Concussion Summit 2017

presented by HCAMP
and the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine

Saturday, July 15, 2017
The Queen's Conference Center Auditorium
Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program (HCAMP) has reported an average of 1,000 concussions annually to Hawaii's high school athletes over the last 6 years. HCAMP has also reported an average high school athlete takes more than 3 weeks to recover from a concussion. The featured faculty will provide research based evidence that could provide techniques to decrease this 3 week recovery period by implementing return to learn in the classroom and early return to activity. The Hawaii faculty will provide the audience with what is happening locally and how to evaluate and rehabilitate a concussed patient with vestibular symptoms. This conference will provide it's audience with the most up to date concussion management treatment and inspire them to get started using these techniques immediately.

This conference has broad appeal to physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals.


John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Emily M. Kosderka, MA, ATC, ITAT
Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sports Sciences
Exercise & Sports Science Internship Coordinator
Concordia University Portland, Oregon


Rachel Coel, MD, PhD, FAAP, CAQSM
Medical Director of the Queen's Center for Sports Medicine

David Kurihara, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Physical Therapist, The Queen's Center for Sports Medicine

Physical Therapist, The Queen's Center for Sports Medicine

7:30-8:30a Registration and Exhibits
8-8:30a Welcome and Introduction
8:30-9:30a Early Return to Activity
John Leddy, MD
State University of New York at Buffalo
9:30-9:45a Break and Exhibits
9:45-11:45a Return to Activity
Emily Kosderka, MS, ATC, ITAT
Concordia University
11:45a-12:30p Lunch and Exhibits
12:30-1p Hawaii's Concussion Law
Nathan Murata, PhD
1-1:30p What are we seeing in the clinic?
When should a PCP refer?

Rachel Coel, MD, PhD
The Queen's Center of Sports Medicine
1:30-1:40p Break and Exhibits
1:40-2:40p Return to Learn
John Leddy, MD
State University of New York at Buffalo
2:40-2:50p Break and Exhibits
2:50-4:50p Vestibular Rehabilitation
David Kurihara, DPT & Ryan Moore, DPT
The Queen's Center of Sports Medicine
4:50-5p Closing Remarks


After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • » Describe and implement a controlled subthreshold aerobic activity (Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test) on symptomatic concussed patients
  • » Describe how to apply the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill test as differential diagnose, decrease symptoms and address physiological treatment needs as opposed to the recommendation of complete physical and cognitive rest
  • » Describe and demonstrate a subthreshold aerobic activity utilizing a stationary ergometer which will be demonstrated in a lab format
  • » Describe the physiology of the vestibular systems and which assessments (BESS or VOMS) are affected by each system
  • » Demonstrate and describe how to perform the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) and describe what vestibular exercise can be performed to treat each component of the assessment
  • » Develop strategies to implement exertional therapy into a concussed patients recovery
  • » Discuss when a concussed patient should return to school and describe the team approach to best practice when determining appropriate classroom adjustments to reduce symptoms and emotional stress



The Queen's Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Queen's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


BOC LogoHCAMP (BOC Approved Provider #P10061 Is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 2.5 EBP and 4.5 Category A hours/CEUs. Hours. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


The Queen's Medical Center
The Center for Sports Medicine
Ross Oshiro
Phone: (808) 691-8059 • Email: [email protected]


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