Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Concussion in Children and Adolescents

Event Date
September 16, 2013

Event Time
8:00AM - 12:45PM

Location
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Goldwurm Auditorium


Requires Registration
Yes

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Description

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Program Goal

In 2012, New York State enacted a concussion law mandating that all children concussed in school sports
be removed from play for at least 24 hours and return to play and to school be determined by a physician. Concussion is an area where public policy rather than science is leading decision making. This workshop will review the signs and symptoms of concussion, the neurophysiology of concussion, methods of identification, assessment and diagnosis and review current best practices with regard to decision making about return to play and to learn.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Use evidence based tools to screen for concussion.
  • Optimize the function of concussed children when they return to school or to play.
  • Make informed decisions about return to school or return to play and know when to refer children who have had a concussion and to be compliant with the Concussion Management and Awareness Act.
  • Educate families and patients about long-term consequences of concussion.

Who Should Attend?

Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, school nurses, primary care physicians, sports medicine
physicians, emergency medicine physicians, rehabilitation physicians, residents, fellows and medical students

Registration Fees

$ 75 Practicing Physicians
$ 50 NPs, Residents*, Fellows*
- “All *indicated registrations are required to fax a letter of verification from Department Chairman/Chief-of-service to 646-537-9203 or a emailed copy of badge identification to cme@mssm.edu”

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Accreditation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Verification of Attendance

Will be provided to all professionals.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course materials.

Special Needs
The Icahn School of Medicine is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you require any special accommodations, please contact the Page and William Black Post-Graduate School of Medicine at 212- 731-7950.

Cancellation Policy
A fee of $15.00 will be retained to cover administrative costs for refunds and cancellations. All requests must be confirmed in writing to The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School two weeks before the course begins. No refunds will be made after September 2, 2013 for cancellations and for 'no-shows'.

Conference Information
Contact the Office of CME at cme@mssm.edu or 212-731-7950