Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Director, Sports Medicine; Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital.
Dr. Congeni was one of the principal backers of youth sports concussion safety legislation signed into law in Ohio. Dr. Congeni has appearances on NBC’s Today Show and does a weekly radio sports medicine segment.
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH.
Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999,Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007,and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Student Care Center. Dr Benjamin directs the pediatric concussion program at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. She is the first pediatrician to serve on the Boards of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Sports Medicine and on the executive committee of the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness form the AAP.
Dr. Chen is the newly named Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Akron Children’s Hospital. She treats mild to moderate concussion with intracranial pathology, and severe head injury in the acute and immediate post-hospitalization period. She also manages return-to-play for athletes who have had surgery for their head trauma.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine team and Co-director of their Sports Concussion Program.
Dr. Cuff is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of its Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He serves on the Ohio AAP's Home and School Health committee as co-chair of the Sports Medicine Sub-committee. He is also a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and serves on their Education committee.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.
Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, Founder and Publisher of MomsTEAM.com, author ofHome Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (Harper Collins), Producer/Director/Creator of PBS concussion documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer", sought-after lecturer on a wide range of youth sport parenting topics, and frequent radio and television guest.
MomsTEAM, Concord, MA.
Neuropsychologist Co-Medical Director, Brain Injury Program at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates.
Dr. Frye performs neuropsychological assessments and testing, and provides psychotherapy and counseling to patients with neurological disorders. Founding member and current Co-Chair of the Summit County Traumatic Brain Injury Collaborative.
Neurology & Neuroscience Associates (NNA), Akron, OH.
Aaron Galpert currently serves as Supervisor of Athletic Training at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is also a biomechanical consultant for the Athletic Department for the University of Akron. He currently on the OTPTAT Board and Chair for the last year as well as previous Secretary of the OTPTAT Joint Board. Also serves as the liaison for the OATA to the American Academy of Pediatricians, Ohio Chapter.
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH.
"Clinical Attending, Yale Department of Pediatrics, Senior Attending at Bridgeport Hospital, Connecticut.
He is trained in ImPACT Neurocognitive Testing and also certified by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) and is a member of the Connecticut Concussion Task Force. Dr. Mike Lee, co-author of the newly issued American Academy of Pediatrics’ report, Returning to Learning Following a Concussion."
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Lockhart has expertise in overuse injuries, sports dermatology, sports concussion management, and return to play decision making. Dr. Lockhart's reserch projects include the clinical effects of sports concussions on pediatric athletes.
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA.
Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Program Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Walter is on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine committee on Sport-related Concussion in Youth.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Vince earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from The Ohio State University, and Master of Science degree in physical therapy from Columbia University and his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University. He achieved board certification in Orthopedics and Neurology from the American Physical Therapy Association and is recognized as a credentialed spine therapist by The Mckenzie Spine Institute. His clinical practice at Wadsworth Family Physical Therapy focuses on treating patient's that suffer from dizziness and imbalance. He is co-authoring a book titled How To Treat Your Own Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance In The Mature Adult and Beyond, that will be published this fall. Physical Therapist at Wadsworth Physical Therapy. Wadsworth, OH.
|What is concussion?|
|Early Recognition and Management|
|How do we recognize concussion?|
|Sideline Assessment and Management|
|Clinic Assessment and Management|
|When do we know the brain is recovered?|
|When to Return to Play|
|When to Retire|
|New Technology in Brain Recovery|
|Post Concussion Syndrome|
|Mental and Physical Rest, Medications|
|Physical Therapy: Cervical, Vestibular and Oculomotor Excercises|
|Learning Issues, School Accommodations|
|Education for parents, athletes, coaches, officials and educators|
|Balance Training and Off Season Strengthening|
|Legislation: Zachary Lystedt Law|
|Learning Problems, Concentration, Migraines|
|Mood Disorders, Depression, Sleep Disorders|
|Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)|
|Advanced Imaging Techniques|
|Rule Changes, Officiating, and Protective Equipment|
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