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Webinar – A Broader View of Concussion Management: Challenges to our “Conventional Wisdom”

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presented by: Andrew M. Hess, PhD

Retired Pediatric Psychologist – Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology at the Albany Medical College,
Co-Chair of the BIANYS Concussion Initiative

This presentation will provide a broad historic and contextual overview of Concussion Management, particularly as it relates to children and adolescents. The program will address current common misconceptions, the NYS Concussion Management and Awareness Act and regulations, as well as new Consensus Guidelines. The BIANYS Concussion Initiative will be introduced as a statewide knowledge translation and dissemination project, and educational resources will be provided.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
1)  understand the historic and contextual issues related to pediatric and adolescent concussion management.
2)  be able to describe the three professional, legal & educational standards that must be considered in managing school-aged patients.
3) be able to demonstrate an understanding the use of Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play protocols within the new Berlin Consensus Guidelines.
4) be able to describe the purpose of the BIANYS Concussion Initiative.
5) be able to identify at least three sources of educational information for young patients, parents, teachers, coaches and other therapists.

About the presenter:

Andrew M. Hess, PhD is a former pediatric psychologist at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, where he also served as a Chairman of the Department of Psychology for 17 years.  He is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical College and in private practice.  He conducts neuropsychological evaluations and treats inpatient and outpatient children and adolescents with traumatic brain injuries and other brain disorders. Dr. Hess is the recipient of the BIANYS 2014 Mark Ylvisaker Educational Advocacy Award in recognition of his longtime commitment to assisting students who have sustained brain injuries. He currently serves on the board of his local Epilepsy Foundation of NENY as a member of the Professional Advisory Board, and on the BIANYS Board of Directors.  Dr. Hess has given numerous presentations related to brain injuries and disorders throughout New York.

Registrants will receive 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education contact hours, 1.5 Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Brain Injury Association of New York State, Inc. SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0359.


February 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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