14AH014 - (SL) Teamwork: Management of Concussion in the Youth/Recreational Athlete and Pre-conference Community Awareness Event

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February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014

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Observe Brain Injury Awareness Month in March 2014 at this interprofessional conference and learn how to manage short and long-term effects of concussion in the middle and high school-aged athlete. Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can have long-term consequences in cognition, emotion and activities of daily living. This can be especially challenging in the developing brain of the youth/recreational athlete.

Join in the pre-conference Community Awareness Event, "More than ‘Getting Your Bell Rung': Concussion in the Youth/Recreational Athlete” on the evening of February 28, 2014. This is for youth/recreational athletes, parents, coaches, athletic directors, educators and interested healthcare providers. The event is free, but you must register to attend.

These educational events are in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina and are with the in-kind support of Arcadia Farms, Carolina Mountain Bakery, Dunkin Donuts, Harris Teeter, Earth Fare, and Lash Publications.

Feb 28, 2014 Pre-conference Community Concussion Awareness Event: Student Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Athletic Directors, Educators and Interested Healthcare Providers.

March 1, 2014 Conference: Healthcare Providers: Physicians, Mid-level Providers, School Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists & Assistants, Mental Healthcare providers including psychologists, licensed professional counselors and social workers.

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Room, 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
Josh Bloom, MD, MPH
Kevin Carneiro, DO
Ed Hamlin, PhD
Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT (C), ATC
Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC
Michael Shea, MD
Aaron Vaughan, MD, CAQ