hovda, Ph.D.
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Cumulative effects of concussive and sub-concussive blows
Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (included in registration fee)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Football Helmet Fitment and its Effects on Helmet Performance
Dr. Albert King
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Networking/Refreshment Break
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Neuropsychological Management of Sport Related Concussion
Dr. Mark Lovell, Ph.D.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Open Discussion & Closing Remarks
Dr. Hallett, M.D. & Keynote Speakers