Concussion Summit 2018

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

July 13-14, 2018
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program (HCAMP) has reported that an average of 1,000 concussions were annually sustained by Hawai'i's high school athletes over the last seven years. HCAMP has also reported an average high school athlete takes more than three weeks to recover from a concussion. The featured faculty will provide research-based evidence and discuss techniques to help decrease this recovery period through the implementation of Return to Learn in the classroom and early Return to Activity, along with concussion assessments as determined by the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sports Group Consensus Statement.

The Summit has been expanded this year to include half a day dedicated to early specialization in sports, overuse injuries and possible preventive measures. Attendees will be provided with the most up-to-date treatments and will be inspired to start using these techniques immediately.

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


Neeru A. Jayanthi, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Research and Education
Emory Sports Medicine Center
Emory University School of Medicine, Duluth, Georgia

Paul Robert McCrory, MD
Associate Professor
Florey Neurosciences Institutes
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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

Karen McAvoy, PsyD
Director, Concussion and NeuroHealth Center
Berkana Rehabilitation Institute
Fort Collins, Colorado


Gregory Johnson, MD
Director for the Concussion Clinics of Pacific Regional Medical Command
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Kellen Kashiwa, OD
Retina Institute of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawai'i


Friday - July 13, 2018
Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science Auditorium
4:30-5p Registration
5-6p Sports vision: The Future of Sports Training
Kellen Kashiwa, OD
6-7p How to Get Kids in Sports and to STAY in Sports
Neeru Jayanthi, MD
7-8p Sports Specialization: Is it Really the Worst Thing in Youth Sports?
Neeru Jayanthi, MD
Saturday - July 14, 2018
Campus Center Ballroom
7:30-8:30a Registration and Exhibits
8-8:30a Welcome and Introduction
8:30-9:30a Keynote: The Evidence Behind the 2017 Berlin Concussion in Sports Group Consensus Statement
Paul McCrory, MD
9:30-10:30a TBI in the Military
Gregory Johnson, MD
10:30-10:45a Break and Exhibits
10:45-11:45a The Use of Technology to Assess and Monitor a Concussed Individual
Paul McCrory, MD
11:45a-12:45p Lunch
12:45-2:45p Early Activity After a Concussion
Emily Kosderka, ABD, ATC, ITAT
2:45-3p Break
3-4p Return to Work/Return to Learn: How is Protracted Concussion Recovery the Same or Different for Adults vs Adolescents
Karen McAvoy, PsyD
4-5p Concussion and Vision: Return to Learn
Kellen Kashiwa, OD

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

  • » Describe strategies to reduce overuse injuries in the pediatric population
  • » Recognize when to provide complete physical and cognitive rest versus introduction to early monitored physical and cognitive activities.
  • » Apply assessment strategies to predict clinical trajectories.
  • » Utilize the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test to assess heart rate to determine appropriate levels of physical activity.
  • » Utilize the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill test as a differential diagnostic tool.
  • » Recognize when to refer patients for further advanced ocular evaluation and therapy.
  • » Recognize the optometrist’s role in management of an individual with a concussion.
  • » Recommend and prescribe appropriate adjustments for returning to activities of daily living.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Queen's Medical Center and the Hawai'i Concussion Awareness Management Program. The Queen's Medical Center is accredited to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Queen's Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


BOC LogoHawaii Concussion Awareness and Management Program (BOC AP #P10061) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 3 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

Hawaii Concussion Awareness and Management Program (BOC AP #P10061) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 7 EBP Category hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


Ten (10) Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) have been approved by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy.


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.


Essential and advanced


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


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