Scientific Program

DAY 1 - October 27, 2016

Time Session
Welcome Session
08:15 – 08:30 Welcome and conference opening
08:30 – 09:00 CISG process
09:00 – 09:30 Morning tea break - Posters (Concussion Definition & Sideline Screening)
Session 1 Topic: Concussion Definition & Sideline Screening
09:30 – 10:30 What is the definition of concussion?
10:30 – 11:30 What are the critical elements of sideline screening that can be used to establish the diagnosis of concussion?
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch break - Posters (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) & Post-injury Assessment)
Session 2 Topic: Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) & Post-injury Assessment
12:30 – 13:30 What tests and measures should be added to the SCAT3 and related tests to improve their reliability, sensitivity and/or specificity in sideline concussion diagnosis?
13:30 – 14:30 What domains of clinical function should be assessed post-injury?
14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon tea break - Posters (Advanced or Novel Testing & Treatment)
Session 3 Topic: Advanced or Novel Testing & Treatment
15:00 – 16:00 What advanced or novel tests can assist in the evaluation of concussion?
16:00 – 17:00 What is the evidence for and efficacy of specific treatment interventions?
17:00 – 17:15 CLOSING COMMENTS

DAY 2 - October 28, 2016

Time Session
08:15 – 08:45 Posters (Physiologic Recovery - Return to Play & Modifiers)
08:45 – 09:00 OPENING REMARKS
Session 4 Topic: Physiologic Recovery - Return to Play & Modifiers
09:00 – 10:00 What is the time course of physiological recovery after sports concussion?
10:00 – 11:00 What are the key modifiers of concussion outcomes?
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea break - Posters (Childhood concussion)
Session 5 Topic: Childhood concussion
11:30 – 12:30 What is the difference in concussion management in children as compared to adults?
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break - Posters (Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms & Long Term Sequellae)
Session 6 Topic: Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms & Long Term Sequellae
13:30 – 14:30 What is the best approach to investigation and treatment of persistent postconcussive symptoms?
14:30 – 15:30 What is the current state of the scientific evidence about the prevalence, risk factors and causation of possible long term sequelae like CTE and other neurodegenerative diseases, with respect to sports concussion?
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon coffee break - Posters (Risk Reduction)
Session 7 Topic: Risk Reduction
16:00 – 17:00 What strategies can be used to effectively reduce the risk of concussion in sport?
17:00 – 17:15 CLOSING COMMENTS

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