Leighton Chan, MD, MPH
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Marla Shapiro, PhD, HSP, NCSP, DBSM
IA, GA, and NE Licensed Psychologist
Developmental and Sports Neuropsychology
Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Vicki Anderson, PhD
Head, Psychology Service, RCH
Theme Director, Clinical Sciences Research, MCRI
Brain injuries frequently occur in sports and non-sports related activities. While the majority of patients recover without complication, there are individuals who have persistent symptoms. This 3-hour virtual workshop is designed to inform the audience of some of the most exciting outcome measures in the assessment and treatment of concussion. The speakers will provide information on injury mitigation and discuss approaches to preventing and treating persistent symptoms following concussion with emphasis on sports-related concussion in children and adults.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe the current clinical indications for obtaining TBI related biomarkers
Develop and design strategies for educating athletes and sports medicine teams about sleep
Discuss multimodal approaches to concussion management
Health care providers are the primary audience, including clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, pediatricians, school nurses, and others with an interest in treating concussion.
Dr. Leighton Chan
is a Tenured Senior Scientist and the Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at the NIH Clinical Research Center, a 200-bed research hospital on the NIH campus. Born and raised in New York City, he received his BA degree from Dartmouth College and his MD from the UCLA School of Medicine. He received residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Subsequently, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Research Fellowship and was a Congressional Fellow for the Honorable Jim McDermott (Washington). In 2007, after 10 years on the faculty of the University of Washington, Dr. Chan took his current position at NIH where he manages a department of 100 staff and students who support NIH's Intramural Research Program. Dr Chan is also the Co-Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), one of the largest Traumatic Brain Injury research centers in the world. The CNRM links the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniform Services University with the NIH Intramural Research Program and focuses on improving the recovery of injured warfighters. Dr. Chan has published more than 185 peer reviewed articles, including 11 in JAMA, Lancet, and NEJM, and has received research funding in excess of $50 million. He is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the oldest and largest academic journal in the field of rehabilitation. In 2007, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine).
Dr. Marla Shapiro
brings a unique multidisciplinary approach to complement medical services, with particular expertise in developmental and sports neuropsychology, biofeedback, and behavioral sleep medicine. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with brain injuries.
is the Director of Psychology at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Director of Clinical Sciences Research at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is a pediatric neuropsychologist of 30+ years. Her research and clinical interests are in disorders of childhood that impact the brain, including both developmental and acquired disorders. Her recent work focuses on translating her early career findings into clinical practice to optimize child outcomes. Major translational achievements include design and development of child assessment tools (Test of Everyday Attention for Children), novel, iPad-delivered social competence tools (PEERs), digital health tools for managing child concussion symptoms, and e-health parenting and parent mental health interventions for families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and chronic illnesses.
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