Attend the 2016 Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, IL, July 8-10, 2016.

View the Sports Concussion Conference Program Brochure 

Program Schedule

Friday, July 8

Welcome and Day Overview

Boot Camp

  • Neuro Pre-participation Exam/Baseline 
  • Neuro Exam: Sideline and Clinic 
  • Vestibular and Balance Evaluation 
  • Visual Examination: Visual Exam, Return to Play, and Sport-specific Considerations
  • Office Examination: Return to Play and Sport-specific Considerations 

Keynote: Future of Concussion

Working Lunch with Breakouts (select one)

  • Professional Sports 
  • Collegiate Sports
  • High School Sports
  • Youth Sports

Didactic Session: Concussion 

  • Pathophysiology
  • State of Biomechanical Sensors and Helmets 
  • Concussion Education and Outreach 
  • Perspective from the Emergency Room

Didactic Session: Research I

  • Serum Biomarkers 
  • New Diagnostics/Devices: Tools, Electrophysiology, and Imaging
  • Perspective from Updates in Neurobiology

Summary of Day 1 

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday, July 9

Welcome and Day Overview

Didactic Session: Post-concussion Syndrome

  • PCS, Neurology Clinic 
  • Emerging Therapies 
  • Return to Learn/School 
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in Vision Rehab
  • Active Rehab for Kids

Lunch and Posters in the Exhibit Hall

Didactic Session: Research II

  • Pediatric mTBI/Concussion 
  • Neurobiopsychosocial Model of Concussion Recovery 
  • Exercise and Recovery

Poster Discussion Session

Combat Sports

The Role and Responsibility of the Media 

Wrap Up

Sunday, July 10

Welcome and Day Overview

Didactic Session: Chronic Sequelae

  • Pediatric Post-traumatic Headache 
  • Chronic Behavioral Impairment 
  • Chronic Cognitive Impairment 
  • Neurodegeneration - CTE, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc. 
  • Future Directions 

Keynote: CARE Consortium

Meeting Summary and Adjourn


The American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI), the educational subsidiary of the AANI, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AANI designates this live activity for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers

American Academy of Neurology Institute is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

Non-physicians participating in this program will receive an acknowledgement of participation indicating attendance at an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Education Disclaimer

The primary purpose of The Sports Concussion Conference is to provide educational programs. Information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products and/or services discussed, are intended to inform attendees about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of physicians who are willing to share such information with colleagues.

A diversity of opinions exists in the medical field, and the view of the program's faculty is offered solely for educational purposes.

Faculty members' views represent neither those of the AAN/AANI nor constitute endorsement by the AAN/AANI.

The AAN/AANI disclaims any and all liability for all claims which may result from the use of information, publications, products, and/or services discussed at The Sports Concussion Conference.


Consistent with the AAN/AANI and ACCME policies, faculty must disclose any significant financial or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) discussed in their presentation.

This policy is intended to make participants aware of all speakers' financial or other relationship(s), so that attendees may form their own judgments about material discussed during the educational activity.

Full disclosure of faculty's commercial relationships will appear in the individual program materials.

All faculty must sign an AANI letter of agreement stating explicitly that they understand and will adhere to ACCME and AANI Disclosure Statement guidelines that require full disclosure of commercial relationships, unlabeled use of products, and identification of data sources.

The AANI requires all faculty members to disclose if a product is not labeled for the use being discussed or that the product is still investigational. Such disclosures will appear in the individual program materials.

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