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Department of Kinesiology

The 2nd Annual Concussion Summit: Concussion in Youth Sports

April 12th and 13th, 2013

Sport-related concussion has become a major concern in the sports medicine community. An increasing body of research and media attention has lead to an increased awareness of this injury specifically in young athletes. The UT Arlington Concussion Summit will bring together the Nation’s leading experts on concussion to discuss pediatric sport concussion and their cutting edge research.

We hope to promote and facilitate interaction among the course participants both in and out of each session. In this unique setting, participants will have the opportunity to stay up-to-date with current knowledge, learn assessment techniques through hands-on laboratories, learn about cutting edge research, and be able to interact with experts in sport-related concussion.

This course is open to athletic trainers, team physicians, physical therapists, nurses and emergency medical technicians, coaches, athletic directors, parents, and athletes. 


We are pleased to have two keynote speakers at the 2013 summit: Adam Pearce, professional wrestling star and advocate for concussion awareness and education, and Donny Anderson, Green Bay Packer from 1966 to 1971, Pro-Bowler, and two-time Super Bowl Champion. We also have a number of concussion experts, researchers, and doctors who are speaking and presenting at our summit.

Our Speakers
See the full list of speakers here.

Registration and Downloads

The 2nd Annual Concussion Summit will take place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2013 at UT Arlington. Registration information, including location, pricing and hotel information, is in the Summit Brochure.

The Hilton in Arlington is offering a group rate on a block of rooms reserved for Summit attendees. Click here for more information and to book a room.


Friday, April 12th
4:30 PM
- Check-in & Registration
6:00 PM - Welcome
6:10 PM - Keynote Speaker

Saturday, April 13th
7:00 AM - Check-in & Registration
8:00 - 9:30 AM - Session 1: Clinical Management of the Young Athlete
     Tamara Valovich-McLeod PhD, ATC
     Tamerah Hunt, PhD, ATC
     Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS
9:30 - 9:45 AM - Break
9:45 - 11:15 AM - Session 2: Return-to-School Considerations
     Ken Locker, MA, ATC
     Jim Sterling, MD
     Paul Krawietz, EdD, ATC
11:15 - 11:45 PM - Panel Question and Answer Session
12:00 PM - Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:00 - 3:00 PM - Concurrent Lab Sessions (30 minutes per session)
     Room 146: On the field assessment
     Room 133: Sideline Assessment
     Room 214: Quality of Life Measures
     Room 213: Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment
3:00 - 3:15 PM - Break
3:15 - 4:45 PM - Session 3: The Neuropsychologist’s Role in the Concussion Management Team
     William Barr, PhD, ABPP
     Stephen Macciocchi, PhD, ABPP
     Jacob Resch, PhD, ATC
4:15 - 5:00 PM - Break
5:00 - 6:30 PM - Session 4: Current and Future Issues
     Hunt Batjer, MD, FACS
     Munro Cullum, PhD, ABPP
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Panel Question and Answer Session



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