Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior

Conference Overview

For a number of reasons it seemed timely to hold such a conference and condense our current understanding of the mechanisms, risk factors, and latest development in accurate evaluation and managements of sport-related concussions. Still existing controversies and inability to fully understanding concussion, has led us to question when it is truly safe to return to full sport participation so threat for risk of re-injury is minimized.

The main goal of the conference is to bring together experts in medicine, brain scientists, and clinical practitioners and contribute to fill scientific knowledge gaps at the junction between basic science, clinical research, and management of concussion in athletics.

Main Conference Topics

  1. Current development in clinical assessment of sport-related concussion
  2. Cumulative effects of concussive and sub-concussive blows
  3. Pediatric sport concussions: symptoms and links to neuroimaging findings
  4. Advanced brain imaging tools: hidden symptoms of concussion
  5. Neuropathology of concussion: animal models
  6. Management of sport-related concussion in clinical practice
  7. Biomechanics of Helmetry

Date, Time, Location

October 11-12, 2012
Penn State University Park, State College, PA

Registration

Advance conference registration has ended. However, walk-in registration (additional $30 fee applies) will be available 7:00 – 8:05 a.m., Thursday, October 11, at the on-site conference registration desk in the lobby/rotunda of The Nittany Lion Inn.