Steve Young keynotes community-based concussion conference on Aug. 18 at Menlo School

by Pam McKenney on August 5, 2015

Parents, coaches, students and educators are invited to a free, community-based concussion conference to learn about the latest evaluation and management of mild traumatic brain injuries in youth sports. The event will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Aug. 18 at Menlo School’s Athletic Center. Space is limited, please RSVP.

The conference is hosted by Menlo Sports Medicine, in association with The Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center, The Brain Trauma Foundation, and The California Concussion Institute. The keynote speaker is NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, who spent 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other speakers are:

– Dr. Jon Cohen, Athletic Trainer Menlo School – “Defining the Problem – Are we at a tipping point?”

– Dr. Anthony Saglimbeni, Team Physician for SF 49ers and SF Giants – “Managing a concussion/post-concussion symptoms and return to academics and athletics”

– Dr. Gerry Grant, Neurosurgery Stanford – “Clinical examination: What to expect in the doctor’s office?”

– Dr. Paul Fisher, Pediatric Neurology Stanford – “Long-term consequences of multiple impacts and concussions: How many is too many?”

– Dr. Erin Isanhart, Vestibular and Neurologic Physical Therapy at Stanford Ear Institute – “Concussion Management with Vestibular Rehabilitation”

– Dr. Eric A. Weiss, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Office of Emergency Management, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. “When is a head injury a medical emergency, and when do I go to an emergency department? How does the ER evaluate an athlete for a concussion? ”

– Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, Director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine. “Eye tracking to detect concussions and decide on return to play/school”

– Dr. David Camarillo, Stanford University Assistant Professor of Bioengineering – “Concussions and efficacy of helmets, mouth guards and other prophylactic equipment in prevention of concussions”

Attendees will have a chance to submit questions in a short Q&A period after the presentation.

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