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Course Objectives:

  1. To understand and apply the outcomes from the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.
  2. To apply multifaceted evidence informed principles in the diagnosis and management of concussion.
  3. To recognize concussion signs and symptoms that indicate referral to another rehabilitation specialist and be able to communicate the referral.
  4. To apply evidence-based concussion tools to healthcare practitioners to improve the clinical management of sport-related concussion.
  5. To understand and apply evidence based active management principles to optimize time to recovery and return-to-play following concussion. 6. To understand and apply multidisciplinary management principles and encourage interprofessional collaboration for individuals with persistent symptoms following concussion.
8:10-8:50am Updates in Evidence. Top 10 Findings in 2019Dr. Kathryn Schneider
BKin (Hon), BHScPT, DSc, FCAMPT, PhD
8:50-9:30amNeuropsychologist: screening & understanding psychological treatmentNoah Silverberg,
9:30-10amOculomotor screening, DDx,
translation into practice &
updates in evidence
Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM
Pediatric & Adolescent Primary Care Sports
Medicine Specialist, Member of Minds Matter: Concussion Care for Kids Team
10-10:30 amBREAK
10:30-11:10-amRTS protocols in the NHL &
MLS, baseline testing for
elite vs amateur athletes;
video replay & how to deal with media

Jim Bovard, MD, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
11:10-11:50Sleep hygiene, medication vs acu
for management of sleep
defects; supplements etc,
Catherine Wiseman-Hakes PhD,
SLP & Clinical Neuroscientist 
Clinician Researcher & Lecturer at the University of
11:50-NoonTurnover Time
12-12:30Breakout Session 1:
Vestibular, cervicogenic
Dr. Kathryn Schneider BKin (Hon), BHScPT, DSc, FCAMPT, PhD
1:30-2pmExertional TestingJohn Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP
Primary Care Sports Medicine & Medical
Director, UB Concussion Clinic
2-2:10pmTurnover Time
2:10-2:40Breakout Session 2:
Oculomotor Screening & Exercise
Christina Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM
2:40-2:50Turnover Time
2:50-3:20Breakout Session 3:
Case based exertional testing, handouts for clinical use
John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP
3:20-3:30Turnover Time
3:30-4:20pmKeynote SpeakerTBA
4:20-4:50pmQ&A with all panelists
4:50-5pmClosing Remarks